Innovation Engineer/Project Manager C&S Fully Automatic Crem m/f/d in Bruchsal at Welbilt

Date Posted: 9/26/2019

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Innovation Engineer/Project Manager C&S Fully Automatic (Bruchsal)

About Crem International

Crem is one of the key Welbilt brands and is one of the leading players in the professional coffee and hot beverages machine industry.

We are a company with a wide offering of hot beverages solutions ranging from pour over filter coffee brewers to large barista handled espresso machines. Our products and services go into offices, convenient stores and to hotels/restaurants/cafes all over the world. Many of the leading coffee roasters and operators around the globe are using either our own brands or their own customized concepts – all based on our technology.

A distinct focus on growth makes us a very dynamic and fast-moving brand where success comes from team work and a sound portion of entrepreneurship. 

Crem has three familiar and strong brands – Coffee Queen, Expobar and Spengler. Under the brand Coffee Queen, we have brought together all our machines for freshly brewed filter and instant coffee, water and juice. With the brand Expobar we offer our top-quality espresso machines and thanks to our recent acquisition of Spengler we are able to focus more on the fully automatic table-top equipment both for espresso and filter coffee. Bringing together these brands means we manufacture the market’s widest offer of professional coffee equipment. This makes us unique! 

Background information for the open position

CREM´s R&D center is located in Shanghai, China, and is a team of 27:

Mechanical Engineers, Software Engineers, Hardware Engineers, Graphic Designer, Technical Writer, Product Designer, Test & validation Engineers, Project Managers

Crem International’s Core Technologies and Solutions R&D Center in Bruchsal, Germany is now looking to recruit a Mechanical Innovation Engineer/Project manager. You will be involved in multiple projects related to technologies, systems and complete dispenser developments for the segment of fully automatic coffee dispensers.

You will also in a certain frequency travel within Europe and Asia in order to work close with our partners and colleagues.

Job description and responsibilities:  

  • Mechanical construction of core components and full systems (60%)
    • Develop new innovative solutions for new coffee machines Projects
    • Develop innovative solutions for new core technology in close cooperation with our suppliers and the development team in Shanghai
    • You will verifying of your work in the lab with prototype parts
    • Knowledge transfer to our R&D development center in Shanghai for industrialization Phase
  • Coordination of new requests from Business development in C2C Process (only Exploration and Concept Phase) for the OCS and CVS Market Segments (20%)

    • Generate preliminary project documentation from Design Description, Commercial specification and Technical specification
Technical feasibilty stud
    • Solution Description
    • Timeline
    • Project costs
    • BOM

  • Handover to R&D Project Manager after Concept Phase
  • Support of Product Owners on Issues with core components (10%)
  • Work close with core technology suppliers to ensure products are developed to CREM quality Standard
  • Development, investigation and evaluation of new technologies and core components  (20%)
    • Identification of new trends and technologies (Conferences, Trade Shows, Collaborations with external inventors and universities, …)
    • Build up coffee Knowledge
    • Coordination of test for new developments (Shanghai, external, …)
    • Work close with core technology suppliers to ensure products are manufactured to CREM quality Standard
    • Monitor the competition in the market and perform benchmark tests for functions, quality and performance of our competitors equipment's

Job Requirements

Your profile: 

  • Software skills needed: Microsoft Office and high level of Solidworks (free form platic injection molded parts)
  • Very good communication and organization skills.

  • Fluent in English (working language)
  • Education: Master degree in Mechanical or Electromechanical Engineering
  • Min 5 years of work experience
  • Strong focus on costs, easy serviceability, cleaning and lean assembly
  • Proven high innovation capability
  • Capability to get knowledge from all the other departments.
  • Wide knowledge about materials, production and Solutions
  • Background and knowledge about coffee is very positive
  • High level of social and emotional intelligence (EQ) is a must
  • Push through mentality.
  • Fast apprehension and autonomous operation.
  • Experience in production methods, design, documentation, assembly and servicing, cost reduction, ergonomics.
  • Structured and proactive way of working, as separate person also as working in a team with high individual responsibility.


  • The right ambition will take you a long way!
  • Regard occasional overtime and weekend work as a part of the job (not counting the hours but more focused on getting the work done in the right way)
  • See the big picture of what the company needs to achieve and by that be flexible in accepting different work tasks even though some might not be in the normal scope of what DTD team is handling


Personal characteristics

  • You enjoy being in the driver seat – pushing and pulling the rest of the company to get things done
  • Be able to find peace in that situations sometimes are stressful and work systematically and structured to overcome it
  • We are a fast moving and flexible team - new tasks and projects are added all the time.
  • Be willing to travel and sometimes on short notice (estimated to no more than 15-20% of the time)


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