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The Coca-Cola Company Project Manager- Engineer in Northampton, Massachusetts

Why Join Coca-Cola North America?

It’s an exciting time to work in The Coca-Cola Company’s flagship market. We’re accelerating our momentum as the fastest-growing large consumer goods company in North America by putting people at the heart of our business and everything we do – whether we’re innovating to give consumers the drinks and packaging sizes they want, or building our eCommerce capabilities. People are our focus when we’re collaborating with our diverse network of locally-connected bottling partners, and when we’re returning every drop of water we use to communities and nature. And people – with the different backgrounds, skills and perspectives they bring to our workplace – are helping transform our business, one big idea at a time. We empower our employees to challenge the status quo, make bold recommendations, experiment and adapt, so we can grow together and make a great business even better.

Primary Job Functions

  • Manage project scope, budget and schedule

  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously including managing the installation of the purchased equipment or facility improvements in order to complete the capital expenditure

  • Contribute and be a valued member of cross-functional teams

  • Foster an environment that encourages others to solicit feedback and learn from internal clients and external customers

  • Interact with and manage contractors and equipment manufacturers

  • Coordinate resources to analyze and resolve production, utility and building structural issues

  • Ensure projects are consistent with local and corporate standards

  • Provide direction, leadership and coaching to members of a project team

  • Communicate status of work to appropriate parties in order to keep them informed and involved

  • Prepare technical presentations

  • Update documents in order to complete the detailed design, product manufacturing and commercial introduction plans

  • Remain current on Plant and Industry technical needs

  • Support CCNA safety and quality objectives

  • Verify final design with customers and internal stakeholders to gain their buy-in in order to assure final product meets customer/stakeholder specifications and business objectives

  • Complete project closeout including documentation, transfer of project records and document status of acceptance criteria

Education:

  • Technical Trade or Vocational School Degree

Related Work Experience:

  • At least 3 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering field

  • Five to ten years of engineering experience

  • Strong plant equipment and beverage experience

  • Strong technical and analytical skills

  • Strong oral and written English skills

  • Able to read and interpret technical diagrams

  • Able to use PC with Microsoft Office software

  • Willing to travel 3 to 5 times per year to seminars, suppliers or corporate headquarters

  • Able to act with integrity, self-confidence, accountability and collaboratively

  • Maintain stable performance under pressure or opposition

  • Understand the complexities and interdependencies of information and events

Job Profile:

  • Investigate plant incidents to identify root cause of safety or environmental violations and non-compliance.

  • Respond to emergency situations in plant (e.g., spills, leaks, overflows, transportation incidents). This can include transportinginjured associates to clinics.

  • Make adjustments to your business unit, department or project team'soperations and organization, using input from clients, customers andteam members as well as performance data, to improve overall quality andefficiency of work.

  • Review and evaluate reported crisis (i.e., highly-urgent productrelated problem with immediate negative implications for the Company)and formulate a plan of action for handling the incident/issues basedon area of expertise/responsibility.

  • Develop and communicate a clear charter for a project or initiative with clarity of scope and expected outcomes.

  • Identify and resolve equipment, production, package, facility or process issues (e.g., component failures, throughput bottlenecks, hazards, inadequate asset life) and document changes in order to provide a basis for evaluating equipment performance, product quality or equipment authorization.

  • Develop strategies, goals, or plans for work that directly impact revenue of the Company.

  • Manage the project costs (e.g., required resources, installation materials) that roll up into the overall commercialization project cost in order to control costs against budget and to ensure that assets are properly capitalized upon project closeout.

  • Determine, implement or evaluate effectiveness of corrective action to remedy safety/environmental issues.

  • Develop and execute facility/product plans to ensure they meet current and future business requirements (e.g., good manufacturing practice, quality, volume and product growth, regulatory requirements, new product introductions, and health and safety).

Technical Skills:

  • Basic Project Management: Knowledge of project management principles and the ability to apply the principles, tools and techniques to develop/plan, manage or execute projects or work plans to ensure successful completion (e.g., on time, within budget).

  • Engineering Skills: Knowledge of and the ability to understand, design, apply and troubleshoot mechanical and electrical systems.

  • Facilities Engineering: Knowledge of and ability to apply engineering principles to maintain, run and improve operational facilities. Includes the ability to problem solve unique engineering issues.

  • Asset Development: Ability to design and commercialize new packaging line layouts and dispensers for efficiency and effectiveness with consideration for future capacities and capabilities (e.g., ergonomics, GMP, NSF, safety, environmental, etc.).

  • Asset Improvement: The ability to use engineering principles to troubleshoot existing line and plant layouts and design, plant and dispensing equipment, dispensing systems, control systems and installation/maintenance issues in an efficient and effective manner.

  • Thermal Processing: Knowledge and application of thermal processing techniques (e.g., hot fill, pasteurization, retort).

  • Advanced Project Management: Ability to lead capital (e.g., construction) and/or high-profile projects (e.g., BestPET, eKOfreshment) that involve cross-functional teams. Includes the ability to manage large budgets, broad scopes, multiple suppliers and/or team members from partner companies

Our Growth Culture:

One of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years is having a company culture that supports and rewards behaviors that lead to growth. Our “Growth Behaviors,” as we call them, are ways of being and working that help to make us successful. Think about how you can bring this to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.

Curious

Keep seeking, never settle. Staying curious about what is outside, and two steps ahead inspires us to challenge the status quo. Having the courage to look and leap is the way we grow. Because asking “what if?” pushes us to the next level as people and as a company.

Empowered

Make it happen. True empowerment is the result of taking responsibility. This means giving yourself permission to see it, say it and do it, and owning the outcomes. Because we move forward faster when we all take action.

Version 1.0, 2.0, 3.0

Push for progress, not perfection. There are very few overnight successes. Greatness is borne of many little victories (and failures). Share v 1.0, test it, and make it better. Then create the next version. Because the moment we think something is perfect, it will be obsolete.

Inclusive

Include, value and trust each other. We are smart alone but together we are genius. This means being inclusive, giving the benefit of the doubt and being responsible for each other. Because, for our company to thrive for the next 100+ years, smart isn’t enough. We need genius.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.​

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