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Extrusion Coordinator


Guelph, ON, CA, N0B 2C0


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 Purpose/Overview

The Extrusion Coordinator has accountability for the process of a production area in Extrusion.   
The role is responsible for driving operational excellence and continuous improvement by establishing work standards and providing coaching and feedback.  
They have thorough technical understanding and knowledge of Operational Excellence Fundamentals and the Factory Mars Operating System (MSE/FMOS) and process control for their lines. This role is also critical in the implementation of Mars Supply Excellence (TPM) in the role of AM Pillar lead.

Key Responsibilities 

Operational Lead for their Area
o    Role models and supports improvements in Safety, Quality, and Performance
o    Works with broader team to ensure that all Area, Line, and factory metrics are achieved
o    Escalation point to resolve issues
o    Leads Root Cause and Corrective Actions investigations for their area and implement improvements/systems to ensure issues are not repeated
o    Standardization of equipment setup and Operation in their area and across all shifts
o    Expert in equipment setup
o    Traceability expert for their assigned area
o    Perform trials as required in their area
Owns all Daily Management Systems (DMSs) execution and key leader in implementation of Mars Supply Excellence (MSE) Program
o    Autonomous Maintenance Lead (incl Cleaning – Inspect – Lubricate (CIL) program)
o    Leads the Daily Area FMOS connection point meetings
o    Champions MSE activities and objectives for their respective line
o    Trains and coaches' team on Transition DMS. Ensures Transition improvement targets are achieved
o    Direct communication to the tech team
Leads Continuous Improvement
o    Develops the Line Master/90-Day Plans to address losses and build capability
o    Executes monthly review accountability of Area Master Plans and results. Anticipates change and develops plans to effectively implement changes
o    Develops the Area Loss Analysis and drives its elimination for their area
o    Analyzes line data to identify and prioritize loss elimination opportunities.
o    Leads process definition to identify transition targets and document standards.
o    Develops control strategies to enable operators to respond to situations.

Responsible for 
o    Identifying and eliminating upset conditions in the area
o    Servicing and maintaining consumables and hardware/ extrusion tooling 
o    Startup and shutdown activities 
o    Accountable for sanitation activities (deep dive/breaks)  
o     KPI’s -TRS/NQC
o    System/Equipment upgrades.
Training and Development
o    Provides on the floor coaching of team leads and team members across all shifts
o    Provides Skill Development/Technical Mastery/Coaching and Training
o    Ensures proper execution of On-the-Job Training and operating procedures
o    Provide SOP's (i.e.., changeovers, LOTO, Sanitation) and Instruction Manuals related to equipment for operators and train as required
o    Evaluation and validation of operators in their area (i.e., step-up cards)
Take on assignments as required


Context and Scope

Extrusion Coordinator - role is accountable for performance of safety, quality, and operational excellence. They have thorough technical understanding and knowledge of Operational Excellence Fundamentals and the Factory Mars Operating System (MSE/FMOS) and process control for their lines.  This role is also critical in the implementation of Mars Supply Excellence (TPM) in the role of AM Pillar lead. 
The role is the escalation point for issues in the factory and could be called on at any time to help solve an issue that is affecting plant performance.
This role also fosters associate involvement and ownership in area management. 

Job Specifications/Qualifications

Education & Professional Qualifications

•5+ years of experience in manufacturing
•Demonstrated Capabilities for problem solving and continuously improvement
•3-5 years of experience operating in a TPM/technical, manufacturing environment


•Experience in Manufacturing environment and operation of process and/or packaging equipment
•Knowledge of Food Safety, HACCP, ISO, SPC – Lean Six Sigma 
•Clear ability to relate to and motivate people and effectively train
•Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills
•Excellent written and oral communication skills, coaching and training skills
•Proficient in MS Office 


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.


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