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.
1 for rotating shifts. Day 7a-3:30p AFT 3p-11:30p and NGT 11p-7:30a ($0.58 rotation bonus)
The Technicians are system experts in their assigned area, and are highly functional in multiple areas. The Technicians must also ensure efficiency, operational conformance, product quality and continuous improvement. Functions as a member of a maintenance area team which is directly responsible for the efficient maintenance of a group of assets to a baseline state. Effectively troubleshoot Operate/change over specified machinery in the assigned area. This job requires Strong Communication, Interpersonal and Team Building skills to support site objectives.
Performs all assigned activities & job tasks within a line or area
Ability to operate equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
Takes corrective actions in solving problems to root cause level.
Able to assess equipment operating reliability and perform routine repairs, adjustments and malfunction troubleshooting.
Performs equipment PM's as assigned.
Knowledge of how to maintain accurate records of QC checks, production numbers or waste performance. Able to interpret this data and use in troubleshooting. Able to perform this function if necessary.
Knowledge of how to perform and interpret QC tasks such as metal checks, inspection of date codes, item numbers, dump logs, etc.
High degree of ownership for product quality:
Able to operate a forklift.
Able to operate a computer and utilize the basic standard desktop systems (LSS, PSL, MIS, SQCIS, etc.).
Understands principles of inventory control.
Has knowledge of the plant's products and goals.
Understands production schedules, production computer systems, work instructions
Has general knowledge of Mars & the systems used by the business.
Duties and tasks are frequently no routine. Resolves most questions and problems, and refers only the most complex issues to higher levels.
Works with all CMMS systems.
Knows and follows all plant safety policies and performs work in safe manner.
Works to drive output and waste targets to improve performance of area.
Knows and follows all GMPs and product protection policies.
Maintains a clean work area.
High School diploma or equivalent; in-house training is required.
Must meet all job specific education requirements as deemed necessary
Associate Degree or equivalent training is considered a plus.
Demonstrate a strong ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment
Some travel possible (training, etc.)
Must maintain computer skills for entering work orders, and e-mail.
Must be able to lift a maximum of 25 kg
Must be able to climb stairs
Perform repetitive movements
Knowledge of Operator Interface Terminals (OIT)
Must be willing to work rotating shifts
Must be willing to work overtime, weekends and all scheduled shutdowns
Must have strong communication skills
Must have the understanding of GMP's, HACCP and ISO
Advanced mechanical aptitude
Advanced analytical thinking
Advanced training skills
Knowledge of Sensory Evaluations
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.