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Material Handler
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Manufacturing
Years Experience: 2-4 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: May 21, 2019
Job Location:

Newmarket, ON
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Job Description

A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet. What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, 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 its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

The Forklift Operator is responsible for operating a forklift to move, locate, relocate, stack, and count Finished Goods and Raw materials. The FLT Operator is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the vehicle and is required to perform a daily pre shift checklist. As well the incumbent may be requested to perform the operation of packaging equipment to complete the conversion process and package finished product prior to shipping in accordance with all routine SOP’s and specifications. This includes all aspects within the assigned process and adherence to all company standards of safety, quality, cost and reliability to deliver on the needs of the customer.

This position has responsibility for the routine operation of the equipment in the process and may include the packaging area. This includes the loading of packaging material, clearing of jams, resetting faults, basic changeovers, and product quality checks and maintaining area GMPs.

  • Timely Shipments- Pull and prepare product for shipment as scheduled
  • Unload inbound shipments safely and move product to storage locations.
  • Efficiently stack and store the merchandise in the appropriate areas
  • Ensure inbound and outbound shipments are accurate and free of damage. Report quality variances
  • Responsible to keep the equipment in the assigned area running through the routine tasks of loading packaging material, clearing jams, basic changeovers, and resetting faults to meet or exceed schedule.
  • Perform quality checks as defined in SOPs and highlight any issues to the Shift CIT.
  • Maintain area hygiene & GMPs at or above standard.
  • Active participation in the Safety program as it applies to the Shipping/Receiving/Packaging Area, including area audits and conformance to all area LOTO and safety procedures.
  • All Other Duties & Responsibilities as assigned
  • Responsible for following all Quality and Food Safety Policies and applicable procedures

Key Technical Knowledge and Skills

  • Minimum Secondary School diploma required
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Strong troubleshooting skills required
  • Strong technical problem solving skills & computer literacy
  • Demonstrated ability to read/write English
  • Certified forklift operator/able to be certified to operate a fork lift truck
  • Post-Secondary Education in a technical discipline an asset

Critical Learning Experiences

  • 2-5 years of manufacturing experience running high speed packaging equipment
  • Experience with Quality systems and SPC
  • 2-5 years of Fork Truck operations
  • Experience with inventory management systems
  • Knowledge of Safety and Quality systems and procedures

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

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