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Keurig Dr Pepper Production Team Leader in Nashville, Tennessee

Job Overview

The Production Team Leader is responsible for operating and monitoring production machinery to maximize production and maintaining Keurig’s high standards of safety and quality. This role will also be responsible for coaching, mentoring, auditing and facilitating others in applying knowledge of manufacturing processes to the improvement of safety, quality delivery cost and culture. This position actively participates and contributes at the site level of impact across key plant metrics and balanced scorecard goals.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Production Team Leader average $55,000-$60,000 per year

  • This is a full time position with a starting pay rate of $21.74/hour as a base hourly rate + differential(10%, 13%,17% or 20%).

  • KDP offers a very competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401k, Beverage Benefit, & so much more! Benefits are available to new hires DAY 1!

    Shift and Schedule:

  • D1:Monday-Wednesday alternating Thursdays 5:30am to 5:30pm.

  • N1:Monday-Wednesday alternating Thursdays 5:30pm to 5:30am.

  • D2:Friday-Sunday alternating Thursdays 5:30am to 5:30pm.

  • N2:Friday-Sunday alternating Thursdays 5:30pm to 5:30am.

    Flexibility to work overtime, weekends, and holidays is required as scheduled.

    What you will do:


  • Role Model for communicating, demonstrating and supporting safe behaviors.

  • Actively coach and develops Safety Observations and Peer to Peer coaching/feedback.

  • Active participant of Safety Steering,

  • Actively schedules, organizes, and leads risk reduction process (i.e. hazard hunts, risk assessments, job hazard analysis, PPE assessments, etc.)

  • Safety or Environmental program Owner/co-owner


  • Coaching and mentoring of Quality Data Set, Safe Quality Food, Good Manufacturing Practices and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point systems.

  • Uses lean tools and data for predictive analysis and implementation of corrective actions

  • Leads layered internal audits

  • Leads Root Cause Corrective Analysis /Corrective Action & Preventive Action activities with the team

  • Trains Production Technician I and IIs in Root Cause Corrective Analysis skills, facilitation and leading.

  • Role Model for understanding and demonstration of ownership of quality metrics.

  • Role models SQF standards and facilitates the preparation and maintenance of standards relative to audits and compliance


  • Coaching and teaching others in the Daily Management Systems particularly in determining root cause, concise problem statements & developing corrective action plans, escalating to zone or maintenance as appropriate.

  • Generating data for plant and zone board. Identifying trends in data and proposing action steps.

  • Able to identify and address minor equipment and material issues; make adjustments if applicable. Identify technical issues with or without maintenance.

  • Coordinating and aligning standards between shifts.

  • Define and review, and drive improvements to standard work.

  • Perform standard work audits and identify and address gaps.

  • Cooperate with local and network resources on system updates. Partner with maintenance on the execution of preventative maintenance. Lead and facilitate improvement activities on issues that cross team and functional boundaries.


  • Lead Root Cause Corrective on waste reduction initiatives.

  • Participation on plant-wide team focused on waste reduction and continuous process improvement initiatives.

  • Coach & develop cost reduction with others.

  • Active engagement in auditing of countermeasures.

    Team Culture

    The Production Technician III is a role model of our team culture, exemplifying the following behaviors and mentoring others to achieve their full potential in the following:

  • Dependability : regularly arrives to work on time, returns timely from breaks, meets attendance guidelines and consistently arrives on time for team meetings.

  • Teamwork : demonstrates the ability to work effectively with others, contributes fair share of team’s work, appropriately communicates status of work during shift transitions, demonstrates a willingness to help other team members, demonstrate the ability to receive and provide constructive feedback, and demonstrates a high level of cooperation across the site. Shares knowledge/skills with team members.

  • Professional Behavior : exhibits a positive demeanor and rapport with others, models appropriate communication and behavior amongst one another, demonstrates self-awareness and takes actions to continuously improve, does not engage in negative commentary, interacts respectfully and professionally with supervisors and coworkers, complies with organizational rules, policies and procedures.

  • Participation: demonstrates a willingness to participate in daily meetings, completes tasks in work area, accepts responsibility for one’s decisions and actions, positively adapts to the changing business environment.

  • Integrity : approaches actions with moral character and ethics.

    Other necessary functions:

  • Follows all policies, procedures, ergonomic standards and safety requirements directed by Keurig and the department.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


What you must have:

  • Strong mechanical aptitude of processing and packaging machine operations; with a preference of 6 years manufacturing experience.

  • Ability to make decisions, communicate and problem solve. Self-motivated team player with a positive attitude.

  • Ability to get along with others, be punctual, demonstrate satisfactory attendance, and follow instructions from others.

  • Strong computer and software skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Enterprise Resource Planning systems, etc), preferred

  • Basic mathematical skills to make production calculations


  • Ability to lift 30 pounds on a regular basis and 50 pounds occasionally.

  • Ability to lift, bend, stretch 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.

  • Ability to meet all requirements to wear respiratory protection, as required.

  • Ability to walk up and down stairs.

  • Ability to work in a variety of temperature and humidity conditions.

Company Overview

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.