The role functions 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. Production Operators must ensure efficiency, operational conformance, product quality and continuous improvement. Production 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.
Properly extrude and mix the formulas issued by the Pet Food Corporate office and fulfill all their duties in the absence of either operator.
Properly operate the extruders, dryers, mixer, receiving and coating application systems and other related equipment.
Adjust equipment as necessary to ensure a quality product is produced.
Properly lubricate equipment to ensure guaranteed life of all parts.
Practice the Lock-Out Tag-Out program when doing maintenance and/or repair.
Maintains accurate records of QC checks, production numbers or waste performance
Performs QC tasks such as metal checks, inspection of date codes, item numbers, dump logs, etc
Insure that finished product meets all quality standards and run documentation completed.
Insure that finished product is properly formed and coated.
Insure equipment is run efficiently and dies set up and are ready for the next run.
Assure quality ingredients are being extruded.
Collect samples for Quality Assurance as required.
Check product density hourly.
Perform analysis for fat, moisture, and protein hourly.
Continually check product size, shape and color.
Insure the formulated amount of fat, acid and dry coating is being properly applied.
Insure the finished product bins are cleaned between product runs.
Safety of all employees and equipment.
Keep all equipment in a safe operating condition.
Practice safety Lock-Out Tag-Out procedures.
Keep area in a clean and neat manner.
Be aware of and follow all plant safety rules. (wear bump hats, ear protection, no rings, etc).
Wear dust mask when weighing and dumping hand add ingredients.
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
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
Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language
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.
As a privately-held, family-owned company, Mars Petcare North America offers benefits which reflect our commitment to attracting and retaining great people. This includes excellent pay, competitive health and dental care coverage, a retirement plan, a very competitive vacation plan and unrivalled career advancement opportunities, to name just a few of our unique and generous benefits.
If you're looking for a place where you can take ownership for your work, where the pace is fast, the environment is built around the importance of open communication, and where employees are called "associates" and treated as such, then we want to hear from you.
We value a diverse work environment and encourage qualified individuals to apply, regardless of race, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, gender and age. Mars Petcare North America is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.
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