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Maintenance Supervisor

Knoxville, Tennessee Job ID 98714 Job Category Supply Chain Job Level Supervisor Position Type Full-Time
Manufacturing Maintenance Supervisor 

The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the coordination, planning, and supervision of the Maintenance department. This position is focused on driving maintenance-related area improvement with cross-functional teams and overseeing the successful implementation of area maintenance projects. This position reports to the Maintenance Manager and works cross functionally with Production, EH&S, Quality, HR, Finance and Engineering team members. This position is responsible for supervising approximately 20 technicians.

Shift & Schedule: This is a full time position on Night shift working 5:00pm to 5:30am, Monday-Thursday. Flexibility to work overtime, weekends and holidays as scheduled is required. 

Position Highlights: 

  • Responsible for coordination, evaluation, and continuous improvement of the department/team and creating a positive climate where people want to do their best.
  • Demonstrated ability to support a long term maintenance plan showing year over year improvement in Reliability, Maintenance KPIs and maintenance Cost
  • Continually reduces equipment downtime and increase availability through the establishment of a preventive/predictive maintenance program (including failure analysis)
  • Insure data integrity within a SAP environment and MP2.
  • Understand and help further develop Continuous Improvement and TPM processes

What you will do:

  • Oversee area maintenance projects and act as member of Maintenance leadership.
  • Act as communication liaison between maintenance technicians and business partners including Production and Engineering.
  • Manages and develops maintenance team members; Provides maintenance guidance and oversight for all shift associates; motivates, coaches and develops a diverse, high performing and engaged team to meet established goals and build organizational capability.
  • Supports the operation in ways to help reduce overall costs.
  • Champions and drives relentless reduction of breakdown losses through Breakdown Analysis and other appropriate Focused Improvement Tools.
  • Participates in, and supports, the Department safety training program. (I.E.: weekly safety meetings, shop safety inspections, enforcement of lock-out/tag-out program, enforcement of the confined space program, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate cross-functionally and coordinate efforts around process improvement.
  • Ensure effective equipment troubleshooting, including root causes identification and action plan implementation.
  • Review maintenance history, identify key opportunities for improvement, and establish site specific projects to address needed changes.
  • Audit maintenance task quality, track work orders, and report on area maintenance activity and performance.
  • Participate in appropriate site meetings (pod, planning, leadership, and employee meetings) and work with Maintenance leadership on corporate initiatives.
  • Manages maintenance projects with team and peers.
  • You are a peer and team member with Engineering and Operations. You will help facilitate communication between maintenance technicians and business partners including production, engineering, and maintenance leader's multi-site.
  • Understands, in detail, the plant maintenance planning and scheduling process.
  • Review and assess the quality of work performed by your team to continuously learn how to improve asset performance.
  • Audit maintenance standard work, task quality, track work orders, and report on area maintenance activity and performance.
  • Follows all policies, ergonomic standards, and safety requirements directed by Keurig Dr Pepper
  • Coordinate with vendors to meet the needs of the area maintenance team.
  • Assist maintenance technicians as necessary.
  • Comply with Regulatory, Company, and departmental policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's Principles, policies and applicable laws.
  • Accountable for communication, interviewing and hiring, training employees; planning, assigning and directing work, leveraging team and individual strengths, managing performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and solving problems to ensure high performance results.
  • Performs other duties as requested by management.

Ensure high performance results of your team by:

  • Fostering a culture of trust and wellbeing that prioritizes the team and values employee contributions
  • Driving a shared vision with clear goals and accountability, supported by regular conversations to maximize talent
  • Embracing diverse perspectives to foster innovation, learning from both successes and failures
  • Establishing a safe environment where team members are motivated, heard, and aligned with clear expectations

Total Rewards

  • Compensation: This is an exempt, salaried position paid on a biweekly cycle. Compensation is flexible and determined by the candidate's experience level.   
  • Benefits, subject to election and eligibility: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Paid Time Off (including paid parental leave, vacation, and sick time), 401k with company match, Tuition Reimbursement, and Mileage Reimbursement
  • Annual bonus based on performance and eligibility
  • Benefits eligible Day 1!


  • 2+ years of experience in a leadership role within a maintenance department 
  • 5-10 years of experience working in a maintenance department preferably in food/beverage manufacturing 
  • ISO, Lean, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement strategy and/or TPM Certifications highly desired
  • Strong experience in project management preferred; experience in Equipment Preventive Maintenance Management
  • Strong experience and working knowledge of plant maintenance software, SAP preferred
  • Demonstrated supportive leadership skills and Strong analytical skills 
  • Demonstrated Decision making skills. 
  • Experience working and understanding mechanical, electrical, and automation troubleshooting
  • Ability to communicate with multiple stakeholder groups and manage projects
  • Ability to prioritize to meet business needs, view the larger picture, and systematically solve problems
  • Ability to get along with others, be punctual, and follow instructions 
  • Ability to follow Keurig Dr Pepper policies and procedures 
  • Strong Computer Skills,( Microsoft Office Suite)

Company Overview

Keurig Dr Pepper (NASDAQ: KDP) is a modern beverage company with a bold vision built to deliver growth and opportunity.  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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