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Principal Engineer - Packaging

Date:  Sep 16, 2022

Dallas, TX, US, 75240


General Purpose

The Principal Engineer - Pkg manages equipment strategy and large capital project initiatives across multiple facilities, including product or package commercialization projects. They are also responsible for executing evaluations and production testing of new technology that supports CCSWB objectives and goals. The Principal Engineer - Pkg provides technical support, project management, and leadership in beverage manufacturing systems, equipment and processes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work as the Packaging subject matter expert for the company.  Lead changes required to support new packaging strategies driven by the market.  Lead changes in close conjunction with Procurement and Coca Cola Company related to packaging material optimization initiatives.
  • Support testing & validation of new packaging before it is released to market, along with Root Cause Analysis of potential issues for existing packaging.
  • Support improvement projects involving Packaging within manufacturing, warehousing, and transportation.
  • Evaluates equipment strategy and specifications to meet business needs; communicates them to internal stakeholders and equipment manufacturers. Supports the selection/improvement of new and existing equipment and processes required to achieve CCSWB & Corporate strategies. 
  • Development of project plans, creation of budget, coordination of vendors, and execution of Manufacturing Equipment projects from conception through start-up and commissioning at agreed performance levels (time, cost, line performance, etc.).
  • Lead the development of equipment strategies - agreeing to programs, priorities, and timing with the Supply Chain team.
  • Seek out and engage equipment/process subject matter experts within Engineering and in industry to vet new technical solutions
  • Regular communication routines within Supply Chain teams to insure alignment and awareness.
  • Establish 5-year capital plans, collaborating with key stakeholders.
  • Manage capital spend, tracking and forecasting.
  • Weekly communication of all project progress and execution
  • Collaborate with Quality, Safety, Environmental, Facilities, Procurement, Legal, Operational Excellence, and others to ensure detailed project scopes are captured and executed, including successful project execution and hand-off.
  • Partner with PSS Strategy to ensure consistent vision for business case development.
  • Provide expertise in equipment, machinery operation, manufacturing, etc. for thermal, water, food service, dairy, aseptic and sparkling platforms to ensure operating efficiencies at production sites. 
  • Lead and facilitate development of equipment solutions to support product and package initiatives.
  • Manage teams of internal and external stakeholders in addition to working as an individual contributor.


  • Bachelor’s degree required in Engineering or related discipline; equivalent work experience considered. 
  • Master’s degree preferred  
  • 7 - 10 years of manufacturing and engineering experience in beverage, food, aseptic, or dairy manufacturing environments required.  
  • 7 - 10 years of manufacturing, engineering, and maintenance experience in beverage, food, aseptic or dairy manufacturing environments preferred. 

Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does 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.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth