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Production Technician

Sumner, Washington Job ID 99567 Job Category Supply Chain Job Level Individual Contributor Position Type Full-Time

Production Technician III

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SUMMARY:  The Production Technician III is responsible for operating and monitoring production machinery to maximize production and maintaining Keurig’s high standards of safety and quality. This role will also be responsible for coaching, mentoring, auditing and facilitating others in applying knowledge of manufacturing processes to the improvement of safety, quality delivery cost and culture. This position actively participates and contributes at the site level of impact across key plant metrics and balanced scorecard goals.

Shift/Schedule: This is a full-time position working our Days D2 Shift. This shift works 12 hour rotating shift on the 2-2-3 schedule. Flexibility to work outside of normal schedule, including weekends and holidays, is required as needed.

What you will do:


  • Role Model for communicating, demonstrating and supporting safe behaviors.
  • Actively coach and develops Safety Observations and Peer to Peer  coaching/feedback.
  • Active participant of Safety Steering, 
  • Actively schedules, organizes, and leads risk reduction process (i.e. hazard hunts, risk assessments, job hazard analysis, PPE assessments, etc.)
  • Safety or Environmental program Owner/co-owner         


  • Coaching and mentoring of Quality Data Set, Safe Quality Food, Good Manufacturing Practices and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point systems.
  • Uses lean tools and data for predictive analysis and implementation of corrective actions
  • Leads layered internal audits
  • Leads Root Cause Corrective Analysis /Corrective Action & Preventive Action  activities with the team
  • Trains Production Technician I and IIs in Root Cause Corrective Analysis skills, facilitation and leading.
  • Role Model for understanding and demonstration of ownership of quality metrics.
  • Role models SQF standards and facilitates the preparation and maintenance of standards relative to audits and compliance


  • Coaching and teaching others in the Daily Management Systems particularly in determining root cause, concise problem statements & developing corrective action plans, escalating to zone or maintenance as appropriate.
  • Generating data for plant and zone board. Identifying trends in data and proposing action steps.
  • Able to identify and address minor equipment and material issues; make adjustments if applicable. Identify technical issues with or without maintenance.
  • Coordinating and aligning standards between shifts.
  • Define and review, and drive improvements to standard work.
  • Perform standard work audits and identify and address gaps.
  • Cooperate with local and network resources on system updates. Partner with maintenance on the execution of preventative maintenance.  Lead and facilitate improvement activities on issues that cross team and functional boundaries.


  • Lead Root Cause Corrective on waste reduction initiatives.
  • Participation on plant-wide team focused on waste reduction and continuous process improvement initiatives.
  • Coach & develop cost reduction with others.
  • Active engagement in auditing of countermeasures.

Team Culture

The Production Technician III is a role model of our team culture, exemplifying the following behaviors and mentoring others to achieve their full potential in the following:

  • Dependability: regularly arrives to work on time, returns timely from breaks, meets attendance guidelines and consistently arrives on time for team meetings.
  • Teamwork: demonstrates the ability to work effectively with others, contributes fair share of team’s work, appropriately communicates status of work during shift transitions, demonstrates a willingness to help other team members, demonstrate the ability to receive and provide constructive feedback, and demonstrates a high level of cooperation across the site. Shares knowledge/skills with team members.
  • Professional Behavior: exhibits a positive demeanor and rapport with others, models appropriate communication and behavior amongst one another, demonstrates self-awareness and takes actions to continuously improve, does not engage in negative commentary, interacts respectfully and professionally with supervisors and coworkers, complies with organizational rules, policies and procedures.
  • Participation: demonstrates a willingness to participate in daily meetings, completes tasks in work area, accepts responsibility for one’s decisions and actions, positively adapts to the changing business environment.
  • Integrity: approaches actions with moral character and ethics.

Other necessary functions:

  • Follows all policies, procedures, ergonomic standards and safety requirements directed by Keurig and the department.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Total Rewards

  • Pay starting at $32.47 per hour. The employee will move to a higher rate of $34.17 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


What you must have:

  • Strong mechanical aptitude of processing and packaging machine operations; with a preference of 6 years manufacturing experience.
  • Ability to make decisions, communicate and problem solve. Self-motivated team player with a positive attitude.
  • Ability to get along with others, be punctual, demonstrate satisfactory attendance, and follow instructions from others.
  • Strong computer and software skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Enterprise Resource Planning systems, etc), preferred
  • Basic mathematical skills to make production calculations


  • Ability to lift 30 pounds on a regular basis and 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Ability to lift, bend, stretch and stand during entire shift.
  • Ability to push/pull up to 1,500 pounds using supplied equipment.
  • Ability to frequently kneel, squat, bend, stoop, twist, and reach overhead with repetitive motions.
  • Ability to meet all requirements to wear respiratory protection, as required.
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs.
  • Ability to work in a variety of temperature and humidity conditions.

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 developWe 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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