Senior Design Engineer

  • Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 03, 2022
Full time Other

Job Description

Job Overview

As a modern beverage company, Keurig Dr. Pepper (NASDAQ: KDP) was the first to bring hot and cold beverages together at scale. We are building on our position as the innovation leader in appliances to deliver the next generation of Keurig machines to brew the love for our consumers and customers. Our Keurig appliances implement advanced technology to bring our consumers a consistently perfect cup and we re on a journey to engineer an even better cup of coffee while bringing our consumers the most simple and exceptional beverage experience yet. As part of our Appliance Global Product Organization, you will be at the heart of a team that is transforming our iconic brand for the next era. Keurig Brewers utilize advanced technology to provide the Perfect Cup, in every cup.

This product development team is responsible for end-to-end research, design, manufacture, and delivery of all beverage appliances for the At Home and Away from Home market segments. We expect all of our employees to exemplify our strong company values of "Team First", "Deliver Big", "Think Bold" and "Be Fearless and Fair" in their daily work. To support you on your journey, our facilities provide state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and workspaces. We also offer a competitive benefits package, training, and mentoring by our executive team.

The Sr. Design Engineer will lead the development of technologies critical to beverage creation, sustain existing technologies, and challenge past decisions in support of new product development. This position will have significant impact and leverage on current and future products and will be in an excellent position for visibility and growth within the KDP technology organization.

The Sr. Design Engineer will be the subject matter expert for critical elements of the Keurig appliance portfolio. While this position does not have direct reports, the Design Engineer will have a responsibility for instructing, directing and checking the work of other design engineers.

What you will do:

  • Quickly get up to speed with new technologies and products.
  • Set near and long term technology goals for our products.
  • Provide direction and mentorship for peers and colleagues.
  • Partner with a cross-functional team.
  • Develop strategy and create focus for a specific technology area.
  • Leverage a broad technical expertise.
  • Proactively identify and close knowledge gaps within the Hot Brewer and Beverage technology area.
  • Represent on a cross-functional team developing the next generation of Keurig appliances.
  • Support and drive continuous improvement.
  • Follow all KDP policies and procedures.


  • Bachelor s in Mechanical Engineering, Master s preferred.
  • 3+ years of professional experience in a relevant industry.
  • Experience in practical application of heat transfer and fluid mechanic theories.
  • 3D design/modeling (SolidWorks).
  • System or subsystem modeling and simulation (FEA, CFD).
  • High volume consumer product design experience.
  • Advanced 3D Modeling and Drafting using SolidWorks & PDM.
  • Design for Six Sigma practices including Root Cause Analysis, 8D, A3, Design of Experiments, etc.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • An aptitude for creating and presenting data-based trade-off studies as input to decision making.
  • Ability to present technologies and status of development projects to management and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated record of making critical decisions that positively impact the course of the organization.
  • Experience mentoring junior staff members.

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 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.