Batching Operator at Mars, Incorporated in Columbia, South Carolina

Posted in General Business 9 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Do you want to work for a company that knows its greatest asset is its people? Are you ready for the next chapter in your career? If the answer to both questions is yes, then look no further. Here at Mars we now have several exciting opportunities for individuals to come and join our factory team!

Working as a member of a shift team, the primary role of an Operator is to demonstrate ownership and responsibility for a set of machines, pieces of equipment and/ or processes within their working area. This includes carrying out the routine operational tasks required to achieve area targets e.g. starting-up, shutting-down, monitoring, cleaning, and carrying out basic changeovers, minor repairs, routine checks and inspections, and the use of basic ancillary equipment and computer programs.

What are we looking for?


  • Educated to GCSE level or above

  • Fluent English verbal and written skills.

  • Experience in the FMCG / Factory Operations industry desirable.

  • Mechanical training or experience in fault-finding - beneficial

What will be your key responsibilities?


  • Responsible for the total operation of any combination of the following unit operations.

  • Operation includes operating all system, performing all quality checks, maintaining conformance reports and systems logs, troubleshooting all aspects of each system and maintaining area in a clean, orderly manner.

  • Manage the batching schedule, and batch to assure accurate batches of mixed meal delivered through the hammermill and screening system.

  • Coordinate flexible workforce activities as needed for recipe specific requirements.

  • Participate in setting strategy for the processing system to ensure meeting of exceeding production schedule in the most efficient manner possible.

  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment to promote associate safety and product integrity.

  • Troubleshoot processing system to optimize performance and take corrective action to ensure product quality while minimizing unnecessary downtime.

  • Perform preventative and downtime maintenance of area equipment and helps make incremental improvements.

  • Improve operations through individual and group problem solving and provide leadership in solving problems on the floor and in meetings.

  • Promote high quality team environment through effective teamwork and self management with a positive attitude.

  • Assist Research and Development on new products improving current ones.

  • Prepare and maintain SOP's and training modules.

  • Participate in problem solving groups as appropriate.

  • Train other area associates in operation of all areas and systems.

  • Participate in site safety program and actively look for ways to improve site area safety.

  • Associate is responsible for communicating and elevating any quality and food safety concerns to site management.

  • Other similar duties as assigned.

  • Responsible for communicating and elevating any quality and food safety concerns to site management.

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Housekeeping skills and knowledge of GMP's.

  • Knowledge of personal computers.

  • Problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to lift 55 lbs.

  • Ability to work 12 hour rotating shifts under fast paced conditions such as heat, cold, high and/ or confined spaces and possesses mobility with the ability to climb ladders and stairs.

  • Hearing and speaking ability both in person and on the phone.

  • Ability to recognize colors.

  • Interpersonal skills to work in a team environment with a positive attitude and minimal supervision.

What can you expect from Mars?


  • Work with over 130,000 like-minded and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.

  • Join a purpose driven company, where we're striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.

  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.





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