Spare Parts Engineer
Product Line
Full Time
Charlotte, North Carolina
2018-05-28

Support Electrolux spare parts development targets for North American major appliances by proposing new designs/solutions. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to work with internal and external resources (e.g. product engineering, R&D, global suppliers, service technicians, etc.). Work with business stakeholders to evaluate, test and provide insight on part substitutions and component consolidation to increase part availability. Provide innovative solutions, for productivity and process improvement projects. Identify generic parts in the market and develop technical solutions for commercialization of these parts. Perform product and part breakdowns as appropriate.  Actively participate in VAVE workshop and execute on identified opportunities in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Perform engineering duties in all stages of product lifecycle in the aftermarket business including scoping, planning, designing, and developing parts/components and module interfaces.
  • Use engineering software to perform concept development of the parts, components and assembly generation in 3D. 
  • Work closely with suppliers to evaluate and source engineering innovation in spare parts.
  • Read and interpret blueprints/technical drawings to perform manufacturing reviews of appliances.  
  • Work with global teams to ensure spare parts readiness
  • Evaluate technical designs for appliances, assemblies and interacting parts and perform cost analysis.  
  • Follow standard engineering workflow with process capability, tolerance stack up, milestone management, and line trial activities.  
  • Perform Design for Assembly (DFA) and Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (DFMEA) to investigate design failures and recommend remedial actions/modifications.  
  • Participation in product safety and review analyses; confer with engineers and other cross-functional personnel to resolve systems malfunctions/ provide technical information.  
  • Develop solutions for spare parts design projects using industry standard methodology, including initial scoping, concept design and verification, design validation, and development of value engineering plans through product launch.  
  • Develop and test alternate designs/engineering methods to assess feasibility, sustainability, potential new spare parts, or necessity of modification in collaboration with R&D, engineering etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
  • Solid knowledge of product development processes.
  • Experience with the design/development, application and manufacturing of electro-mechanical type components or systems.
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes is preferred
  • Exhibits appropriate professional behavior including positive attitude, sense of urgency, independent judgment, teamwork, creative thinking and personal integrity to achieve department/corporate goals and objectives
  • Should be comfortable working in a matrix organization.    
  • Experience with Microsoft computer applications.
  • Experience with design software.
  • Highly motivated individual that has a strong drive for results; communicates effectively both in written and verbal communication formats.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Travel requirements up to 50% including international travel

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Experience with CATIA design software.
  • Experience with consumer goods, and/ or appliance industry is a plus
  • 6 Sigma Green Belt, Black Belt, or CQE is a plus.
  • Knowledge of statistical problem solving and improvement techniques (8D & A3) is a plus.