Process Technician

Employer
Mars, Incorporated
Location
Elizabethtown, PA
Posted
May 18, 2017
Closes
May 22, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Specialty Trades
Hours
Full Time
A mutually rewarding experience. Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize theres more to being in business than just making a profit. Thats the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet. What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability. Because its never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. Its about how you can grab everything thats within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. Its about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means well all be a little better off. Its that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job. Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, operates six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance. Mars brands include: Petcare PEDIGREE(R), ROYAL CANIN(R), WHISKAS(R), BANFIELD(R) Pet Hospital, CESAR(R), SHEBA(R), DREAMIES(R) and NUTRO(R); Chocolate M&MS(R), SNICKERS(R), DOVE(R), GALAXY(R), MARS(R), MILKY WAY(R) and TWIX(R); Wrigley DOUBLEMINT(R), EXTRA(R), ORBIT(R) and 5 chewing gums, SKITTLES(R) and STARBURST(R) candies, and ALTOIDS(R) AND LIFESAVERS(R) mints. Food UNCLE BENS(R), DOLMIO(R), EBLY(R), MASTERFOODS(R), SEEDS OF CHANGE(R) and ROYCO(R); Drinks ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY, KLIX(R) and FLAVIA(R); Symbioscience COCOAVIA(R) and WISDOM PANEL(R). The Role: The Process Technician is a critical member of the Manufacturing Reliability Fundamentals and the Factory Mars Operating System (MRF/FMOS) Area Leadership Team. The Process Technician is responsible for developing the teams technical understanding and mastery of process control and is the Transition owner for an assigned area of the organization. The Process Technician manages the Area Event Data Systems, leads process definition to identify Transition targets, documents standards, and develops control strategies to enable operators to respond to out of control situations. They also analyze line data to identify and prioritize loss elimination opportunities, leads root-cause problem solving efforts on key chronic losses for their area of responsibility and coach teams on Transition execution and problem solving skills. Process Technicians must effectively facilitate team meetings and communicate issues within an area across shifts. The On-Shift Process Technician is considered a Subject Matter Expert around Daily Management Systems (DMS) like Cleaning Inspection Lubrication (CIL), Centerlines (CLs), and Transitions in the assigned area. The On-Shift Process Technician supports the Area Leadership Team in upskilling and training associates across all shifts. Responsibilities: Owns integrity of Line Event Data Systems (LEDS). Analyzes line data to identify and prioritize loss elimination opportunities. Leads process definition to identify Transition targets and document standards. Facilitates the Line Loss Analysis (Process Reliability Current and Future State). Trains and coaches team on Transition DMS. Ensures Transition improvement targets are achieved. Coaches teams on Transition execution and problem solving skills. Leads root cause problem solving efforts on key chronic losses for the line/department. Participates in execution of planned stops. Provides performance data for selected machines and communicates action plans and completed work effectively. Develops control strategies to enable operators to respond to out of control situations. Works with Process Engineer and Team Leads to ensure that all Area, Line and Departmental metrics are achieved. Leads MRF/Process improvement teams as assigned. On-Shift Process Technicians develop and maintain Daily Management System expert level for related equipment and coaches and trains others on this equipment. On-Shift Process Technicians support the Area Leadership Team in upskilling and training associates on manufacturing operations Education/Experience: 3-5 years of experience in manufacturing at Mars or Associates Degree in Engineering, Supply, Business or technical field of study and 2 years experience in a TPM/technical, manufacturing environment. Preferred: Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Supply, Business or technical field of study or 4 years of experience in a TPM/technical, manufacturing environment. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Demonstrated experience in leading change and situational leadership. Clear ability to relate to and motivate people and effectively train. Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Proficient in MS Office and SAP. Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, 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.