Production Technician - Coffee Grinding in Sumner, WA at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 10/16/2020

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Job Description

Production Technician (Coffee Grinding - Sumner, WA

As an Production Technicianyou will gain a thorough knowledge of the coffee processing steps from receiving raw, green coffee through providing our packaging lines with product.  You will be responsible for several coffee processing steps. You will be cross trained in raw, green bean receiving, green bean loading, grinding, blending and flavoring.

Schedule & Compensation:

This position starts at $19.11/hour with an attractive benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401k, etc.) included. It will support our coffee processing team's D2 Shift. Hours will be from 5:00am - 5:15pm PST on a rotating schedule as follows:

Week #1: Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, & Sunday

Week #2: Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday

Additional flexibility to work overtime, including nights and/or holidays, is also required as scheduled. 


What you will do:

  • Operate a forklift and other material moving equipment in accordance with safety requirements
  • Attentive to daily scheduling required to meet customer demands
  • Operate particle distribution analyzer
  • Perform all duties of green been loader (inventory cycle counts, loading green, unloading trucks, perform quality checks)
  • Perform all duties of a blender (maintain FIFO in the roasted silos, inventory cycle counts, rework coffee as needed)
  • Perform all duties of a flavor blender (apply appropriate flavoring to coffee, Inventory)
  • Perform all duties of a grinder (perform particle analysis, adjust grind recipes)
  • Perform scheduled maintenance on equipment (with assistance of a maintenance tech)
  • Perform computer transactions in SAP
  • Utilize operator interface panels
  • Prepares machines for startup and shutdown procedures as necessary
  • Work to better themselves through attaining SCAA certifications
  • Responsible for ensuring the production of a safe, wholesome and quality product and requires trained designees when applicable. 
  • Responsible for ensuring the production of a safe, wholesome and quality product and requires trained designees when applicable.
  • Performs other duties as requested by management.
  • Follow all Keurig Dr Pepper policies and procedures


What you must have:

  • Computer program agility required; prior experience with SAP MES or a similar inventory control system highly preferred
  • 1+ year of of forklift experience required
  • Working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel
  • Basic knowledge of mechanics and/or machine operation experience highly preferred
  • Strong mathematical skills using percentages and fractions while working with recipes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to uphold Safety standards, participate in Continuous Process Improvement on the job, and follow our Manufacturing best practices
  • Ability to positively and comfortably handle and prioritize multiple task in a fast-paced changing environment requiring self-motivation and focused attention to detail
  • Ability to work positively in a team environment and occasionally work a flexible schedule with overtime and little/no supervision
  • Ability to follow Keurig Dr Pepper policies and procedures as well as our Operating principles
  • Ability to lift 150 pounds with assistance
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds on a regular basis and 50 pounds occasionally
  • Ability to constantly lift, bend, stretch, climb stairs, and stand during entire shift
  • Ability to push/pull up to 1,500 pounds using supplied equipment
  • Ability to frequently kneel, squat, bend, stoop, twist and reach overhead with repetitive motions

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.