Model Maker, Machining CNC
Whirlpool - Benton Harbor, MI

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About Whirlpool Corporation Whirlpool is the industry leader in the manufacturing and marketing of home appliances. Whirlpool is a global company and markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht, Consul and other major brand names in more than 170 countries around the world. 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 Machining - CNC Model Maker opening to join our Global Prototyping organization. Day to Day (what a typical day or week look like in this role) Today, you might be working on a manual mill or lathe producing components common to consumer appliances using a variety of materials. You will be working from drawings and Pro/Engineer CAD models to get the dimensional information needed to produce the parts. Designs will range from simple to the most complex. Tomorrow, you will be working on conversational type CNC controlled machines producing more complex parts and small dies. You may need to create programs at the controller or by the using CAM software. You may also be working on the modification to complex plastic components. This may require machining a new component and then welding it into an existing part. This process requires craftsmanship and the ability to weld plastics. What You Will Do Work directly from drawings or CAD data to produce prototype components common to consumer appliances. Work with designers, engineers, and other model makers in a team concept, while contributing to a creative environment frequently under pressure of deadlines and heavy workload. Operate a wide range of equipment common to a model shop environment. Perform tasks common to maintaining equipment and inventory. What You Need To Succeed A Journeyman's certificate in this trade or a minimum of 8 years experience and knowledge in producing precision, high quality, prototype parts is desired. Requires a high degree of knowledge on machinery and equipment common to a model shop environment. The candidate must have excellent interpersonal communication skills to interact with designers, engineers and other corporate model shops. Capability of programming and operating CNC equipment is a must. Pro Engineer experience along with Pro Manufacturing knowledge is desired. Capability of fabricating components with various types of plastics is a desired. This would include welding, adhering, and forming plastic materials. Capability of welding MIG and TIG is a plus. Ability to lift and maneuver parts and materials up to 70 pounds from a standing or sitting position. Long periods of standing/sitting may be required. Good vision and a thorough knowledge of basic hand and precision measuring tools are required. Endless Opportunities Whirlpool has big plans for the future, just like you. We understand that it takes preparation and hard work to get there. So, we offer challenging purpose, ownership of your role, great teams, and tools to build your capability. In our performance-based setting, you can take your career in exciting new directions - and as far as you want to go.
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