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Sr. Processing Operator-Base
Segment / Business Unit
Wrigley / Gum
Country / Site
United States / Flowery Branch, GA
Expected Job Level
Manager’s Name & Position
George Reece / Line Leader
The Sr. Processing Operator Base is responsible for operating all automated and/or manual manufacturing equipment used to produce sheeted gum following the established manufacturing procedures and prescribed formulas with exactness. Job functions include, operating various equipment throughout the department, the initiating and handling of movements with various ingredients, perform various cleaning, inspection, and lubrication tasks, work to manage and improve inventory levels daily, and other duties as assigned. Effective communication, teamwork, and leading/participating on continuous improvement initiatives are required to be able to consistently meet business objectives.
· Perform general housekeeping duties including cleaning out blenders, extruders, mixers, hoppers, cleaning conveyor belts, and as well as vacuuming excess ingredients around the processing equipment.
· Responsible for operating forklift equipment to pick up and transport various forms of ingredients and/or gum.
· Prepare and batch ingredients for mixing gum base.
· Maintain physical inventories of ingredients by completing SAP transactions
· Transport loaded or empty barrels of ingredients, weigh and dump ingredients, operate blenders and other Base processing equipment.
· Frequently stage bulk ingredients and ensure the proper functions of the delivery systems.
· Complete frequent observation of work-in-process and the completion of required documentations.
· Frequently completes SAP transactions to transfer base and flavor ingredients tot eh proper storage location.
· Independently operates processing equipment to produce a quality gum base in a team based environment.
· This position will be required to cross train in various positions throughout the Processing base area.
Context and Scope
Job Specifications /Qualifications
Education & Professional Qualifications
High school diploma or equivalent
Knowledge / Experience
Base Processing experience preferred
Basic math skills required to precisely calculate ingredients
2+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
Forklift experience required
Participate in a team to accomplish all company goals and objectives
Frequent handling loaves of gum (60 lbs.)
Frequent lifting/carrying of containers (40lbs.)
Frequent handling of flavor barrels (100-200 lbs.)
Frequent handling/ rolling of flavor drums (400 lbs.)
Key Mars Leadership Competencies (4-6)
Refer to the Mars Talent and Development Library
Key Functional Competencies & Technical Skills (3-5)
Refer to the Mars Talent and Development Library
Drive for Results
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.
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