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The Coca-Cola Company Principal Mechanical Engineer (Fluidics) in Atlanta, Georgia

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.

The Coca-Cola Freestyle team is growing and looking for a Principal Engineer with a fluidics focus to continue our success. The successful candidate will join the Core Technologies team, which is responsible for the design of the mechanical systems of the unit, with primary responsibility for refrigeration and fluidics. We need engineers capable of working across boundaries to understand customer needs, to design and improve world-leading products, and to put them into production using our stage-gate process.

Position Overview

  • Proficiency in the design of fluidic components and systems, including pumping technologies, nozzles, and flow through tubes and valves. Will have demonstrated the ability to use it in practice and within the engineering lifecycle.

  • Has general knowledge of additional engineering disciplines (ie: software life cycle, structures).

  • Works independently with minimal day-to-day supervision

  • Solid foundation and understanding of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and electromechanical systems.

  • Able to successfully lead teams of engineers working on the design and development of mid-volume dispenser products. Must be capable of owning a project's technical content and timeline. The successful candidate will be seen as an SME in fluidics and electromechanical systems.

  • CADD, Documentation Change Management (Windchill experience preferred). Experience controlling designs using ECNs in a formal change management system.

  • Proficiency in applying DFSS (Design for Six Sigma) tools (DFMEA, Design Verification Planning, etc) to optimize quality and reliability of the product. Proficiency in design for manufacturability, including test automation. Support for PFMEA and process design demonstrated.

  • Proficiency is translating top level stakeholder needs through to project requirements, and down (using appropriate engineering disciplines and due-diligence) to product and process specifications. Demonstrated ability to negotiate with stakeholders where various needs conflict in order to reach an acceptable solution. Demonstrated expertise in developing specifications, including drawings, for designs.

  • Proficiency in designing business processes for continuous improvement. Determines methods to measure and goal process effectiveness and efficiency and determine actions to continuously improve processes. Understands and takes accountability for process ownership, data stewardship and/or policy enforcement and the necessary succession planning when moving on to a new role

Functional Skills

  • Orchestrate the deployment of resources (e.g., people, infrastructure, financial, informational) from Coca-Cola (e.g., client, internal service providers) and third parties in order to ensure successful project completion.

  • Generate a plan and timeline to commercialize the technology (e.g., packaging, production, distribution, capitalization) ensure system readiness, and define resource scheduling in order to meet project objectives.

  • Define, implement and support solution delivery strategy including deployment strategy, rollout schedule and delivery method in order to ensure effective and efficient deployment of the business solution.

  • Evolve, plan or execute the strategy for data standards that support TCCC information strategies and corporate reporting requirements in order to maximize information as an asset for strategic decision making, meeting regulatory requirements and meeting legal considerations.

  • Generate, document and execute a plan to select and/or develop technology (e.g., packaging, tools, processes, equipment, and products) including managing the change control process, in order to meet the project's specific objectives (e.g., improve quality, deliver new products, and optimize processes).

Required Experience

  • Five+ years’ experience with designing electromechanical equipment and/ or instrumentation.

  • Verifiable examples of successful product introduction

  • Ten + years’ product development

  • Disciplined problem solving skills using DMAIC/8D/A3 or similar methodology

Highly Preferred Experience

  • Manufacturing engineering experience.

  • LabView experience

  • ANSYS experience

  • MatLab experience

Education

  • MSME strongly preferred.

  • BSME from an ABET-accredited engineering program

Relocation

  • Reimbursement available

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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