Packaging Operator – $3,000 Sign-On Bonus

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • 12 hour shift
  • Night shift
  • Rotating shift
  • Day shift


Guelph, ON

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Hours: 12 hours shifts – Day: 7am-7pm; Night: 7pm-7am.

Shift Rotation: Day shift: 2 on, 2 off, 3 on, 2 off, 2 on, 3 off – Repeat but on night shift.

This is a 2 week rotation.

This position is eligible to receive a $3,000 sign-on bonus, broken into 2 payments of $1,500 to be paid at six and twelve months.

This position also comes with a 4% Shift Premium.


Perform packaging operations including quality control operations and close management of packaging team.



All PPE must be worn in compliance with the OHSA/RC requirements
Enforce/Respect the safety rules and the internal policy
Stop any equipment / operative works / external company works if safety/environment protection/fire protection rules are broken


Guarantee and apply ISO 14001 (Environment), and all related working procedures
Ownership of environmental responsibilities listed in ENV-REF-002 – Associates SEA Matrix


  • Guarantee and apply ISO 9001, FSS/ISO22000, Mars Standards, and all related working procedures
  • Support the HACCP program in the department
  • Follow GMP-GHP in the area
  • Inform Shift Supervisor of quality deviations according to product standards and production procedures
  • Maintain CCPs and oPrPs in the department
  • Perform the CCP and oPrP’s procedure according to SOPs
  • Sampling of products to ensure quality control (micro sampling)
  • Report any pest activity to related Manager
  • Perform and record quality control tests


Adhere to multi-skills policy and acquire at least one additional competence as established with and by Management
Training: attend any training program as scheduled by company management and train any designed person in the position
Lead packaging workforce on line in order to comply with the production planning


  • Set up packaging machines
  • Operate packaging machines
  • Stack packaged products in case / on pallets
  • Monitor packaging machines
  • Identify bags / case / pallets according to GMP
  • Perform inventory of raw ingredients / packaging materials / finished products in bins, silos and racks (cyclical and period end inventories)
  • Perform daily monitoring swabs (M swabs) as required
  • Perform area-related equipment first level maintenance
  • Any task as delegated by Manager
  • Work closely with the extruder operator in order to maintain the highest efficiency of the plant for completion of the production planning
  • Full knowledge of packaging operations (Paper bag machines, Plastic bag machines, Sampling machine, On-Process Check-Weigher, Inkjet, Labeler, Wrappers, Screeners, Scales, Quality control, Forklift / Pallet truck operations, Packaging materials / Finished goods…)


  • Perform Housekeeping Checks to ensure compliance to 5S
  • Perform operational cleaning operations
  • Change over cleaning
  • Weekly cleaning
  • Hypo cleaning


Provide any requested documentation to other Departments according to internal rules
Shift changes: communicate with co-worker of next shift about machine problems, progress on production schedule, bin inventories, quality issue…
Complete production reports as required by manager and record any production events (stops, quantity, quality…)


Training and/or experience in functional tasks (opt: knowledge of feed/food industry)
Leadership, Good communication, Cost conscious, Initiative, Self-motivated, Team player, Safety & Hygiene & Quality conscious, Technically inclined, Unrestricted range of motion, Color discrimination, Olfactory & texture perception, Depth perception, Tolerance to hot environment


What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 like-minded 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.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 12 hour shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Signing bonus

Work Location: In person