Mars Petcare (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Continuous Improvement Engineer (Korat Based)

Mars Petcare (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Salary provided
Posted on 02 Mar 2021

Continuous Improvement Engineer (Korat Based)

Mars Petcare (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Job Highlights

  • Continuous Improvement Engineer, Factory, CI
  • Performance Improvement, Productivity Improvement
  • Engineering, Production, Korat, Food Engineering

Job Description

Job Purpose/ Overview:

• Continuous Improvement (CI) activities especially focusing on quality, productivity, safety, factory performance, waste reduction and operational process/ system of pouch factory in all areas.
• Support implementation and daily execution of the Mars Supply Excellence (MSE) program.
• This associate shall be linked to an operations team and will be supporter of MSE.
• To be the lead for tasks such as Problem solving, root cause identification, focused improvement, autonomous Maintenance (AM), performance KPIs, DiB and related SiG.
• The Job holder in this role must lead by example and be willing to share experiences with others to improve the technical self-sufficiency of the operation team.


Efficiently Converts Raw Materials into Finished Goods
• Participate to the Quality problem solving team, expertly share the problem-solving method and tools (5W1H, 4M,5Why and P-M analysis).
• Support the Quality improvement projects to improve areas of quality, productivity, safety, waste reduction, working process and operating system.
• Lead and manage throughout improvement projects to be completed smoothly and collaboratively within the budget and time frame.

Optimize the Supply Chain
• Support CVS phase of factory/ production line expansion to ensure on time start-up, and therefore site master plan is delivered as planned.
• Responsible for Site manufacturing data reporting and administration of data reporting tools. Demonstrate the understanding of the Time and Material Efficiency (yield) and Productivity measurement.
• Interact with engineering, operations, and maintenance teams to improve equipment efficiency, as well as, eliminate waste. Understand OEE, Process waste material and Quality defective waste material concept.

Analyses and Improves Performance
• Identify opportunities and initiates projects to achieve MCC improvement which means reduce manufacturing cost and increase profit margin. Understand the Loss/Cost methodology.
• Supports and lead projects in DiB work stream to achieve identified MCC improvement.
• Implement focused improvement projects in conjunction with the FI pillar and Continuous Improvement teams, directed at equipment stops reduction and waste reduction.
• Perform root cause analysis on process interruptions by leading small group of associates thru Mars problem solving tools.
• Participate for implement and strengthen building blocks for Mars Supply Excellence (MSE) for example 5S, Kaizen, AM/PM/FI/FMOS etc.
• Participate and support the implementation of AM activities, as well as, development of Autonomous Work Teams (AWT) on new equipment.
• Participate and support the sustainment of AM / AWT at existing equipment thru health checks, daily / weekly audits and feedback to zone owners.
• Responsible for quality of KAIZEN projects. Provide the concept of the Kaizen implementation in shopfloor.
• Responsible for process effectiveness of FMOS (Factory Mars Operating System). Also being a key member by assign in Daily Performance Meeting and responsible for escalation process of issues / abnormality handling that required supports, from both FMOS and daily performance meeting.
• Drive the mindset and methodology to increase “Mean Time Between Failures” (MTBF) and Zero Breakdown and zero losses culture, Demonstrate the need & benefit between measurement of OEE/EE and MTBF.
• To be key technical in pouch operation trainer for working team.
• Understand the sift working, constrain and can provide solution in the environment of shift work.
• Special project assigned by Line Manager.

Qualifications & Other Requirements:

• Minimum education is bachelor’s degree of mechatronic engineering or electronic & automation related field, engineer preferable.
• Good English writing and speaking and be comfortable presenting in front of others.
• Essential computer skills ex. MS office (Words and Excel), Power point etc.
• Good interpersonal skill, able to work with cross functional team.
• 3-5 years experience in production process Ability to teach others with tools such as one point lessons and leading by example, prefer experience at least 2 year work in the factory that implement TPM/WCM or lead the pillar AM, PM more than 1 year.
• Mechanical machinery aptitude is essential.
• Fundamental electrical and automation understanding.
• Fundamental understanding of industrial controls.
• Strong organizational skills and self-directed capability.
• Ability to lead a small team of people to achieve a common solution.
• TPM, AM, 5S, Continuous Improvement, Problem Solving experience/ training is desired.

Additional Information

Career Level
Years of Experience
5 years
Job Type
Full Time, Permanent

Company Overview

About Mars, Incorporated

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.

About Mars in Thailand   

Mars Thailand is a wholly owned unit of Mars, Incorporated. More than 700 associates
in Thailand. 3 sites: Bangkok – Petcare, Mars Wrigley Confectionery (office),
Bangkok – Royal Canin (office) and Pakchong – Petcare (factory & office) With our commitment, and unwavering faith in the country, we successfully commenced a manufacturing facility in the Pakchong District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, and started producing our first petcare products in April 1999.Exports to 21 MARKETS Across the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific & North America “ Good Products plus good Associates make a good Business” – this was one of Forrest Mars, Sr.’s key guidelines for running the company over 70 years ago and it still hold true today.

Mars Thailand has a dynamic, action-oriented culture, where each individual’s contributions are encouraged and recognized. We are committed to developing our employees and growing our business aggressively across the world.

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Additional Company Information

Benefits & Others
Dental insurance, Free shuttle bus, Housing allowance, Life insurance, Medical insurance, Performance bonus