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Packaging Innovation Engineer

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

Job Description:

The Packaging Innovation Engineer role will be responsible for supporting the development and optimizing robust processes for new and existing beverage packaging at our Package Engineering Technology Center located in Atlanta. This includes activities related to operating Plastic Injection & ISBM (Injection Stretch Blow Molding) equipment to develop and validate processing conditions, implementation of new technology, and creating intellectual property. The engineer will also work to ensure that the pilot equipment is ready to support the daily demands and partner with the technical staff to further key R&D initiatives.

What You'll Do:

The Packaging Innovation Engineer will support Atlanta Package Engineering Technology Center, including but not limited to:

  • Develop plastic processing guidelines, identify innovation opportunities related to process and performance
  • Document process learning's and publish processing reports.
  • Operation of injection and blow molding equipment
  • Establish set-up, profiling and start for new and existing bottles; assists in troubleshooting bottle profile problems; utilize SPC to identify and drive process improvement
  • Practice 5S to organize tooling, molds, change parts, etc., to achieve workplace requirements
  • Participate in process transfer and start-up at beverage plants as needed
  • Stay current with industry trends on the latest ISBM capabilities to further the value of investment from Coca-Cola.
  • Collaborate with concept creation and design teams internally to integrate technical expertise early in the design process.

    What You'll Need:

    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

      Related Work Experience:
      • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience (experience with plastic molding for beverage industry or similar would be an asset)
      • Strong mechanical & machine knowledge of leading supplier's equipment and operation
      • Good understanding of material-structure-property relationships
      • Analytical testing experience and Quality background would be desirable
      • End-to-end knowledge of beverage packaging manufacturing and KPI's
      • Strong ability to work independently, solve problems, and drive to winning solutions

        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.
        • Compensation & Benefits: Competitive benefits package that start on day one of employment


          Injection Stretch Blow Molding; Plastics Engineering; Plastics Processing; Mechanical Engineering; Manufacturing

          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, Smyrna , Packaging Innovation Engineer, Engineering , Smyrna, Georgia

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