- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary to negotiate
Team Member (12 OR 8 hour rotating shift)Apply Now
Location: Topeka, KS, US, 66619
Date: Feb 21, 2018
Requisition Number: 132386
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.
Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, operates six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.
Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital, CESAR®, SHEBA®, DREAMIES® and NUTRO®; Chocolate – M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints. Food – UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA® and WISDOM PANEL®.
Team Members are system experts in their assigned area and are highly functional in multiple areas. Team Members must also ensure efficiency, operational conformance, product quality and continuous improvement. Functions as a member of an area team which is directly responsible for the efficient production of quality products in the required quantities. Operate/change over specified machinery in the assigned area.
Team Members must have the skill set to train and/or perform the tasks of other associates in the area as needed. This job requires strong communication, interpersonal and team building skills to support site objectives.
Performs all assigned activities & job tasks within a line or area.
Operates equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
Takes corrective actions in solving problems to root cause level.
Able to assess equipment operating reliability and perform routine repairs, adjustments and malfunction troubleshooting.
Performs and/or works with Maintenance to complete equipment preventative maintenance.
Able to maintain accurate records of quality control checks, production numbers or waste performance.
Keeps detailed log books: Performs all shift support documentation in a quality matter.
Performs quality control tasks such as metal checks, inspection of date codes, item numbers, dump logs, etc.
High degree of ownership for product quality: Performs all standard quality checks & other quality related duties.
Able to operate a forklift.
Able to operate a computer and utilize the basic standard desktop systems (LSS, PSL, MIS, SQCIS, etc.).
Understands principles of inventory control.
Has knowledge of the plant's products and goals.
Understands production schedules, production computer systems, work instructions.
Has general knowledge of Mars & the systems used by the business.
Standing on a concrete floor.
Wearing proper personal protective equipment (hair net, bump cap, ear plugs, safety shoes, and uniform).
Bending, stooping, twist, turn, standing for extended time periods, reaching, climbing stairs, and lifting up to 50 lbs.
Forklift assignments require OSHA certification and getting on and off frequently.
Required to work weekends during peak
About the company
Mars is an American global manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products and a provider of animal care services, with US$33 billion in annual sales in 2015,and is ranked as the 6th largest privately held company in the United States