Purpose of Role
The Packaging Machine Operator is responsible and accountable for assuring all finished product is packaged according to Q&FS specifications and QMP Standards in support of The Nutro Company’s Quality and Food Safety principles.
Adhere to personal safety practices the meet OSHA & Mars standards to assure a safe environment for yourself and others. Maintain open communication with site safety committee and site safety manager.
Operate within specified efficiency/productivity standards based on formulation and packaging capability and within established finished product Q&FS specifications for each formula.
Perform packaging evaluation (hourly checks), and maintain accurate documentation as defined by the QMP and site requirements.
Perform packaging equipment adjustments and preventative maintenance activities as defined in SOPs to assure finished packages are in compliance with Q&FS specifications and QMP standards.
Perform a daily audit of all equipment with the operators to assure a safe and productive/efficient operation is being achieved.
Adhere to the master sanitation program as defined by Sanitation SPOs.
Maintain continuous communication with site functional teams to assure complete awareness of the manufacturing process in compliance with Q&FS and performance objectives.
Participate in the development, revision, and training of mission critical competencies as related to the responsibilities and accountabilities of the position.
Participate and adhere to all food safety requirements, Quality Management Processes, and site safety programs ensuring that all standards are met.
Demonstrate a quality culture in actions, words and spirit.
Operate packaging equipment within functional area of responsibilities and accountabilities.
Perform process testing, evaluate results, and make necessary adjustments maintaining process control within Q&FS and QMP guidelines.
Assure the packaging equipment and all supporting processes are in compliance with Q&FS, QMP and performance objectives at the following process flow points. This is subject to change based on operational requirements.
Dealing with Ambiguity
Decision Making Authority and Impact
o Responsible for reporting and following up on any observation that may
impact associate safety and/or product Quality and Food Safety.
o Productive work habits.
o Actively participate in continuous improvement projects through proactive
and reactive efforts including incident/root cause investigation and
implementation of corrective/preventative actions pertaining to Q&FS and
continuous improvement of plant operations.
Technical Knowledge and Functional skills
Mars Safety policies and procedures
Food Safety (GMP, HACCP)
Food Quality (Product and Process)
Q&FS testing practices and procedures, and QMP policies
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Effective analytical and troubleshooting skills.
o High School diploma or equivalent
o Effective verbal and written communication skills
o Ability to work independently without supervision as well as witin a team
o Minimum of one year pet food and/or food manufacturing experience
o Sufficient mobility, strength, flexibility, hearing and sight to access all job
relevant areas and perform routine activities as necessary to deliver
o Some pushing/pulling, bending/stooping, and lifting (up to 50 lbs.)
Site Training Requirements
Machine Guarding Awareness
Walking and Working surfaces awareness
Slips, Trips, Falls, Ladders
Confined space Awareness
Emergency Preparedness Awareness
Combustible Dust Awareness
Working at Heights / Fall Protection Awareness
Hearing Conservation Awareness
Bloodborne Pathogens Awareness
Hazard Communication Awareness
Ele3ctircal Safety Awareness
Spill Response and Prevention Awareness
Quality and Food Safety
Glass and Hard Plastic
CCP # 2 Metal Detection
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.