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Mars Extruder Apprentice ($1,500 Sign On Bonus!) in Rolla, Missouri

Extruder Apprentice

Job Level: B2

Location: Rolla, MO

Job Purpose/Overview

This role exists as a bridge in-between the packaging and process areas. Associates in this role will learn how to operate the extruders and provide support to packaging in the event of a call-in.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be able to efficiently operate all positions within the packaging area

  • Learn how to run both extruders and achieve full qualification as an extruder operator

  • Act as a backup for the Packaging and Extrusion Operators

  • Responsible for communicating and elevating any quality and food safety concerns to site leadership.

  • Keep assigned area clean and sanitary

  • Assist other Operators as needed

  • Keep production records as required

  • Observe and follow all safety practices and standards

  • Know and understand site's CCPs and OPRPs and report any findings of deficiencies to shift manager

  • Be an active participant in MSE activities

  • Able to work overtime, weekends and holidays when required

  • Troubleshoot problems with assigned equipment, find and fix defects and actively work to make the line more efficient

Context and Scope

Develop an understanding of the extrusion department. Support the packaging department as needed. Operate the assigned production line in a safe and effective manner with minimal supervision. Perform, document, and take responsibility for production/quality checks to ensure product is up to Q&FS standards. Support the other operators as necessary. Report any deviations that may occur to the Team Lead or Shift Manager. Help drive down waste by focusing on changeover efficiencies. Complete end of shift cleaning and perform a proper hand off to oncoming shift. Support all other departments on shift as designated by Shift Manger.

Job Specifications/Qualifications

  • Education and Professional Qualification

  • Existing qualification as a packaging operator. Preference for qualification on all packaging lines.

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

  • Knowledge of inventory control principles

  • Standing for 12 hours

  • Ability to work 8/12 hour rotating shifts

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly

  • Full range of motion, correctable eyesight, correctable hearing

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

  • Knowledge/Experience

  • High school diploma or GED

  • At least 1 year of experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Comfortable with training and leading others