Engineering Technician, Automation at Kohler Co. in Kohler, Wisconsin

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Job Description:

Engineering Technician, Automation

Work Mode: Onsite

Location:  Kohler, WI


Provide frontline support to the Wisconsin Faucets operation to optimize Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).  Specifically, lead electrical/control troubleshooting and assist maintenance with mechanical troubleshooting to minimize downtime. Identify and correct equipment issues that are hindering performance. Complete projects/initiatives that drive improvements in Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost.

Specific Responsibilities

Lead electrical/control troubleshooting and assist maintenance with mechanical troubleshooting to minimize downtime.

  • Understand the fundamentals of electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems.

  • Read electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic schematics.

  • Understand PLC/robotic logic and make minor revisions.

  • Lead troubleshooting with a systematic approach.

  • Understand, diagnose, and adjust PLC, servo, robotic equipment and other process related controls systems.

  • Utilize technical expertise to routinely develop and train operations and maintenance staff.

  • Drive continuous improvement in operation's metrics by identifying, coordinating, and completing projects that will improve Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.

  • Develop, document, and teach total productive maintenance (TPM) related standard work.

  • Monitor equipment cycle-time and own the resolution of issues causing delays.

  • Complete daily walk throughs of equipment and proactively identify potential failures.

  • Leverage maintenance and operations teams to proactively resolve issues.

  • Skills/Requirements

    Minimum of a two-year degree in engineering technology, advanced manufacturing, and/or controls or three to five years of practical experience.

  • Must demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills, a desire for innovation/new technology, sense of urgency, attention to detail, self-motivation, and ability to function effectively within a team environment.

  • Must have a passion for continuous learning and development of new skills and knowledge.

  • To 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 beginning January 1, 2022. 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 veteran status.  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 .

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