Maintenance Manager in Ottumwa, IA at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 5/2/2020

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Job Description

Maintenance Manager

The Maintenance Manager provides direction to the maintenance department with specific focus on timely preventative and corrective maintenance of the facility, manufacturing, and auxiliary equipment that ensures consistent and safe operation. Must have the capability to develop, coach, and identify training needs of staff members to support evolving equipment requirements for this site.  The Maintenance Manager will also be responsible for developing and managing annual budgets, and must have a good understanding of lean manufacturing principles including 5-S and TPM

Relocation assistance is included for this position.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain programs for the operation and repair of all production and support equipment to ensure KDP quality standards are met.
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with internal customers in support of plant-wide operations.
  • Support the site objectives by directing safe and efficient preventive and corrective equipment repairs in a timely manner in order to minimize downtime.
  • Responsible for supervising direct reports include: hiring and training; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and coaching with a goal of establishing a skilled and competent work force focused on team building and group problem solving.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment and enforce safety compliance with staff, contractors and employees. Drive the 5-S discipline in your function and across the site.
  • Develop and manage annual budget process. Deliver spending consistent with assigned targets for maintenance functions including spare parts inventories. Actively participate in capital planning, implementation, and new process development focused on minimizing costs and maximizing productivity.
  • Support the introduction of new technology.
  • Monitor execution of work orders and parts management process within SAP.
  • Implement and develop Lean Daily Management (LDM) in the maintenance function. This includes identifying mechanical/maintenance leading indicators and metrics, which will measure departmental performance on a regular basis. Report as required in support of DPSG Action Behaviors.
  • Confirm that the facility is operating in compliance within local, state, federal regulations.
  • Maintain plant security.
  • Support other KDP entities when required.

Key Competencies:         

  • GMPs and Food Safety
  • Lean/Six Sigma, 5-S Fundamentals, and TPM understanding
  • Manufacturing Execution
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Acting decisively and strategically
  • Adapting to Change
  • Assembling Talent
  • Equipment mastery, and ability to comprehend and follow technical manuals/bulletins.
  • Must possess excellent analytical and problem solving skills; time management and organizational skills; verbal, written and communication skills, along with proficient Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook skills
  • SAP experience a plus
  • PLC programming knowledge is essential
  • Thorough understanding of robotics
  • Strong project management skills



  • 5 years of experience in maintenance in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated management or supervision experience in the maintenance or production area 
  • Must be able to move and/or lift up to 60 pounds occasionally
  • Must be able to work flexible shifts and weekends as business needs dictate

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.