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Lead Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Requisition ID: 24805

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the World s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Respect, integrity, diversity and inclusion, teamwork and the spirit of winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of the world's leading major home appliance company.

Function Overview

Currently, we are seeking a Lead Software Quality Assurance Engineer to join our Cross-Category North America Quality organization located at our Benton Harbor, MI Corporate Headquarters.

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate Quality actions from all functions (Engineering, Manufacturing, Procurement, Service, Category) in Tier 1-3 project core teams
  • Develop the Integration of Software validation at the Product System Level. Facilitate an approval plan including a beta testing group of users
  • Translate System, Sub-System and Component level quality targets to module targets and then develop improvement projects to support obtaining the target
  • Close interaction with product and process engineers throughout the design and development process
  • Develop the Product Quality Schedule and Deliverables Plan as input into the overall project schedule to drive completion with the support of the cross-functional quality teams
  • Have a clear understanding of triggers & timing of key quality deliverables throughout a project and the Whirlpool Product Development process
  • Drive Product Quality Previews to assess project risk at tollgates and determine functional readiness
  • Lead Failure Review Board, manage Quality Action Register and drive resolution of issues on a timely basis escalating to the project core team and functional leadership as needed
  • Lead key proactive quality improvement project teams for critical KG s (Knowledge Gaps)
  • Participate and support APQP Advanced Product Quality Planning and functional quality activities to ensure completion and escalate issues to the core team
  • For example, Design for Lean Manufacturing 3P, 2P, Failure Mode Effects Analysis development, reducibility reviews, Process Validations, Safe Launch
  • Participate in the planning and execution of testing including Engineering Field Test, Usability Testing, Consumer Use Field Tests and Internal Test Sales
  • Partner with key technology and manufacturing sites to support continuous improvement efforts as needed
  • Ability to travel inside and outside the United States in Mexico

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or Information Technology
  • 5+ years of Software/Hardware Design Engineering experience
  • 3+ years of Quality work experience

Preferred Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Technology
  • Quality/Supplier and Quality/Project Management experience with a solid understanding of quality sciences
  • Strong Engineering skills and ability to teach tools such as Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA), 8D, Quality Functional Design
  • Outstanding people and leadership skills, with the specific ability to interact as a lead player, apply critical thinking and make decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects/teams
  • Strong problem-solving skills, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Six Sigma Black Belt / Statistical analysis (SPC) and 8D problem-solving tools
  • Motivated to drive organizational engagement through a can-do attitude and effective relationship building and teamwork skills
  • Knowledge of Google Tools and Jump

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