Controls Engineer in Burlington, MA at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 1/8/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description



The Controls Engineer will join Keurig Dr Pepper’s Product Design & Engineering organization. The Controls Engineer will work on cross-functional teams, developing controls and controls strategies for next generation thermal systems on Keurig appliances.

The Controls Engineer will develop controls and algorithms critical to beverage creation, sustain existing technologies, and innovate in the area of control in thermal systems in support of new product development. This position will have significant impact and leverage on current and future products and will be in an excellent position for visibility and growth within the Keurig Dr Pepper technology organization.

 

The Controls Engineer will be the subject matter expert for thermal control strategy of the Keurig appliance portfolio. While this position does not have direct reports, the Controls Engineer may have a responsibility for instructing, directing and checking the work of other design engineers.

What you will do:

  • Be responsible for developing and maintaining thermal & fluid control systems throughout Keurig Dr Pepper’s product lineup.
  • Help select components for next generation thermal systems (pumps, heaters, valves, etc).
  • Develop model-based control strategies based on data from physical thermal systems into their representative control systems.
  • Have a design-to-value mentality and be able to articulate consumer level trade-offs on technology recommendations
  • Execute a controls platform strategy with a focus on re-use while keeping an eye on consumer needs
  • Partner with a cross-functional team including electronics, software, and advanced development engineering
  • Support and/or drive continuous improvement.
  • Follow all Keurig Dr Pepper policies and procedures.


Requirements

What you must have:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in EE, CS, or the equivalent, Master’s degree preferred.
  • 4+ years of professional experience in a high-volume consumer product industry. Preferred experience in Control Systems Integration. Able to define control architectures and make recommendations and improvements to current architectures. Comfortable in both linear and non-linear systems.
  • Experience in Modelica or other system simulation tools a plus
  • Understanding of feed-forward, model-based, and PID control theories of mechanical and thermal systems (heaters and heating elements, air and water pumps, etc.).
  • Understanding of high-volume subsystem design including evaluating variation across product lines
  • Experience with Six Sigma practices including Root Cause Analysis, 8D, A3, Design of Experiments, etc.
  • Ability to present technologies and status of development projects to management and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated record of making critical decisions that positively impact the course of the organization.

Willing to travel internationally, up to 10% of time



Company Overview & EEO Statement

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Plano, TX, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig®, Dr Pepper®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, Canada Dry®, Snapple®, Bai®, Mott’s® and The Original Donut Shop®. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America.

Benefits built for you: Our people are the heart of our business, which is why 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 Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.