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Subject Matter Expert of Technical Maintenance and Reliability Excellence

United States Job ID 98480 Job Category Engineering/Technology Job Level Manager Position Type Full-Time
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The Subject Matter Expert (SME) of Technical, Maintenance and Reliability Excellence is accountable for delivering core competency technical excellence and delivering top quartile performance in equipment reliability as measured by safety, quality, customer fill rate, OEE2, unplanned and planned downtime and maintenance rate per case. The SME of Technical, Maintenance and Reliability Excellence will create the KDP Cold Beverage Supply Chain Strategy to deliver top quartile technical team and equipment performance. The job responsibilities will include development of our core competency skills development program that will result in a team of highly skilled subject matter experts in our manufacturing core competencies. This position is also responsible improving safety of the maintenance teams, improving quality by eliminating the potential for failures leading to recalls or withdrawals, overhaul planning and execution, project management/execution, delivering net productivity, root cause problem solving, and operational readiness of new product, package and/or equipment introductions. The SME of Technical, Maintenance and Reliability Excellence is a key member of the Cold Beverage Supply Chain Operations team, bridging the gap between engineering and manufacturing technical teams and developing our internal expertise in core competencies. This position will report to the Senior Director of Technical, Maintenance and Reliability Excellence.

What you will do:

  • Drive Performance Improvement
  • Develop a team of rapid response technicians
  • Liaison between CAPEX and plant on new installs
  • Work with E&T Pillar owner to develop training for technical independence
  • Work with AM/PM Pillar owner to develop Platinum Level PMs, CIL, cleaning and OH schedules
  • Work with AM/PM Pillar to ensure annual audits are completed in a timely manner
  • Work with OEMs on pricing for parts – align with audits and OH for group/bulk pricing
  • Vertical ramp up of new equipment installs aligning with your SME category
  • Lead capital projects, executing with excellence and vertical ramp ups
  • Collaborate with corporate Supply Planning team on network capacity plans in delivering critical equipment maintenance activities
  • Collaborate with site leadership to ensure Operations Model labor standards are being met for maintenance teams
  • Lead and deliver maintenance and reliability related productivity projects
  • Responsible for functional area network dashboards, and corrective actions to drive KPI improvement. Drives sustainable improvements to positively impact the achievement of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), Manage SRM Dashboards, and Scorecards relative to cost, productivity and on-time delivery by optimizing labor and production capabilities
  • Work with Human Resources and Talent Acquisition to develop and execute improvement strategies for engagement, recruiting and retention across the network.
  • Implement best practices and continuous improvement initiatives to optimize cases per maintenance labor hour
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements and bargaining agreements related to maintenance department planning as it relates to KDP programs
  • Develops tools to acquire, trend and analyze efficient production output
  • Follows all policies, ergonomic standards and safety requirements directed by KDP and the department
  • Liaison with OEM’s on training curriculum to ensure Operational Readiness that supports vertical start-ups and sustainable OOE2
  • 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

  • Salary Range: $91,300 - $100,000 / year
  • Actual placement within the compensation range may vary depending on experience, skills, and other factors
  • 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

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technical/Engineering discipline. Master’s degree in business or engineering management a plus
  • Project management certification a plus
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a combination of manufacturing and engineering
  • High degree of curiosity
  • Demonstrated management experience and performance improvement in equipment maintenance and reliability
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence groups
  • Working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications
  • Highly competent knowledge of SAP/CMMS transactional processes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills across a broad variety of departments
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with self-motivation and focused attention to detail positively and comfortably
  • Organizational and customer service skills essential
  • Must be comfortable developing and conducting group presentations
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to propose solutions to problems
  • Must be able to travel, work in a team environment, and occasionally work a flexible schedule
  • Ability to follow KDP policies and procedures
  • Excellent leadership skills with a proven track record of leading teams and managing large-scale projects
  • Ability to develop and implement effective maintenance strategies
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements related to equipment and facilities maintenance
  • Experience in the food and beverage industry is preferred
  • Key Performance Indicators are; engagement, absenteeism, retention, recruiting, safety incidents, customer fill rate, cost per case, cases per labor hour, cases per maintenance labor hour, budget attainment, productivity

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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