Staff Engineer
Kohler Co. - Spartanburg, SC

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This is more than a job posting for the Kohler Company, one of the oldest and largest privately held companies in North America. This is an invitation to collaborate and apply your craft in a creative, conscious and characterful culture.

As a Staff Engineer this is your unique opportunity to set your mark and live on the leading edge. Under the direction of the Spartanburg Plant Superintendent this position will be responsible for process improvement and project engineering projects including automation projects throughout the operation. This position requires a high level of technical skill in the areas of process design, process analysis, automation equipment application, automation system design, tooling, and materials.

Spartanburg, SC, a city of 40,000 and part of a metropolitan area of 250,000, is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, between Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC and less than an hour from Ashville, NC. The four-season, moderate climate of Spartanburg is perfect for outdoor activities such as golf, fishing, hunting, hiking, and boating.


Interpret product performance requirements and identify key inputs in the manufacturing process.
Be involved as a team member in the material selection/optimization, product designs, and tooling used in the operation.
Develop process control documentation measurement systems and tracking of key inputs.
Define equipment specifications and material and operating parameters to achieve desired process outputs.
Define and document the bill of materials and routings for the process.
Drive performance improvements utilizing Lean Manufacturing methods.
Actively participate in New Product Launches.


Bachelor's Degree from an ABET accredited school in an Engineering field required, preferably in Mechanical Engineering.
Master's Degree in technical field is a plus.
A demonstrated track record with major project management is required.


Robotic (preferably Fanuc) and PLC experience is preferred.
Previous experience with automation installation projects and/or experience in sustaining automation equipment strongly preferred.
Additional experience in composites products and processes, tooling creation, and lean manufacturing encouraged.


Beyond 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 company website .

Since 1873, our life's work has been to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. Today, over 50 leading edge Kohler brands deliver on that promise to customers in six continents- a testament to the craft of over 30,000 associates and the culture in which they operate.

As Kohler associates we are stewards of our craft, our culture, our environment and our communities. We care about our work and are committed to a single level of quality. We forge our own path. And in turn, experience the joy of discovery and the opportunity to grow.

If you're ready to contribute to our culture and set your mark, apply today at

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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