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Sanitation Technician $1,500 SIGN ON BONUS


Reno, NV, US, 89434

JOB CATEGORY:  Support Services

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.




What’s this role like? 

As a Sanitation  Associate, you’ll discover how our Five Principles - particularly Quality and Efficiency - make our factories as strong as possible. You’ll play a big part in getting our brands to our consumers, using your great attention to detail to make sure all our operations are up to standard. Working closely with other Associates in the factory, you’ll help them understand key priorities and be part of our incredible Supply Chain team.

What are we looking for?

-    A can-do attitude and good knowledge of manufacturing, operating and safety guidelines
-    A person who genuinely loves working in a team and can take initiative
-    Someone who loves being active in their job - sitting at a desk all day isn’t for you

What can you expect from Mars?

-    Chance to work on well-known brands 
-    An industry-competitive starting salary of $17.00 per hour, and benefits package 
-    The opportunity to learn, develop and grow your career at Mars



•    401(k)
•    401(k) matching
•    Dental insurance
•    Disability insurance
•    Employee discount
•    Flexible spending account
•    Health insurance
•    Life insurance
•    Parental leave
•    Referral program
•    Retirement plan
•    Tuition reimbursement
•    Vision insurance

•    120 paid vacation hours per year, 40 paid sick hours per year and 88 paid holiday hours per year on January 1st, prorated from date of hire


Job Description:


The Sanitation Technician role is responsible for maintaining a clean and sanitary production facility. This job requires strong communication, interpersonal and team building skills to support site production goals

This role specializes in sanitation and pest control for the entire site in order to provide a clean, safe and orderly environment that exemplifies a world class manufacturing facility


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


Key Responsibilities:

 Working knowledge of food safety.

 Responsible for assisting all areas in maintaining high levels of daily cleanliness and adherence to site GMP's.

 Prioritize work on a daily basis by identifying pressing issues, through communication with each operator, knowing shift production plans and      awareness of area.

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

 Performs all assigned activities and job tasks within their area

 Understands production schedules as they relate to shut downs.

 Detailed cleaning of large areas and work spaces

 Detailed cleaning of large pieces of manufacturing equipment

 Understanding of microbiological and pest control as it pertains to a food manufacturing environment

 The ability to work with all Teams at the site on Sanitation, Pest Control and Housekeeping projects

 The ability to work in enclosed spaces

 The desire to work as an interactive team in a large plant setting

 When assigned to a specific operation area, complete all duties associated with that assignment in a safe and efficient manner.

 Perform sanitation duties as required by the Master Sanitation Schedule, with particular attention to lock out/tag out procedures. Complete required documentation.

 Assist the plant to meet or exceed production goals.

 Other duties and responsibilities throughout the plant as assigned by Manager.


Other Responsibilities:

  Educate others on sanitation principles.

 Receive micro training and understand the hazards of cross contamination.

 Develop a detailed knowledge of the process flow of the plant.

 Understand traffic, air flow and color code system.


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




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).

 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.

 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 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 occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.

 The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.


Minimum Qualifications:

 Be 18 years of age or older

 Have a High school diploma, GED or equivalent education

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

 Able to work with minimal supervision

 Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language

 Strong problem solving skills.

 Ability to plan work on a daily basis, work independently and be a self starter and a highly motivated individual.

 Ability to work with a team and effectively interact with other departments.

 Ability to demonstrate leadership skills and effective problem solving.


Preferred Qualifications:

 2 years of work experience within manufacturing environment

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


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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