Whirlpool Technician - Global Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs in Benton Harbor, Michigan

Technician - Global Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs

Date: Dec 7, 2018

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 29361

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.

Whirlpool is a company that creates innovative solutions and products to meet consumer needs. As a result, we have been recognized as one of the world's 100 most innovative companies by Business Week magazine and the Boston Consulting Group. Additionally, Whirlpool Corporation was ranked among the Top 20 Innovators in Consumer Products by The Patent Board and has been consistently ranked as one of the Top 20 Companies for Leaders by Hewitt Associates and Fortune magazine.

Our unique business strategy provides us with an unmatched leadership position and ability to build and sustain loyalty to our brands. Our strategy allows us to move with greater speed to better serve our trade customer and end consumers around the globe.

Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a Technician opening in our Global Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs function.


The technician will provide technical direction in problem-solving while developing and applying a strong understanding of appliance operations and lab procedures. In this position, you'll take a lead role in developing and documenting new test procedures, gathering knowledge through test results and applying that information to analyze problems for root cause.


  • Perform evaluations on products and components with general supervision

  • Handle multiple projects concurrently

  • Record and compile data, maintain accurate records, prepare technical reports and verbally communicate results with conclusions and recommendations

  • Plan order of own assignments along with requesters to meet schedules

  • Train and assist other employees as needed

  • Assist in the development and documentation of new procedures

  • Maintain laboratory equipment and facilities

  • Construct basic test fixtures as required

  • Frequently be able to lift and carry up to 30 pounds - occasionally up to 100 pounds with assistance

Basic Requirements

  • Associates Degree

  • 2+ years of developing and documenting new test procedures

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Basic knowledge of general lab procedures

  • Working knowledge of home appliances, a plus

  • In-depth knowledge of technologies in mechanical, chemical, electrical, etc. areas

  • Ability to come to conclusions and make recommendations from test procedure data

  • Outstanding people skills, with the specific ability to interact as a team player

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to use basic technical equipment and instrumentation

  • In-depth computerized equipment skills and record keeping systems, including Microsoft products

  • Ability to move appliances using appliance cart (assistance from other person is acceptable).

  • High level of motivation and energy


About us

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading major home appliance company, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2017. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world.

At Whirlpool Corporation, we believe that all people matter. Celebrating diversity and including thousands of perspectives empower us to create products that blend into every concept of home. Whirlpool Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

Additional information about the company can be found on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.

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