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Mars Packaging Operator ($1,500 Sign On Bonus!) in Rolla, Missouri

Job Purpose

The packaging operator is responsible and accountable for assuring all finished product is packaged safely and efficiently according to Q&FS standards. The work schedule for this role involves working weekends, which all applicants should consider when applying for positions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Comply with all Mars and RC Safety Policies.

  • All PPE must be worn in compliance to requirements.

  • Enforce and respect the safety rules.

  • Stop any equipment if safety is in jeopardy and escalate issue.

  • Be an actively engaged Associate regarding Behavior-Based Safety Observations

  • Comply with Quality and Food Safety Standards.

  • Follow all food safety requirements, rules, and standards (ISO 9001, 22000, Mars Standards, GMP/GHP, HACCP, security, pest control, etc.)

  • CCP Metal Detection knowledge and understanding for the packaging area

  • Clean and sanitize equipment in accordance to food safety standards.

  • Inspect packaging materials to insure conformance to specifications.

  • Perform and record quality checks to standards.

  • Identify, document, and report any quality nonconformance.

  • Establish full knowledge and become qualified for all packaging operations (paper/plastic bag machines, sampling machines, on-process check-weigher, inkjet, labeler, wrappers, palletizers, screeners, scales, quality control, forklift operations, packaging materials, and finished goods).

  • Set up and start up packaging machines.

  • Operate packaging machines and produce within expected efficiencies for packaging line.

  • Stack packaging products in cases/on pallets.

  • Monitor packaging machines for safety/quality/output.

  • Identify bags/case/pallets according to GMP.

  • Perform equipment changeovers - mechanical and control system adjustments.

  • Shut down equipment.

  • Work closely with extrusion operators to maximize efficiency of production.

  • Troubleshoot and perform first level area-related maintenance on equipment and support the move toward MSE Autonomous Maintenance.

  • Complete any task as delegated by the site’s Leadership Team (Shift Manager).

  • Maintain a safe, organized, and efficient work area in compliance to 5S.

  • Perform operational cleanings:

  • On shift and end of shift cleanings need to be completed.

  • Sanitation cleaning needs to be completed as scheduled and often require extra hours to ensure cleaning is validated effective by Leads/Shift Manager or other Department Heads.

  • Operational deep cleanings as designated by Shift Manager or Lead.

  • Communicate and report production, deviations, etc. appropriately.

  • Provide any requested documentation to other departments according to internal rules.

  • Shift changes: Actively engage and communicate with Associates of next shift about machine problems, progress on production schedule, quality issues, etc.

  • Complete packaging run sheets and document all production events as required (downtime, quantity, quality checks, metal, etc.) with an understanding that many documents are regulatory-based and must be completed and signed each shift.

  • Utilize FMOS boards for hour to hour monitoring of results and raising escalations

  • Attend all pre-shift FMOS meetings and actively engage in relevant conversations.

  • Actively work on developing oneself and attending all required trainings.

  • Develop a personal development plan with your Shift Manager once per year.

  • Attend all training programs as scheduled.

  • Train others within department as assigned by Shift Manager.

  • Work overtime as required.

  • Responsibility to be an Engaged Associate.

  • Actively have routine constructive conversations within your team around Gallup Q12 wins and opportunities.

  • Active involvement and attendance in team Impact Sessions.

  • Be responsible to maintain an engaging climate at work and be an active part of the solutions.


Education & Professional Qualification

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent minimum


  • Experience in food industry and/or manufacturing preferred

  • Proficient in English (reading, writing, and verbal communications)

Physical/Mental Requirements

  • Full range of motion

  • Correctable eyesight and hearing

  • Lifting up to 75lbs maximum

  • Tolerance to hot and cold environments