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Process Engineer

Spartanburg, South Carolina Job ID 99020 Job Category Supply Chain Job Level Individual Contributor Position Type Full-Time

The Spartanburg operation is a state of the art coffee roasting and pod packaging facility along with a full beverage distribution center.  The site is the largest KDRP manufacturing and distribution location.  The site operation will function on the foundational principles of TPM (Total Productive Maintenance); principles of Lean manufacturing; and the power of High Performance Teams.  All associates at the Spartanburg site will have specific accountability and ownership to not only the site operations, however, to the functional business operations that they are part of.  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.


The Coffee Processing Engineer / Packaging Engineer is responsible for the development and implementation of technical solutions, standards and innovative tools for the receipt, storage, roasting, grinding and transfer of coffee for the site.  This role will ensure the use of Total Productive Maintenance in the daily operations of coffee processing.  This position along with the master roaster will be the site subject matter experts for coffee processing.  This role will work closely with the multisite engineering, R+D, commercialization and IT to ensure the functionality and reliability of the coffee processing area of the site.  This role will lead the identification of and carry out continuous improvement projects in coffee processing so the site can meet financial as well as capacity objectives.


  • Schedule, lead and facilitate Kaizen Events and other CI continuous improvement projects in coffee processing to enhance operational performance using Lean Manufacturing tools when carrying out projects (root cause analysis, A3, SMED, Kaizen, DMAIC, etc.)
  • Participate on multifunctional continuous improvement project teams; contributing to project activities with the Production, Maintenance, Distribution Center, Quality Assurance, and office departments.
  • Work with the Training and Development Leader to build training content and organize training sessions for training and coaching all associates in the coffee processing technologies and processes
  • Develop and put in place tools for measuring equipment/process performance and evaluating continuous improvement project results;
  • Create and Implement design improvements for coffee processing systems including mechanical, electrical, process, IT, OT systems.
  • Conduct periodic audits to verify the proper functioning of established coffee processing processes and systems
  • Provide back up support for Operations, Maintenance and Material Handling Coaches
  • Coach and teach the sites high performance teams in the area of coffee processing
  • Share and adapt best practices with other company manufacturing units
  • Report food safety, quality and regulatory compliance to plant or division personnel with authority to initiate action.

Total Rewards

  • Placement in salary range may vary depending on experience, skills, and other factors
  • Benefits eligible day one!!
  • 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


  • Four year College degree required (engineering/manufacturing preferred) plus 1+ years’ experience in a process based manufacturing environment.
  • TPM and/or Lean Manufacturing training a plus


  • Excellent knowledge and use in process design, optimization, project management and troublshooting
  • Advanced knowledge of computer tools
  • Highly skilled at analyzing and solving problems, with attention to detail
  • Great at working in teams, influencing others, and using disciplined processes to deliver results
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills across a broad variety of departments
  • Must be independent, flexible, and organized
  • Ability to positively and comfortably handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with self-motivation and focused attention to detail.
  • Must be comfortable developing and conducting group presentations.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to propose solutions to problems.
  • Must be able to travel occasionally, work in a team environment, and occasionally work a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to get along with others, be punctual, and follow instructions.
  • Ability to follow KDP policies and procedures.

Other Necessary Functions:

  • Follows all policies, ergonomic standards and safety requirements directed by KDP and the
  • department.
  • Work with corporate continuous improvement department to ensure consistency in processes.
  • Performs other duties as requested by leadership

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • Large amount (75%) of standing and walking on production floor, with small amounts of office work and computer work required (25% of the workday).  Requires ability to travel occasionally

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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