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Project Engineer

Company: Kohler
Location: Kohler
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Project Engineer
Work Mode: Hybrid
Location: Kohler, WI / Hybrid
Make Your Mark
As a key technical contributor to New Product Development, a project engineer for shower fixtures is uniquely positioned to identify and drive new innovations and user experiences. If you're the type of engineer who likes to get into the details of a design, but also craves the understanding of how your work fits into the larger picture, this position is for you. Working in highly cross-functional teams, you will design and validate parts, assemblies, and systems that delight consumers. Driving speed and quality of product launches will directly contribute to Kohler's leadership in the global kitchen and bath industry.
How You'll Contribute
Show your skills: Apply engineering fundamentals and structured problem solving to design and validate components, subsystems, or products. Participate in and conduct technical feasibility analysis of new concepts. Collaborate with engineering peers for insight, feedback, and in-depth review to make your technical work the best it can be.
Collaborate to succeed: Partner with your cross-functional teammates in Marketing, Purchasing, Quality, Manufacturing, Program Management, and Industrial Design. Face the hard decisions head-on and use the variety of team perspectives to generate better solutions. Recommend next steps and drive alignment with business leadership to launch quality products with speed and consistency.
Utilize Global Talent: Engage Centers of Excellence and Technical Centers around the globe to complete project deliverables and promote parts reuse.
Help make us better: Evaluate designs for environmental sustainability and recommend improvements. Visit customers or engage experts to understand installation needs and opportunities for quality improvements.
Maximize the attention to detail you've cultivated as an engineer. Structure and coordinate test requests, bills of materials, engineering timelines, technical communications, and other engineering activities in support of new product launches.
Specific Responsibilities

  • Documents and achieves product specifications: customer, regulatory, and technical requirements.

  • Assures functional acceptability through application of engineering tools, analysis, and testing.

  • Prepares detailed projects and/or technical plans for product development and/or improvement.

  • Interfaces with senior engineers, support personnel, and outside groups involving product design, documentation, development, drafting, prototype construction, and test of product concepts.

  • Documents and presents experiences to share knowledge within and outside the department.

  • Contributes to improvement of products and processes.

  • Utilizes CAD software for the realization of concepts or designs.

  • Occasional travel to visit suppliers, customers, tradeshows, and other Kohler locations as required.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited university

    • A minimum of 2 years related work experience

    • Previous experience with new product design and existing product optimization - preferred

    • Proficiency in 3D Modeling

    • Ability to work independently and with a cross-functional team

    • Self-directed with creative problem-solving ability

    • Ability to independently test, analyze and solves technical problems

    • Must exhibit excellent organizational skills and be detail oriented

      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 .
      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 status as a protected veteran. If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact . Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
      We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the FederalEEO is the Law ( and theEEO is the Law Supplement ( .

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

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