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.
Purpose of Role
The role functions as a member of a team that is directly responsible for the sanitary condition of the site. This role will complete daily specified tasks and PMs in assigned areas in a safe and efficient manner as well as perform any sanitation related duties as required by the Master Sanitation Schedule. Sanitation associates must ensure efficiency, operational conformance, product quality and continuous improvement. This job requires strong communication, interpersonal, and team building skills to support site objectives.
Perform all assigned activities and job tasks as directed by supervisor in a safe and efficient manner to meet or exceed daily safety, quality, food safety, and production goals.
Perform routine and non-routine cleaning of specific pieces of equipment, buildings, and site.
Maintain accurate records of PMs, other sanitation activities, and scrap destruction
Complete all documentation in an accurate/quality matter
Understand production schedules, production computer systems, work instructions and production inventories.
Complete all required safety, quality, and food safety training
Adhere to all GMP’s (bump caps, ear plugs, safety shoes, uniforms, etc.)
Additional duties and responsibilities throughout the plant as assigned by Supervisor
Mission Critical competencies
Drive for Results
Dealing with Ambiguity
Operating mobile equipment (Forklift, scissor lift, boom lift, floor scrubber, cart)
CIP setup, operation, troubleshooting, & shutdown
Handling and dispensing of hazardous chemicals
Key Functional Skill/Knowledge
Able to stand on a concrete floor for long periods of time
Capable of working at elevated heights
Wearing proper personal protective equipment (hair net, bump cap, ear plugs, safety shoes/chemical boots, slicker suit, and uniform)
Bending, stooping, twisting, turning, standing for extended time periods, reaching, climbing stairs and ladders, and lifting to 50lbs
Able to adapt to temperature and environmental extremes such as hot, cold, dust, dirt, noise, working at heights, working with chemicals as well as offensive sights and/or odors.
2 years of work experience within manufacturing, or a technical and/or trade discipline
Demonstrated competency in computer and PC software including MS Word, Excel, & E-mail
Associate must be able to work varying shifts and schedules
Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language
Be 18 years of age or older
Have a High school diploma, GED or equivalent education
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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