Staff Engineer, Supplier Quality
Kohler Co.

Kohler, Wisconsin

Staff Engineer, Supplier Quality

Work Mode: Remote

Location:  Kohler, WI


This is more than a job posting for 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.

The Staff Engineer, Supplier Quality serves as a people leader and product/process expert in providing comprehensive purchased product Quality support to products being sold in the North America market.

  • Lead the cross-functional Print & Process Review process for purchased products for local market product including understanding product and process key characteristics, expected process controls and mitigating product/process risks.
  • Conduct product and design validation procedures for local market purchased products/drawings changes including DFMA, robustness tests, process flow, FMEA, MSA, capability studies, dimensional conformance, AAR, performance testing and documented control plans in accordance with the Product Policy requirements.
  • Identify and pursue opportunities for supplier development in quality systems, products, and processes. Utilize proven methodologies such as ISO, SPC, Lean and Six Sigma to drive recordable improvements in quality, cost and delivery.
  • Lead and develop a group of technical staff in product and design validation procedures to ensure the parts are both designed and manufactured with robustness.
  • Ensure the Kohler quality systems and quality processes are adhered in general and specifically CA/PA action are carried out efficiently and effectively.


  • A minimum of bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline from an ABET-accredited program required.
  • A strong problem solver with experience in application of corrective action and preventive action methodologies such as 8D, Six Sigma, PDCA etc.
  • 5+ years of experience in the field of quality, design engineering or operations
  • Knowledgeable in manufacturing processes such as injection molding, casting, plating, PVD and Machining
  • Preferably at least 2 year of experience in design engineering with application in using tools such as design for manufacturability and assembly, Solid works etc.
  • Possess leadership skills and preferably has experience managing a direct report in the field of engineering, quality, or operations.
  • A change agent and a solid time management planner with the capability of applying fundamental quality techniques across multiple projects, and shall be actively developing skills in product, process, and system related techniques.
  • Good oral & written communication skills, as well as proficient computer skills in Microsoft office products are needed.

We will consider applicants requiring sponsorship for this opportunity.

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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