Maintenance Project Engineer
Kohler Co.

Kohler, Wisconsin

Maintenance Project Engineer

Work Mode: Hybrid

Location:  Kohler, WI


We are seeking a professional to join our team, with a passion for equipment reliability and asset life management.

The role of Maintenance Project Engineer is focused on asset life cycle and the prevention of failures. Development of maintenance strategies through collaboration with process engineering, maintenance and purchasing is a cornerstone of prolonged life and reliability. Applying a drive and understand of new technologies, predictive maintenance, smart factory and AI will support early detection of failures and provide transparency for all stake holders. The ability to glean and communicate information from data to drive financial decisions, identify improvement opportunities, and support of RCA events are also a function of this role.

The successful applicant must be detail-oriented, possess excellent organization skills, communicate effectively and be self-directed. Mentoring of peers and maintenance staff on best practices and precision maintenance in the field will further our team's objective of improving asset health.


  • Establish the scope of predictive and maintenance programs for optimum maintenance effectiveness that align with smart factory objectives.
  • Identify critical spares through supplier recommendation and asset owners and use of FMEA.
  • Direct the development and maintenance of a lubrication program.
  • Audit predictive and preventative maintenance programs periodically to ensure their effectiveness and economic soundness and lead PM optimization efforts.
  • Analyze vibration readings and meet with asset owners at regular intervals to discuss condition and needed actions.
  • Manage and maintain vibration program including monitoring of new equipment for deviations from design specifications.
  • Assist maintenance personnel with balancing, laser alignment, and special case vibration readings and analysis.
  • Direct the development of maintenance strategies Systematically weigh the cost/benefit of each maintenance strategy against the consequence of failure.
  • Develop, monitor and drive performance indicators as it relates to OEE from a maintenance perspective.
  • Develop documented procedures for routine or major mechanical repair, replacement, or service to equipment or facilities.
  • Provide project management services for more extensive capital projects as assigned.
  • Up to 20% travel could be required with this position.


  • College graduate with a B.S. degree in Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent degree with previous hands on maintenance experience is required.
  • Three to seven years of industrial experience in either line or staff capacity, preferably in Maintenance or related areas.  Background in the use of diagnostic equipment, such as Vibration Analysis, Laser alignment, and Infrared thermography and IOT related to smart factory and continuous monitoring is highly desirable.
  • Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional or Technician through SMRP is a plus.   

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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