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.
As a Project Engineer - Reliability, you will be responsible for driving aggressive corrective actions to improve reliability and reduce the Cost of Poor Quality. Ensuring our products meet the reliability and warranty targets is a key deliverable of this position. By analyzing reliability data, warranty data, and customer feedback, you will develop a list of priority projects. You will work with AMPS, design engineering, manufacturing quality, and supplier quality to validate your list and further prioritize the projects to resolve them. You will facilitate the problem-solving process by utilizing 8Ds or DMAIC projects to drive full closure and prevention. You will be responsible for test planning, data collection, and data analysis to drive verification and validation. When a new product is released, you will be responsible for closely tracking and monitoring the field performance as part of an early warning tracking and reporting team. An expectation of this position is continuous improvement of the Problem Resolution process in conjunction with NPD.
Structured Problem Solving
Reduce internal and external failure costs due to design and process related failures
8D facilitation, documentation and training
Use problem-solving tools and action plans to communicate and drive issue resolution
Probability and Statistical Analysis
Pareto and analyze warranty data to identify and communicate current issues
Six Sigma methodology to understand capability, failure rates, basic statistics
Product Design and Development
Review product reliability targets, set new targets, and test to confirm targets are met
Participate in and drive design reviews, including DFM/A, Serviceability, Routing, and Safety
Work with engineering to develop product and component duty cycles to set design targets
Measurement Systems & Analysis
Data collection and instrumentation to be utilized to understand the physics of failure and system interactions
Develop test methods to simulate field environment
Drive and implement advanced test methods such as HALT, HASS, and ALT
Prioritize the field issues based on severity and cost to the business
Coordinates cross functional team internally and externally, to solve problems or facilitate strategic projects
Occasional NPD support, major issues, instrumentation, test support when resources are strained.
Quality Management System
Review and present data and project status to upper management
Participate in product gate reviews as needed
Strategy & Development
Serve as a problem-solving expert and coach to train technicians in department
Forms communication highway between Field Reliability and NPD Reliability to utilize lessons learned and prevent problems
- Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an ABET accredited engineering program required. A degree in Electrical Engineering is highly preferred.
- 2+ years of related experience preferred.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong experience using systematic problem-solving approaches: 6 sigma, root cause analysis, statistical analysis and 8D problem solving preferred.
- Experience developing Standard Operating Procedures and ISO processes.
- Engine or Generator experience preferred.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.