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New Product Introduction (NPI) Engineer

Company: Coca Cola
Location: Austin
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

A Bit About Us...

Costa has ambitious growth plans with a vision to become the Worlds Most Loved Coffee company. At the heart of Costa Coffee are our values; we believe in Passion, Warmth, Trust and Courage. We are the No 1 coffee brand in the UK and as part of the Coca-Cola Company, we're on a journey to be the worlds most loved coffee brand, we don't settle for mediocre. We've come a long way from the Costa brothers first roastery in 1971, today we are a total coffee company that delivers great coffee to our consumers all over the globe. Along with our much-loved stores, this includes our Express machines, Ready to Drink range, and a long list of friends and partnerships. Costa is proud of our collaborative and inclusive workforce, who continually unlock new growth potential.

In Austin we are creating the next innovative chapter of the Costa story, building a new platform that combines robotics, smart data analytics, and digital consumer experiences, along with the coffee quality that Costa is renowned for. This is an amazing opportunity to be part of a team that is crafting the future of coffee retailing.

LOCATION: this role will be based in our Austin, Texas office.

What You'll Do for Us

  • Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods, by utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods and quality control standards
  • Brings new products into production, designing production lines for NPI and/or validating production lines
  • Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements and workflow; designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency
  • Designs and implements tooling and fixtures to improve assembly efficiency and quality
  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive set of work instructions supporting all manufacturing processes and assists in training employees on work instructions
  • Liaise with contract manufacturers, reviewing and evaluating processes and methods, supervising continuous improvement initiatives, coordinating with Quality and Supply Chain in tracking performance metrics
  • Provides manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; and estimating future requirements
  • Collaborates with Engineering on product improvements, providing direction to help maximize DFM
  • Works as a team member to execute quality improvement programs
  • Develops tests and works with testing methods to assist in product development and manufacturing process improvements
  • Facility and MRO oversight responsibilities

    What You'll Need
    • Bachelor's degree with 5 to 10 years of experience is required; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferably in Mechanical Engineering.
    • Must be experienced with complex electromechanical systems
    • Experience with continual improvement processes, kaizen, 5S and root cause analysis
    • Experience with vendor management in the production of PCB, PCBA, and electro-mechanical assemblies. Having a familiarity with plastic molding and metal forming processes a plus
    • Experience with setup or maintenance of 3rd party contract manufacturers
    • Experience with manufacturing line or cell build production, work instructions and build quality standards
    • Direct experience with supplier producing parts in a regulatory environment (i.e. GMPs, ISO13485, 21 CFR Part 20, EN46001, etc.) preferred
    • Strong working knowledge of DMAIC/Six Sigma problem solving process. Belt certified a big plus
    • Competent in Process Audit, CAPA, PPAP, equipment validation
    • Candidate must be a team player with energy and a strong work ethic

      What We Can Do for You
      • Purpose Driven: Purpose driven approach that empowers our people to protect the environment and communities we serve while delivering safe & quality products.
      • Global Connections: Allows you to develop, enhance and maintain global connections that allow us to move faster and learn from others.
      • Community of Belonging: We're an organization that believes our ability to continually grow and build the right atmosphere where people feel safe and empowered, lets you bring your best self to work.

        Skills:
        Design for Manufacturing (DFM); Mechanical Engineering; Quality Assurance Engineering; New Product Introduction (NPI)

        Our Purpose and Growth Culture:
        We are taking deliberate action to nurture an inclusive culture that is grounded in our company purpose, to refresh the world and make a difference. We act with a growth mindset, take an expansive approach to what's possible and believe in continuous learning to improve our business and ourselves. We focus on four key behaviors - curious, empowered, inclusive and agile - and value how we work as much as what we achieve. We believe that our culture is one of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130 years. Visit Our Purpose and Vision to learn more about these behaviors and how you can bring them to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.

        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. When we collect your personal information as part of a job application or offer of employment, we do so in accordance with industry standards and best practices and in compliance with applicable privacy laws.

Keywords: Coca Cola, Austin , New Product Introduction (NPI) Engineer, Engineering , Austin, Texas

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