2nd shift Pet Food Forklift Operator
Mars - Missouri

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The Role:
This position is responsible for ensuring customer orders and replenishments loads are fulfilled, prepared for shipment and delivered to the appropriate destination in a safe, quality, timely and cost effective manner. This shift based position is the final operation in meeting customer requirements for high quality, damage free, on-time, correctly loaded and accurate (Bill of Lading) deliveries.

Key Responsibilities:
Load trailers according to loading specifications and in a manner which delivers product on time (arrives when originally expected) and complete (accurate by item and damage free) as measured by our customers and other receiving destinations.

Receive, unload, inspect and correctly warehouse all in-bound shipments (finished goods and materials) using safe procedures while maintaining the quality of all products and using accurate inventory management procedures.

Conduct trailer inspections prior to loading trailers for product shipment and after unloading inbound trailers.

Operate forklift and highlift equipment to move product from the palletizer and within the warehouse to trailers and various other warehouse locations and operate in a manner maintaining required sanitation levels. Repair and recoup damaged goods as accidentally created during product movement and as required. Follow FIFO principles for finished products.

Perform accurate inventory transactions into MARC, VLM, FGS MANMAN, SPEDE or other warehousing systems. Tag pallets from the palletizer and record production, organize warehouse and all warehouse supplies and materials, supply materials to packaging lines, supply and service palletizer equipment.

Accurately pick all products for mixed pallets, properly palletize and stretch wrap finished skid.

Report or take appropriate action when quality checks do not meet set specifications.

Improve operations through individual and group problem solving. Provide leadership in solving problems that disrupts the daily production goals.

Maintain a clean, safe work environment that promotes associate safety and product integrity.

Must know the product "Hold" criteria of all applicable areas.

Who Should Apply . . .

We are looking for individuals who demonstrate the following behaviors:

Team player

Action oriented

Problem solving abilities

Strong communication skills

Continuous self development


Physical/Environmental Requirements:
Must be capable of working at elevated heights

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

Forklift assignments require OSHA certification and getting on and off frequently

Minimum Qualifications:
Certified in Forklift operation

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment with a positive attitude and minimal supervision

High school diploma or equivalent

Good basic math, reading and writing skills

Basic knowledge of personal computers

Good problem solving and/or troubleshooting skills

Working knowledge of Safety, Quality and Material Management Systems and procedures

Ability to read and understand the daily production run schedule, and execute to that plan

Ability to communicate to managers and team members any production, quality/food safety or other business critical information vital to operations and customer service

Must be willing and able to work and accept varying shifts and schedules

Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language

Successful completion of a substance screening and background check

Preferred Qualifications:
3+ years of manufacturing experience operating a variety of machines

2 years of work experience within manufacturing, or a technical and/or trade discipline

Working Knowledge of food safety, GMP, GHOP, HACCP, SPC

Knowledge of inventory control principles

Ability to operate a forklift/OSHA certification

Experience with SAP

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.

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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