Ice and Water Development Expert
Continuous Improvement
Full Time
Anderson, Sc
2020-07-30

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the design and development of refrigerator water systems and/or sub-assemblies related to ice and water systems across multiple product architectures in the U.S., Brazil and Thailand.
  • Lead new water-related Module Development projects using the Product Development Processes including stage gate development processes, DFMEA (Design failure mode and effect analysis),
  • Design reviews; project planning, part tracking and milestone schedule management.
  • Responsible for Design Review of new water systems or modifications on existing systems.
  • Delegate component design to 3rd party engineering companies, and approval of component design by 3rd party engineering companies according to components test plan and agency approval requirements.
  • Design injection molded, rubber, metallic, blow and thermal formed parts utilizing CATIA as a 3D tool and managing releases and revisions on Teamcenter.
  • Create and test functional prototypes to prove engineering design concepts.
  • Responsible for the qualification of components and/or sub-assemblies relating to ice and water technologies through Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (DFMEA), Systems Approval Tests.
  • Coordinate engineering activities with other departments, in all three countries, from conception to final production: Functional prototype building and Assembly line trials to prove engineering design concepts, component approval tests, and technical design leadership with external vendors/suppliers.
  • Own and maintain component level and functional specifications for water components and systems. Lead releases/changes in the Modular Interface Guidelines document.
  • Approve print changes submitted by Technology Project Leaders allocated to water projects.
  • Test and approve Articles of Acceptance to populate the technology ‘cupboard” for components and sub assembly systems. 
  • Write risk assessments and define test plans for new components and suppliers.
  • Approve new components/suppliers.
  • Ensure patents are cleared for any developed technology to be used.
  • Ensure components have agency compliance certificates.
  • Responsible/expert for component cost modeling (e.g. valves, filters, tanks, hoses, connectors, etc.).
  • Work with safety and performance agencies (UL, CSA, TUV, Intertek, etc.) to ensure that components/products are compliant with the appliance industry safety standards.
  • Hold weekly technical meetings with both 3rd party engineering companies and Electrolux’s employees to ensure timely execution of the projects.
  • This includes preparing and maintaining project schedules and engineering documentation.

Minimum Qualification

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Candidate must have a Bachelors or foreign equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) with a minimum of 4 years engineering experience in the home appliance industry.  Must have experience: designing injection molded, rubber and metallic parts; interfacing with multiple business entities to manage challenges and projects; with CATIA and Teamcenter; creating and testing functional prototypes to prove engineering design concepts; with tools associated with new project development activities including stage gate development processes, DFMEA, Design reviews; project planning, part tracking and milestone schedule management; technical writing to write component level and functional specifications, test reports and test specification; with project management and new product development activities to create, design, develop and implement new features or products.; DFMA principals to facilitate design integration into the manufacturing process; working with safety and performance agencies (UL, CSA, TUV, Intertek, etc.); with team leadership.

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