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Mars Gum Material Supply Worker in Yorkville, Illinois


Operators are system experts in their assigned area, and are highly functional in multiple areas. Operators 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. Operators 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.

Functions include but are not limited to: perform changeovers as needed, perform period deep cleanings, maintain supplies for your designated work area, properly fill out all paperwork and perform all cleaning/inspection/lubrication tasks (CIL'S). This is all to be performed while adhering to and encouraging the Five Principles of Mars.


Primary function of the incumbent is to operate all equipment in the assigned work area while ensuring all quality, safety and performance standards are being met.

The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Communicate effectively with team leader and peers.

  • Be responsible for following proper escalation protocol.

  • Be responsible for filling out all HACCP and military sheets correctly

  • Encourage and support a safe working environment.

  • Ensure the manufacturing area is kept clean and organized at all times in accordance with 5S standards.

  • Perform cleanouts and changeovers according to standards (i.e. work instructions and checklist).

  • Actively participate in TPM (Total Productive Management) teams


Incumbent will have the ability to stop the process after a non-conformance is noticed while following the proper escalation protocol.

Incumbent is also responsible for identifying and implementing improvement opportunities and making recommendations to their team lead.



Minimum: Grade 12 or High School diploma, or equivalent.

Preferred: Associates degree, or higher, in an engineering or manufacturing related discipline.

Related Experience/Requirements:

Minimum: N/A

Preferred: Two (2) or more years of experience in a food related manufacturing environment with automated processes, including PLC/HMI. Experience in a lean manufacturing environment or equivalent is preferred.


Minimum: Medium: math, communications, computer, and problem solving skills.

Preferred: Strong: math, communication, computer, and problem solving skills. Experience in a TPM environment.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent pushing, pulling, dumping and rolling of barrels (25-105 kgs)

  • Frequent clean out of extruders, cooling tunnel and conveyor systems using scraping tools

  • Frequent lifting/carrying of materials

  • Frequent standing

  • Frequent use of moving of skids using a pallet jack or forklift

  • Frequent walking

  • Frequent reaching, pushing, and pulling

  • Frequent stooping and bending