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Senior Project Engineer

Company: Sterling Kohler
Location: Kohler
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Special Note: Thank you for your interest in Kohler Co. We hope you and your loved ones are well during this challenging time.As we manage the impacts of COVID-19, we continue to recruit and hire for selected positions around the world. However, please expect delays in the hiring process as we take the necessary precautions to minimize the spread of the virus - including transitioning to remote/video interviews and other alternative hiring event formats - for the safety of our candidates and associates. For those seeking Destination Kohler positions, view safety guidelines here . We appreciate your understanding, and we look forward to reviewing your application. Provide technical direction and project leadership on the development of generator sets for Industrial, Mobile, and Marine applications. Technical scope includes a working knowledge of thermodynamics, internal combustion engines, static and dynamic stress analysis as well as an understanding of electrical theory. Coordinate and guide the efforts of CAD Design Analysts, Engineering Analysts and Lab Technicians. Choose materials and components which result in high quality, high performance, and cost-effective generators. Research new and apply proven technology to designs. Position requires a self-motivated individual with a sense of urgency toward project completion and a drive to maintain engineering excellence. Must be willing to work in a matrix environment and be able to juggle multiple projects or tasks. Projects are expected to complete on schedule and within financial boundaries. Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assist in establishing product requirements with Marketing Product Managers. Use those requirements to write functional specifications establishing design targets.
  • Create project timelines using Microsoft Project Software. Provide preliminary project spending estimates. Work with marketing to present project business cases.
  • Provide technical and design direction to CAD Design Analysts and other Engineers. Design assigned generator sets to meet performance and cost criteria.
  • Approve the selection of all major purchased components (i.e. radiators, fans, air cleaners, etc.) and support the selection with sound engineering calculations.
  • Work with accounting and procurement functions to track actual project spending and product costs keeping them within prescribed boundaries.
  • Validate designs through testing to meet performance, reliability, and durability targets.
  • Support, maintain, and update existing product designs.
  • Utilize Design for Environment principles in product development to achieve sustainability goals.
  • Use project management skills to keep projects on schedule.
  • Provide concise and timely status reports on the progress of each assigned project.
  • Lead continual improvement initiatives to streamline internal business processes and support systems upgrades. Skills/Requirements
    • Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering program required
    • 5+ years of mechanical engineering experience with development of new consumer products OR Master's in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 3 years of mechanical engineering experience with development of new consumer products
    • Educational courses or experience related to internal combustion engines is preferred
    • Power generation or genset experience is a plus
    • Must have demonstrated skills in project management and leadership as well as the ability to work in a team environment 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.

Keywords: Sterling Kohler, Milwaukee , Senior Project Engineer, Engineering , Kohler, Wisconsin

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