Sanitation Lead in Allentown, PA at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 9/11/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Sanitation Lead


Job Overview:


The Allentown operation is a state-of-the-art aseptic bottling and variety packaging facility along with a full beverage distribution center.  The site operation will function on the foundational principles of TPM (Total Productive Maintenance); principles of Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma; and the power of High-Performance Teams.  All associates at the Allentown site will have specific accountability and ownership to the site operations and to their respective functional business operation.  The site will run on state-of-the-art enterprise information technology systems and manufacturing execution systems; and with highly automated processing equipment, packaging equipment, and material movement equipment; and very standardized lean processes. 

Sanitation Lead

The Sanitation Lead is responsible for working with Quality, Operations and Maintenance Leadership to coordinate the activities needed to support fully functioning and integrated waste stream and chemical management systems.


Position Responsibilities

  • Performs duties with a safety-first approach
  • Train/coach chemical receiving, stock, storage, cycle counting and 5s
  • Train/coach on chemical safety
  • Train/coach on recycling methods/machinery and own waste processes
  • Train/coach on basic maintenance related to sanitation equipment
  • Interact with vendors for chemicals and pest control
  • Train/coach VMS audits of chemical areas, cleaning/sanitation tool 5s, and vendor management
  • Train/coach on safe forklift operation
  • Displays high degree of initiative and work ethic while working independently
  • Train/coach on CIP methods and PPE use


  • Prioritize daily tasks with counter parts in other departments
  • Train/coach/manage 3rd party janitorial service
  • Expert knowledge of chemicals and labeling
  • Train/coach/develop sanitation and waste standards
  • Train/coach high level of TPM standards
  • Other duties as assigned by manager or supervisor



  •  An Associates or Bachelor’s degree in science or technical field preferred
  • 5 years of experience in a food/beverage, pharmaceutical, or chemical industry
  • Forklift experience
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis.
  • Ability to frequently kneel, squat, bend, and stoop, twist, and reach overhead with repetitive motion Ability to spend significant time standing on the manufacturing floor with some frequency of computer work
  • Must be available to work extended hours and flexible time in different departments based on business needs
  • Demonstrated working knowledge with Microsoft Office

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.