Packaging Contractor
Mars
Bolton, ON
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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®.

Mars Canada is a subsidiary of the US family-owned business known as Mars, Incorporated, one of the leading global manufacturers of branded products. Established in the late 1940's, our three segments – Petcare, Chocolate and Food help Canadians celebrate life everyday through food experiences. We are an organization that is guided by our Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. It is putting these principles into action that allows us to make a difference to people and the planet, through our performance.

Job Title: Packaging Operator

Site: Bolton Food

Location: Bolton, ON

Function: Contract Role - 12 months

The Packaging Operator is responsible for handling packaging materials and performing full case quality checks. As well the incumbent may be requested to perform the operation of packaging equipment to complete the conversion process and package finished product prior to shipping in accordance with all routine SOP’s and specifications. This includes all aspects within the assigned process and adherence to all company standards of safety, quality, cost and reliability to deliver on the needs of the customer.

Key Accountabilities

This position has responsibility for the routine operation of the equipment in the process and may include the packaging area. This includes the loading of packaging material, clearing of jams, resetting faults, basic changeovers, and product quality checks and maintaining area GMPs.

Ensure inbound and outbound shipments are accurate and free of damage. Report quality variances
Responsible to keep the equipment in the assigned area running through the routine tasks of loading packaging material, clearing jams, basic changeovers, and resetting faults to meet or exceed schedule.
Perform quality checks as defined in SOPs and highlight any issues to the Shift leadership
Maintain area hygiene & GMPs at or above standard.
Active participation in the Safety program as it applies to the Shipping/Receiving/Packaging Area, including area audits and conformance to all area LOTO and safety procedures.
All Other Duties & Responsibilities as assigned.
Responsible for following all Quality and Food Safety Policies and applicable procedures

Key Technical Knowledge and Skills

Minimum Secondary School diploma required
Mechanical Aptitude
Strong troubleshooting skills required
Strong technical problem solving skills & computer literacy
Demonstrated ability to read/write English
Certified forklift operator/able to be certified to operate a fork lift truck an asset
Post-Secondary Education in a technical discipline an asset

Critical Learning Experiences

2-5 years of manufacturing experience running high speed packaging equipment
Experience with Quality systems and SPC
2-5 years of Fork Truck operations an asset
Experience with inventory management systems
Knowledge of Safety and Quality systems and procedures

Quality and Food Safety

Utilizing knowledge of Q/FS systems. The associate ensures Food Safety requirements are effectively performed. This includes training of other associates on the Food Safety & Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), ensuring CCP monitoring is in effect and continuous improvement of the process with any changes to our working environment is practiced.

Hours

This role works on a 12 hour shift, on an 8 day rotation. The shifts are as follows: Day shift: 7am - 7pm; Night Shift: 7pm - 7am. The shift rotation is as follows: 2 days, 2 nights, 4 days off.

A criminal records check will be required for this position.

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, 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.

Mars Canada is committed to equity in employment and diversity. Mars Canada will provide an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform Mars Canada of your requirements. For more information please review Mars Canada's Accessibility Policy and address any questions about that policy to MarsCanada.Accessibility@effem.com.

Accommodation is available to support job applicants with accessibility needs in all parts of the hiring process as required under Royal Canin's Accommodation and Accessibility Policies when applying for a position at Royal Canin Canada, as well as during the interview process. Please let us know if you have accessibility requirements. For more information and to address any questions about that policy please contact us at: AODA@royalcanin.com