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Royal Canin Receiving /Lab Operator - Days in Fremont, Nebraska

Job Description:

Perform reception operations including quality control analytic operations and physical offloading operations (including departmental sanitation tasks).

Day Rotating shift

What are we looking for?

  • 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 55lbs

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

  • Vision correctable to 20/20


  • Be 18 years of age or older

  • Have a High school diploma, GED or equivalent education

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

  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Ability to plan work on a daily basis, work independently and be a self-starter and a highly motivated individual

​Knowledge / Experience

  • Ability to work with a team and effectively interact with other departments

  • Prefer candidate with 1 year of work experience within manufacturing, or a technical and/or trade discipline

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

  • Prefer candidate with knowledge of inventory control principles

  • Preferred science background or previous laboratory experience

  • Ability to operate a forklift, scissor lift, or other equipment

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Quality tests of all incoming raw materials as specified in reception procedure

  • Sampling raw materials from bulk trucks, big bags, and totes

  • Perform various laboratory analysis on raw materials according to control plan

  • Perform receiving document procedures (delivery documentations) and sign delivery documents including, if necessary, quality / quantity objections

  • Inform Q&FS Manager of quality deviations according to product standards and production procedures

  • Accept or decline reception of goods according to reception procedures

  • Collaborate with raw material supply coordinator on inbound receiving scheduling priority

  • Offload raw materials from trucks (bulks -liquids, seed, meals…, big bags, bags) (including adding of chemicals like insecticide or antioxidant as required by quality specifications)

  • Accurately maintain WMS (Warehouse Management System)

  • Immediately report any stock discrepancies

  • Day to day use of forklifts and shag truck to offload and store raw materials in warehouse

  • Laboratory instrument calibrations, verifications and record keeping

  • Perform area-related equipment first level maintenance

  • Perform inventory of raw ingredients in bins, silos and racks (cyclical and period end inventories)

  • Detect and report raw material quality problems

  • Advise raw material supply coordinator of late or missing raw material deliveries

  • Customer service with inbound delivery companies

  • Prepare samples and documentation for external labs

  • Preparation of finished products to ensure quality control (micro sampling)

  • Accurate submission of products to offsite/external laboratory

  • Working knowledge of food safety

  • Responsible for assisting all areas in maintaining high levels of daily cleanliness and adherence to site GMP's

  • Prioritize work daily by identifying pressing issues, through communication with each operator, knowing shift production plans and awareness of area

  • Promote high quality team environment through effective team work and self-management with a positive attitude

  • Performs all assigned activities and job tasks within their area

  • Understands production schedules as they relate to shut downs

  • Detailed cleaning of large areas and work spaces

  • Detailed cleaning of large pieces of manufacturing equipment

  • Understanding of microbiological and pest control as it pertains to a food manufacturing environment

  • The ability to work with all Teams at the site on Sanitation, Pest Control and Housekeeping projects.

  • The ability to work in enclosed spaces

  • The desire to work as an interactive team in a plant setting

  • When assigned to a specific operation area, complete all duties associated with that assignment in a safe and efficient manner

  • Perform sanitation duties as required by the Master Sanitation Schedule, with particular attention to lock out/tag out procedures. Complete required documentation

  • Assist the plant to meet or exceed production goals

  • Other duties and responsibilities throughout the plant as assigned by Manager

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse 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 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.