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.
Meet and exceed the shift productivity goals of the plant. Follow all lock out tag out procedures before working on or cleaning equipment. Understanding of FIFO requirements.
Work with sanitation manager to develop and improve Master Sanitation Schedule
General sanitation and cleaning and maintaining proper GMP's for site
Become certified to operate a forklift in order to complete routine tasks in a safe manner. Also operate aerial lift and material movement equipment.
Complete other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the line manager
Help manage waste removal from the site and ensure all documentation for disposal is maintained according to Mars standards.
Assist in managing waste and recycle streams for the site.
Responsible for quality and food safety.
Qualifications - External
Must have a High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education by an accredited school.
Must follow all safety and health guidelines of the plant.
Be 18 years of age or older.
Must be willing and able to work and accept varying shifts and schedules.
Ability to understand and communicate in the English language.
Good basic math, reading and writing skills.
Good communication skills
Lead by example - maintain an environment of respect but create a sense of urgency
Standing on a concrete floor
Wearing proper personal protective equipment (PPE) safety shoes, bump cap, uniform, earplugs
Bending, Stooping, twist, turn or standing for extended time periods
Able to reach, climb and lift.
Must be able to lift 52 lbs repetitively
Must be able to adapt to temperature and environmental extremes such as hot to cold, dust, dirt and chemicals.
Must be able to work in confined spaces
Must be able to work at heights
3+ years of manufacturing experience operating a variety of machines
2 years of work experience within manufacturing, or a technical and/or trade discipline
Working Knowledge of food safety, GMP, GHOP, HACCP, SPC
Knowledge of inventory control principles
Ability to operate a forklift/OSHA certification
Experience with SAP
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.