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Packaging 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 Packaging Operator role: The Packaging Operator role pfunctions as a member of an area team that is directly responsible for the efficient production of quality products in the required quantities. This role will operate/change over specified machinery in the assigned area. Packaging Operators must ensure efficiency, operational conformance, product quality and continuous improvement. Packaging Operators must have the skill set to train and/or perform the tasks of other associates in the area as needed. This job requires strong communication, interpersonal and team building skills to support site objectives. Every associate at Mars has the responsibility for the achievement of quality and food safety.


Key Responsibilities:

 Performs all assigned activities and job tasks within a line or area

 Operates equipment in a safe and efficient manner

 Takes corrective actions in solving problems to root cause level

 Assess equipment operating reliability and perform routine repairs, adjustments and malfunction troubleshooting

 Performs and/or works with Maintenance to complete equipment preventive maintenance

 Maintains accurate records of QC checks, production numbers or waste performance

 Performs all shift support documentation in a quality matter

 Performs QC tasks such as metal checks, inspection of date codes, item numbers, dump logs, etc

 Demonstrates high degree of ownership for product quality: Performs all standard quality checks & other quality related duties

 Understands production schedules, production computer systems, work instructions and production inventories.


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).

 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

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


Preferred Qualifications:

 3+ years of manufacturing experience operating a variety of machines

 2 years of work experience within manufacturing, or a technical and/or trade discipline

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

 Knowledge of inventory control principles 



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