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Production Technician

Spartanburg, South Carolina Job ID 100926 Job Category Supply Chain Job Level Individual Contributor Position Type Full-Time
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Shift:  N1; Sun., Mon., Tues., Alternating Sat. 6:30 PM- 7:00 AM

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 and harness the power of High Performance Teams.  All associates at the Spartanburg site will have accountability to a functional business unit in addition to the full site operation.  The site will run on state of the art enterprise IT and manufacturing execution systems with highly automated processing, packaging, and material movement equipment.

SUMMARY:

The Production Technician II is responsible for maintaining and monitoring production machinery to maximize production and maintain Keurig Dr Pepper’s high standards in safety and quality. This role will also be responsible for demonstrating and applying knowledge of manufacturing processes to the improvement of safety, quality, delivery, cost and culture.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Deliver best-in-class performance across the balanced Scorecard

  • Safety - Deliver upon the site safety goal of zero injuries by doing the following:
  • Being a role model in communicating, demonstrating, and supporting safe behaviors
  • Regularly completing and/or participating in behavioral safety observations and training others on the process
  • Actively participate in safety meetings
  • Regularly conduct and/or participate in safety audits and risk reduction initiatives
  • Ensure 100% completion of all safety/regulatory training as it applies to you
  • Quality - Achieve Zero-defect performance and improve the customer experience by doing the following:
  • Understanding and training others on all quality control, Safe Quality Food, Good Manufacturing Practices, and other regulatory requirements.
  • Production – Help foster and support a Continuous Improvement environment by doing the following:
  • Identify and address equipment and material issues as they occur
  • Partner across Maintenance and Quality organizations as you leverage the Daily Management System to drive site performance.
  • Lead and/or support cross-functional focused improvement initiatives to streamline material flow and improve equipment efficiency to increase capacity and reduce operating expenses

Sustain TPM-based Production Environment

  • Support the site TPM journey and the various implementations; mentor and teach others in the TPM process
  • Actively participate in various Kaizen activities at the site and assist in line and business unit implementations of improvements identified during the events.
  • Partner with maintenance on the execution of preventative maintenance

Engage in Mini Business Unit structure (MBU) and High Performing Team (HPT) model

Be a positive contributor to the site’s MBU structure and HPT model by doing the following:

  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively with others
  • Complete all tasks in work area and contribute fair share of team’s work
  • Communicate status of work during shift transitions
  • Demonstrate a willingness to help other team members, receive and provide constructive feedback, and display high level of cooperation across the site
  • Exhibits a positive demeanor and models engaging communication styles and behaviors
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and takes actions to continuously improve
  • Does not engage in negative commentary
  • Interacts respectfully and professionally with all members of the KDP team.

Total Rewards

  • Pay starting at $26.63 per hour. The employee will move to a higher rate of $28.01 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

Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred
  • Basic mathematical and mechanical skills
  • Ability to learn, train, and support Subject Matter Expert responsibilities for the business unit to ensure team members are performing task that are related to MES and WES transactions properly.
  • Ability to spend significant time standing on the manufacturing floor with some frequency of computer work
  • Ability to lift, push, and pull 75 pounds frequently without assistance

Preferred:

  • Strong mechanical aptitude of processing and packaging machine operations; with a preference of 3 years manufacturing experience
  • Computer and software skills (Microsoft Office, Outlook, etc)
  • Experience with WES, MES, and SAP

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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