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Mars Receiving Operator SIGN ON BONUS (3rd shift) in Reno, Nevada

Key Responsibilities:

  • Testing and unloading bulk grains, powders, liquids, meat and hazardous chemicals and dispense into appropriate bins and tanks in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Perform activities of Quality Assurance as detailed in Quality Systems Manual. Assure checks are documented clearly and cross referenced and traceable.

  • Communicate results of routine QA tests to production personnel. Notify supervisory personnel and QA Technician of product quality or plant conditions which may have a negative impact on product, and work together to correct the situation.

  • Maintain and report hold/reject product, and assure its proper disposition.

  • Collect routine ingredient samples as required (detailed in Quality Assurance Manual).

  • Generate Quality Control reports as delegated by QA Technician..

  • Develop and maintain proficiency in business systems as needed to ensure accurate reporting and inventory management.

  • Prepare and maintain Best Practices and training modules.

  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team setting.

  • Knowledge of Food Safety (HACCP), Quality Systems, and Good Manufacturing Practices.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

Other Responsibilities:

  • May have to perform special non-routine tasks associated with corporate requests, projects and tests

  • Keep receiving laboratory equipment clean and in proper working order unless repairs are beyond their capacity

Who Should Apply . . .

Who Should Apply . . .

We are looking for individuals who demonstrate the following behaviors:

  • Team player

  • Action oriented

  • Problem solving abilities

  • Strong communication skills

  • Continuous self development


Primary qualifications for this job are:

  • Most recent Performance appraisal with a minimum of “Meets” expectations and not more than 1 year old.

  • No active disciplinary notices.

  • Acceptable attendance (less than 5 incidents and no discipline above an Initial Warning).

Physical/Environmental Requirements:

  • Must not be afraid of heights; must be capable of working at elevated heights

  • Must not be unusually sensitive to chemicals (contact lenses not recommended).

  • Vision correctable to 20/20.

  • Must be able to stand on feet for long periods of time.

  • Standing on a concrete floor

  • Majority of time spent in outer building, outdoor environment performing quality sampling, inspections and evaluations.

  • 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 55 lbs

  • Must be able to adapt to temperature and environmental extremes such as hot to cold, dust dirt and chemicals

  • Able to work with minimal supervision

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Be 18 years of age or older

  • Have a High school diploma, GED or equivalent education

  • Basic knowledge of personal computers

  • Demonstrated competency in computer and pc software including MS Office and email

  • Must be willing and able to work and accept varying shifts and schedules

  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language

  • Good basic math, reading and writing skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Ability to learn to operate quality control testing equipment

  • Ability to work in a self directed manner with minimal supervision and a positive attitude

  • High Level of mechanical aptitude and knowledge, with good skills in troubleshooting and problem solving

  • Basic knowledge of Safety, Quality and Material Management Systems and procedures.

  • Basic knowledge of food safety, GMP, GHOP, HACCP, SPC

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment