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Packaging Engineer

Frisco, Texas Job ID 101907 Job Category Engineering/Technology Job Level Individual Contributor Position Type Full-Time
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As a Packaging Engineer with KDP you will be responsible for the concept development, testing, and commercialization of new or existing packaging solutions at KDP. Additional responsibilities will include developing packaging specifications and test methods, as required.  You will be expected to lead and collaborate on projects in accordance with the agreed upon performance criteria, schedules, and cost targets.

You will act as a Packaging Lead on projects and partner with external resources (suppliers, OEMs, 3rd parties) to meet project requirements. You should have experience and utilizing project management and collaboration skills to deliver new packaging to market.

Position Responsibilities

  • Work in a cross-functional environment to solicit new packaging requirements.
  • Develop and refine specifications for KDP’s packaging portfolio (PET Containers, cans, glass, closures, thermoformed containers, paperboard, corrugate, and flexibles).
  • Validate, and lead execution of new materials for manufacturing scale-up.
  • Develop, test and document test procedures and success criteria.
  • Conduct lab/pilot/scale-up tests as well as factory acceptance tests
  • Perform targeted statistical experiments (DOE, Regression, Comparison Testing).
  • Determine quality requirements and support adherence to specifications.
  • Support execution of Capital projects.
  • Manage multiple external resources such as contractors and vendors.
  • Collaborate with other engineering functions including Engineering, Operations and Quality.
  • Work closely with procurement and legal on contracts, IP and supplier agreements.
  • Work closely with internal plants, supply chain and raw materials suppliers.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or packaging engineering
  • 2 years of experience in packaging or related industry
  • Experience with development and testing of PET containers and plastic packaging material as well as corrugate, paperboard, and films.
  • Experience in Design to Value (DTV)
  • Experience with CAD packaging software (SolidWorks, ArtiosCAD, Tops, CAPE).
  • Experience with producing technical documents (specifications, detailed drawings, structural drawings), experience with GD&T a plus.
  • Experience managing projects with outside vendors and/or contract manufacturers.
  • Excellent computer skills using Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, MS Project.
  • Knowledge/understanding of manufacturing packaging equipment
  • A demonstrated understanding of statistical methods (DOEs, Root Cause Analysis).
  • Self-motivated, autonomous, and organized individual.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving ability.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to travel up to 50%.
  • Must be able to lift product cases unassisted at plant trials and preparing pallets for testing (min 25lbs unassisted)
  • Must be able to work on foot for extended periods of time during plant trials and startups.
  • Passion for sustainability - We are committed to deliver on the package-elements of our corporate sustainability programs.

Company Overview

Keurig Dr Pepper (NASDAQ: KDP) is a leading beverage company in North America, with a portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partners brands and powerful distribution capabilities to provide a beverage for every need, anytime, anywhere. We operate with a differentiated business model and world-class brand portfolio, powered by a talented and engaged team that is anchored in our values. We work with big, exciting beverage brands and the #1 single-serve coffee brewing system in North America at KDP, and we have fun doing it! 
 
Together, we have built a leading beverage company in North America offering hot and cold beverages together at scale. Whatever your area of expertise, at KDP you can be a part of a team that’s proud of its brands, partnerships, innovation, and growth. Will you join us? 
 
We strive to be an employer of choice, providing a culture and opportunities that empower our team of ~28,000 employees to grow and develop.  We offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development, while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.
 
Keurig Dr Pepper is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or association with a person with a disability, medical condition, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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