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Reliability Manager - Columbus, OH


Columbus, OH, US


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.



Reliability Manager
The Reliability Manager reports to the Technical Manager and manages a team of multi-skilled maintenance technicians.  This position utilizes skills including: Highly effective people leadership, technical problems solving and reliability tools to preserve and maintain the factory’s single serve segment production equipment. It requires adherence to Mars global maintenance best practices through the Mars Supply Excellence (MSE) program. This position manages both internal and external resources to support activities on the site. This position also actively participates and contributes to the success of area continuous improvement trams and the Factory Mars Operating System (FMOS). Continuous Improvement is a critical aspect of this role. It will be accomplished through developing and maintaining a technical group that utilizes continuous improvement analytical tools (Breakdown Analysis, RCA, PDCA, etc.) to increase factory rates and utilization. 


What are we looking for?
•    An undergraduate degree or equivalent, preferably in Engineering, basic sciences or business-related disciplines, or 7-10 years’ experience in a Manufacturing Environment in a Maintenance capacity
•    3 years’ experience in a supervisory or managerial role or clear leadership experience
•    Working knowledge of Preventive Maintenance Programs and Systems
•    Ability to convey communications clearly and concisely
•    Proven ability to participate on cross-functional teams at the site and corporate levels
•    Working knowledge of electrical/mechanical systems, processing and packaging equipment
•    Experience with food manufacturing environments focussed on HACCP and GMP
•    Minimum 1 year experience in a food production environment
•    Minimum 7 years of experience in a production environment
•    Minimum 5 years in a supervisory or managerial role
•    Knowledge of Programmable Logic Control (primarily Modicon and Allen-Bradley)


What would your key responsibilities be?
•    Conversion – Actively participate and collaborate with all functional areas to properly maintain and improve the plant assets to deliver metrics (Quality, Safety, TRS, productivity, waste reduction, etc.).
•    Change Agent – Act as the catalyst to create a team-based culture focusing on implementing the elements of TPM and Predictive Maintenance, as well as increasing the capabilities of technical associates. Identify opportunities for site technical and operations improvement, gain acceptance of the need for change and implementation of the agreed upon changes.
•    Associate Advocacy – Effectively manage a team of multi-skilled technicians, controls technicians, stockroom associates and steam technicians to ensure global maintenance best practices are implemented. Ensure that each direct report has results-based objectives, timely performance reviews, and robust development plans. Ensure that each maintenance associate has the necessary skills and tools to meet expectations. Develop a robust plan for skills enhancement for all maintenance associates. Drive team engagement through daily interaction and periodically conducting impact sessions and completing follow-up activities. 
•    Area Strategy – Manage Maintenance costs to ensure adherence to the existing budget. Provide timely and accurate maintenance cost analysis to ensure the budgeting process is accurate and meets the business requirements.
•    Capital Projects – Participate in site projects to ensure that safety, reliability, maintainability, and cost effectiveness requirements are delivered. Key stakeholder in identifying and prioritizing site capital needs. Write, justify, submit and execute site capital projects as regarding issues which may have impact on the site. 
•    Operations Strategy – Align with operations partners, providing key maintenance requirements including shutdowns and mandatory down-time requirements, to ensure overall equipment effectiveness and support of site operations objectives (ATS, TRS, FPG, etc).
•    Technology Advancement – Site technical champion for commissioning, validating and start-up (CVS) of new capital projects. Ensure involvement of maintenance associates in the CVS process. 
•    Personal Development – Actively participate in the Mars associate development process to remain current in managerial and technical competencies both within and outside Mars PetCare. Clearly define and develop career goals and objectives. 

What can you expect from Mars?
•    The opportunity to learn, develop and take charge of your own career.
•    An industry competitive salary and benefits package. 
•    To be respected and valued.
•    The Five Principles at the center of every decision.




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: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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