Senior Service Specialist, Gasoline Engines

Kohler in Orlando, FL

  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Opportunity

KOHLER Engines, a division of KOHLER Co., has powered the toughest equipment in the commercial world since 1920. KOHLER Engines manufactures small engines for riding lawn mowers, garden tractors, walk-behind lawn mowers, concrete construction equipment, outdoor power equipment, welders, pressure washers and other products. For more information about KOHLER Engines, please visit www.kohlerpower.com.

Under the direction of Regional Sales Manager, assist dealers and OEMs with technical support, technical training, and disposition warranty claims.

The position will support the state of Florida.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Process warranty claims, provide online technical support, monitor “Live Chat” technician support on Kohler website and field dealer technician calls that come through the Kohler switchboard.
  • Support the OEM distributors, and dealers in a manner that maintains and grows this as a competitive advantage. Enter the information from these service calls into the caller data system.Share best practices with other Service Specialists.
  • Execute new technician training as well as annual update school training for assigned dealers.
  • Travel to dealers to investigate and remedy field problems or disputed warranty claims.
  • Visit assigned dealers on a regular basis to build a technical relationship and support their business growth.Attend annual dealer open houses to support dealers and their customers.
  • Identify any potential problem trends based on field reports, arrange for the return of sample parts and submit Field Complaints as needed to drive corrective action.
  • Conduct internal and external service training programs for dealers, distributors, and OEM accounts.
  • Analyze warranty claims from dealers, distributors and OEMs.Approve or reject claims from dealers and distributors on basis of information submitted and obtain more data as needed.
  • Provide consulting service to Technical Publications staff for their preparation of service manuals, bulletins, kit instructions, etc.Review preliminary drafts for technical correctness and understandable language.
  • Present ideas for product improvement to the Regional Manager or Product Managers.
  • Personally demonstrate and drive the Kohler Core Competencies.
  • Skills/Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience with the troubleshooting and repair of gasoline utility engines in the industrial or turf industries.
  • High school diploma is required. Associate degree with a strong emphasis in mechanical and electrical courses of study preferred.
  • Must have ability to interpret engineering drawings.
  • Well developed customer service skills required.
  • Ability to train others and deliver presentations preferred.
  • Ability to work from home and travel 30-50% of time depending on location required.
  • 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.

    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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