Manufacturing Engineer III - Remote - in Waterbury, VT at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 1/28/2020

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Job Description

We offer flexible scheduling, remote work opportunities, excellent work/life balance, as well as a huge opportunity for self-driven growth!

As part of our Project Management Office (PMO) team, the primary function of this Manager-level position will be to drive the development and execution of the corporate manufacturing engineering strategy involving capital projects for the manufacturing sites – both Hot and Cold.   This position will build and manage relationships of internal and external resources in order to effectively implement project initiatives that drive productivity results, optimize value, and promote growth. This role interacts with individuals from Engineering Operations, Network Optimization, Beverage Initiatives, and other key Business Units within Supply Chain.  This role will also work directly with the manufacturing sites to develop, modify, and implement equipment and support devices for capacity and program initiatives.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, or Chemical Engineering.  This individual will also have experience in developing and executing capital projects in a manufacturing environment.  A candidate with Food and Beverage or CPG (Consumer Package Goods) and plant production line experience is considered a plus.  Knowledge of high speed filling and packaging equipment, Aseptic Technologies, and Coffee Production are ideal areas of expertise.  PMP Certified, lean methodologies, and knowledge of key standard work processes are also essential qualities.

Join our flexible team at Keurig Dr Pepper and make a difference by being a part of the safest, most sustainable, agile, and productive value chain in the beverage industry!


  • Lead capital project design, development, and execution from concept through closure while ensuring vertical startups. 
  • Responsible for defining performance criteria, developing timelines, estimating capital budgets, and managing spend.
  • Make methodical fact based decisions derived on data which are critical to the success of each project. 
  • Identify, develop, and execute cost savings programs across the Hot/Cold network to support business productivity metrics. 
  • Drive lean and standard work principals to ensure early equipment management and vertical startups. 
  • Build strategic relationships with internal customers and external equipment suppliers to ensure continued alignment and success - before, during, and post project implementations.
  • Provide strong communication skills in diverse environments with multiple stakeholders. 

Travel –

This individual will travel primarily to U.S. operations and possibly internationally for equipment FAT’s - up to 50% of the time.


Qualifications –

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, or Chemical Engineering 
  • 5+ years of capital engineering project based experience
  • PMP certified or the ability to obtain certification within 12 months
  • Experience with technologies including CSD, Juices and Teas, Aseptic, Coffee handling and production, manufacturing equipment including Fillers, Cappers, Conveyance, Packers, Palletizers, Control Systems, RO, and Batch/CIP systems.