Platform Lead Engineer, Diesel Kohler Energy

Published
February 19, 2024
Location
Kohler

Description

latform Lead Engineer, Diesel Kohler Energy Work Mode Hybrid LocationHybrid at Kohler Energy, WI Opportunity Provide technical direction and project leadership on the development of generator sets for Industrial and Mobile applications. Technical scope includes a working knowledge of thermodynamics, 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 juggle multiple projects or tasks. Projects are expected to complete on schedule and within financial boundaries. Specific Responsibilities Assist in establishing product strategy and 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, Project Management and Procurement functions to track actual project spending and product costs keeping them within prescribed boundaries. Validate designs through testing to meet performance, reliability, regulatory and durability targets. Support, maintain and update existing product designs. Use project management skills to keep projects on schedule. Using written and verbal skills, provide concise and timely status reports on the progress of each assigned project. Identify alternative solutions and evaluate relatives strengths/weaknesses. Provide comprehensive recommendations, speaking to the business impact of decisions. Lead continual improvement initiatives to streamline internal business processes and support systems upgrades along with continual evaluation of market/suppliers for new technologies for future and carry over applications. Skills/Requirements Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering program is required with a minimum of 7 years mechanical engineering experience with development of new consumer products. Or Masters in Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor’s degree must be an ABET accredited engineering degree) with a minimum of 5 years mechanical engineering experience with development of new consumer products. Educational courses or experience related to internal combustion engines is required. Power generation or genset experience is a plus. The candidate must have demonstrated skills in project management and leadership as well as the ability to work in a team environment. Must possess the potential to move into a leadership role within 1-3 years. Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future. The salary range for this position is $96,300 - $122,300. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. Available benefits include medical, dental, vision & 401k. 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! *Important update for candidates applying to roles within Kohler Energy, including Power Systems, Engines, Home Energy, Kohler Uninterruptible Power, Clarke Energy, Curtis Instruments, and Heila Technologies. On November 6, Kohler Co. announced the strategic decision to establish Kohler Energy as a separate, independent business with Platinum Equity as the majority investment partner. Kohler will continue to stay invested in the Energy business following the closing and remains committed to supporting the acceleration of long-term growth strategies for both organizations. Talent and operational transition plans are underway, and Kohler Co. and Platinum Equity expect the agreement to close in the first half of 2024.Thank you for your interest in joining our growing team as we embark on the next phase of growth! 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 status as a protected veteran.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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