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Thermal Process Technologist-COL00345 - Ohio


Position Title: Thermal Process Technologist
Reports To: Thermal Processing Manager

Purpose of Role:

This position is responsible and will support thermal processing activities at our wet products site. These activities will include but are not limited to heat penetration and temperature distribution testing, process deviation evaluation and other thermal processing responsibilities as defined by the Thermal Process Manager. Associate will corroborate thermal processing activities with product development, QS and production associates in executing experimental testing that spans existing and future packaging formats such as pouches, tubs, cans, and custom-made containers.

Principal Responsibilities

∑ Coordinate and conduct heat penetration and temperature distribution testing at the plant level.

∑ Evaluate thermal process deviations at the site and/or escalate deviations to the thermal processing manager for evaluation and disposition.

∑ Promptly communicate thermal process deviations and dispositions to the thermal process manager, and maintain deviation records.

∑ Monitor and track retort maintenance activities and communicate changes to the thermal processing manager.

∑ Communicate thermal processing activities to production manager, retort operators and associates.

∑ Responsible for and ensuring site compliance to Marsí Global Sterilization Standard.

∑ Keep inventory, maintain and calibrate temperature measuring equipment.

∑ Participate in training of site associates.

∑ Develop competencies in providing quick responses to thermal processing concerns at the floor, and/or promptly communicate thermal request from site associate to the thermal process manager.

∑ Conduct routine inspection of thermal processing activities (equipment and associates) to ensure compliance to safety and regulatory requirements.

∑ Perform other thermal processing activities as defined by the thermal process manager.

Critical Competencies
Good planning & multi-tasking skills
Integrity and trust
Attention to detail

Key Functional Skills/Knowledge

∑ Strong engineering fundamentals and hands-on skills.

∑ Experimental design and statistical data analysis.

∑ Demonstrated abilities to be creative and/or improvise.

∑ Ability to use Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes, experimental design software, and understand/interpret engineering drawings.

Key Experiences

∑ Experience and/or exposure to thermal processing activities preferred.

∑ Ability to adapt and learn in a fast-paced working environment.


Minimum Qualification

∑ BS in Engineering or Food Science and hands-on skills.

Preferred Qualification

∑ BS in Engineering

∑ Thermal processing exposure (heat penetration /temperature distribution testing and evaluation). Hands-on skills, Interpretation of engineering drawing and experimental design/statistical analysis skills.

As a privately-held, family-owned company, Mars Petcare US offers benefits which reflect our commitment to attracting and retaining great people. This includes excellent pay, competitive health and dental care coverage, a retirement plan, a very competitive vacation plan and unrivalled career advancement opportunities, to name just a few of our unique and generous benefits.

If you're looking for a place where you can take ownership for your work, where the pace is fast, the environment is built around the importance of open communication, and where employees are called "associates" and treated as such, then we want to hear from you.

We value a diverse work environment and encourage qualified individuals to apply, regardless of race, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, gender and age. Mars Petcare US is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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