Chemical Operator I - 2nd Shift in St. Louis, MO at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 9/28/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Chemical Operator I - 2nd Shift

The Chemical Operator is responsible for ensuring adherence to production schedule by compounding (batch mixing) concentrates and syrups in an accurate and timely manner.  This position is also responsible for extracting flavors as well as mixes concentrate for use in intermediate batches, finished extracts, flavor blends, emulsions and juice products; completing appropriate documentation to support inventory accuracy and batch traceability and ensuring equipment is properly sanitized; compiling reports of progress of work, inventory levels, costs, and production problems. The Chemical Operator is also responsible for ensuring product quality by adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices and all Standard Operating Procedures.

Shift and Schedule

This is a full time position working on our 2nd shift, starting at 1pm CST. The shift can last between 8 - 12 hours depending on the needs of the business. Flexibility to work overtime and weekends is required.

Position Responsibilities 

  1. Maintains and executes the master sanitation schedule while adhering to facility safety practices and procedures
  2. Operates sanitation equipment/Clean in Place (CIP) systems and completes product transfers to liquid packaging lines.
  3. Uses understanding of SAP to execute transactions for compounding; reads and follows SAP production instruction sheets.
  4. Weighs materials, pumping ingredients into and out of mixing drums and totes.
  5. Ensures that all product produced meets quality specification by properly sanitizing all equipment, following recipe instructions, and calculating and accurately measuring all ingredients. Conducts in-process quality checks and provides samples for the quality lab.
  6. Completes appropriate documentation to support inventory accuracy and batch traceability by recording production information and material usage in SAP as the actual production takes place. Maintains production logs as necessary.
  7. Monitors equipment performance and performs routine case and maintenance as required. Works in partnership with maintenance technician to resolve equipment problems.
  8. Using general compounding skills, compounds syrups and simple blends.
  9. Using shear mixers and homogenizers, mixes natural and artificial flavors, juices, dyes, and preservatives for use in intermediate batches.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma or GED
  • At least 2 years of batching or compounding experience (preferably in a comparable industry);

  • Prefer knowledge of emulsions, experience using homogenizers or extractors or shear pumps

  • Must have proven computer skills, with ability to accurately input information.

  • Must have demonstrated the ability to complete specific computer transactions related to the production process. 

  • Must possess good communication skills, and the proven ability to work effectively in a team environment. 

  • Must possess the ability to effectively apply mathematical concepts and reasoning skills. 

  • Must be able to complete forklift certification.  Prior forklift experience is preferred. 

  • Ability to stand or walk for extended periods of time in a manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to frequently lift, push and pull up to 50 pounds repeatedly

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.