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Mechanical Design Engineer - (req42395)

Company: Kohler Company
Location: Sanger
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Job Description:

Mechanical Design Engineer

Work Mode: Hybrid

Location: Kohler, WI / Hybrid


A division of Kohler Co., a global leader in kitchen and bath, power
generation, and hospitality, Kohler Ventures builds new businesses in
areas of strategic importance to the company.

Our mission is to empower consumers to lead healthier lives. We explore how familiar experiences can be
enhanced and new innovations developed through the integration of leading-edge
technology, science, and design. Backed and conceptualized by Kohler, a key
player in the bath and home-goods marketplace, Kohler Ventures is a new health
& wellness focused business unit.

Come join us as we build a best-in-class global multi-disciplinary team
across artificial intelligence, machine learning, design, advanced software and
hardware engineering, strategy, venture investments, sales, marketing, and

We are seeking a
Mechanical Design Engineer who is passionate about designing and building. The candidate should also have a desire to execute and guide mechanical
design and specification activities through the design phase of the product
development life cycle. The ideal candidate will have a successful track record
as a mechanical engineer from initial design to prototype transfer.

In your role as Mechanical Design Engineer at Kohler Ventures you will:Iteratively explore concept ideas by visualization and physical interactions using sketching, digital illustration, 3D CAD and renderings, hand-built physical mock-ups, and 3D prints.

Explore product architectures that consider details of how people would use and perceive the product, usability, ergonomics, and the human factors of the experience.

Create many diverse ideas to inspire and stimulate meaningful products and customer experiences, with consideration for mechanically-sound and feasible designs.

Work very closely with all new product development departments, especially Industrial Design, Product Engineering, Marketing, Purchasing, and Manufacturing, in a collaborative team atmosphere.

Refine concept designs into 3D parametric CAD, including the definition of part break-up with consideration for manufacturing and assembly.

Explore CMF (color, materials, and finishes) with samples and renderings to deliver a high-end and well-executed consumer product.

Ensure research synthesis and analysis quality within the design framework to generate customer insights and design inputs.

Lead new product development activities to generate innovative concepts and solutions for product fit, form and function.

Develop approaches to concept development and execute design research, product concept drawings, physical modeling, and product presentations.

Communicate all mechanical specifications and maintain design integrity throughout the development process.

Support, participate, and observe end-user research and assessment of existing and prototype solutions in real/simulated scenarios and help identify user needs.

Contribute as a leader to all phases of the design process, including brainstorming, developing concepts, creating prototypes, creating documentation, and ensuring alignment between industrial design and engineering teams.

Develop cross-functional relationships across the organization to ensure product, strategy, and design requirements are understood throughout the product design process.

Leverage human-centered design methods to solve user and feasibility challenges.


The target profile:

10+ years of mechanical engineering experience, with experience through the product development process of idea generation through concept development and testing.

A Master's degree in mechanical engineering or related field from an accredited educational institution.

Possesses a solid background in the design of mechanical components and systems using modern MCAD software such as Creo, including revision control.

Experience in consumer electronics, connected or smart home devices experience preferred.

A strong understanding of fundamental mechanical and design principles.

Research, understand, and ensure that the product and its associated mechanical components meets relevant safety and compliance standards.

Experience in planning design projects from collecting requirements, concept development and prototyping.

Create documentation, such as requirements documents, design documents, design review documents, to ensure quality and traceability.

Determine, document, and perform necessary changes for compliance and quality assurance.

Experience in a startup or incubator environment, iterating products from inception to launch and building an effective product and design team

A demonstrated history of accountability and performance delivery, leading teams to meet or exceed objectives.
Strong analytical skills with an emphasis on data-driven decision making.

Experience collaborating with internal multi-discipline teams for product, electrical and software development.

Written and basic English proficiency preferred.


fully demonstrate our commitment to the health, safety, and wellbeing of our
associates, we are requiring all U.S. based team members to be fully vaccinated
against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. We believe this path
forward further strengthens our workforce and the future growth and resilience
of our company and community. Individuals with medical conditions or
sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may
request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

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

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 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.

We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal EEO is the Law and the EEO is the Law Supplement .

Keywords: Kohler Company, Clovis , Mechanical Design Engineer - (req42395), Engineering , Sanger, California

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