Blending Technician II (Batcher)
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.
The Blending Technician II is responsible for preparing and mixing of appropriate ingredients required to produce finished syrup from calculation for aseptic bottling operations based upon number of cases and tanks scheduled for production each shift.
- Performs duties with a safety first approach
- Ensures work areas are clean and organized at all times
- Basic understanding of Batch Management system; reads and follows Batch recipes to create finished syrup from calculations for aseptic bottling.
- Check in, sample, load/unload of raw material bulk tankers and other unitized loads of juice concentrates and other materials.
- Locate, validate, and weigh kit ingredients to staging area for end use batching
- Assist in reporting of progress of work, inventory levels, and costs, and identifies production problems and operates material handling equipment.
- Weighs materials, pumping ingredients out of mixing drums and totes.
- Ensures that all product produced meets quality specification by properly sanitizing all equipment, following recipe instructions, and calculating and accurately measuring all ingredients. Conducts in-process quality checks and provides samples for the quality lab.
- Completes appropriate documentation to support inventory accuracy and batch traceability by recording production information and material usage in SAP as the actual production takes place. Maintains production logs as necessary.
- Operates sanitation equipment/Clean in Place (CIP) systems and completes product transfers to liquid packaging lines.
- Support TPM activities, preventative maintenance and basic operational troubleshooting of batch and processing equipment.
- 2 years of experience in batching, blending, and mixing
- Must have computer skills, with ability to accurately input data
- Must possess good communication skills, and the proven ability to work effectively in a team environment.
- Must possess the ability to effectively apply mathematical concepts and reasoning skills.
- Must be able to complete forklift certification. Prior forklift experience is preferred.
- Ability to stand or walk for extended periods of time in a manufacturing environment.
- Ability to frequently lift, push and pull up to 50 pounds repeatedly Ability to lift, push, and pull 50 pounds frequently without assistance
- 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
- Aseptic manufacturing experience 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
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.