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Engineering Director, Fluidics Subsystem

Coca-Cola Company

Atlanta, GA
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Job Title: Engineering Director, Fluidics Subsystem
Job Id: 41168
Location: GA - Atlanta

The Coca-Cola Freestyle team is growing and is looking for the right engineering leader to help us 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 fluidics subsystems.  We need working managers capable of functioning across boundaries to understand customer needs, to design and improve world-leading products, and to put them into production using our stage-gate process. This role will have principal responsibility to develop and implement specification and verification processes, including appropriate metrics, to ensure the beverages dispensed from Freestyle machines meet all beverage quality and other fluidics requirements.  The successful candidate will work with mechanical, software, and electronics team to ensure that all changes to the machine continue to meet expectations.  He/she will direct a team of highly-capable engineers working in a highly-matrixed environment to design and release fluidics subsystems (and components).
Function Related Activities/Key Responsibilities
Systems Engineering:  Expert level knowledge is translating top level stakeholder needs through to project requirements, and down (using appropriate engineering disciplines and due-diligence) to product and process specifications. 
Quality Planning Disciplines:  Primary responsibility and expert-knowledge in specifying and verifying subsystem performance, working across functions to ensure hardware, electrical, and software can design to achieve subsystem requirements.  Proficiency in understanding business and technical priorities and in aligning individual and team efforts with those priorities. Communicates concisely where technical choices affect these priorities.   Expert-level knowledge in applying DFSS (Design for Six Sigma) tools (DFMEA, Design Verification Planning, etc.) to optimize quality and reliability of the product. Understands and applies reliability, serviceability and sustainability engineering principles and concepts to meet project objectives. Understands sources of variation and develops designs that are robust to these variations.
Documentation:  Expert-level ability to lead development and daily management of engineering documentation tools.  Develops, applies and sets example following policy and process for design consistency.  CADD, Documentation Change Management (Windchill experience preferred).  Experience controlling designs using ECN in a formal change management system.
Fluidics expertise:  Proficiency in concepts, practices, and theories used in the design of fluidic circuits, 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 other engineering disciplines (i.e.:  software lifecycle, structures). Works independently with minimal day-to-day supervision.
Proficiency in design for manufacturability, including test automation.  Experience in collaborating cross-functionally and with supplier organizations to ensure the design is manufactural within project goals.  Support for PFMEA and process design demonstrated.

MSME, MSEE or MSAero strongly preferred.
Coca-Cola Freestyle experience.
Manufacturing engineering experience 
Related Work Experience:
BSME, BSAeroE, BSEE from ABET-accredited engineering program or equivalent experience.
15+ years’ experience in product development.
Disciplined problem solving skills using DMAIC/8D/A3 or similar methodology.
Leadership Behaviors: 
Drive Innovation:  Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business (encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation)Collaborate with Systems, Customers and other Stakeholders:  Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to appropriately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler)Act Like an Owner:  Deliver results, creating value for our brands, our System, our customers and key stakeholdersInspire Others  Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possibleDevelop Self and Others:  Develop self and support others’ development to achieve full potential

Growth Behaviors:
Growth Mindset:  Demonstrates Curiosity.  Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
Smart Risk:  Makes bold decisions/recommendations
Externally Focused:  Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work.  Tracks and shares external trends, best practices, or ideas.
Performance Driven & Accountable:  Has high performance standards.  Outperforms her/his peers.
Fast/Agile:  Removes barriers to move faster.  Experiments and adapts.  Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
Empowered:  Brings solutions instead of problems.  Challenges the status quo.  Has the courage to take an unpopular stance. 
Functional Skills:
Identify and resolve equipment, production, package, facility or process issues (e.g., component failures, throughput bottlenecks, hazards, inadequate asset life) and document changes in order to provide a basis for evaluating equipment performance, product quality or equipment authorization.
Design and develop test plans (e.g., test objectives, test cases, test data, test scripts) for executing unit, integration, system or acceptance testing in order to ensure the solution meets the business requirements.
Ensure system is capable of meeting manufacturing, dispensing and vending requirements through use of existing assets, installation of new equipment or validating the capability of a third party site in order to assure widest access of these new products or packages to the market place.
Assess technical processes, equipment capability or package performance (e.g., an improvement in beverage quality and improvement in asset life) in order to assure delivery of business and customer requirements.
Develop quality standards, specifications or requirements (e.g., concentrate/beverage base, ingredients, packaging, beverage, processes, and new technology) in order to ensure quality and integrity of products, and to protect the trademarks of the Coca-Cola Company.

Honesty and integrity have always been cornerstone values of The Coca-Cola Company. Our passion for people of integrity mirrors our spirited drive for total quality in our brands. These and other elements allow the company to sustain strategic practices and drive business performance. The Personnel Integrity Assurance Program is another step toward making The Coca-Cola Company the premier workplace. This process includes a pre-employment background investigation that applies to all applicants, employees, and contractors of the company. The scope of this inquiry may cover such elements as education, employment history, a criminal history check, reference checks, and a pre-employment drug screen. Designated countries or sensitive positions within the company may have more stringent standards.

The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands and more than 3,800 beverage choices. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands, many of which are available in reduced-, low- or no-calorie options. Our billion-dollar brands include Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, vitaminwater and Powerade. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, we are the No. 1 provider of both sparkling and still beverages. More than 1.9 billion servings of our beverages are enjoyed by consumers in more than 200 countries each day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at Coca-Cola Beverages (Shanghai) Ltd. an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company, provides marketing and technical/quality services to The Coca-Cola Company in China.

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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