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Keurig Dr Pepper Machine Operator, Best Practice Relief in Ottumwa, Iowa

Job Overview

The Machine Best Practice Relief Operator is responsible for operating assigned stations and all other associated work including basic preventative maintenance, changeovers, making minor adjustments to maintain greatest operational efficiency, assist other mechanics, etc.

Shift and Schedule:

This full time position will be based at our Ottumwa IA facility and will support our 3rd shift, working Monday - Friday from 10:30pm - 7:00am CST.

Additional flexibility for overtime according to changing business needs, including weekends and/or holidays, is required as scheduled.


The starting pay rate for this position is $17.88/hour. Post-training pay includes shift differential as well as base pay increases scheduled at $.50/hour approximately every 6 months, along with annual increases according to union contract negotiations. Benefits are available after 90 days through collective agreement.


  • Understands entire line operation and offers assistance where necessary

  • Maintains the lines with supplies needed for production

  • Supports mechanics with electrical/mechanical breakdowns

  • Supports other operators on PM, adjustment and repair procedures, and changeovers of line equipment for different products and/or sizes

  • Ability to operate all equipment on the line

  • Assists the training of new operators

  • Performs monthly safety inspections

  • Provides breaks to operators

  • Plan and carry out line improvement projects

  • Operate a forklift as required

  • Highly motivated in supporting a safe, efficient, and successful workplace

  • 5s and Total Productive Maintenance activities

  • Perform cleaning activities on equipment as required

  • Ability to work in a team environment and serve as a role model



  • At least 1 year of operating production machinery and monitoring product quality is required

  • Previous experience with mechanical troubleshooting, preventative maintenance, and line changeovers highly preferred

  • Previous experience operating a variety of machines in a manufacturing envrionment is highly preferred

  • Ability to speak and comprehend a working knowledge of the English language is required for the safe and effective performance of this job

  • Previous experience using touch-screen computer systems is preferred

  • Ability to lift, push, and pull a minimum of 60 pounds repeatedly is required

  • Ability to walk and stand throughout the entirety of the shift is required

  • Flexibility to train and/or work beyond the standard hours of the assigned schedule according to changing business needs, including potential overtime, off-days, and/or holidays, is required as scheduled.

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.