Engineer, Continuous Improvement
Kohler Co.

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Posted in Retail

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Engineer, Continuous Improvement

Work Mode: Onsite

Location:  Hattiesburg, MS


As a member of the Continuous Improvement team, you will lead and assist the Hattiesburg operations teams to drive improvement initiatives in both facilities by leading, training, and developing teams using KOS and Lean principle tools.  Activities will include leading and facilitating improvement teams from various areas of the organization, conducting lean training, and driving implementation of action plans focused on achieving operational excellence in the areas of safety, quality, delivery, cost and morale.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Identify opportunities and coordinate resources to implement projects required to achieve annual cost reduction objectives.
  • Manages 5S audit program and helps to facility/drive accountability for generating an completing action items from audits.
  • Lead/Manage process improvement initiatives: analyze current situation, understand desired state and performance gaps, understand root causes and propose solutions, test and execute solutions, monitor results and sustain.
  • Provide analysis and recommendations to implement programs: estimate resource requirements and implementation costs, prepare approval presentations and documents.
  • Mentors and assists associates with implementation of the Kohler Operating System including continuous improvement tools and philosophies (5S, Standard Work, 6 sigma, work area design, Glass Walls, Layered Audits, Gemba Walks, etc.).
  • Work with Quality to also develop and document standard methodologies to solve problems and find root causes; create/update improvement programs and training materials as needed.
  • Provide input to management toward developing strategies, action planning, and sustaining a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Other projects/priorities as requested by your supervisor.


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited program.
  • 2+ years of experience working with manufacturing processes with demonstrated ability to teach, mentor, facilitate and coach.
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Broad knowledge and application experience with project management, process improvement, structured problem solving, TQM tools and methods.
  • Green Belt certification desired.

Tofully demonstrate our commitment to the health, safety, and wellbeing of ourassociates, we are requiring all U.S. based team members to be fully vaccinatedagainst COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  We believe this pathforward further strengthens our workforce and the future growth and resilienceof our company and community.  Individuals with medical conditions orsincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine mayrequest an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

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 status as a protected veteran.  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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