Production Tech III in Allentown, PA at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 9/17/2020

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. 

 

Production Technician III

The Production Technician III at Keurig Dr Pepper operates, monitors, troubleshoots, and maintains production and packaging equipment to maximize operational efficiency and maintain Keurig Dr Pepper’s high standards in safety and quality in a state of the art aseptic manufacturing facility. This includes preventative maintenance, machine changeovers, and making minor adjustments. This role will also be engaged in the improvement of manufacturing processes for the improvement of safety, quality, delivery, cost and culture. There will be a potential for domestic travel. 

 

Responsibilities

  1. Performs duties with a safety first approach
  2. Ensures work areas are clean and organized at all times
  3. Set up machinery and replenish production materials as needed.
  4. Operate and monitor line for defective materials and perform other related work in accordance with line quality.
  5. Proficiency of technically advanced equipment such as high-speed aseptic Blow mold and filler machines
  6. Analyze, interpret and react to machine feedback data 
  7. Troubleshoot to make complex and advanced repairs and adjustments as needed.
  8. Record all data as required (i.e. charts, necessary process adjustments based on data findings, etc.). 
  9. Perform standard work for Autonomous (AM) and Preventative (PM) maintenance activities.
  10. Perform machine changeovers and clean and sanitize all equipment as required. 
  11. Support site Total Preventative Maintenance (TPM) journey and actively participate in various Kaizen activities at the site and assist in line implementations of improvements identified during the events.
  12. Partner with maintenance on the execution of preventative maintenance, and lead improvement activities on issues that cross team and functional boundaries.
  13. Flexible, self-motivated team player with the ability to follow direction and work independently.
  14. Performs other duties as requested by management.


Requirements

Qualifications

  • 3 years of experience working with and on automated machinery and troubleshooting electrical mechanical equipment
  • 2 years prior experience monitoring and performing product quality testing Computer and software skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Ability to learn, train, and support Subject Matter Expert (SME)responsibilities for the line to ensure team members are performing tasks such as machine operation, troubleshooting, and Preventative Maintenance (PM).
  • Ability to spend significant time standing on the manufacturing floor with some frequency of computer work
  • Ability to apply mathematical skills to make production calculations and perform loss and waste analysis
  • Ability to lift, push, and pull 50 pounds frequently without assistance
  • Ability to frequently kneel, squat, bend, and stoop, twist, and reach overhead with repetitive motion Ability to spend significant time standing on the manufacturing floor with some frequency of computer work
  • Must be available to work extended hours and flexible time in different departments based on business needs
  • Aseptic manufacturing experience preferred

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
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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.