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Production Technician

Allentown, Pennsylvania Job ID 101044 Job Category Supply Chain Job Level Individual Contributor Position Type Full-Time

Production Technician II

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. 

Shift & Schedule: Our Allentown site is a 24/7 facility. Our shift patterns follow a 12hr, 2-2-3 schedule. With this schedule you are working a full time job while only working half of the days out of the year! Great work lift balance! We have this position available on our day shift as well as our night shift (see options below).

Day shift: 6:00am-6:00pm on a 223 schedule

Night shift: 6:00pm-6:00am on a 223 schedule 

The Production Machine Operator/ Technician II 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 during the training period.

A Successful Candidate Has Experience With:

  • Troubleshooting equipment 
  • Working in a fast pace, high volume environment (Bonus if experience in the Food/Bev/Bottling/Medical Industries)
  • Very familiar with 5S, Lean Manufacturing, TPM principles
  • Similar titles may look like: Machine Operator, Production Technician, Production Machine Operator, etc. 


  • Performs duties with a safety first approach
  • Ensures work areas are clean and organized at all times
  • Set up machinery and replenish production materials as needed.
  • Operate and monitor line for defective materials and perform other related work in accordance with line quality.
  • Troubleshoot and make minor repairs and adjustments as needed.
  • Record all data as required (i.e. charts, necessary process adjustments based on data findings, etc.). 
  • Perform standard work for Autonomous (AM) and Preventative (PM) maintenance activities.
  • Perform machine changeovers and clean and sanitize all equipment 

Total Rewards

  • Compensation: Starting rate of pay is $24.72 per hour. The employee will move to a higher rate of $26.00 per hour in the quarter after their 6-month anniversary. A shift differential will also be provided for the night shift. 
  • Benefits, subject to eligibility, and collective bargaining agreements (where applicable): Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Paid Time Off (including vacation and sick time), 401k with company match, Tuition Reimbursement, and Mileage Reimbursement
  • Benefits Eligible Day 1!


  • 2 years of experience working with and on automated machinery and troubleshooting electrical mechanical equipment
  • 1 years prior experience monitoring and performing product quality testing Computer and software skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Basic understanding and application of  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

Company Overview

Keurig Dr Pepper (NASDAQ: KDP) is a leading beverage company in North America, with a portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partners brands and powerful distribution capabilities to provide a beverage for every need, anytime, anywhere. We operate with a differentiated business model and world-class brand portfolio, powered by a talented and engaged team that is anchored in our values. We work with big, exciting beverage brands and the #1 single-serve coffee brewing system in North America at KDP, and we have fun doing it! 
Together, we have built a leading beverage company in North America offering hot and cold beverages together at scale. Whatever your area of expertise, at KDP you can be a part of a team that’s proud of its brands, partnerships, innovation, and growth. Will you join us? 
We strive to be an employer of choice, providing a culture and opportunities that empower our team of ~28,000 employees to grow and develop.  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 is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or association with a person with a disability, medical condition, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


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