Production Operations Lead in Allentown, PA at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 7/30/2020

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 with highly automated processing equipment, packaging equipment, and material movement equipment; and very standardized lean processes. 

The Production Tech Team Lead manages and coordinates the activities of production personnel engaged in packaging beverage products for storage & shipment, including providing leadership, direction and facilitation on multiple high speed production lines.

Position Responsibilities

  • Employee safety and security is the highest priority, ensuring the team is working safely and acting as a role model.
  • Seeks to build a strong team engage all employees to contribute and participate.
  • Direct and coach production operators in the execution of daily/weekly production schedules for multiple packaging lines. 
  • Manage resources to safety deliver operational goals while working within operating budget.
  • Coordinate resources ensuring safety, quality and productivity while minimizing waste. 
  • Complete and update all necessary production paperwork and record.
  • Ensure equipment remains in new working order supporting autonomous maintenance
  • Review and analyze production records to identify opportunities for improvement. 
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and contributing towards becoming a lean organization.
  • Make recommendations for long term solutions, including recommendations for procedural changes, productivity improvements, material change, etc.
  • Create the basis for continuous improvement and employee empowerment by ensuring that standardized work processes are followed, countermeasures implemented and the area is compliant with housekeeping (5s) and safety requirements
  • Must promote a team environment and must develop direct reports through problem solving engagement.
  • Drive team engagement with, skills and capability development..



    • 3 years of experience in a manufacturing facility food, beverage, pharmaceutical or chemical industry preferred
    • 2 years of experience in a leadership role developing individuals, coaching, mentoring and building a team environment.

  •  Demonstrated working experience  in operations   with high-speed production machinery and monitoring of product quality.

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.