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Extruder Operator - Day Shift ($3000 Sign on Bonus!)

Mars Pet Care US, Inc. • Fremont, NE
a month ago

Job Description:

Job Purpose/Overview

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

  • Operate extrusion, drying, coating, cooling, product transfer, and cleaning equipment and systems
  • Operate production and processing systems in accordance with Mars Petcare Operating Procedures; in a safe, productive, and efficient manner at all times.
  • Perform Processing operational activity according to production and planning schedules and requirements
  • Perform required Quality Control checks and/or analysis on each production of processed and coated materials in accordance to Mars Petcare Quality Procedures.
  • Maintain CCPs in the department
  • Perform the CCP procedure according to SOPs
  • Perform periodic and routine inventories of raw materials in storage
  • Provide and perform routine maintenance and checks on equipment
  • Provide reporting and documentation of Quality, Production, Maintenance, and Sanitation activities in accordance with Mars Petcare Operating Procedures
  • Assist in other production, sanitation, maintenance, and quality activity in other areas as directed.
  • Provide functional communications with other staff members as necessary to optimize quality, efficiency, productivity and safety.
  • Perform all duties in compliance with Mars Petcare Quality Procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Adhere to all Mars Petcare safety requirements.
  • Perform housekeeping and sanitation procedures in accordance with Mars Petcare’s Food Safety and Sanitation Program.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Assist the plant to meet or exceed production goals.
  • Maintain a clean, safe work environment that promotes associate safety and product integrity.
  • All associates are responsible for the safety, quality and food safety in their work area.

Context and Scope

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 55lbs
  • Must be able to adapt to temperature and environmental extremes such as hot to cold, dust dirt and chemicals
  • Vision correctable to 20/20

Job Specifications/Qualifications

Education & Professional 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

Knowledge / Experience

  • 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
  • Ability to operate a forklift and scissor lift

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.

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.