Packaging Engineer in Singapore at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 1/9/2020

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Job Description



The Packaging Engineer designs, tests, implements and qualify the packaging designs that are an integral part of the KDPs Product Development process. They also review and improve existing packaging designs for design robustness, cost effectiveness and process improvements. You will be a senior member of our technical community and the local expert who develops, designs, and tests packaging solutions for KPD's products. You will work with both local and US resources and packaging suppliers to achieve our functional packaging goals. Location: Malaysia or Singapore

What you will do

  • Oversee and manage complete packaging development process, including the creation of packaging designs, prototype development, and performance testing.
  • Troubleshoot new and existing packaging problems involving designs, materials and processes and provide creative, timely, and cost-effective solutions.
  • Analyze engineering drawings and specifications of product to determine physical characteristics of item, special handling, environmental and safety requirements, and types of materials required for packaging.
  • Establish standards and guidelines for supplier evaluation. Evaluate and select packaging suppliers/vendors; periodically conduct vendor reviews.
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Work closely with global suppliers, engineering, product management, operations, and sourcing.
  • Participate in product introduction teams, to deliver new products to market.
  • Identify and implement cost saving initiatives related to packaging materials, labor, efficiency, transportation, and storage.
  • Work closely with Engineering to optimize packaging supply base for cost, lead time, quality, regionalization, standardization, supply assurance, and compliance with customer, regulatory, and internal requirements.
  • Specify and recommend efficiency tools and test methods to develop and validate packaging designs. 
  • Work with the manufacturing department to insure that the packaging designs are optimized for manufacturability and transportation.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive test plans to ensure that packaging exceeds customer specifications.
  • Implement and qualify color matching for the packaging artwork.
  • Conduct packaging first article inspection (FAI) as part packaging qualifications.

What you must have

  • A bachelor’s degree in packaging/mechanical/industrial engineering is required.
  • Must have 5+ years of experience in industrial or consumer packaging.
  • Knowledge and understanding of packaging design validation standards (ISTA, ASTM, etc.),
  • Drafting and specifications standards familiarity is an essential skillset required.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in 3D CAD software is needed. Experience using CAD software such as Solidworks will be advantage.
  • Problem solving and decision making skills are necessary.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must have good communication skills, orally and in writing. Fluent in Written and Spoken English is required as the working language is English.
  • Understanding of process improvement, quality improvement concepts is needed.
  • Should have experience in rapid prototyping.
  • Must be able to demonstrate project management skills and experience; project management certification a plus.


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.