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Team Member - Engineering - 1st Shift - $1,500 Sign On Bonus


Burr Ridge, IL, US, 60527


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 Overview


Team Members are system experts in their assigned area and are highly functional in multiple areas. Team Members must also ensure efficiency, operational conformance, product quality and continuous improvement. Functions as a member of an area team which is directly responsible for the efficient production of quality products in the required quantities.


This team member role will support the site industrial engineering team with daily, weekly, and monthly activities.


Team Members must have the skill set to train and/or perform the tasks of other associates in the area as needed. This specific position requires strong analytical, communication, interpersonal and team building skills as well as deep computer and systems knowledge such as Excel and Word to support site objectives.


Key Responsibilities


Performs all assigned activities & job tasks within a line or area.


Assist IE Team in the data collection and reporting of site metrics/KPIs


Responsible for weakly site staffing/temp labor coordination and planning


Supports the integrity of data collection systems throughout the site


Contributes to BUR Digital tools and integration through testing/trialing,

feedback, development, and training


Proactively drive improvements in respective areas of ownership


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


Able to operate a computer and utilize the basic standard desktop systems (LSS, PSL, MIS, SQCIS, etc.)


High degree of ownership for product quality


Operates equipment in a safe and efficient manner


Able to perform time studies on production floor processes and tasks


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 50 lbs


Flexibility to work off hours as needed (<20% of the time)


Knowledge / Experience


Data orientated and data analysis skills


Computer savvy – proficient in excel


Beginner level or beyond in digital tools (Weever, Polka, TrakSYS, etc.)


Eager to learn


Continuous improvement mindset


Education & Professional Qualifications


Minimum Qualifications:


High School diploma, GED or equivalent education. Associates 'or Bachelor’s degree preferred.


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 50 lbs.


Preferred Qualifications:


2-3+ years of manufacturing experience


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.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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