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Keurig Dr Pepper Senior Packaging Engineer, Coffee in Burlington, Massachusetts

Job Overview

Sr. Packaging Engineer, Coffee Packaging

As a Sr Packaging Engineer within Supply Chain Packaging Engineering, you will be responsible for the development, testing, and commercialization of new or existing packaging solutions for Coffee products at KDP. Additional responsibilities will include packaging processing specification and testing, as required. You will be expected to drive projects in accordance to the agreed upon performance criteria, schedules, and cost targets. As a senior engineer, you will lead projects while directing internal and external resources and utilizing strong project management and collaboration skills.

Position Responsibilities

  • Work in a cross-functional environment to gather new packaging requirements.

  • Develop and refine specifications for coffee packaging specifically focused on multilayer films and foils, barrier technology, nonwoven media.

  • Validate, and lead execution of new material production for manufacturing scale-up.

  • Develop process and process windows for joining packaging materials, as required.

  • Develop, test and document test procedures and success criteria.

  • Conduct lab/pilot/scale-up tests as well as factory acceptance tests

  • Design and perform targeted statistical experiments (DOE, Regression, Comparison Testing).

  • Determine quality requirements with R&D, Quality, Brand teams

  • Facilitate and support execution of various capital, innovation, and sustainability projects.

  • Manage multiple external resources such as contractors, suppliers, and equipment vendors.

  • Collaborate with other engineering functions including Brewere Engineering, Equipment Engineering, R&D, Procurement, Operations and Quality.

  • Work with procurement and legal on contracts, IP and supplier agreements.

  • Work with internal plants, supply chain and raw materials suppliers.

  • Research and lead cost savings/productivity initiatives

  • Provide the procurement and supplier quality departments with advanced-level technical support, including vendor selection, capabilities assessment, and material qualifications.


  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical or Packaging Engineering (Masters a plus)

  • 6 years of Packaging Engineering experience

  • 4 years of experience managing projects with outside vendors and/or contract manufacturers.

  • Demonstrated working Experience with with development and testing of films and/or filter media

  • Demonstrated working Experience with Design to Value (DTV).

  • Demonstrated working Experience with with producing technical documents (specifications, detailed drawings, structural drawings).

  • Excellent computer skills using Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, MS Project.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge/understanding of manufacturing packaging equipment; equipment engineering or project management a plus.

  • Six sigma training a plus

  • Demonstrated working experience with multi-tasking, prioritizing, and managing multiple projects.

  • Ability to travel up to 30%.

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.