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Senior Maintenance Technician at Mars, Incorporated in Fremont, Nebraska

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

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.

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.


Job Title: Senior Maintenance Technician

Hours: Rotating Shift, Days - 6:00am – 6:30pm and Nights 6:00pm – 6:30am, 2-week rotation. 2,2,3 schedule.

Sample of rotating schedule…



Compensation: Position pays up to $34/hour based on experience. $1 shift differential for nights.


Job Summary:

Senior Reliability Technicians can troubleshoot various competencies: Advanced pneumatic, basic hydraulic, AC/DC electrical systems, automation (PLC and Instrumentation), automation, machining, and mechanical systems on all process and packaging equipment with minimal guidance. As part of a team, properly maintain and repair equipment in a fast paced, high production work environment, while prioritizing multiple mechanical/electrical and administrative tasks. Senior Reliability Technicians will be able to train junior technicians on technical and administrative skills. They will also be the main escalation point on shift to ensure issues are resolved quickly and planned work is completed or passed on to next shift.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Practice safety and support team safety awareness

  • Assist with completion of team workload as scheduled

  • Ensure all information is entered in the CMMS to track utilization and feedback is given on all work completed during shift

  • Coordinate and prioritize assigned daily workload

  • Ensure major issues are recorded and communicated to upper management

  • Ensure issues and temporary repairs are escalated to Maintenance Leads and oncoming shift to ensure future plans to fully resolved are in process

  • Support team with positive motivation and team engagement

  • Mentor junior technicians on maintenance practices and all technical disciplines needed in order to be successful as a technician

  • Be the main point of contact for first escalations from operations to ensure these issues are resolved quickly

  • Suggest and work on continuous improvement initiatives to achieve zero losses due to equipment failures and technical issues

  • Participate in RCA on equipment and process failures to provide insight to failure and suggest corrective actions

  • Audit PMs and task lists, giving feedback on improvement ideas and ensuring all parts list are accurate

  • Give feedback to Maintenance Leads on scheduled work to ensure work is completed accurately and completely

  • Communicate effectively on shift and to the Technical team to ensure any support requests are filled

  • MIG and TIG welding ability for repairs

  • Ensure storeroom processes are followed correctly to ensure inventory is accurate

  • Other duties as assigned by Maintenance Leads and Technical Manager

Key Critical Competencies:

  • Ability to troubleshoot AC/DC Electrical components (up to 480VAC 3 Phase) including motor starters, switches and sensors found on all assigned equipment using basic test equipment such as multi-meters and amp probes

  • Possess a fundamental understanding of electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematics and mechanical drawings in order to solve problems in a timely manner at the component level on all assigned equipment; i.e. sorting systems and palletizing robots

  • Willingness to develop required technical skills

  • Ability to train on technical skills applicable to role

  • Significant troubleshooting capability

  • Conflict management

  • PLC/Instrumentation troubleshooting skills

  • Ability to engage and work with vendors to complete projects

  • Food safety, ISO, HACCP, Food processing and materials conversion

  • Excellent technical problem solving and troubleshooting skills


  • Role model of safety execution

•     Follow all safety procedures

Quality & Food Safety:

  • Utilizing knowledge of Q&FS systems.  The associate ensures Food Safety requirements are effectively performed.  This includes training of other associates on the Food Safety & Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), ensuring CCP monitoring is in effect and continuous improvement of the process with any changes to our working environment is practiced.


Critical Learning Experiences:

  • Clear ability to relate to, motivate, and effectively train people

  • Expert analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Proficient in MS Office and CMMS software

  • Excellent Technical/Functional skills with proficiency in maintaining all assets and machine components for area of responsibility




  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Technical Degree/Trade Certification or 4-6 years of experience as an Electro/Mechanical Technician in a manufacturing environment


  • Associates degree in a Technical discipline, preferably in Industrial Maintenance Technology

  • 6+ years of experience as an Electro/Mechanical Technician in a manufacturing environment


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.