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Product Development Mechanical Engineer Full-time

at Kohler Co. in Mississippi (Published at 11-03-2019)

KOHLER Engines, a division of KOHLER Co., has powered the toughest equipment in the commercial world since 1920. KOHLER Engines manufactures small engines for riding lawn mowers, garden tractors, walk-behind lawn mowers, concrete construction equipment, outdoor power equipment, welders, pressure washers and other products. For more information about KOHLER Engines, please visit www.kohlerpower.com.

The Product Development Project Engineer performs professional engineering assignments of a complex nature utilizing existing technology independently including leading engineering subtasks involving the design, fabrication, validation, and manufacture of subassemblies, systems, processes, and equipment. The engineer will conceive and plan engineering subtasks to explore product or process problems with limited guidance and define and select new concepts and approaches to the design or development of new or improved products, processes, equipment or facilities.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Prepare detailed project plans, including statements of technical objectives and approaches, task breakdowns, timelines, project cost estimates and product cost analyses, submit approvals, and drive projects to completion.
  • Key contributor to technical assigned projects by engineers, support personnel, consultants and supplies involving design, development, prototype construction and delivery, test and evaluation and release for production.
  • Conceives and owns entire projects using engineering best practices, and effectively plans what is to be achieved and gets relevant team staff members involved.
  • Participates and contributes in technical work of innovation using in-depth design and development engineering work of complexity, analytical, and/or experimental techniques.
  • Maintain project records, prepare technical, cost and other reports as requested to document progress and results achieved.
  • Make appropriate decisions, including risk analysis, using decision support tools, critical thinking, developing support data, and being mindful of business impact of changes.
  • Provides technical guidance to less experienced engineers, by demonstrating the capacity to understand design principles, the business, and product functionality.
  • Keep abreast and aware of state-of-the-art and important events in areas relevant to engine design and development through publications, outside contacts, meetings, tradeshows, seminars and short courses.


  • Bachelor?s degree in Mechanical Engineering or other related engineering degree from an ABET accredit program.
  • 3+ years of engineering experience in a complex industry of manufacturing components and systems preferred.
  • Experience with designing engine components and subsystems preferred.
  • Demonstrate project management skills for scheduling, budgeting, planning, and risk management.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills to convey information to project team(s) and management.

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!

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, 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 kohlerjobs@kohler.com. Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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