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Whirlpool Corporation Controls Engineer in Fall River, Massachusetts

Requisition ID: 59446


Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home. In an increasingly digital world, the company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit, Yummly and InSinkErator. In 2022, the company reported approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 61,000 employees and 56 manufacturing and technology research centers. Additional information about the company can be found at

This role in summary

The Controls Engineer will be responsible for designing, developing, installing, managing, and maintaining equipment used to monitor and control engineering systems, machinery, and processes. Controls Engineers are highly-skilled professionals who design and manage automated systems in the manufacturing industry. These individuals routinely interface with process experts to make improvements using innovative machine control, automation/robotic, and software solutions. A senior-level engineer is expected to have 5 or more years of experience and knowledge in the field, excellent written and verbal communication, and the ability to transfer knowledge and develop others.

Your responsibilities will include

  • Apply hands-on leadership of projects by justifying, planning, specifying, and driving the completion of short and long-term capital projects

  • Improve efficiency through programming logic and electrical improvements

  • Drive visual factory improvements through line reporting Andon systems, as well as installing new systems for data collection

  • Drive manufacturing process improvements through the use of lean manufacturing and World Class Manufacturing concepts and tools

  • Provide technical leadership to technicians and work teams and serve as a technical resource for the department.

  • Determine the root cause of problems and implement corrective & preventive actions utilizing methods from lean manufacturing and the Focus Improvement approach

  • Direct cross-functional process improvement projects with the assistance of team members from all aspects of the division

  • Analyze, evaluate, and document standards according to quality system requirements such as standard operating procedures, Control Plans, and FMEAs

  • Strong working knowledge of safety-related parts of control systems for industrial equipment

  • Create value by leading control and automation projects, both new installations and retrofits, that improve safety, quality, production, and reduce manufacturing plant costs.

  • Work closely with process and industrial engineer peers on the parent improvement projects that drive automation needs.

  • Manage SCADA systems that exchange production information between plant systems and the machinery.

  • Support technicians with advanced problem-solving and skill training

  • Work effectively with your peers to share knowledge and leverage strengths

  • Utilize excellent communication and documentation skills to transfer critical processes and support knowledge to others

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering

  • 5+ years of work experience in controls and automation

Preferred skills and experiences

  • Design-level knowledge of industrial machine control circuits and components

  • AutoCAD proficiency in electrical schematic design

  • Advanced Allen-Bradley PLC/HMI Software development capability (SLC500, Studio5000, FT View Machine Edition, VFDs)

  • Experience with data collection software and methods

  • Expert in modular design and problem-solving

  • Software/script development and/or database experience

  • Robotic and vision system experience (FANUC/ABB Robots)

  • Networks, TCP/IP experience

  • Knowledge of NEC, ANSI, and OSHA standards.

  • Familiarity with computer programming languages is a plus

  • Strong knowledge of lean principles and the ability to apply them in order to establish and/or improve processes

  • Excellent planning, project management, and leadership, presentation, and communication skills


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At Whirlpool Corporation, we value and celebrate diversity. Whirlpool Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity and prohibits any discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.