Repair Technician
Kohler Co.

Hattiesburg, Mississippi


Repair Technician

Work Mode: Onsite

Location:  Hattiesburg, MS

Opportunity

The basic function is to provide basic guidance andmentoring to module leaders, repair technicians and other setups on theassembly line with demonstrated competence with half of the modules on a line.  Areas of primary focus would be safety,quality, delivery, cost and morale while striving to develop the Kohler Co.core competencies.

Specific Responsibilities

-Promote safe operation of all tools, equipment and processes in the assembly department.
-Manage area's 5s organization and maintain an environment that promotes safety and communication of issues to obtain quick response to issues. Expectation is to lead by example and make corrections to processes that are not normal or increases the risk of safety issues, participate in safety audits, and drive corrective action to issues identified.
-Promote quality work throughout the assembly department by monitoring equipment and processes to ensure compliance with PTAs and process intent.
-Monitor the equipment on the line to drive uptime improvements in terms of troubleshooting complex issues with the equipment and responsible for maintaining basic preventative maintenance activities on the equipment.
-Aid in implementation, training, and enforces proper use of all gages used in engine assembly. -Expectation, outside of training on these gages, is to maintain and have spare tools and gages in good working condition that are current in gage calibrations at all times if applicable.
-Promote consistent cycle times to aid in meeting customer demand by looking for opportunities to improve processes and techniques.
-Aid in the development of new processes in conjunction with Manufacturing Engineering, and lead the setup of most rework activities in which air tools, hand tools, gage usage is required, and can be available to work non-standard hours in cases of the urgency in any activities needed in the plan
-Operate engine tests, all equipment used on the assembly lines, and produce quality products off of each of them for repair activity needs.
-Promote cost containment by looking for ways to reduce and eliminate scrap and rework.
-Responsible for the reporting structure of daily reports on engine repairs, defective units and root cause analysis on more complex engine failures or defective units, where applicable. Also will have frequent communication with multiple levels of the organization based on engine failures, frequencies, and concerns.
-Responsible for the training, execution, and integrity of the torque audit and air tool/gauging repair program.
-Ensure applicable product compliance requirements are upheld including but not limited to the Clean Air Act, California Code of Regulation and California Health and Safety Code.

Skills/Requirements

Required
High school diploma or GED equivalent
2 years of Industrial Manufacturing experience or equivalent component repair experience.


Preferred
2-Year Technical Degree
2 years of engine repair and diagnostics experience with small engines
Experience with Microsoft Office applications in Excel and Word preferred.

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 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 kohlerjobs@kohler.com.  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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