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Mars Production Assistant in Rolla, Missouri

Production Assistant

Location/Site: Rolla, MO

Segment: Royal Canin

Job Purpose/Overview

This role is responsible for performing various routine tasks in an assigned area of a Royal Canin manufacturing site following defined standard operating procedures and the direction of the Shift Manager and Packaging Team Lead. This role completes a variety of tasks including cleaning, hand packing product, monitoring controls, assisting with equipment changeover activities, and driving a forklift.

Key Responsibilities

  • Rotate through the various functions on the Packaging Line during the Shift.

  • Inspect packaging quality to ensure the packaging meets Mars expectations.

  • Inspect product while filling the bag to ensure the quality meets Mars Standards.

  • Ensure the date code is accurate and being applied.

  • Hand palletize as per the Customer’s Specifications and expectations.

  • Ensure that filled bags that are rejected for metal are maintained in the proper area until inspected and the reject is noted on the appropriate paperwork.

  • Remove damaged bags from pallets and repair as necessary.

  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment. Maintains assigned work area, tools and equipment in a clean, organized and professional manner. Assist other associates in maintaining the visual workplace requirements for the entire area.

  • Know and practice all Safety and GMP requirements in assigned work areas.

  • Perform Packaging Line Changeovers. Performs non-maintenance tasks that are needed to maintain product flow and routine equipment operation. May include tasks such as, cleaning screens, and disposing of defective product or raw materials.

  • Drives a fork truck to move finished goods or packaging materials in the event of an unplanned vacancy.

  • Plant start up and shut down procedures.

  • Adhere to all plant policies and adapt to changes as assigned.

  • All others duties as assigned.

  • Able to work overtime, weekends and holidays when required.

  • Willing to work various shifts.

  • Must be willing to communicate with Shift Manager, Packaging Team Lead, Maintenance, and Co-workers about issues and concerns as related to the line operations.

Job Specifications/Qualifications

Education:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • 1 year of manufacturing experience preferred

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Ability to work independently

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Ability to lift 55 pounds

  • Ability to stand for up to 12 hours per day

  • Ability to concentrate while doing repetitive motion jobs

  • Ability to adapt to changes on both stationary jobs as well as possibly mobile moving jobs all in a potentially fast paced environment

  • Ability to be forklift certified

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