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Maintenance Technician - SIGN ON BONUS


Henderson, NC, 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.


**SIGN ON BONUS $1500.00**


Job Title: Maintenance Technician

Hours: The base shift is a weekly rotating shift between 1st 2nd and 3rd, 6a-2p, 2p-10p, and 10p-6a. This is a 40-hour Monday - Friday schedule.



Maintenance technicians are responsible for effective preventative and planned maintenance of site assets to maintain a baseline state.  Maintenance technicians are responsible along with operations for equipment operating safely and efficiently to ensure operational conformance and product quality.   The maintenance technician effectively troubleshoots breakdowns and contributes to root cause identification and resolution to reduce unplanned downtime.  This job requires strong communication, interpersonal and team skills to support site objectives.



  • Compliance to the maintenance work schedule including logging appropriate information into SAP and closing work orders when complete.
  • Ensuring PM’s are executed on schedule.
  • Identification of recurring problems and the development of effective solutions to reduce the level of unplanned maintenance.
  • Able to assess equipment operating reliability and perform routine repairs and troubleshoot breakdowns.
  • Knowledge of how to perform and interpret QC tasks such as metal checks, inspection of date codes, item numbers, dump logs, etc. 
  • Knowledge of how to maintain accurate records of QC checks, production numbers or waste performance.  Able to interpret this data and use in troubleshooting. 
  • High degree of ownership for product quality: 
  • Able to operate a forklift. 
  • Able to operate a computer and utilize the basic standard desktop systems.  SAP knowledge and use is critical.
  • Understands principles of inventory control and issues parts to work orders to maintain accurate inventories and equipment costs records.
  • Duties and tasks are frequently non-routine. Resolves most questions and problems, and refers only the most complex issues to higher levels. 



  • Knows and follows all plant safety policies and performs work in safe manner.
  • Troubleshoot, test, and repair of Single and 3-phase powered equipment, AC/DC controls, AC variable speed and Servo Drives
  • Troubleshoot and repair mechanical drive systems
  • Working knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic systems and their controls
  • Blueprint reading
  • Proper use of hand and power tools




  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • 3+ years of experience in maintenance 
  • Knowledge of mechanical drives
  • Knowledge of single and three-phase powered equipment, AC/DC controls, AC variable speed and Servo Drives
  • Demonstrate a strong ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment
  • Must maintain computer skills for maintenance CMMS (SAP) and Outlook (email)
  • Demonstrates a high degree of initiative and participation within the area. 
  • Demonstrates strong drive and commitment to continuous improvement
  • Driven to go beyond routine thinking and tasks.
  • Willing to coach and support the site TPM journey
  • Must be able to lift a maximum of 50 lbs
  • Must be able to climb stairs
  • Perform repetitive movements
  • Must be willing to work rotating shifts
  • Must be willing to work overtime, weekends and all scheduled shutdowns
  • Must understand GMP’s, HACCP and ISO



  • Associates degree or equivalent in mechanical or electro-mechanical engineering and/or military experience in related fields
  • 5+ years in maintenance environment
  • Experience with 480 Volt, Three Phase power distribution and motor controls
  • Experience with hydraulics and pneumatics
  • Experience troubleshooting, testing, and repairing instrumentation and controls
  • Experience working with Programmable Logical Controllers


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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