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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.
Incumbent is responsible for supplying materials and gum to all of the stick wrapping lines. Incumbent will be required to learn the skills necessary to keep the lines running and supplied with the proper materials. The incumbent will be required to follow all safety and quality standards as well as support the factory's continuous improvement efforts. The department, including the incumbent, is responsible for meeting OEE as well as volume targets.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Incumbent is responsible for performing all duties while adhering to the five (5) Principles of Mars at all times. Responsibilities of the incumbent include, but are not limited to the following:
Following all safety procedures and work safely at all times to ensure the safety of themselves and the rest of the team. Such safety programs include, but are not limited to, strict adherence to the Lock Out Tag Out policies, proper PPE, and monthly safety meetings.
Performing all necessary Quality checks, at the specified intervals, to ensure that only quality products are being made. Other quality responsibilities include making sure that packaging materials are in good shape, proper materials are used and Good Manufacturing Practices are always followed. Proper documentation and accurate paperwork is essential.
Following standard operating procedures while supplying materials for all equipment associated with the stick wrapping line in order to meet the OEE and volume targets. This is done by keeping machinery supplied with materials. Proper and efficient changeovers are also a key responsibility of the incumbent. Communication skills are essential for helping the department and line work at an optimal level.
Supporting the factory efforts in both Lean and Continuous Improvement activities by participating in meetings, identifying improvement opportunities, and recommending solutions to improve factory metrics. These metrics include OEE and Manufacturing Schedule Adherence.
Proper documentation and accurate completion of all necessary production paperwork.
Incumbent's Team Leader may require specific assignments or tasks for some operators away from their designated job. Duties may be, but are not limited to Lean or Continuous Improvement activities that will improve productivity and product flow, improve 5S or OEE within the wrapping areas.
Minimum: Grade 12 or High School Diploma, or equivalent.
Preferred: Associates Degree, or higher, in an engineering or manufacturing related discipline.
Preferred: One (1) year experience in a manufacturing environment.
Minimum: Basic math skills, communication skills, computer skills, and problem solving / trouble shooting skills.
Preferred: Strong math, communication, computer, and problem solving / trouble shooting skills. Forklift experience a plus.
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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