Industrial Project Engineer, Ops Services

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Industrial Project Engineer, Ops Services

Full Time
  • Responsibilities


    From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrated coffee and the rich tradition, but that also brought a feeling of connection. We are known for developing extraordinary leaders who share this passion and are guided by their service to others.

    JOB SUMMARY AND MISSION This job contributes to Starbucks success by completing engineering assignments and projects that develop technology and methods innovations to enhance productivity and capacity in Starbucks Retail Operations team.

    Models and acts in accordance with Starbucks guiding principles.


    Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

    • Assesses the benefits of engineering technology and methods changes to operations. Integrates engineering principles and manufacturing technologies and resolves technical obstacles for specific engineering projects.
    • Executes engineering and customer objectives against performance measures. Recommends improvements of existing methods based on risk and benefit analysis. Resolves most execution issues on projects with minimal supervision.
    • Participates on cross-functional project teams and acts as a resource in resolving technical obstacles. Promotes development of strong working relationships among engineering partners on teams as well as with vendors.
    • Develop and implement processes to measure, analyze, and improve equipment performance (reliability) and communicate prioritization of plant performance improvement projects (at plant locations).
    • Collaborate with 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 and reliability (at plant locations).
    • Manage small to medium capital projects, applying technical expertise and project management methods and tools during design, construction and commissioning.
    • Oversee detailed root cause analysis of reliability issues. Coach partners to develop and improve analytical trouble-shooting skills, applying six sigma and/or total productive maintenance tools and methods
  • Qualifications


    • Engineering (industrial, electrical, mechanical, or chemical) 3 years

    • Experience in consumer products or food company and plant experience, 3 years either technical or production

    • Project management: 3 years

    • Supervision, including direct supervision of contractors: 1 year

    • Starbucks field management experience preferred. Retail operations multi-unit management, implementation and/or project management in a retail or restaurant environment.


    • Team-building skills

    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

    • Technical leadership, with the ability to coach and mentor team partners.

    • Presents implementation strategies and recommendations to Global Operations leadership utilizing the Retail Operating Model (consideration of the Partner, Customer, and Business impact) as a filter and framework.

    • Abilities to effectively create, manage, and executive projects

    • Strong knowledge of retail store operations, processes and procedures, and technological aspects of retail

    • Strong analytical and decision-making skills

    • Ability to manage large or highly-complex projects

    • Ability to assess the impact of change and develop processes to ensure effective implementation and user acceptance of new processes, products, procedures or methods

    _ 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 206-318-0660 or via email at applicantaccommodation@starbucks.com_

  • Industry
    Food and Beverages
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  • About Us
    Starbucks is about more than just a coffee; they're dedicated to employee and community growth. Starbucks even runs a program that pays for their baristas tuition to help them finish their education. That’s why when you launch your career inspired by human connection and the opportunity to become your personal best, the possibilities are endless. SCAP - Starbucks College Achievement Program