Sr. Maintenance Manager in Allentown, PA at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 5/27/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

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.  This position will be responsible for the Maintenance functions for the Manufacturing site.

Senior Maintenance Manager

The Senior Maintenance Manager is responsible for the overall performance and operating results of the Maintenance Department in a new state of the art aseptic manufacturing facility in Allentown, PA. The Maintenance Manager is responsible for developing and improving asset utilization, uptime and production throughout the plant by implementing proven Professional Maintenance and reliability improvement processes. This position ensures responsive and proactive maintenance support to all plant partners by implementing sound work management processes. The Maintenance Manager is accountable for the department budget, professional and technical development of staff, and achieving maintenance metrics. This position is responsible to seek methods to reduce utilities consumption and protect the environment. Collaborate with site leadership to establish and lead processes that achieves high standards of safety, quality, productivity, cost control, and high employee engagement.

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Assumes a shared role as a safety champion that inspires team members to embrace and be accountable for personal safety. Ensure a safe and orderly working environment, free of slip/trip hazards; maintain compliance to meet/exceed all site and regulatory requirements.
  2. Defines and executes goals supporting Total Productive Manufacturing (TPM) objectives, including the development and implementation of strategies, processes and programs. Measures and reports on performance, and holds team accountable for achieving goals.
  3. Proactively engages operations team members to work in unison with maintenance and technical functions to maintain equipment in OEM conditions safely, efficiently, and cost effectively with minimal disruption to customer service.
  4. Oversees and supports the professional development of the maintenance team members; motivates, coaches and develops a diverse, high performing and engaged team to meet established goals and build organizational capability. 
  5. Responsible for development, implementation and analysis of working methodologies in order to improve factory efficiency and reliability, increasing asset utilization, reducing cost.
  6. Champions, drives and measures improvement initiatives to reduce equipment downtime, improve equipment availability, and improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), through establishment of predictive maintenance program.
  7. Applies Total Productive Maintenance framework, tools and techniques across extended supply chain.
  8. Effectively communicates change by championing within the site and network, prompting questions and promoting team-based behavior.  Uses active listening and facilitation skills to ensure understanding and engage problem solving.
  9. Manages stockroom operation that provides repair parts for critical process equipment, as well as necessary consumables for the plant.
  10. Integrate CPI, Lean Manufacturing and TPM concepts into department operations, and utilize analysis tools to measure breakdown losses and other improvement tools.
  11. Leverages Lean, 5S, and TPM principals to drive process improvement across all aspects of manufacturing including safety, quality and productivity. Identify, recommend and execute continuous improvement initiatives in the production operation including process, machinery, method and material changes, in support of plant goals.  Develop and streamline proceduresfor coordination of supply chain management with other functional areas. TPM pillar owner for the site focused on AM and PM
  1. Ensures aseptic integrity of the manufacturing processes; acts as the aseptic SME for the Maintenance function.
  2. Responsible for assistance and oversight in maintaining yearly maintenance budget.
  3. Responsible to report food safety, quality and regulatory compliance to plant or division personnel with authority to initiate action.
  4. Performs other duties as requested by management.



  • Bachelor Degree from accredited University preferred (Engineering or related field of study)
  • 5 years of experience in a Maintenance Management role within a manufacturing environment
  • 2 years of aseptic manufacturing experience preferred
  • 2 years of experience with TPM, lean, kaizen/six sigma events and driving lean transformation with proven results and in a manufacturing environment (5S, Autonomous Maintenance, Planned Maintenance, visual management, and leading Kaizen events)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of infrastructure systems (nitrogen, electrical, steam, compressed air).
  • Strong experience with plant maintenance software; SAP highly preferred.

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

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.