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Whirlpool Model Based Controls Design Engineer in Benton Harbor, Michigan

Model Based Controls Design Engineer

Date: Jul 17, 2019

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 32378

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

Whirlpool is seeking qualified candidates for a Model Based Controls Design Engineer for our Benton Harbor, MI Control Systems Department. This position will report to a Senior Manager in our Electronics and Electrical Systems Organization, and will be responsible to design and deliver algorithms using simulation based techniques across multiple platforms.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with engineers in the team to develop standard documentation for the algorithm architecture using SysML diagrams as applicable for every new project/algorithm. Collaborate with cross functional team for inputs.

  • Assist in decomposing system level requirements to Software requirements using closed loop simulation capabilities with plant models and or with experimental analysis using products.

  • Experience with modelling and tuning PID controller in multiple applications, can model and develop logic using complex controls ( MIMO,SISO, observer based models , classical and digital controls )

  • Develop algorithms and test implementations using Matlab/Simulink. Use a model based software development approach that utilizes both graphical and traditional software development methods.

  • Design digital and standard filters to perform signal conditioning of various sensors in the different applications.

  • Generate C code from models using auto-code generation tools and configuration. Confident about C programming and embedded software/.

  • Test/debug software using models and system hardware.

  • Work closely with firmware engineers, system integrators, and product platform engineers to ensure algorithms meet the customers’ and products’ needs and requirements.

  • Collaborating with cross functional and cross-regional teams

  • Run experimental activities in the lab (instrumentation, test and data acquisition) in order to validate the algorithm capability and robustness.

  • Assist the team to create automation in the modelling/ simulation and code generation domain Using automation techniques in python or C or Matlab scripts.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronics, or Controls Engineering

  • 2+ yrs experience in the area of controls algorithm development using Matlab/Simulink

Preferred Requirements

  • Masters in Mechanical, Electrical, and Controls Engineering with a focus on controls systems.

  • Proficient user of Simulink (2+ yrs) applied to Model Based Control Design V Process

  • Programming Languages: advanced C/C++ and embedded C

  • Basic user on plant modeling development with Modelica language (use of Dymola and or Maplesim tools) and interface of models through the FMI (Function Markup Interface) protocol.

  • Experience on rapid prototyping techniques to validate controls (for instance: NI - Labview DSpace systems, etc..).

  • Familiarity with other tools and processes (ex.Green belt six sigma / FMEA /5 why analysis/ ).


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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