Mars Operator II in Kansas City, Missouri
Shift/Hours: The shift for this position has not yet been determined. It will either be a 12 hour day shift or a 12 hour night shift.
The Packaging Machine Operator is responsible and accountable for assuring all finished product is packaged according to Q&FS specifications and QMP standards in support of The Nutro Company’s Quality and Food Safety principles.
Adhere to personal safety practices that meet OSHA & Mars standards to assure a safe environment for yourself and others. Maintain open communication with site safety committee and site safety manager.
Operate within specified efficiency/productivity standards based on formulation and packaging capability and within established finished product Q&FS specifications for each formula.
Perform packaging evaluation (hourly checks), and maintain accurate documentation as defined by QMP and site requirements.
Perform packaging equipment adjustments and preventative maintenance activities as defined in SOPs to assure finished packages are in compliance with Q&FS specifications and QMP standards.
Perform a daily audit of all equipment with the operators to assure a safe and productive/efficient operation is being achieved.
Adhere to the master sanitation program as defined by Sanitation SOPs.
Maintain continuous communication with site functional teams to assure complete awareness of the manufacturing process in compliance with Q&FS and performance objectives.
Participate in the development, revision, and training of mission critical competencies as related to the responsibilities and accountabilities of the position.
Participate and adhere to all food safety requirements, Quality Management Processes, and site safety programs ensuring that all standards are met.
Demonstrate a quality culture in actions, words and spirit
Operate packaging equipment within functional area of responsibilities and accountabilities.
Perform process testing, evaluate results, and make necessary adjustments maintaining process control within Q&FS and QMP guidelines.
Assure the packaging equipment and all supporting processes are in compliance with Q&FS, QMP, and performance objectives at the following process flow points. This is subject to change based on operational requirements.
Key Critical Competencies
Dealing with Ambiguity
Decision Making Authority and Impact
Responsible for reporting and following up on any observation that may impact associate safety and/or product Quality and Food Safety.
Productive and safe work habits
- Actively participate in continuous improvement projects through proactive and reactive efforts including incident/root cause investigation and implementation of corrective/preventive actions pertaining to Q&FS and continuous improvement of plant operations.
Key Technical Knowledge and Functional Skills
Mars safety policies and procedures
Food Safety (GMP, HACCP)
Food Quality (Product and Process)
Q&FS testing practices and procedures, and QMP polices
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Effective analytical and troubleshooting skills.
Requirements and Preferred Experience
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Effective verbal & written communication skills.
Ability to work independently without supervision as well as within a team setting.
- Minimum of one year pet food and/or food manufacturing experience.
Sufficient mobility, strength, flexibility, hearing, and sight to access all job relevant areas and perform routine activities as necessary to deliver required results.
Some pushing/pulling, bending/stooping, and lifting (up to 50 lbs.) necessary.