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Gaston, South Carolina Starbucks


Job Summary and Mission This position contributes to Starbucks success by planning, organizing and executing engineering assignments and projects that develop technology and methods innovations to enhance productivity and capacityModels and acts in accordance with Starbucks guiding principles. Summary of Key ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following\:- Assesses the benefits of engineering technology and methods changes to manufacturing operations. Integrates engineering principles and resolves technical obstacles for specific engineering projects.- Applies logic in problem-solving and analysis of alternatives to assess the financial and operations impact of business initiatives. Assesses critical information to make effective decisions or recommendations.- Develops Requests for Proposal and bid analyses, and leads contract negotiations as required to meet business needs. Manages project budget.- Develops and implements engineering designs in specific technical functions to improve efficiencies, increase capacity and reduce costs. Builds consensus across functions as project team leader on complex projects and initiatives.- Develops project plans that define scope, schedule, budget and business impact and risks. Executes plans and identifies issues or obstacles, gains alignment and brings to resolution.- May oversee facility maintenance and automation specialists (at plant locations).- May perform general plant engineering work (at plant locations).- Promotes development of strong working relationships. Mentors less experienced engineering partners.- Develop and implement advanced processes (including predictive maintenance techniques) to measure, analyze and improve equipment performance (reliability) and communicate prioritization of plant performance improvement projects (at plant locations).- Collaborate with and coach maintenance and operations partners to upgrade preventative maintenance (PM) processes and process control systems, constantly incorporating new knowledge that has been developed to improve performance (reliability).- Manage medium to large capital projects, applying technical expertise and project management methods and tools during design, construction and commissioning.- Oversee detailed root cause analysis of reliability issues.


Summary of Experience- Engineering (electrical, mechanical, chemical or industrial) - 3 years- Engineering design and implementation in particular area of specialization - 5 years- Order management system (if supporting Distribution) - 5 years- Performance metrics development and root cause analysis - 5 years- Warehouse or inventory system implementation (if supporting Distribution) - 3 years- Project management - 1 year- Strategic planning- Consumer products or food company and plant experience, either technical or production- Supervision, including direct supervision of contractors Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities- Ability to apply knowledge of multidisciplinary business principles and practices to achieve successful outcomes in cross-functional projects and activities- Team-building skills- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing- Ability to work independently- Results-oriented- Solid distribution operations or transportation skills (if supporting Distribution)- Ability to provide leadership, with the ability to coach and mentor team partners- Project management skills, including measurement, reporting and financial analysis Job Scope- Annual Managed Expenses $6-20M Starbucks and its brands are an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals. We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that includes partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that enables us to better meet our mission and values while serving customers throughout our global communities. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with all federal state and local ordinances. Starbucks Corporation is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at or via email at