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Kohler Co. Electronics Engineer - New Product Development in CHELTENHAM, United Kingdom

Electronics Engineer - New Product Development


Salary up to £55K subject to skills & experience, plus a fantastic benefits package including a company bonus!

Kohler Mira Ltd is a successful multi brand organisation that has grown significantly over 100 years and has always innovatively led the way in showering technology. Kohler Co., our parent company since 2001 and themselves in their 150th year, employs over 30,000 associates worldwide and is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen & bath products, hospitality and an operator of golf and resort destinations.

Mira Showers is one of the best known, market leading UK brands of showering products, continuously developing innovative new domestic bathroom products for all types of plumbing systems.

Our Rada Controls brand brings that same innovation and cutting-edge design to commercial washroom environments such as sports and leisure facilities, medical facilities and institutions with products specifically designed for commercial and public buildings.

From day one, you’re part of the Kohler Mira community – a collaborative, forward focused team with a shared pride in our work and commitment to delight our customers, develop innovative products and services and inspire our customers (who knew a bathroom manufacturing company did all this?!)


We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Electronics Engineer to join our New Product Development Electronics team where you’ll be researching and creating exciting new innovative technologies and developing them into finished, volume products for launch into both UK and foreign markets.


  • Your primary objective will be to work alongside your project team and other Electronics Engineers to contribute towards transitioning early development concepts into more advanced prototypes and ultimately a volume manufactured product. You’ll succeed with this by working through our robust, structured design-gate process to ensure that the final design is delivered on-time, on-cost at high quality.

  • In addition to the new product designs, there will also be opportunities to provide engineering and technical guidance to our product support and manufacturing teams. Even after a product launch, we continue our drive to improve first time build rates, warranty levels and product cost/quality through hardware design changes for easier manufacture, alternative component sourcing to ease supply chain constraints and analysing and fixing product software bugs reported through our field service and contact centre teams.

  • You’ll be developing hardware circuit designs from both first principles as well as ‘tried-and-tested’ designs, capturing your circuit in ECAD and transitioning it into a physical PCB design, working alongside mechanical engineers to ensure the design is right first time.

  • You’ll also be developing the embedded software that will be loaded onto the product to ensure a polished and delightful customer experience with our product in addition to creating bespoke software deliverables for product compliance and development/endurance testing.

  • There are many opportunities to grow your career at Kohler Co. You’ll be provided with support with developing a robust personal and technical development plan, mentoring from more senior team members and the opportunity for pursuing sponsored, formal accreditation such as Chartered Engineer status if desired.

  • The position reports into the Electronics and Connected Products Programme Manager and sits within a multi-disciplinary team blending other business functions including mechanical engineering, manufacturing, marketing, product compliance, customer services, industrial design and external suppliers.


You will be actively contributing to the next generation of products and technologies for Kohler Co. For this you will need to be curious and tenacious individual with a drive to experiment and develop the next generation of showering and bathing experiences.

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant Electronics discipline.

  • 2-4 years of industry experience in a similar Electronics industry role.

  • Experience with interpreting and defining system requirements.

  • Highly motivated and proactive with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Strong collaboration skills with an innovative approach to problem solving.

  • A can-do attitude with a willingness and desire to learn and develop both technical and soft skills.

  • A good understanding of developing real-time embedded software for 8/16/32-bit microcontrollers and ‘bare metal’ programming (ST/Atmel/Microchip).

  • Proficient with Embedded C and object-oriented design (C++/Python) using an industry standard IDE.

  • Experience of circuit design and PCB layout including EMC design considerations (OrCAD or Altium preferred).

  • Experience creating supporting technical documentation and using version control.

  • Experience in both hardware and firmware validation.

  • Familiarity with development and lab tools such as: oscilloscopes, emulators, debuggers, logic analysers, etc.

  • Knowledge of communication protocols such as I2C, SPI, UART.

Desirable requirements:

  • Experience of working within a structured engineering design team.

  • An appreciation of the design of electro-mechanical products/mechanisms.

  • A basic understanding of sensing technologies, DSP and control theory.

  • An understanding and working knowledge of Bluetooth Low Energy.

  • A basic understanding of one or more of the following: BACnet, Modbus, WiFi (802.11), MQTT, Matter.

  • An understanding and working knowledge of IOT, smart home/connected products and eco-systems as well as mobile apps.

We can offer you a lot in return!

At Kohler, you’re not a number, you’re a valued member of our team (or as we like to say, an “associate”). What this means for you, is focused development that is personalised – all of the challenge you desire with all the support you need, as well as global opportunities should you desire. We also offer competitive benefits, including a focus on wellbeing and a genuine commitment to ‘giving something back’ through our Stewardship (CSR) efforts. We believe that our depth of knowledge and breadth of opportunities set us apart and if you believe you’d add something to our team, we’d love to hear from you. You can find out more about our operating philosophy, Believing in Better, here (https://www.kohlercompany.com/social-impact/believing-in-better/)

As an organisation, Kohler Mira is committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse associates, consumers, partners, and global communities. As an equal opportunities employer, it is Kohler Mira’s policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified people in all job classifications without prejudice. If, as an individual with a disability, you require adjustments during the recruitment process please contact talentacquisitionuk@kohler.com (https://mykohler-my.sharepoint.com/personal/robin_johnson_kohlereurope_com/Documents/Desktop/talentacquisitionuk@kohler.com)

*Important update for candidates applying to roles within Kohler Energy, including Power Systems, Engines, Home Energy, Kohler Uninterruptible Power, Clarke Energy, Curtis Instruments, and Heila Technologies.

On November 6, Kohler Co. announced the strategic decision to establish Kohler Energy as a separate, independent business with Platinum Equity as the majority investment partner. Kohler will continue to stay invested in the Energy business following the closing and remains committed to supporting the acceleration of long-term growth strategies for both organizations. Talent and operational transition plans are underway, and Kohler Co. and Platinum Equity expect the agreement to close in the first half of 2024.Thank you for your interest in joining our growing team as we embark on the next phase of growth!

About Us

In the UK, Kohler Mira Ltd. is made up of three market leading brands; Mira Showers, Rada Controls and Kohler Company. Where our brands differ in market position, they are equal in quality, each living up to the Kohler Company mission to live on the leading edge of design and technology and provide a single level of quality regardless of price.

Learn more about us, our brands and career opportunities at https://www.kohlercompany.com/careers/

Note for Recruitment Agencies – the Kohler Talent Acquisition team is responsible for managing all current vacancies through direct hiring and referrals wherever possible. We do work with recruitment agencies and where we require external support we will formally release those vacancies to the agencies on our Preferred Supplier List deemed best placed to assist us. Speculative CVs sent by any agency to Kohler Co. without a specific request by our Talent Acquisition Team will not be accepted and with no introduction fee applicable.