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Maintenance Technician

Spartanburg, South Carolina Job ID 101242 Job Category Supply Chain Job Level Individual Contributor Position Type Full-Time

Shift:  D1 - Day Shift - 2/2/3 6:30 AM- 7:00 PM

The Spartanburg operation is a state-of-the-art coffee roasting and pod packaging facility in addition to hosting a full beverage distribution center.  Spartanburg is the largest KDRP manufacturing and distribution location.  The site will operate on the foundational principles of TPM (Total Productive Maintenance); leverage the principles of Lean manufacturing.  All associates at the Spartanburg site will have accountability to both a functional business unit in addition to the full site operation.  The site will run on first-in-class enterprise IT and manufacturing execution systems with highly automated processing, packaging, and material movement equipment.

The Maintenance Technician II at Keurig Dr Pepper will be responsible for facilitation and leadership to install, troubleshoot, maintain, and improve process and packaging equipment, to maximize production and maintain Keurig Dr Pepper’s high standards in safety and quality. This role will also be engaged in improving maintenance procedures and manufacturing processes for the improvement of safety, quality, delivery, cost and culture.



      • Troubleshoot and repair electrical and mechanical systems on equipment.
      • Demonstrate troubleshooting capabilities on control systems, servo drives, motors, HMIs, and PLCs on complex high speed packaging lines.
      • Review documentation for maintenance activity using the maintenance database, adequately communicate maintenance issues to appropriate employees (e.g., other maintenance techs, operators, engineers, supervisors, etc.), and properly utilize the maintenance inventory system.
      • Lead process improvement initiatives in assigned areas by analyzing equipment maintenance history, identifying significant causes of waste, coordinating with appropriate employees to develop root cause analysis (RCA), and providing maintenance assistance as necessary. 
      • Assist in day-to-day support of operators for adjustments, setups, and change overs
      • Assist other maintenance technicians as required
      • Work with engineers and vendors on special projects
      • Use machine tools, welding equipment, and measuring devices to modify machinery as needed
      • Will assist in the training and coaching others on best practices. 
      • Performs other duties as assigned
      • Follow all Keurig Dr Pepper policies and procedures


      • Comply with all safety policies and procedures and demonstrate safe behaviors at all times.  
      • Actively engaged in the coaching of Safety program(s). 
      • Maintain a healthful and safe environment and promptly report any violations / discrepancies / injuries / incidents to appropriate personnel. 
      • Compliant with all Safety Training initiatives.   
      • Actively participates in Job Hazard/Risk Analysis.       


      • Understands, complies with, and coaches quality systems, metrics and policies Quality Data System (QDS), Safe Quality Food (SQF), Good Manufacturing Process (GMP), and Hazzard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP). .
      • Actively participates in Root Cause Analysis (RCA) / Corrective Action Preventive Action (CAPA) events.


      • Cooperating and planning with other shifts to address handoff issues
      • Actively escalates line issues / opportunities using the Daily Management System (DMS) escalation process.
      • Coach team members on standard maintenance work and procedures
      • Gathers data on equipment issues to contribute to problem solving utilizing appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) 
      • Ability to work effectively & rotate into other zones and/or production lines. 


      • Understands costs associated with producing cups, to include: labor, scrap, material usage variance, utilities, spares, and downtime and use this information to drive the decision making process and level of urgency
      • Actively lead generation of productivity ideas and continuous improvement teams.  

Total Rewards

  • Pay starting at $34.76 per hour. The employee will move to a higher rate of $36.50 per hour in the quarter after their 6-month anniversary.

Where Applicable:  

  • Benefits eligible day one!!
  • 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


      • Completion of Industrial Maintenance degree or certificate preferred.   
      • Formal manufacturing maintenance education and/or 3 years of related manufacturing maintenance experience.  
      • Demonstrates proficient mechanical/electrical skills (Robotics skills preferred) 
      • Ability to read and understand complex instructions, prints, flowchart, block diagram, and schematics.  
      • Ability to competently use and understand precision testing and diagnostic equipment. 
      • Safety conscious and have the ability to perform in an emergency setting. 
      • Computer knowledge of Microsoft applications and PeopleSoft. 
      • Ability to get along with others, be punctual, and follow instructions. 
      • Ability to follow Keurig Dr Pepper policies and procedures. 
      • Ability to lift up to 100 pounds on a frequent basis. 
      • Ability to constantly lift, bend, stretch and stand during entire shift. 
      • Ability to frequently kneel, squat, bend, and stoop, twist, and reach overhead with repetitive motions. 
      • Ability to spend significant time standing on the manufacturing floor with some frequency of computer work 

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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