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Mars Receiving Lab Operator in Rolla, Missouri

Context and Scope:

The primary duty of this job is the completion of analytical testing of raw materials. This includes proper sample procurement and sample preparation. Tests include, but are not limited to: NIR scans, free fat acids, histamines, mycotoxins, peroxide value and pH.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accurately perform and document quality control analysis of raw materials; participate in mandatory periodic ring testing

  • Oversee the safe and efficient unloading of raw materials

  • Report raw material quality/food safety/receiving problems to the QFS Manager, Factory Lab Coordinator and respective Flow Department Coordinator

  • Execute housekeeping tasks per the frequency prescribed by the MSS

  • Adhere to ISO 9001, FSSC 22000 and MARS QMP requirements – report/correct deficiencies in the area

  • Participate in Behavior Based Safety [BBS] activities

Other duties include:

  • Ensuring the proper offloading of raw materials from trucks (bulk - liquids, grains & meals, big bags, bags, etc.) as well as rework addition

  • Following the schedule from the Flow Department and providing feedback about deliveries

  • Performing inventory of raw ingredients in bins, silos and racks

  • Communicating issues on a timely basis to Shift Supervisors, Coordinators and Managers

  • Providing vacation and overtime coverage as required to support operational needs

  • Performing area-related equipment first level maintenance/trouble-shooting

  • To achieve these responsibilities, the Unloading Operator will be required to attend any training program as scheduled by company management and train any designated person in the position.

Education, knowledge, skills and experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Forklift certification

  • Basic computer skills

  • Safety and Food Safety Training

  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Basic experience in food plant manufacturing (preferred)

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