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Location: Flowery Branch, GA, US, 30542

Date: Aug 13, 2017

Requisition Number: 82461

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.

Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, operates six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.

Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital, CESAR®, SHEBA®, DREAMIES® and NUTRO®; Chocolate – M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints. Food – UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA® and WISDOM PANEL®.

Primary function of the incumbent is to operate all equipment in the assigned work area while ensuring all quality, safety and performance standards are being met.


Operators are system experts in their assigned area. Functions as a member of an area team which is directly responsible for the safe and efficient production of quality products in the required quantities. Operate/change over specified machinery in the assigned area. This job requires Strong Communication, Interpersonal and Team Building skills to support site objectives while supporting the Five Principles of Mars.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Adhere to all safety requirements in factory
  • Follow all Food Safety and Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Responsible for line start-up, operation and shut-down procedures
  • Perform all required Quality Checks
  • Accurate completion of all required paperwork
  • Assist with trouble shooting on the line
  • Maintain proper housekeeping standards of area during shift
  • Perform all Autonomous Maintenance activities
  • Actively participate in TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) teams
  • Communicating effectively with team leader and peers.
  • Be responsible for following proper escalation protocol
  • Other duties as assigned

    Key Skills Required:

  • Basic math skills
  • Basic literacy
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Basic computer operation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Attention to details
  • Sense of urgency
  • Commitment to excellence
  • High level of physical dexterit

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education/Training - High School diploma, or equivalent
  • Related Experience/Requirements:
    • Minimum: Two (2) years’ experience of relevant manufacturing experience
    • Successful completion of the Standard Timing Model, passing at set Wrigley standards.
    • Must be flexible to work any shift (afternoon or nights)

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Frequent lifting/carrying of materials (10 lbs to 50 lbs)
  • Constant standing
  • Frequent walking
  • Frequent reaching, pushing, and pulling
  • Frequent stooping and bending

 

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, 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: Gainesville GA

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