Senior Test Engineer in Burlington, MA at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 5/2/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Test Engineer, under general direction, will scope, define, develop, analyze and supervise tests for appliance components, subsystems or products.  The candidate will collaborate with multi-functional team members and assume responsibility for developing design validation plans, test protocols, and test equipment for both new product development and sustaining engineering. The role leverages broad technical experience and analytical skillsets to make decisions based on accurate, statistically significant datasets. Proficiency with risk assessment and root cause analysis methods, data analytics and statistics, agile project management, and an understanding of thermo-fluidic and electro-mechanical devices and systems is required.  Comfort working in a highly dynamic and collaborative work environment is a must.  

What you will do: 

  • Develop and execute validation plans for Keurig brewer technologies and products spanning front-end research and downstream product development at the subcomponent, subsystem and system levels 
  • Enhance Keurig’s testing infrastructure for end to end validation of brewer electronics, firmware and electro-mechanical systems 
  • Utilize the voice of the consumer as a guide to build test cases, methods and tools delivering results that inform and validate product design decisions 
  • Identify, assess and manage risk to influence preventative measures, validation activities and continuous improvement efforts.  
  • Direct testing contracted to third party laboratories ensuring data accuracy and adherence to test protocols 
  • Develop and apply automated test methods and data acquisition tools when appropriate to replace manual processes  
  • Author, review and circulate test reports. Compare and interpret results of tests against specifications and/or historical data. Ensure validity and completeness of test data and reports and solve testing problems as they arise   
  • Continually assess and recommend efficiency, speed or capability improvements  to engineering labs in response to shifting program or organizational needs 
  • Lead FMEA events and drive risk mitigation strategies to reduce cost, technical or schedule risk through design, modeling or testing activities  
  • Engage and interact with test technicians to educate on new and existing test protocols and equipment 
  • Perform all tasks in accordance with established Safe Work Practices, Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Management Systems 
  • Follow all Keurig policies and procedures 
  • Other duties as assigned 


What you must have: 

  • Bachelor's degree required. Software or systems engineering preferred but not required 
  • 5-7+ years of relevant experience  
  • Self-motivated and results oriented approach with a demonstrated ability to collaborate cross-functionally  
  • Continuous improvement and LEAN mentality 
  • Ability to multitask and maintain focus on priorities 
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel, etc. 
  • Ability to travel up to 10%  

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Proficiency in statistical analysis using systematic problem solving and JMP or Minitab software 
  • Knowledge of lean product development tools. Six Sigma, Certified Quality or Reliability Engineer or equivalent certification highly desired 
  • Familiarity with DFMEA, Design Verification Plans and Reports (DVP&R) for durable goods 
  • Experience managing technical projects in the consumer product or similar industry 


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.