A mutually rewarding experience.
Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there's more to being in business than just making a profit. That's the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet. What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.
Because it's never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It's about how you can grab everything that's within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It's about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we'll all be a little better off. It's that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.
About Mars, Incorporated
Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world's best-loved brands: M&M's®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN'S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.
Operators are system experts in their assigned area, and are highly functional in multiple areas. Operators must also ensure efficiency, operational conformance, product quality and continuous improvement. Functions as a member of an area team which is directly responsible for the efficient production of quality products in the required quantities. Operate/change over specified machinery in the assigned area. Operators must have the skill set to train and/or perform the tasks of other associates in the area as needed. This job requires Strong Communication, Interpersonal and Team Building skills to support site objectives.
Functions include but are not limited to: perform changeovers as needed, perform period deep cleanings, maintain supplies for your designated work area, properly fill out all paperwork and perform all cleaning/inspection/lubrication tasks (CIL'S). This is all to be performed while adhering to and encouraging the Five Principles of Mars.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Primary function of the incumbent is to operate all equipment in the assigned work area while ensuring all quality, safety and performance standards are being met.
The incumbent will be responsible for:
- Communicate effectively with team leader and peers.
- Be responsible for following proper escalation protocol.
- Be responsible for filling out all HACCP and military sheets correctly
- Encourage and support a safe working environment.
- Ensure the manufacturing area is kept clean and organized at all times in accordance with 5S standards.
- Perform cleanouts and changeovers according to standards (i.e. work instructions and checklist).
- Actively participate in TPM (Total Productive Management) teams
DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY, RECOMMENDATIONS AND IMPACT
Incumbent will have the ability to stop the process after a non-conformance is noticed while following the proper escalation protocol.
Incumbent is also responsible for identifying and implementing improvement opportunities and making recommendations to their team lead.
Minimum: Grade 12 or High School diploma, or equivalent.
Preferred: Associates degree, or higher, in an engineering or manufacturing related discipline.
Preferred: Two (2) or more years of experience in a food related manufacturing environment with automated processes, including PLC/HMI. Experience in a lean manufacturing environment or equivalent is preferred.
Minimum: Medium: math, communications, computer, and problem solving skills.
Preferred: Strong: math, communication, computer, and problem solving skills.
Experience in a TPM environment.
- Frequent pushing, pulling, dumping and rolling of barrels (25-105 kgs)
- Frequent clean out of extruders, cooling tunnel and conveyor systems using scraping tools
- Frequent lifting/carrying of materials
- Frequent standing
- Frequent use of moving of skids using a pallet jack or forklift
- Frequent walking
- Frequent reaching, pushing, and pulling
- Frequent stooping and bending
Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.
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