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Technician - Protein


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.


Purpose of the Role

The Entry Level Associate functions as a member of an operating team and maintains the high standards of the organization while learning the working processes of the factory.  Once trained and qualified, this person should be able to demonstrate the ability to execute and follow-up on routine day-to-day production related tasks, take initiative to identify outages, losses, or improvements in their work areas and obtain resources to help resolve problems in a timely manner.  Day-to-day tasks do include basic computer skills as required for data entry, line operation and quality control data gathering.  This job requires strong communication, interpersonal and team building skills to support factory objectives.


Principal Accountabilities


  • Qualify and Perform all required Operational and Maintenance Skill Requirements
    • Site General Skill Block
    • Operational Skill Block
    • Mechanical Skill Block
    • Foundational Leadership Skill Block
  • Manage self in areas of Factory Operations
    • Maintain Safety, Quality, and Sanitation Requirements
    • Production Metric data gathering and reporting
    • Perform Basic Preventative Maintenance Tasks
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement efforts
    Critical Mars Leadership Capabilities
  • Delivers Consistent Results
  • Creates Collaborative Relationships
    Key Supporting Competencies
  • Read/Write
  • Basic Math Skills
  • Listening
  • Peer Relationships
  • Approachability
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management
    Critical Functional Competencies
  • Entry Level Position
    Key Functional Skills/Capabilities
  • Entry Level Position
    Physical Qualifications
  • Standing on a concrete floor
  • Wearing proper personal protective equipment (bump cap, ear plugs, safety shoes, uniform)
  • Bending, Stooping, twist, turn, standing for extended periods, reaching, climbing stairs and ladders, lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to adapt to temperature and environmental extremes such as hot to cold, dust dirt and chemicals.
    Minimum Qualifications
  • 18 years of age or older with a High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Willing and able to work and accept varying shifts and schedules
  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language.
  • Ability to meet/maintain the Site’s Essential Job Functions
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Background in feed manufacturing environment and operations
  • Demonstrated competency in computer and pc software including MS Office and email
    Company paid relocation is not available for this position.


Every associate at Mars has responsibility for the achievement of quality and food safety.

As a privately-held, family-owned company, Mars Petcare US offers benefits which reflect our commitment to attracting and retaining great people. This includes excellent pay, competitive health and dental care coverage, a retirement plan, a very competitive vacation plan and unrivalled career advancement opportunities, to name just a few of our unique and generous benefits.
If you're looking for a place where you can take ownership for your work, where the pace is fast, the environment is built around the importance of open communication, and where employees are called "associates" and treated as such, then we want to hear from you.
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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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