Location: Kohler, Wisconsin
KOHLER Power Systems, one of the largest power generator manufacturers in the world, has delivered energy solutions worldwide since 1920. KOHLER power Systems offers power generation equipment for residential, industrial, mobile and marine applications as well as automatic transfer switches, switchgear, monitoring controls and accessories. For more information about KOHLER Power Systems, please visit www.kohlerpower.com.
The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for simulating and validating the thermal performance of engine cooling systems, alternators, and power electronics for new product development and advanced product development organizations.
Leverage computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools including STAR-CCM+ and Simulia PowerFlow to optimize cooling systems including fan designs, radiator core selection, and surrounding mechanical structure to ensure generator set cooling targets are achieved.
Participate in advance development process by modeling and designing advanced thermal management systems.
Serve as advisor for genset engineering team and provide technical input early in programs to ensure performance technical risks are addressed either by modeling or experimental methods, e.g. mule builds.
Utilize analytic methods including CFD to validate and optimize designs of heat sinks for electronics.
Utilize analytic methods including CFD to model restriction of piping systems including fuel delivery systems and engine exhaust systems.
Utilize numerical simulation and test methods for thermal modeling of all Kohler designed and manufactured alternators.
Perform experimental measurements for thermal simulation validation as necessary.
Monitor commercial tools in the area of CFD and heat transfer ensuring appropriate tools are in house to meet development requirements. Provide economic justification for future investments.
Publish technical documents in the form of technical information bulletins, engineering best practice guidelines for generator set cooling, lab test procedures, and external white papers.
Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from an ABET accredited program required.
Experience in thermal and airflow modeling required.
Strong project management and problem solving skills required.
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!
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 email@example.com. Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.