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Staff Engineer- Wellness Products

Company: KOHLER
Location: Kohler
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:





Staff Engineer- Wellness Products

Work Mode: -Hybrid

Location: -Hybrid - Kohler, WIOpportunityThe primary responsibility of the Staff Engineer in our Wellness Products Group is to deliver innovative consumer products as part of a highly collaborative cross-functional team. The Staff Engineer - Systems Engineering must combine strong technical skills, collaborative leadership, creativity, and business acumen to bring complex system products from initial concept through to production. We are looking for someone who:

  • Leverages creative problem solving to design innovative, cost effective, and functional Wellness bathing products that delight customers and represent the Kohler brand.
  • Brings a positive approach and collaborates with cross functional teams including marketing, program management, industrial design, and manufacturing operations to deliver products on time, within budget.
  • Is passionate about innovation and consistently searches for opportunities to create transformative products.
  • Has demonstrated experience in system engineering integration. Candidates with electromechanical experience integrating pumping, heating, or refrigeration technologies are preferred.
  • Utilizes broad range material and manufacturing process knowledge including thermoforming, casting, injection molding, extrusion, metal fabrication, etc.
  • Is familiar coordinating work across regions and cultures as part of a global engineering organization.Specific Responsibilities
    • Partner with Product Marketing and Industrial Design to develop a product specification using consumer research, market data, and sales feedback.
    • Establish system-level requirements of a complex product family and collaborate with internal or external engineers on subsystem component design and integration.
    • Study competitive products and understand current warranty metrics to benchmark against new product designs.
    • Provide high-level feasibility analysis on initial product concepts.
    • Coordinate concept development across mechanical, electrical, and software teams in multiple global regions. Own technical requirements and engineering execution.
    • Be the primary engineering representative with the cross-functional team and leadership. Clearly and effectively present (both written and orally) to their project teams and/or management as appropriate.
    • Lead growth of key Wellness areas of expertise to enable product and market leadership
    • Ensure best practices are applied in a smart fashion to understand and optimize system design: FEA, CFD, Design of Experiments, etc.
    • Leverage our network of prototyping and test lab capabilities to create physical prototypes to validate product features.
    • Utilize tools such as DFMEA and engineering design critiques to identify and eliminate or mitigate high risk failure modes.
    • Work with our internal manufacturing team as well as suppliers to balance cost, performance, quality, and project timing.
    • Lead project CAD model and drawing strategy, partnering with global CAD and engineering partners to perform engineering calculations, tolerance stacks, and develop detailed technical drawings, incorporating engineering standards and GD&T.
    • Optimize design using DfM (Design for Manufacturing) principles to ensure reliable, stable, and efficient mass production.
    • Ensure regulatory compliance through careful product verification test planning.
    • Create reliability / design test plans for each new product design requirements, lead qualification and reliability testing on sub systems and components, support testing activities in internal lab, supplier's lab or 3rd party lab
    • Support manufacturing ramp up by providing on-site feedback during pre-production builds.

      Skills/Requirements

      • Bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from an ABET accredited program.
      • Minimum of 8 years of mechanical engineering experience including partnering with electronics engineering for electromechanical systems.
      • Demonstrate a working knowledge of CAD modeling.
      • International and domestic travel as needed
      • Ability to work independently and with a cross-functional team.
      • Must be able to communicate clearly to various levels across technical topics.
      • Ability to independently test, analyze and solve technical problems.
      • Must exhibit excellent organizational skills and be detail oriented.

        The
        salary range for this position is $98,900 - $125,600. 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 Choose Kohler?

        We empower each associate to #BecomeMoreAtKohler with a competitive total rewards package to support your health and wellbeing, access to career growth and development opportunities, a diverse and inclusive workplace, and a strong culture of innovation. With more than 30,000 bold leaders across the globe, we're driving meaningful change in our mission to help people live gracious, healthy, and sustainable lives.



        About Us
        It is Kohler's policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified applicants 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. -



Keywords: KOHLER, Sheboygan , Staff Engineer- Wellness Products, Engineering , Kohler, Wisconsin

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