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Mars Inc.

Maintenance Technician - Night Shift ($3000 SIGN ON BONUS)

Kansas City, MO

Job Description:

Job: Maintenance Technician

Shift: Various

Location: Kansas City, MO

$3000 Sign-on Bonus

Earn up to $33.00hr

Shift Differential Rate for Night Shift

Mars Petcare is looking for a Maintenance Technician to join our Nutro business at one of our manufacturing plants located in Kansas City, Mo.

As part of our overall total compensation package, Mars Petcare offers a competitive benefits package to all associates which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, and 401k match. Associates are also immediately eligible (based on hire date) up to three weeks of vacation, 11 Paid Holidays per year, Sick Pay, Maternity & Parental Leave and annual bonus earning potential, plus many other ancillary benefits not listed here.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for area consisting of multiple systems.
  • Troubleshoot, adjust, repair and perform preventive/predictive maintenance on existing production equipment in areas of responsibility to restore machinery, building, and utilities to proper functionality.
  • Follow safety/LOTO procedures.
  • Communicate to the oncoming shift Lead Maintenance Technicians, as well as other Reliability Technicians any issues or ongoing problems with the PM'd equipment.
  • Write Corrective work orders on those discrepancies discovered as part of the PM.
  • Complete and close planned work orders and PM's in a timely manner.
  • Complete daily, weekly and bi-weekly PM and/or Planned work orders in primary area of responsibility.
  • Identify area improvement opportunities and enter planned work orders
  • Work with the Lead Maintenance Technicians and the Engineers to make ongoing system improvements.
  • Maintain an open and professional line of communication with other associates and the management team.
  • Work with the shift leads on any logic programming changes that need to be made to restore the proper functioning of equipment.
  • Maintain the shared equipment in the Maintenance shop.
  • Assist in routine shutdowns and start-ups around common down days.
  • Resource during project installation.
  • Assist in system start-ups.
  • Train operators on operational set-up issues.
  • Demonstrate a food safety quality culture in actions, words and spirit.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent

Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years industrial maintenance experience
  • Must be proficient in the use of industrial mechanics, electricians, instrumentation and controls, rigging/millwork tools
  • Injection molding or machining experience strongly preferred

About Mars, Incorporated

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world's best-loved brands: M&M's®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN'S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, 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 its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.


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): Kansas City, MO, USA
Job ID: Mars-R85608
Employment Type: Full Time