Production Technician III - Day Shift in Spartanburg, SC at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 10/16/2020

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 a functional business unit in addition to the full site operation.  The site will run on state of the art enterprise IT and manufacturing execution systems with highly automated processing, packaging, and material movement equipment.

Shift / Schedule:  12 HR Day (2/2/3 schedule on Days) 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM



As a Production Technician III, you will be responsible for maximizing the operating performance of a mini Business unit within the Spartanburg Site.   In this role, you will be expected to have an in depth understanding of the electrical, mechanical, and software systems within our packaging and/or processing equipment.  This is a hands-on role that will require you to operate equipment, monitor performance, troubleshoot issues, and drive continuous improvement across multiple pieces of equipment.  Working within a highly automated TPM-based environment, the Production Technician III will be expected to execute standardized processes following standard work, perform layered process audits, and facilitate structured problem solving to drive waste out of the system and promote a culture of continuous improvement. As a Production Technician III working in a High Performing Team based environment, you will be looked upon to train, mentor, and guide the work of less experienced operators within your group, ensuring that they understand how to keep themselves and those around them safe as you collectively deliver world class cost, quality, and service performance.  As a leader in your mini business Unit, you will be expected to regularly interact with site leadership to review operating results, communicate status of improvement initiatives and actively participate in plant-wide initiatives.

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.


Deliver best-in-class performance across the balanced Scorecard

  • Safety: Deliver upon the site safety goal of zero injuries by being a role model in communicating, demonstrating and supporting safe behaviors, regularly completing behavioral safety observations and training others on the process, actively participate in safety meetings, own or co-own safety or environmental programs, regularly conduct safety audits and risk reduction initiatives and ensure 100% completion of all safety/regulatory training for you and your team
  • Quality: Achieve Zero-defect performance and improve the customer experience by understanding and training others on all quality control, Safe Quality Food, Good Manufacturing Practices, and other regulatory requirements.
  • Production: Identify and address equipment and material issues as they occur and partner across maintenance and quality organizations as you leverage the Daily Management System to drive site performance. Lead and/or support cross-functional focused improvement initiatives to streamline material flow and improve equipment efficiency to increase capacity and reduce operating expenses

Lead and sustain TPM-based Production Environment

  • Support and drive the site TPM journey and the various implementations; mentor and teach others in the TPM process
  • Develop corrective action plans, escalating to zone or maintenance as appropriate.
  • Define, review, and drive improvements to standard work for Autonomous (AM) and Preventative (PM) maintenance activities, coordinate and align standards between shifts, and perform layered audits to identify and address gaps.
  • Actively participate in various Kaizen activities at the site and assist in line and zone implementations of improvements identified during the events.
  • Lead team meetings at the line and zone boards; leverage process to escalate and resolve issues
  • Partner with maintenance on the execution of preventative maintenance, and lead improvement activities on issues that cross team and functional boundaries.

Engage in mini Business Unit Structure (mBU) and High Performing Team (HPT) model

  • Actively participate in plant and zone board meetings, identify trends in data and propose action steps where appropriate, positively adapts to the changing business environment.
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively with others, complete all tasks in work area and contribute fair share of team’s work, communicate status of work during shift transitions, demonstrate a willingness to help other team members, receive and provide constructive feedback, and display high level of cooperation across the site
  • Exhibits a positive demeanor and models engaging communication styles and behaviors, demonstrates self-awareness and takes actions to continuously improve, does not engage in negative commentary, interacts respectfully and professionally with supervisors and coworkers


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working with and on automated machinery and troubleshooting electrical mechanical equipment
  • Ability to apply mathematical skills to make production calculations and perform loss and waste analysis
  • Computer and software skills (Microsoft Office, Enterprise Resource Planning systems, etc)
  • Ability to learn, train, and support Subject Matter Expert responsibilities for the zone to ensure team members are performing task that are related to MES and SAP transactions properly.
  • Ability to spend significant time standing on the manufacturing floor with some frequency of computer work

Ability to lift, push, and pull 75 pounds frequently without assistance      

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.