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Mars Processing/Mill Operator ($1,500 Sign On Bonus) in Mattoon, Illinois

Processing Mill Operator

Location/Site: Mattoon, IL

Job Purpose/Overview

The Processing Mill Operator provides Mars Petcare with the knowledge and skills to effectively and safely Batch/mix raw materials to high quality product; efficiently receive, test, analyze, and process raw ingredients.

Key Responsibilities

  • Sampling of all incoming raw materials

  • Visually inspect incoming commodities and take appropriate action on issues such as infestation, pests, mold, or any other quality issue

  • Perform required quality testing

  • FOSS Analyzer and lab equipment operation

  • Receiving and Quality systems database interfacing

  • Ensure adherence to all site food safety and security practices

  • Actively address food safety and quality concerns.

  • Unloading of all incoming raw materials

  • Major bin strategy coordination

  • Hard stock grinder management

  • Batching System Operation

  • Meet cut-off and tonnes requirements

  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment that promotes associate safety and product integrity

  • Improve operations through individual and group problem solving

  • Actively address food safety and quality concerns

  • Other duties as assigned

Context and Scope

  • Ability and willingness to develop and manage self, demonstrate self-directed workgroup leadership and contribute to efficiency, quality and cost optimization with minimal supervision

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Ability to operate forklift in a safe manner

  • Ability to work rotating shifts under stressful conditions such as heat, cold, high and/or confined spaces and have full mobility with ability to climb ladders and stairs

Job Specifications/Qualifications

Education & Professional:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • One to two years of manufacturing experience preferred

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices

  • Good basic math, reading and writing skills

  • Good mechanical aptitude

  • Basic knowledge of personal computers

  • Good problem solving skills

  • Good housekeeping skills