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Operations Assistant


Greenville, MS, US, 38701


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 role: Operator Assistant

Location: Greenville, Mississippi


What’s this role like?


An Operator Assistant will have a good idea of manufacturing, operating and safety practices - always using Mars’ Five Principles to guide them. You’ll be comfortable with spending lots of time on your feet in a climate-controlled plant. Constantly giving attention to detail, you’ll also have high standards for quality products - looking out for where we can improve, too.


What are the main responsibilities?


From quality checks to accurate reports, you’ll play a vital role in our Greenville factory. In line with our Efficiency Principle, you’ll be passionate about ensuring little goes to waste - and will thrive working as part of a team. Additional responsibilities include:


  • Ensuring a high degree of product quality - performing standard quality checks and following plan GMP’s
  • Listing the major responsibilities, in order of priority and importance to the overall job
  • Operating and changing over Batching Packaging and Line Supply Equipment
  • Performing Quality Checks to include weighing, sealing, appearance, proper material, codes, dates, and relative standards for a quality product
  • Maintaining neat, accurate reports on production downtime; weights, tickets, quality checks and all other reports
  • Performing minor adjustments on package machines and communicating with machine adjusters and Maintenance Associates
  • Maintaining efficient production and keep waste and spoilage materials to a minimum
  • Providing packaging materials for lines, completing rework and breaking up damaged product
  • Packing RTH pouch product into cases


What are we looking for?


  • A can-do attitude
  • A person who genuinely loves working in a team and can take initiative
  • Someone who loves being active in their job - sitting at a desk all day isn’t for you
  • At least six months of experience in a manufacturing setting or a high school diploma

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Chance to work on well-known brands
  • An industry-competitive starting salary of $14.99 per hour, and benefits package
  • The opportunity to learn, develop and grow your career at Mars


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: Mississippi