Q&FS Sanitation Operator--The Nutro Company
Mars - Tennessee

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As a part of the Mars family, The Nutro Company has more than 80 years of experience creating great-tasting, nutritious pet foods. We understand that your pets aren't just companions-they're important members of your family. NUTRO® is a global brand of super-premium, natural pet food products sold exclusively in Pet Specialty stores. Natural Choice® food for dogs is the largest brand in the NUTRO® portfolio. As the #1 Selling Brand of Natural Dog Food in the Pet Specialty segment, Natural Choice® delivers targeted natural nutrition solutions to feed a lifetime of health and happiness.

The Q&FS Sanitation Operator is responsible and accountable for completing daily, weekly, and monthly site sanitation in accordance with Q&FS standards, QMP procedures, and site master sanitation schedule requirements.

Principal Accountabilities

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 raw material storage and usage policies and procedures.

Operate within specified efficiency/productivity standards based on formulation and packaging capability.

Operate within established finished product Q&FS specifications for each formula.

Constant evaluation of physical and sanitary conditions of the facilities and or equipment within designated areas throughout the plant.

Both routine and non-routine as required of specialized cleaning machinery such as floor scrubbers and mechanical lifts.

Accurately document all efforts against the Master Cleaning schedule.

Assess cleaning practices and make suggestions and/or changes for continual improvement in performance and efficiency.

Adhere to all site specific SSOPs.

Support when requested non-routine tasks associated special projects, testing, and onetime events.

Assist in assuring adequate sanitation tools, cleaning supplies are available, properly stored, and labeled.

Adhere to the master sanitation program. Perform sanitation activities as defined by Sanitation SOPs.

Actively participate in continuous improvement projects through proactive and reactive efforts including incident investigation and implementation of corrective/preventive actions pertaining to Q&FS.

Maintain continuous communication with site functional teams to assure complete awareness of the manufacturing process in compliance with Q&FS and performance objectives.

Support Business Unit teams for the continuous improvement of Nutro existing and new products and/or processes.

Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.

Mission Critical Competencies

No compromises in regards to Nutro’s Quality and Food Safety principles

Giving and receiving constructive feedback

Dealing with ambiguity


Integrity & trust

Self development

Quantity of output of work

Quality of work output

Team & unit contribution

Productive work habits

Functional/Technical skills

Key Functional Skills/Knowledge

HACCP and food safety management

Key Experiences

Mars safety policies and procedures

HACCP & GMP policies and procedures


High school diploma/GED required.

Must be able to work rotating shifts, weekends and holidays.

There is no relocation assistance provided with this role.

As a privately-held, family-owned company, Mars 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 is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

Visit www.mars.com to learn more about our company and for information about all of our current openings. Please, no agencies.



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