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Mars Petcare Product Packaging Implementation (PPI) Technologist- Ft. Smi in Fort Smith, Arkansas

This job was posted by https://www.arjoblink.arkansas.gov : For more information, please see: https://www.arjoblink.arkansas.gov/ada/r/jobs/2438014

A mutually rewarding experience.

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Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there?s more to being in business than just making a profit. That?s 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.

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Because it?s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It?s about how you can grab everything that?s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It?s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we?ll all be a little better off. It?s 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.

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About Mars, Incorporated?

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Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world?s best-loved brands: M&M?s?, SNICKERS?, TWIX?, MILKY WAY?, DOVE?, PEDIGREE?, ROYAL CANIN?, WHISKAS?, EXTRA?, ORBIT?, 5?, SKITTLES?, UNCLE BEN?S?, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA?. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD? Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl?, VCA? and Pet Partners?. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles ? Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom ? inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

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*There are two (2) openings for this role in this location.

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Purpose of Role

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This position will be the main support for all R&D activities within their respective site(s) including but not limited to the trials and start-ups of new products, packaging, processes and raw materials.

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This position will lead deployment activities for basic new product development projects at the site and collaborate with RDT (Product, Pack and Process) resources to ensure all products meet current process capability at the local site and are implemented to an understood specification. In addition this position will also implement sustainable process improvement initiatives & COGS through the use of root cause and statistical analysis tools and will be the product/process representative in site HACCP and Risk Assessments at their respective site. This role requires ability to use and apply extensive knowledge of Quality & Engineering disciplines including Statistical Process Control, to execute activities aligned with the overall R&D strategy. The position will work with local team to manage non-conforming products and processes to ensure resolution. Significant collaboration is expected with Quality, Supply and Engineering including CVS support.

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+ Manage the effective execution of line trials, qualifications and process capability evaluations.

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+ Execute test plans and use SPC data analysis to quantify key process and packaging machine parameters and fundamental mechanisms at both pilot and factory scale.

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+ Maintain scalable Standard Running Conditions (SRC?s) collaboratively developed with Product Development and Process development to achieve exceptional product attribute targets and ensure superior product quality and food safety.

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+ Provide SPC support to Supply, Quality, Process Development & Product Development on existing processes.

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+ Utilize CI/Lean tools such as Six Sigma and FMEA to ensure our products and processes are efficiently optimized with quality and cost in mind.

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+ Work as part of the R&D team to assist in the scale-up risk and introduction of technology into supply chain.

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+ Support site activities which improve run rates, reduce waste and improve product qua

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