Chicago, IL, US, 60707
JOB CATEGORY: Supply
REQUISITION NUMBER: 253561
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 Maintenance Apprentice Technician (MAT) will follow a formal 4 year program designed to provide them the knowledge, skills and experience to develop into effective multi-skilled maintenance technicians. This will include a combination of technical training and in plant experience. As a member of the maintenance team, the MAT will ensure safety, efficiency, operational conformance, product quality, continuous improvement and maintenance of assets. The MAT will have a maximum of 4 years to demonstrate multi-skills technician competence, or potentially be removed from the program.
Learn and demonstrate mastery of functional/technical Skills.
Implement Continuous Improvements.
Equipment maintenance and sanitation.
Develop to become a recognized expert for maintenance, including:
Ability to troubleshoot routine and non-routine issues and be a resource towards achieving safe, timely, cost efferent solutions.
Develop best practices for area and ensure best practices are followed.
Lead or participate in continuous improvement efforts.
Effective shift communications. Attends and participates in maintenance issues in shift overlaps, quality reviews, and daily meetings are required.
Performs equipment PM’s (preventative maintenance) as assigned.
Ability to complete root cause failure analysis on issues involving reliability, product/packaging defects, downtime and slow time.
Effectively works and communicates with all departments (scheduling, engineering, R&D, IE, logistics, operations, etc.).
Key Skills Required:
Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.
Demonstrated strong interpersonal, approachability and commination skills.
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
Demonstrated technical aptitude.
Self-development, personal learning.
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.
Ability to operate a forklift.
Be 18 years of age or older.
Have a High school diploma, GED or equivalent education.
Two (2) plus years MARS experience as a Team Member/ Production Operator. May substitute external industrial maintenance experience or industrial electrical/ mechanical technical certificate for up to two (2) years MARS experience or two (2) plus years MARS experience in Production Support/ Team Lead position.
Ability to travel 5% of the time.
Demonstrated competency in computer and pc software including MS Office and email.
Must be willing and able to work and accept varying shifts and schedules including rotating shifts, weekends, and all shutdowns. Must be willing to work overtime.
Ability to read/comprehend written and oral instruction in the English language.
Three (3) plus years of experience as a Team Member/Production Operator or three (3) plus years MARS experience in a Production Support/Team Lead position. May substitute external industrial maintenance experience or industrial electrical/mechanical technical degree for up to two (2) years MARS experience.
Associates degree or advanced training.
Knowledge of sensory evaluations.
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.
Nearest Major Market: Chicago
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