3rd Shift - Machine Operator Lead in Miami, FL at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 11/12/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Machine Operator Lead manages and coordinates the activities of production personnel engaged in packaging beverage products for storage & shipment, including providing leadership, direction and facilitation on multiple high speed production lines.

  • Shift / Schedule: This position will be based at our Miami, FL plant and will support our 3rd Shift, working Monday - Friday from 9:30pm - 6:30am EST or until finish. Weekly overtime may be required as well as additional support for coverage on different shifts. Flexibility to support operations according to changing business needs on potential weekends and/or holidays is required as scheduled

  • Compensation: This is a full-time position with an hourly pay rate based on experience. Attractive benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401K, etc.) is also available immediately. 

Position Responsibilities

  • Direct and coach production operators in the execution of daily/weekly production schedules for multiple packaging lines. 
  • Manage within labor and operating expense budget.
  • Coordinate beverages packaging ensuring safety, quality and productivity while minimizing waste. 
  • Meet the productivity, quality, safety, health, environmental and morale goals established for the site.
  • Complete and update all necessary production paperwork and record.
  • Ensure equipment in the area assigned is in working order and that working conditions are safe at all times.
  • Review and analyze production records to identify opportunities for improvement. 
  • Make recommendations for long term solutions, including recommendations for replacing equipment, refurbishing equipment, procedural changes, productivity improvement, material change, etc., related to the area of accountability.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and contributing towards becoming a lean organization.
  • Create the basis for continuous improvement and employee empowerment by ensuring that standardize work processes are followed, countermeasures implemented and the area is compliant with safety requirements
  • Must promote a team environment and must develop direct reports through problem solving skill sets
  • Drive the continuous improvement agenda in area of responsibility through teamwork, skills and capability development.
  • Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members.


  • 2 years of manufacturing experience required (food, beverage, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, or chemical industries preferred)
  • 2 years of experience in a senior, trainer, or leadership role developing, coaching, mentoring, and building a team environment.
  • Candidates who are bilingual in Spanish highly preferred 
  • Must be a hands-on type of individual who is willing to lead by example
  • Prior experience working regularly with MS Office, specifically Excel, is required
  • Experience with SAP or a similar ERP system highly preferred
  • Prior experience with operation of high-speed production machinery and monitoring of product quality required
  • Strong time management skills, as well as oral and written communication skills, are required
  • Ablility to handle multiple and conflicting priorities, according to changing business needs, is required
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, TPM, or Continuous Improvement problem solving highly preferred 


Company Overview & EEO Statement

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Plano, TX, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig®, Dr Pepper®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, Canada Dry®, Snapple®, Bai®, Mott’s® and The Original Donut Shop®. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America.

Benefits built for you: Our people are the heart of our business, which is why 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 Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.