Staff Product Engineer, Power
Kohler Co.

Hattiesburg, Mississippi


Staff Product Engineer, Power 

Location:  Hattiesburg, MS

Opportunity

This is more than a job posting for Kohler Company, one of the oldest and largest privately held companies in North America. This is an invitation to collaborate and apply your craft in a creative conscious and characterful culture.

For the last 100 years, our engines, generators and UPS products have powered homes, hospitals lawn mowers, stadiums, and everything in-between. As the Staff Product Engineer in the Power Group you will act as primary onsite residential generator product technical liaison & support to the Hattiesburg residential generator production line including assembly & test.

  • Drive sustaining product development including cost reduction initiatives, design for manufacturing improvements & timely resolution of system technical problems & manufacturing and quality issues.
  •  Prepare detailed project plans, including statements of technical objectives and approaches, task breakdowns, timelines, project cost estimates and product cost analyses, submit for approval.
  •  Direct and coordinate all work on assigned projects by engineers, support personnel, consultants and suppliers involving design, development, prototype construction and delivery, test/validation, and release for production.
  •  Assumes responsibility of all engineering project work and delegates sub-tasks to other functions.
  •  Lead and teach best practices to junior engineers, technical support personnel, and collaborate with multiple disciplines to deliver results.
  •  Maintain project records, prepare technical, cost, and other reports as requested to document progress and results achieved.
  •  Utilize creativity and brainstorming tools and techniques to solve complex problems with a high degree of technical competence. Readily identify technical tools needed to provide design solutions, whether they be off-the-shelf, contracted, or internally developed. Acquire and develop new tools as needed.
  •  Work with Accounting and Procurement functions to track actual project spending and product costs keeping them within prescribed targets.
  •  Identify and specify steps for design validation. Validate designs through calculation and/or testing to meet performance, reliability, and durability targets. Document test results.
  •  Lead continual improvement initiatives to streamline internal business processes and support systems upgrades.
  •  Successfully establish and maintain partnerships with peers, suppliers, and customers.

Skills/Requirements

  • BSME/ME Technology (Mechanical Engineering) or BSEE/EE Technology (Electrical Engineering) from an ABET accredited program.
  •  5+ years engineering experience in manufacturing of complex industrial systems
  •  Basic knowledge of mechanical & electrical systems/controls
  •  Knowledge of any of the following a plus: MATLAB, PSPICE, Simulink, Orcad, Verilog, VHDL, Microsoft Project, 8d, A3 & 9-block Problem Solving Approaches
  •  Excellent abstract reasoning ability
  •  Excellent communication skills
  •  Excellent problem-solving skills, with capability of documenting problem-solving process and data used to make decisions.
  •  A broad base of power system industry knowledge including common methods of wiring, grounding, and industry accepted control topologies and communication techniques a plus
  •  A good general understanding of air-cooled dual fuel engines & residential standby generators preferred.
  •  A working knowledge of applicable regulatory standards

Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.

Why Work at Kohler Co.?

Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates' development to make that happen.  So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual's personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler.  

In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more!

About Us

Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities.  We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at www.kohlercompany.com.

It is Kohler's policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or veteran status.  If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact kohlerjobs@kohler.com.  Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  

We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal EEO is the Law and the EEO is the Law Supplement .



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