LG Electronics USA, Inc. R&D Laboratory Engineer - Home Appliances in Buffalo Grove, Illinois

R&D Laboratory Engineer - Home Appliances

Location Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Department (Org 2) HA R&D Lab S60055

Job Requisition 21922



Job Function:


At LG we make products and services that make lives better, easier and happier through increased functionality and fun. Put simply, we offer the latest innovations to make “Life Good” – from home appliances, consumer electronics, vehicle components and mobile communications to business innovations in digital signage, air conditioning, solar and LED lighting. As a global leader, we strive for greatness in product leadership, market leadership and people leadership to realize our growth strategies.

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We offer an environment that enables colleagues to demonstrate their capabilities, focus on their work and create value. At LG, you're encouraged to take a creative and individual approach to challenges with strong emphasis placed on performance and skill—and equal, merit-based opportunities across the board. We want our colleagues to grow with our global business. That's why we deliver sure rewards for exceptional performance and offer industry-leading benefits. Come join the team!

We are currently seeking R&D Laboratory Engineer to join our dynamic team in Buffalo Grove, IL as part of the Home Appliances R&D Laboratory Engineering Intelligence Team.


R&D Laboratory Engineer will be responsible for supporting our new product development and testing goals through the use of modern laboratory testing methodologies and equipment. Also, R&D Laboratory Engineer will be working in the Appliance testing laboratory to provide quantitative analysis and engineering results for new LG Home Appliance products.


  • New LG Home Appliance Product Development Support.

  • Provide Engineering insight and improvement solution for new product development

  • Screen and analyze new product performance provide decisions for next steps

  • Statistically evaluate and interpret collected product data

  • Evaluate and analyze data collected from field research using statistical approach

  • Review shortcomings and faults of current design to pinpoint weaknesses and improvement points

  • Utilizing CAD based software and engineering analysis tools, design and prototype new improvements for existing products

  • Communicate with various R&D and factory laboratories to provide US usage based engineering and design statistics

  • LG HA R&D Lab - Performance Lab Functions.

  • Create new LG internal testing protocols to benchmarking LG NPI Products

  • Fully understand and interpret CU testing protocols to adapt for CU Benchmarking

  • Create and manage testing plans to accomplish responsibilities in a timely manner

  • Benchmark competitor products to understand advantages and disadvantages of each product

  • Explore new opportunities for improvement through research of new testing equipment, methods and industry standards

  • Program new visual analysis tools to improve communication by eliminating excess and strengthening quantitative tools

  • Create automated data analysis systems to automatically calculate results from data sets to reduce invested manpower

  • Create custom reporting structure to improve process from DAQ raw data to the reporting format

  • Consumer Usage understanding and testing method creation support

  • Research and provide verification for new actual usage protocol development

  • Create new testing methods based on the VOC/FFR/Customer information against standard AHAM/DOE based testing methods

  • Run statistical analysis to determine the critical few from the trivial many for utility in protocol creation

  • Create and program automatically calculated testing protocol templates/layouts to raise efficiency for data analysis

  • Provide impact on DOE/AHAM/EPA standard rule making through expert input based on test results and consumer facts

  • High Level data acquisition and analysis

  • Understand acquisition hardware/software to create acquisition models for lab purpose

  • Provide guidance to lab technicians to properly utilize available technical resources for proper testing


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required. Focus of study in Engineering or related is preferred.

  • Previous Experience in a Laboratory Environment is preferred

  • Ability to perform minor programming and software analysis to create forms and automatic calculation models is plus

  • High level knowledge of analytical and statistical methods is preferred

  • Must have a creative mindset and must have an aptitude in engineering and analytical studies.

LG Electronics, USA Inc.; LG Mobilecomm USA, Inc., LG Mobile Research USA LLC, and Zenith Electronics LLC provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the Company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics.