Development Engineer - Ice and Water
A REGULAR DAY AT WORK (Essential Duties):
For us going to work every day has an even greater purpose than putting the latest product or technology on the market. It’s about improving the everyday lives of millions. By being sustainable and open to new ideas we can push the boundaries of cooking, cleaning, and wellbeing at home. But to keep doing so, we need more people who want to innovate and re-imagine what life at home can be.
In this role you will support Electrolux Ice and Water Quality and Reliability targets for domestic refrigeration appliances by determining the causes for field failures of the Ice and Water components and systems. This requires the analysis of service call data, analysis of returned parts, laboratory experimentation, and working with internal and external resources (e.g. design engineers, factory Manufacturing and Quality personnel, suppliers, service technicians, etc.). You will work to develop and implement solutions to quality and reliability issues, investigate, analyze, and research field quality issues using Service Call Rate data and determine solutions. You will work with internal and external resources to develop a network of cross-functional associates which can provide information and insights needed to be successful. You will research and prescribe optimized materials and manufacturing processes for failed components and sub-systems, including integrating outside industry best practices and manufacturing innovation.
- Perform engineering duties in all stages of the product lifecycle including scoping, planning, designing, and developing parts/components and module interfaces for ice and water systems.
- Read and interpret blueprints/technical drawings and participate in manufacturing reviews of the plastic and sheet metal parts for refrigerators.
- Follow standard engineering workflow with process capability, tolerance stack up, milestone management, and line trial activities.
- Participate in Design for Assembly (DFA) and Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (DFMEA) to investigate design failures and recommend remedial actions/modifications.
- Participate in product safety and review analyses; confer with engineers and other cross-functional personnel to resolve systems malfunctions and provide technical information.
- Develop solutions for refrigerator component design projects using Six Sigma methodology, including initial scoping, concept design and verification, design validation, and development of value engineering plans.
- Develop and test alternate designs/engineering methods to assess feasibility, sustainability, potential new applications, or necessity of modification.
- Use 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to design plastic injection parts, formed metal parts, extruded parts, and perform concept development of the components and assembly generation.
WHO YOU ARE:
- With a number of projects running simultaneously, flexibility and agility are essential.
- Both reactive and proactive, you work efficiently and flexibly to deliver results.
- With an eye for detail and the ability to interpret complex data, you can also translate this into meaningful, useful information that informs service delivery.
- You can make yourself understood and are a good listener.
- You get to know your stuff and can articulate it well, building a case that is sound and people can buy into.
- You are driven to succeed and focused on leading your team to achieve.
- You can work autonomously but will never be on your own, working proactively to identify the opportunities and implement the plan.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (Minimum Qualifications):
- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
- Experience and knowledge of product development processes as well as with the design/development, application and manufacturing of electro-mechanical type components or systems
- Experience with 3D CAD software (Catia, Solidworks, AutoCad, etc.) (Catia V5 design software preferred)
- Experience with injection molded, blow molded and thermo-formed part design and manufacturing
- Experience with refrigeration systems, consumer goods, and/ or appliance industry is a plus
- 6 sigma Green Belt, Black Belt, or CQE and knowledge of statistical problem solving and improvement techniques (Kaizen, 8D, A3) is a plus