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Forklift Operator $1,500 SIGN ON BONUS


Reno, NV, US, 89511


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.


The Logistics Operator role: The Logistics Operator role is responsible for ensuring replenishment loads are fulfilled, prepared for shipment and delivered to the appropriate destination in a safe, quality, timely and cost effective manner. This shift based position is the final operation in meeting customer requirements for high quality, damage free, on-time, correctly loaded and accurate (Bill of Lading) deliveries. Every associate at Mars has the responsibility for the achievement of quality and food safety.

Key Responsibilities:

 Load trailers according to loading specifications and in a manner which delivers product on time (arrives when originally expected) and complete (accurate by item and damage free) as measured by our customers and other receiving destinations.

 Conduct trailer inspections prior to loading trailers for product shipment and after unloading inbound trailers.

 Operate forklift and highlift equipment to move product from the palletizer and within the warehouse to trailers and various other warehouse locations and operate in a manner maintaining required sanitation levels. Repair and recoup damaged goods as accidentally created during product movement and as required. Follow FIFO principles for finished products.

 Tag pallets from the palletizer and record production, organize warehouse and all warehouse supplies and materials, supply materials to packaging lines, supply and service palletizer equipment.

 Report or take appropriate action when quality checks do not meet set specifications.

 Improve operations through individual and group problem solving. Provide leadership in solving problems that disrupts the daily production goals.

 Maintain a clean, safe work environment that promotes associate safety and product integrity.

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Other Responsibilities:

 Optimize warehouse utilization and transportation costs to ensure least cost method is used while maintaining predetermined inventory and service levels.

 Maintain a clean, safe work environment that promotes associate safety and product integrity.

 Improve operations through individual and group problem solving and provide leadership in solving problems on the floor and in meetings.

 Promote high quality team environment through effective team work and self direction with a positive attitude.

 Provide feedback to Shipping Logistics Technician to achieve relevant shipping schedules.

 Assist with coordinating outbound finished product to warehouses.

 Collect and record data on quality of shipping equipment used to transport finished product.

 Retain primary responsibility for coordination of the following:.

 Stage materials to minimize damage and maximize easy access to materials.

 Obtain and maintain proficiency in job specific business systems such as PRMS, SPEDE, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel systems. Remain current with facility utilized business systems.

 May have to perform special non-routine tasks associated with corporate requests, projects and tests


Who Should Apply . . . We are looking for individuals who demonstrate the following behaviors:

 Team player

 Action oriented

 Problem solving abilities

 Strong communication skills

 Continuous self development 


Qualifications: Primary Qualifications for this job are:

 Most recent Performance appraisal with a minimum of “Meets” expectations and not more than 1 year old.

 No active disciplinary notices.

 Acceptable attendance (less than 5 incidents and no discipline above an Initial Warning).


Physical/Environmental Requirements:

 Must not be afraid of heights; must be capable of working at elevated heights

 Must not be unusually sensitive to chemicals (contact lenses not recommended).

 Vision correctable to 20/20.

 Must be able to stand on feet for long periods of time.

 Standing on a concrete floor

 Wearing proper personal protective equipment (hair net, bump cap, ear plugs, safety shoes, and uniform)

 Bending, stooping, twist, turn, standing for extended time periods, reaching, climbing stairs, and lifting up to 50 lbs

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

 Able to work with minimal supervision

 Forklift assignments require certification and getting on and off frequently

 Able to work with minimal supervision

 Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

 Ability to move light to moderately heavy objects.

 Ability to visually receive and differentiate colors.

 Ability to understand written and printed material.

 Ability to understand verbal information.

 Ability to actively exchange ideas/thoughts with others.

 Ability to work varying shifts under stressful conditions such as heat, cold, high and or confined spaces and have mobility with ability to climb ladders and stairs and do repetitive bending and twisting.

 Ability to handle tools or equipment.

 Ability to work under tight schedules in high pressure situations. 

 While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; extreme cold; extreme heat; and risk of electrical shock.

 The associate is frequently exposed to vibration.

 The associate is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.

 The noise level in the work environment is usually very lou


Minimum Qualifications:

 Be 18 years of age or older

 Have a High school diploma, GED or equivalent education

 Basic knowledge of personal computers

 Demonstrated competency in computer and pc software including MS Office and email

 Must be willing and able to work and accept varying shifts and schedules

 Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language

 Good basic math, reading and writing skills

 Good communication skills

 Ability to work in a self directed manner with minimal supervision and a positive attitude

 High Level of mechanical aptitude and knowledge, with good skills in troubleshooting and problem solving

 Basic knowledge of food safety, GMP, GHOP, HACCP, SPC

 Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

 Forklift experience

 Push Pull Lift experience a plus

 Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment with a positive attitude and minimal supervision

 Good problem solving and/or troubleshooting skills

 Working knowledge of Safety, Quality and Material Management Systems and procedures

 Ability to read and understand the daily production run schedule, and execute to that plan

 Ability to communicate to managers and team members any production, quality/food safety or other business critical information vital to operations and customer service

 Successful completion of a substance screening and background check Company-paid relocation is not available for this position


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: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

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