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Raw Material Receiver - Contract
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: Contract
Posting Date: September 22, 2020
Job Location:

Guelph, ON
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Job Description

Job Purpose/Overview:

Perform reception operations including quality control analytic operations and physical offloading operations (including departmental sanitation tasks).

This is a contract-based position for a twelve month term.

Key Responsibilties:

Quality tests of all incoming raw materials as specified in reception procedure

  • Sampling raw materials from bulk trucks, big bags, and totes
  • Perform various laboratory analysis on raw materials according to control plan
  • Perform receiving document procedures (delivery documentations) and sign delivery documents including, if necessary, quality / quantity objections

Offloading raw materials from bulk trucks and offloading pallets using forklift

Inform Q&FS Manager of quality deviations according to product standards and production procedures

  • Accept or decline reception of goods according to reception procedures
  • Collaborate with raw material supply coordinator on inbound receiving scheduling priority
  • Offload raw materials from trucks (bulks -liquids, seed, meals…, big bags, bags) (including adding of chemicals like insecticide or antioxidant as required by quality specifications)
  • Accurately maintain WMS (Warehouse Management System)
  • Immediately report any stock discrepancies
  • Day to day use of forklifts to offload and store raw materials in warehouse
  • Laboratory instrument calibrations, verifications and record keeping
  • Perform area-related equipment first level maintenance
  • Perform inventory of raw ingredients in bins, silos and racks (cyclical and period end inventories)
  • Detect and report raw material quality problems
  • Advise raw material supply coordinator of late or missing raw material deliveries
  • Customer service with inbound delivery companies
  • Prepare samples and documentation for external labs
  • Preparation of finished products to ensure quality control (micro sampling)
  • Accurate submission of products to offsite/external laboratory
  • Any task as delegated by Manager


  • Perform Housekeeping Checks to ensure compliance to 5S
  • Perform operational cleaning operations
  • Change over cleaning
  • Regular cleaning
  • Hypo cleaning

Context and Scope:

Physically receive Raw Material trucks/product, test it for quality requirements, physically offload product, ensure proper paperwork, complete in receiving systems, and enter into inventory. Escalate if quality issue arises. Complete sanitation requirements. Ensure samples are correctly sent out to external labs for sampling as required.

Job Specifications/Qualifications:

Education & Professional Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education or equivalent experience (Diploma or Bachelor’s in Science)

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Previous experience in food / feed plant. Optimally experienced in an RM receiving laboratory
  • Experience in quality assurance laboratory
  • High data entry accuracy and strong attention to detail required (Critical)
  • Strong computer literacy/ Ability to adapt and learn new systems
  • Forklift trained and certified an asset
  • Good communication skills/ Previous demonstrated customer service experience or equivalent experience
  • Technically inclined
  • Self-motivated, Team player
  • Color discrimination, Odor sensitive and texture perception, Depth perception, Safety & Hygiene & Quality conscious


  • Unrestricted range of motion
  • Comfortable working at heights
  • Standing on a concrete floor, extensive walking
  • Frequent climbing of stairs
  • Lifting (50kg) maximum
  • Wearing proper personal protective equipment (safety glasses, hair net, bump cap, ear plugs, safety shoes, and uniform)
  • Bending, stooping, twist, turn, standing for extended time periods, reaching, climbing stairs, and lifting

Must be able to adapt to temperature and tolerate environmental extremes such as hot to cold, dust, dirt and chemicals

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®, 5â„¢, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS 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 Hospitalsâ„¢, BluePearl®, Linnaeus, AniCura, VCAâ„¢ and Pet Partnersâ„¢. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire our 125,000 Associates into taking action every day towards creating the world we want tomorrow.


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