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Raw Material Receiver - Contract


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:

Perform reception operations including quality control analytic operations and physical offloading operations (including departmental sanitation tasks). 


This is a contract-based position for a fourteen month term.


Key Responsibilties:

Quality tests of all incoming raw materials as specified in reception procedure 
•    Sampling raw materials from bulk trucks, big bags, and totes
•    Perform various laboratory analysis on raw materials according to control plan
•    Perform receiving document procedures (delivery documentations) and sign delivery documents including, if necessary, quality / quantity objections 


Offloading raw materials from bulk trucks and offloading pallets using forklift


Inform Q&FS Manager of quality deviations according to product standards and production procedures
•    Accept or decline reception of goods according to reception procedures

•    Collaborate with raw material supply coordinator on inbound receiving scheduling priority
•    Offload raw materials from trucks (bulks -liquids, seed, meals…, big bags, bags) (including adding of chemicals like insecticide or antioxidant as required by quality specifications)
•    Accurately maintain WMS (Warehouse Management System)
•    Immediately report any stock discrepancies
•    Day to day use of forklifts to offload and store raw materials in warehouse
•    Laboratory instrument calibrations, verifications and record keeping
•    Perform area-related equipment first level maintenance
•    Perform inventory of raw ingredients in bins, silos and racks (cyclical and period end inventories)
•    Detect and report raw material quality problems 
•    Advise raw material supply coordinator of late or missing raw material deliveries
•    Customer service with inbound delivery companies
•    Prepare samples and documentation for external labs 
•    Preparation of finished products to ensure quality control (micro sampling)
•    Accurate submission of products to offsite/external laboratory
•    Any task as delegated by Manager


•    Perform Housekeeping Checks to ensure compliance to 5S
•    Perform operational cleaning operations
•    Change over cleaning
•    Regular cleaning
•    Hypo cleaning

Context and Scope:

Physically receive Raw Material trucks/product, test it for quality requirements, physically offload product, ensure proper paperwork, complete in receiving systems, and enter into inventory.  Escalate if quality issue arises.  Complete sanitation requirements. Ensure samples are correctly sent out to external labs for sampling as required.


Job Specifications/Qualifications:


Education & Professional Qualifications:

Post-secondary education or equivalent experience (Diploma or Bachelor’s in Science)


Knowledge & Experience:

•    Previous experience in food / feed plant. Optimally experienced in an RM receiving laboratory
•    Experience in quality assurance laboratory
•    High data entry accuracy and strong attention to detail required (Critical)
•    Strong computer literacy/ Ability to adapt and learn new systems
•    Forklift trained and certified an asset
•    Good communication skills/ Previous demonstrated customer service experience or equivalent experience
•    Technically inclined
•    Self-motivated, Team player
•    Color discrimination, Odor sensitive and texture perception, Depth perception, Safety & Hygiene & Quality conscious


•    Unrestricted range of motion
•    Comfortable working at heights
•    Standing on a concrete floor, extensive walking
•    Frequent climbing of stairs
•    Lifting (50kg) maximum
•    Wearing proper personal protective equipment (safety glasses, hair net, bump cap, ear plugs, safety shoes, and uniform) 
•    Bending, stooping, twist, turn, standing for extended time periods, reaching, climbing stairs, and lifting

Must be able to adapt to temperature and tolerate environmental extremes such as hot to cold, dust, dirt and chemicals


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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