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General Processing-Relief at Mars, Incorporated

Posted in Manufacturing 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: San Bernardino, California

Job Description:

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.

Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, operates six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.

Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital, CESAR®, SHEBA®, DREAMIES® and NUTRO®; Chocolate – M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints. Food – UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA® and WISDOM PANEL®.

 


The Role:

The role functions as a member of an area team that is directly responsible for the efficient production of quality products in the required quantities. This role will operate/change over specified machinery in the assigned area. Production Operators must ensure efficiency, operational conformance, product quality and continuous improvement. Production 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.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Properly extrude and mix the formulas issued by the Pet Food Corporate office and fulfill all their duties in the absence of either operator.

2. Properly operate the extruders, dryers, mixer, receiving and coating application systems and other related equipment.

 Adjust equipment as necessary to ensure a quality product is produced.

 Properly lubricate equipment to ensure guaranteed life of all parts.

 Practice the Lock-Out Tag-Out program when doing maintenance and/or repair.

 Maintains accurate records of QC checks, production numbers or waste performance

 Performs QC tasks such as metal checks, inspection of date codes, item numbers, dump logs, etc

 Insure that finished product meets all quality standards and run documentation completed.

 Insure that finished product is properly formed and coated.

 Insure equipment is run efficiently and dies set up and are ready for the next run.

3. Ingredients

 Assure quality ingredients are being extruded.

 Collect samples for Quality Assurance as required.

 Check product density hourly.

 Perform analysis for fat, moisture, and protein hourly.

 Continually check product size, shape and color.

 Insure the formulated amount of fat, acid and dry coating is being properly applied.

 Insure the finished product bins are cleaned between product runs.

4. Safety of all employees and equipment.

 Keep all equipment in a safe operating condition.

 Practice safety Lock-Out Tag-Out procedures.

 Keep area in a clean and neat manner.

 Be aware of and follow all plant safety rules. (wear bump hats, ear protection, no rings, etc).

 Wear dust mask when weighing and dumping hand add ingredients.

Physical/Environmental Requirements:

 Standing on a concrete floor

 Wearing proper personal protective equipment (hair net, bump cap, ear plugs, safety shoes, and uniform)

 Bending, stooping, twist, turn, standing for extended time periods, reaching, climbing stairs, and lifting up to 50 lbs

 Must be able to adapt to temperature and environmental extremes such as hot to cold, dust dirt and chemicals

 All associates are responsible for the safety, quality and food safety in their work area

Minimum Qualifications:

 Be 18 years of age or older

 Have a High school diploma, GED or equivalent education

 Must be willing and able to work and accept varying shifts and schedules

 Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language

Preferred Qualifications:

 3+ years of manufacturing experience operating a variety of machines

 2 years of work experience within manufacturing, or a technical and/or trade discipline

 Demonstrated competency in computer and pc software including MS Office and email

 Knowledge of inventory control principles

Company-paid relocation is not available for this position.

Every associate at Mars has responsibility for the achievement of quality and food safety.

As a privately-held, family-owned company, Mars Petcare North America offers benefits which reflect our commitment to attracting and retaining great people. This includes excellent pay, competitive health and dental care coverage, a retirement plan, a very

competitive vacation plan and unrivalled career advancement opportunities, to name just a few of our unique and generous benefits.

If you're looking for a place where you can take ownership for your work, where the pace is fast, the environment is built around the importance of open communication, and where employees are called "associates" and treated as such, then we want to hear from you.

We value a diverse work environment and encourage qualified individuals to apply, regardless of race, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, gender and age. Mars Petcare North America is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

Visit www.mars.com to learn more about our company and for information about all of our current openings. Please, no agencies.


Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, 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.