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Extruder Operator
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Manufacturing
Years Experience: 1-2 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: May 05, 2021
Job Location:

Guelph, ON
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Job Description

Hours: 12 hours shifts – Day: 7am-7pm; Night: 7pm-7am.

Shift Rotation: Day shift: 2 on, 2 off, 3 on, 2 off, 2 on, 3 off - Repeat but on night shift.

This is a 2 week rotation.

Job Summary

Perform and report extrusion operations in order to comply with safety, quality and productivity targets

Essential Duties (Responsibilities)

  • All PPE must be worn in compliance with the OHSA/RC requirements
  • Enforce/Respect the safety rules and the internal policy
  • Stop any equipment / operative works / external company works if safety/environment protection/fire protection rules are broken
  • Guarantee and apply ISO 14001 (Environment), and all related working procedures
  • Ownership of environmental responsibilities listed in ENV-REF-002 – Associates SEA Matrix
  • Guarantee and apply ISO 9001, FSS/ISO22000, Mars Standards, and all related working procedures
  • Support the HACCP program in the department
  • Follow GMP-GHP in the area
  • Inform Shift Supervisor of quality deviations according to product standards and production procedures
  • Maintain CCPs and oPrPs in the department
  • Perform the CCP and oPrP’s procedure according to SOPs
  • Sampling of products to ensure quality control (micro sampling)
  • Report any pest activity to related Manager
  • Perform and record quality control tests
  • Adhere to multi-skills policy and acquire at least one additional competence as established with and by Management
  • Training: attend any training program as scheduled by company management and train any designed person in the position
  • Perform extruding line start up sequence processes
  • Run the extruding processes
  • Perform extruding line shut down sequence processes
  • Assign FP silos and instruct packaging operator
  • Control and maintain a constant supply of coating powders and liquids to the coater in cooperation with the RM handler
  • Perform area-related equipment first level maintenance
  • Perform inventory of raw ingredients / packaging materials / finished products in bins, silos and racks (cyclical and period end inventories)
  • Any task as delegated by Manager
  • Perform Housekeeping Checks to ensure compliance to 5S
  • Perform operational cleaning operations
  • Change ver cleaning
  • Weekly cleaning & Sanitatin
  • Hyp cleaning
  • Provide any requested documentation to other Departments according to internal rules
  • Shift changes: communicate with co-worker of next shift about machine problems, progress on production schedule, bin inventories, quality issue…
  • Complete production reports as required by manager and record any production events (stops, quantity, quality…)


  • Training and/or experience in functional tasks (opt: knowledge of feed/food industry)
  • Must be willing to work irregular hours and extended shift if necessary
  • Safety & Hygiene & Quality conscious, Initiative, Self motivated, Team player, Technically inclined, Depth perception, Tolerance to hot environment, Unrestricted range of motion, Color discrimination, olfactory and texture perception

About Mars:

Mars is a family-owned business with more than $35 billion in global sales. We produce some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s, SNICKERS, TWIX, MILKY WAY, DOVE, PEDIGREE, ROYAL CANIN, WHISKAS, EXTRA, ORBIT, 5, SKITTLES, BEN’S ORIGINAL and COCOAVIA. Alongside our consumer brands, we proudly take care of half of the world’s pets through our nutrition, health and services businesses such as Banfield Pet Hospitals, BluePearl, Linnaeus, AniCura, VCA and Pet Partners.Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire our 130,000 Associates into taking action every day towards creating the world we want tomorrow.


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