Maintenance Planner - 1st Shift in Allentown, PA at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 9/7/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Allentown operation is a state of the art aseptic bottling and variety packaging facility along with a full beverage distribution center.  The site operation will function on the foundational principles of TPM (Total Productive Maintenance); principles of Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma; and the power of High Performance Teams.  All associates at the Allentown site will have specific accountability and ownership to the site operations and to their respective functional business operation.  The site will run on state of the art enterprise information technology systems and manufacturing execution systems; and with highly automated processing equipment, packaging equipment, and material movement equipment; and very standardized lean processes. 



Maintenance Planner

Responsible for planning and scheduling all plant maintenance activities. Processes and prioritizes work orders, examines and determines best approach for work order completion. Estimates steps, man-hours required, and number of mechanics required to complete work order. Liaison between production, engineering and maintenance. Maintains records for analysis.



  • Maximize equipment reliability by use of planned maintenance.
  • Quickly return equipment to OEM design.
  • Collect data for each piece of equipment to determine the MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure).
  • Schedule all maintenance activities on the production line to ensure there are no breakdowns.
  • Work with the team to drive autonomous maintenance on the production line.
  • Print, assign, ensure completion of, confirm and TECO all preventative maintenance tasks in SAP – EAM on a daily / weekly basis.
  • Work with the facilities stock room to ensure parts are in stock or whether they need ordered in order to complete work orders.
  • Contact vendors for machine parts to obtain quotes.
  • Complete purchase requisitions for ordering of machine parts.
  • Organize and have parts available to make repairs.
  • Work with the machine operators and mechanics to determine what is needed to complete repairs on the equipment.
  • Operate within the repairs and maintenance budget for the production line.
  • Identify maintenance related issues on the production equipment and create action plans to have them corrected.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 



  • 2 years maintenance planning experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated working experienced in a work order system, SAP preferred.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to communicate technical information accurately and clearly
  • Proficient in developing maintenance documentation and standards. 

Physical Requirements / Working Conditions:

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds on a regular basis and 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Ability to constantly lift, bend, stretch and stand during entire shift.
  • Ability to push/pull up to 1,500 pounds using supplied equipment.
  • Ability to frequently kneel, squat, bend, and stoop, twist, and reach overhead with repetitive motions.
  • Ability to work in a sedentary light office position with high frequency of keyboarding/computer work required (50% - 75% of the workday).

Keys to success in this role include skills, knowledge, and behaviors in the following areas:

  • Confidence, integrity and an autonomous mindset with the ability to work independently and strive to win, even in challenging environments
  • Ability to comprehend and follow work instructions and calibrate instrumentation
  • Team-player attitude with well-developed interpersonal skills and comfort in a cross-functional, multi-cultural environment.
  • Mechanical orientation with the ability to solve problems and implement change
  • Strong communication and writing skills and ability to conduct root-cause analysis and implement corrections

Company Overview & EEO Statement

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Plano, TX, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig®, Dr Pepper®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, Canada Dry®, Snapple®, Bai®, Mott’s® and The Original Donut Shop®. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America.

Benefits built for you: Our people are the heart of our business, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.