Application Lab Technical Leader
R&D
Full Time
Charlotte, Nc
2019-12-14

SUMMARY:

The primary duty is to lead the design of new residential dryer and washer cycles to meet performance and energy efficiency targets while balancing the requirements of safety, regulatory compliance and reliability. The majority of work will be in the area of new product introduction but may also include cost reduction and quality initiatives.  The majority of the NA fabric care R&D team is located locally in Charlotte NC and a smaller group is in Europe.  The role requires working closely with a global technical team to ensure all interactions with software, mechanical, and electrical components are integrated into the functional development.  A deep desire to learn, analyze data, apply engineering principles, and design creative solutions are essential to success. Electrolux is looking for an open minded individual who takes ownership of assignments and works well within a team.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Lead the development of residential washer and dryer appliance cycles for new product introductions
  • Obtain a deep understanding of the key attributes of washing and drying textiles
  • Develop laundry appliance cycle routines and features through software code
  • Develop product functionalities related to drying technologies and textiles
  • Apply statistical tools such as design of experiment methodology to optimize designs
  • Develop quality improvements to minimize service call rate
  • Deliver innovative proposals with potential for intellectual property
  • Ensure compliance with North America and International standards and legislations
  • Complete data analysis and present findings to R&D team
  • Use consumer insights and feedback to make relevant design decisions
  • Benchmark and analyze competitor laundry appliance products
  • Manage lab resources and project schedule using MS project software
  • Maintain lab equipment and facilities to ensure accuracy of test results
  • Create new test procedures when needed
  • Enforce lab safety policy

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure product functionality meets performance and energy targets
  • Translate marketing and consumer requirements to technical specifications
  • Work closely with marketing to create competitor claims
  • Continually increase consumer review rating scores
  • Create test plans and technical specifications
  • Create new test methods and procedures when necessary
  • Deliver technical specifications for functionality and algorithms

Minimum Qualification

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or relevant technical field
  • Minimum of  5 – 7 years of experience in new product development
  • Experience in a laboratory setting or testing environment
  • Experience with phase-gate project launch process
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES PREFERRED
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment, data acquisitions system, testing procedures, and data analysis methods
  • Six Sigma certification
  • Experience in software programming
  • Knowledge of textile properties
  • General knowledge of appliance standards and regulations
  • Practical problem solving skills
  • Team oriented
  • Good communication skills
  • Creative & proactive

REQUIRED LANGUAGES

  • English

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We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as candidates will be interviewed continuously. The position may be filled prior to the date described as 'Apply by'