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Keurig Dr Pepper Senior Project Engineer in Burlington, Massachusetts

Job Overview

As a Sr Project Engineer, you will be responsible for the Hot Primary Packaging portfolio of projects (the pod). Projects generally come from R&D pipeline, Maintenance of Business (MOB), Productivity and Business Continuity. In this role you will be responsible for budgets, schedules and prioritization of projects as well as regular communication to senior leadership. Technically, you will be responsible to set the testing and success criteria as well as guide all projects through the Packaging Engineering process and implementation into the plants. Additional responsibilities would include specification development and documentation, driving both internal and external resources, building relationships within the organization and with outside vendors. Working as a senior member of the team, you would also be expected to contribute to department process development, continuous improvement activities and mentoring junior staff.

  • Lead packaging design projects for KDP from concept through execution, into the plants and market, and ongoing performance

  • Document performance and success requirements, establish timelines, determining capital and expense budgets

  • Providing operational expertise to vendors and suppliers

  • Build strategic relationships with packaging, material and equipment suppliers and p rovide operational expertise on KDP processes and operations

  • Build strategic relationship with our internal plants. Understand and improve plant trial processes as well as plant capacity and capability

  • Build strategic relationships with internal organizations such as Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain Operations, Procurement, R&D, Quality, and Senior Leadership

  • Develop, execute, and enforce quality engineering practices for KDP packaging. Review and analyze data to authorize material and package designs for products produced in company facilities

  • Contribute to resource planning and project prioritization


• Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering preferred) • Must have excellent project management and documentation skills; minimum 5+ years of experience managing projects with outside vendors and/or contract manufacturers • Excellent computer skills using Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, MS Project as well as data storage and collaboration using SharePoint, MS Teams, MS OneDrive • Demonstrated working experience with multi-tasking, prioritizing, managing multiple projects and balancing schedules against technical rigor & project risk • Must be self-motivated, drive for completion of projects and have ability to drive individuals and other parts of the organization • Ability to travel on a regular basis may be required • Must have the ability to pick up quickly on our business processes • Knowledge of test development, laboratory testing, pilot testing and plant trials is a plus • Knowledge of data acquisition and data analysis and use of statistical methods (DOEs, Root Cause Analysis, Regression, Comparison Testing) is a plus • Knowledge of process development between packaging materials and production equipment is a plus • Knowledge of CapEx and Stage Gate processes a plus • Experience with producing technical specifications and drawings is a plus • Experience in developing and implementing packaging with large volume scale up is a plus • Experience with CAD software and GD&T is a plus • Demonstrated working knowledge/understanding of manufacturing packaging equipment is a plus


Company Overview

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