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Project Engineer, VAVE

Company: KOHLER
Location: Union City
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

Project Engineer, VAVEWork Mode: -HybridLocation: - -Hybrid in Union City, TNOpportunityJoin a
passionate team of engineering professionals delivering innovative and quality
consumer products to Americas customers. - The primary responsibility of our VAVE Project Engineer is to identify
and realize cost out opportunities in a target-oriented manner through VAVE
methodology and total cost analysis as part of a highly collaborative
cross-functional team. - The VAVE Project
Engineer will combine strong technical and communication skills with creativity
to ensure the highest level of quality and experiences for our customers.

In this role, you will:

  • Leverage your engineering
    fundamentals and creative problem-solving skills to design innovative,
    cost effective, and highly functional bathing, showering and styling space
    products that lead our industry and delight our customers.
  • Determine the technical feasibility of new product concepts and product redesigns for existing products.
  • Collaborate with global cross-functional
    teams including marketing, program management, industrial design, and
    operations to develop innovative solutions and deliver quality
    improvements within specified timeline.
  • Partner with our global
    engineering organization to share knowledge and best practices and provide
    feedback on designs and deliverables
  • Study market trends, customer
    reviews, regulatory requirements and emerging technologies to identify
    future opportunities for innovation and enhancement.Specific
    Responsibilities:
    • Perform cost
      out opportunity mining exercises by pareto analysis, competitor
      benchmarking and tear down, operations/distribution center site visits,
      etc.
    • Apply VAVE
      methodologies and tools to identify cost reduction opportunities.
    • Perform total
      cost benefit analysis and finalize annualized savings for given projects.
    • Develop
      alternative design concept prototypes and CAD drawings using design
      software. -Coordinate the development and verification testing of
      alternative designs.
    • Create/update
      BOMs, submit engineering change requests and release the revised designs
      in Windchill and SAP.
    • Work with cross
      functional teams to ensure engineering changes are compliant with
      regional/global regulations, operations processes, internal standards,
      sustainability goals, and customer requirements.
    • Provide
      high-level feasibility analysis on initial product concepts.
    • Perform
      engineering calculations, tolerance stacks, and develop detailed technical
      drawings, incorporating engineering standards and GD&T.
    • Conduct and attend
      Technical Design Reviews, Failure Mode and Effect Analyses, and
      brainstorming sessions and contribute professional opinion, creative
      ideas, concepts, and approaches to new product design and development
      projects. - Utilize these tools to
      identify and mitigate risk. -
    • Evaluate
      designs for environmental sustainability and recommend improvements.
    • Utilize CAD software for the realization of concepts or designs.
    • Leverage our world class on-site prototyping and test lab
      capabilities to validate product features and production and make
      necessary design modifications based on results.
    • Capture
      knowledge for re-use and sharing across the global development
      organization.
    • Use speaking,
      writing and listening skills to effectively share information, communicate
      results, express opinions and motivate others to act.Skills/Requirements
      • Bachelor of
        science degree in mechanical engineering from an ABET accredited program.
      • Minimum of 2
        years of mechanical engineering experience.
      • Previous
        experience in new product design and existing product
        optimization-preferred
      • Demonstrate a
        working knowledge of CAD modeling.
      • International
        and domestic travel as needed#LI-SC2
        #LI-HybridThe
        salary range for this position is $83,300 - $105,200. The specific salary
        offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including
        the candidate's experience, their education, and the work location. - Available benefits include medical, dental,
        vision & 401k.Why Choose Kohler? - -
        We empower each associate to #BecomeMoreAtKohler with a competitive total rewards package to support your health and wellbeing, access to career growth and development opportunities, a diverse and inclusive workplace, and a strong culture of innovation. With more than 30,000 bold leaders across the globe, we're driving meaningful change in our mission to help people live gracious, healthy, and sustainable lives. -


        About Us -
        It is Kohler's policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified applicants 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 kohlerjobs@kohler.com. - Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. - - -

Keywords: KOHLER, Jackson , Project Engineer, VAVE, Engineering , Union City, Tennessee

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