Development Engineer- Ice & Water
Full Time
Anderson, South Carolina

Support Electrolux Ice and Water quality targets for domestic refrigeration appliances by proposing new designs/solutions, and work with internal and external resources (e.g. Suppliers, service technicians, etc.).  Support the development of the Technology Road Map (TRM) for Ice and Water systems and components.



  • Investigate, analyze, and research field quality issues (SCR) and determine solutions.

  • Perform engineering duties in all stages of product lifecycle including scoping, planning, designing, and developing parts/components and module interfaces for ice and water systems.

  • Use Computer Aided Design (CAD) software CATIA v5 to design plastic injection parts, metal forming parts, extruded parts, and perform concept development of the components and assembly generation in 3D. 

  • Read and interpret blueprints/technical drawings to perform 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. 

  • 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 refrigerator component design projects using Six Sigma 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 applications, or necessity of modification. 

  • Research and prescribe optimized materials and manufacturing processes for given components and sub-systems to develop and coordinate production activities, including integrating outside industry best practices and manufacturing innovation into the development.

  • Work with internal and external resources to develop a network of cross-functional associates which can provide information and insights needed to be successful

  • Travel domestically and internationally 35% to 45%.

  • Other duties as assigned.





Minimum Qualification


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Solid knowledge of product development processes.
  • Minimum 3 years work experience with the design/development, application and manufacturing of electro-mechanical type components or systems.
  • 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.   
  • Experience with 3D CAD software (Catia, Solidworks, AutoDesk Inventor etc.)
  • Highly motivated individual that has a strong drive for results; communicates effectively both in written and verbal communication formats.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.




  • Experience with Catia V5 design software.
  • Experience with refrigeration systems, 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.
  • Experience with injection molded, blow molded and thermal formed part design and manufacturing.