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Mars Sanitation Technician (12 Hour Day Shift) in Kansas City, Missouri

Position Title: Micro Team (Sanitation) Technician

Reports To: Sanitation Manager

Segment: Mars Petcare

Family: Operations

Function: Supply

Job Location: KAN

Job Level: B1

Level of Role

Individual Contributor

Number of Reports


Purpose of this Role/Summary

  • Responsibility for maintaining a clean and sanitary production facility.

  • This role specializes in sanitation and pest control for the entire site in order to provide a clean, safe and orderly environment that exemplifies a world class manufacturing facility.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Responsible for assisting all areas in maintaining high levels of daily cleanliness and adherence to site GMP's.

  • Prioritize work on a daily basis by identifying pressing issues, through communication with each operator, knowing shift production plans and awareness of area.

  • Promote high quality team environment through effective team work and self-management with a positive attitude.

  • Performs all assigned activities and job tasks within their area

  • Understands production schedules as they relate to shut downs.

  • Detailed cleaning of large areas and work spaces

  • Detailed cleaning of large pieces of manufacturing equipment

  • Understanding of microbiological and pest control as it pertains to a food manufacturing environment

  • The ability to work with all Teams at the site on Sanitation, Pest Control and Housekeeping Projects

  • The ability to work in enclosed spaces

  • The desire to work as an interactive team in a large plant setting

  • When assigned to a specific operation area, complete all duties associated with that assignment in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Perform sanitation duties as required by the Master Sanitation Schedule, with particular attention to lock out/tag out procedures. Complete required documentation.

  • Assist the plant to meet or exceed production goals.

  • Educate others on sanitation principles.

  • Receive micro training and understand the hazards of cross contamination.

  • Develop a detailed knowledge of the process flow of the plant.

  • Understand traffic, air flow and color code system.

  • Every associate at Mars has responsibility for the achievement of quality and food safety.

  • Other duties and responsibilities throughout the plant as assigned by manager

Mission Critical Competencies

  • Integrity & Trust

  • Planning

  • Self Development

  • Problem Solving Skills

  • Building relationships

Physical Requirements

  • Must be capable of working at elevated heights

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs repetitively

  • Must not be unusually sensitive to chemicals (contact lenses not recommended).

  • Vision correctable to 20/20.

  • Must be able to stand on feet for long periods of time.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Able to work with minimal supervision

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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

  • Able to work with minimal supervision

  • Excellent written/verbal communication (English)

  • Computer Skills

  • Very Good interpersonal skills, with ability to influence, motivate and work in a team environment

  • Self-motivated

  • Good working knowledge of HACCP & Food Safety

  • Excellent working knowledge of all production equipment, site layout, sanitation tool use and preventive maintenance.

  • Good working knowledge of HACCP & Food Safety