Mechanical Project Engineer

Company: Kohler Co.
Location: Kohler, WI
Employment Type: Full Time

Description:
Kohler Co., a world class manufacturer of engines, power generation systems, kitchen and bath products, distinguished furniture, and renowned for luxurious hospitality business has an open position within Kohler Power Systems- one of the world's leading power generation solution providers for industrial, marine, and residential applications. We are currently seeking an experienced Mechanical Project Engineer to join our New Product Development team.

The Mechanical Project Engineer will provide technical direction and project leadership on the development of generator sets for Industrial. 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 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.
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.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

BSME (Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering). Minimum of 5 years mechanical engineering experience with development of new consumer products.

Educational courses or experience related to internal combustion engines. Power generation or genset experience a plus. Demonstrated skills in project management and leadership as well as the ability to work in a team environment.

CORE COMPETENCY STRENGTHS
Innovation/Change Management
Planning/Organization
Problem Solving/Decision Making
Communication


Job Code: 12237
Category: Engineering
Post Date: Monday, May 02, 2011 at 4:01 AM
Company: Kohler Co.
Contact Name: Human Resources

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