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Mars Inc.

Machine Operator-Technician-Making/Packing-12 Hour Days

Grand Island, NE

Job Description:

Job: Machine Operator - Technician- Making/Packing

Required Shifts: 12-hour Fixed Shifts: Day Shift: 5:30am - 6:00pm

Shift Schedules: (2-2-3) With every other weekend off

Starting Wage: $22.73hr

Machine Operators are system experts in their assigned area and are highly functional in multiple areas. Machine 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. Machine Operators must have the skill set to train and/or perform the tasks of other associates in the area as needed.

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What are we looking for?

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 2+ years of manufacturing experience operating a variety of packaging & processing machines preferred.
  • Must be willing and able to work & accept varying shifts & schedules.
  • Passion to work and learn in a manufacturing environment.
  • This job requires strong communication, interpersonal and team building skills to support site objectives.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Performs all assigned activities & job tasks within a line or area.
  • Adhere to personal safety practices & operate equipment in a safe & efficient manner.
  • Able to assess equipment operating reliability & perform routine preventive maintenance, repairs, adjustments & malfunction troubleshooting.
  • High degree of ownership for product quality, performs all standard quality checks and other quality related duties.
  • Performs QC tasks such as metal checks, inspection of date codes, item numbers, CCP and OPRP checks as required.
  • Takes corrective actions in solving problems to root cause level.
  • Able to operate a computer and utilize the basic standard desktop systems.
  • Loading of packaging material, clearing jams, resetting faults, changeovers, product quality checks report issues and maintain area GMP's.

Physical/Environmental requirements

  • 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.
  • Forklift assignments require OSHA certification and getting on and off frequently.


  • $1,500 sign on bonus
  • Pay based on experience starting at: $22.73.
  • Shift differential of $1.50
  • OT potential
  • Annual bonus pay out
  • Annual merit increases

Total Rewards:

  • Medical, Vision & Dental- Starts day one!
  • Up to 6% 401K match
  • Vacation time
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Short/Long Term disability
  • 18 weeks parental leave

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 like-minded and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles
  • Join a purpose driven company, where we're striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.

Mars is a family-owned business with more than $35 billion in global sales. We produce some of the world's best-loved brands: M&M's®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, BEN'S ORIGINAL® and COCOAVIA®. Alongside our consumer brands, we proudly take care of half of the world's pets through our nutrition, health and services businesses such as Banfield Pet Hospitals™, BluePearl®, Linnaeus, AniCura, 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 our 130,000 Associates into taking action every day towards creating the world we want tomorrow.


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.

Client-provided location(s): Aurora, NE 68818, USA
Job ID: Mars-R89370
Employment Type: Full Time