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Keurig Dr Pepper Hardware Test Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

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.

When you join our product development team, you’ll be bringing your insight into testing methodologies; product safety and regulatory; knowledge management; prototyping and lab operations. You will be an integral part of supporting our innovative new products. You will help us continuously improve our processes so that we can reduce our time to market, improve our quality, and enhance the value we bring to our customers and consumers.

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 Hardware Test Engineer will support the appliance organization by scoping, defining, developing, analyzing, and supervising tests to validate system-level performance of mechanical components, sub-systems, and products. The Test Engineer will collaborate with multi-functional team members and assume responsibility for developing design validation plans, test protocols, and test equipment for both new product development and improvement of existing product lines. The Test Engineer leverages broad technical experience and analytical skillsets to make decisions based on accurate, statistically significant datasets. The position requires proficiency with risk assessment and root cause analysis methods, data analytics and statistics, agile project management, and an understanding of thermo-fluidic and electro-mechanical devices and systems. Comfort working in a highly dynamic and collaborative work environment is a must.

What you will do:

  • Hardware Test Fixtures : Lead the design, development, and implementation of customized test equipment, fixtures, methodologies, and instrumentation to deliver results that inform and validate product design decisions

  • Hardware Validation : Write, qualify and implement test procedures and documentation validating performance, reliability, and robustness of product designs across subcomponent, subsystem and system levels

  • Author, review and circulate test reports. Compare and interpret results of tests against specifications and/or historical data. Ensure validity and completeness of test data and reports and solve testing problems as they arise

  • Oversee testing contracted to third party laboratories including training, auditing and certification of data integrity and adherence to test protocols

  • Build connections to foster communication with key technical leaders and team members to ensure testing and validation plans support future product roadmaps

  • Continually assess and recommend efficiency, speed or capability improvements to engineering labs in response to shifting program or organizational needs

  • Lead FMEA events and drive risk mitigation strategies to reduce cost, technical or schedule risk through design, modeling or testing activities

  • Promote application of test results back to design improvements that eliminate failure modes and increase reliability, quality, functionality or other attributes

  • Engage and interact with test technicians to educate on new and existing test protocols and equipment

  • Perform all tasks in accordance with established Safe Work Practices, Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Management Systems

  • Follow all Keurig policies and procedures

  • Other duties as assigned


What you must have:

  • Bachelor's in Engineering or a related technical degree

  • 5-10+ years of relevant experience, preferably in a consumer products development role

  • Self-motivated and results oriented approach

  • Experience working in a cross-functional collaborative environment

  • Continuous improvement mentality

  • Ability to multitask and maintain focus on priorities

  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal

  • Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel, etc.

  • Up to 10% travel

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in statistical analysis using systematic problem solving methodologies.

  • Experience in lean product development. Six Sigma, Certified Quality or Reliability Engineer or equivalent certification highly desired.

  • Statistical software: JMP or Minitab, etc.

  • Experience managing technical projects in the consumer product or similar industry



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