Maintenance Technician II - Day Shift in Spartanburg, SC at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 10/27/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


The Spartanburg operation is a state-of-the-art coffee roasting and pod packaging facility in addition to hosting a full beverage distribution center.  Spartanburg is the largest KDRP manufacturing and distribution location.  The site will operate on the foundational principles of TPM (Total Productive Maintenance); leverage the principles of Lean manufacturing and harness the power of High Performance Teams.  All associates at the Spartanburg site will have accountability to both a functional business unit in addition to the full site operation.  The site will run on first-in-class enterprise IT and manufacturing execution systems with highly automated processing, packaging, and material movement equipment.


The Maintenance Mechanic II at Keurig Dr Pepper will be responsible for facilitation and leadership to install, troubleshoot, maintain, and improve process and packaging equipment, to maximize production and maintain Keurig Dr Pepper’s high standards in safety and quality. This role will also be engaged in improving maintenance procedures and manufacturing processes for the improvement of safety, quality, delivery, cost and culture. 

There will be a potential for domestic and international travel during the training period. The plant is a 24/7 operation, working a 12-hour shift schedule, with crews dedicated to either days or nights.



  • Troubleshoot and repair electrical and mechanical systems on equipment.
  • Demonstrate troubleshooting capabilities on control systems, servo drives, motors, HMIs, and PLCs on complex high speed packaging lines.
  • Review documentation for maintenance activity using the maintenance database, adequately communicate maintenance issues to appropriate employees (e.g., other maintenance techs, operators, engineers, supervisors, etc.), and properly utilize the maintenance inventory system.
  • Lead process improvement initiatives in assigned areas by analyzing equipment maintenance history, identifying significant causes of waste, coordinating with appropriate employees to develop root cause analysis (RCA), and providing maintenance assistance as necessary.
  • Assist in day-to-day support of operators for adjustments, setups, and change overs
  • Assist other maintenance technicians as required
  • Work with engineers and vendors on special projects
  • Use machine tools, welding equipment, and measuring devices to modify machinery as needed
  • Will assist in the training and coaching others on best practices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Follow all Keurig Dr Pepper policies and procedures


  • Comply with all safety policies and procedures and demonstrate safe behaviors at all times.  
  • Actively engaged in the coaching of Safety program(s).
  • Maintain a healthful and safe environment and promptly report any violations / discrepancies / injuries / incidents to appropriate personnel.
  • Compliant with all Safety Training initiatives.   
  • Actively participates in Job Hazard/Risk Analysis.       


  • Understands, complies with, and coaches quality systems, metrics and policies Quality Data System (QDS), Safe Quality Food (SQF), Good Manufacturing Process (GMP), and Hazzard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP). . 
  • Actively participates in Root Cause Analysis (RCA) / Corrective Action Preventive Action (CAPA) events.


  • Cooperating and planning with other shifts to address handoff issues
  • Actively escalates line issues / opportunities using the Daily Management System (DMS) escalation process.
  • Coach team members on standard maintenance work and procedures
  • Gathers data on equipment issues to contribute to problem solving utilizing appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Ability to work effectively & rotate into other zones and/or production lines. 

Cost : 

  • Understands costs associated with producing cups, to include: labor, scrap, material usage variance, utilities, spares, and downtime and use this information to drive the decision making process and level of urgency
  • Actively lead generation of productivity ideas and continuous improvement teams.  

Keys to success in this role include skills, knowledge and behaviors in the following areas:

  • Confidence, integrity and an autonomous mindset with the ability to work independently and strive to win, even in challenging environments
  • Ability to comprehend and follow work instructions and calibrate instrumentation
  • Team-player attitude with well-developed interpersonal skills and comfort in a cross-functional, multi-cultural environment.
  • Mechanical orientation with the ability to solve problems and implement change
  • Strong communication and writing skills and ability to conduct root-cause analysis and implement corrections


  • Associates degree in electrical engineering and or equivalent experience is preferred
  • 5 years’ experience maintaining, troubleshooting, & repairing mechanical & electrical/controls/PLC systems (Allen-Bradley systems experience preferred, including, but not limited to, the Rockwell FactoryTalk suite of software, Logix platform, & proficient understanding of Allen-Bradley
  • Demonstrated advanced mechanical/electrical skills (PLC troubleshooting and Robotics skills preferred).
  • Ability to read and understand complex instructions, prints, flowchart, block diagram, and schematics.
  • Ability to competently use and understand precision testing and diagnostic equipment.
  • Safety conscious and have the ability to perform in an emergency setting.
  • Computer knowledge of Microsoft applications and PeopleSoft.
  • Ability to get along with others, be punctual, and follow instructions.
  • Ability to follow Keurig Dr Pepper policies and procedures.
  • Ability to lift up to 100 pounds on a frequent basis.
  • Ability to constantly lift, bend, stretch and stand during entire shift.
  • Ability to frequently kneel, squat, bend, and stoop, twist, and reach overhead with repetitive motions.
  • Ability to spend significant time standing on the manufacturing floor with some frequency of computer work

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.


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