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Royal Canin Receiving Lab Operator in Lebanon, Tennessee

Job Description:

Exciting opportunity to join the site R&D team in Lebanon, TN in Quality & Food Safety function as a Receiving Lab Operator. The role is ensuring inbound materials are suitable for use. Performs reception activities including inspection, quality control, analytic operations, and material reception operations.


12 hour rotating shift , 4 days per week.

Shift will rotate from days to nights/nights to days every 12 weeks

What are we looking for?

  • At least High School Diploma with previous experience in quality control/laboratory setting; continuing education in sciences preferred.

  • Prior experience in food related manufacturing or related GMP environment preferred.

  • Problem solving skills and systematic thinking.

  • Communication and influencing skills.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Analysis of all incoming raw materials as specified in reception procedure.

  • Sampling raw materials from bulk trucks, big bags, and totes (ability to lift up to 50lbs).

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

  • Inform Q&FS/Laboratory 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.

  • Perform area-related equipment first level maintenance.

  • Prepare samples and documentation for external labs.

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.