Warehouse Forklift Operator

General Mills

General Mills

Chanhassen, MN, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Job Description

Are you looking to feel valued at a company?

General Mills, Inc. manufactures some of the most beloved foods in the world, including Cheerios and Lucky Charms, Nature Valley granola bars, Totino's pizza rolls, and Yoplait yogurt. Blue Buffalo became part of General Mills in 2018, so even your pets love us too.

We are looking for team members who come to the table with a shared passion for making food the world loves, to solve problems and shape General Mills for the future. As a part of our manufacturing group, you will be responsible for storage of raw material, ingredients and finished product, inbound and outbound shipments and supporting production needs.

General Mills encourages growth for our employees; if you want to learn new things, attain and prove competency quickly, and apply technology in the manufacturing space; GMI is a great place to start.

Warehouse Forklift Operator

What your compensation will look like:

  • Up to 24.77 after successful completion of a 90-day orientation period.
  • Starting rate $20.80
  • Additional $1.00 per hour for hours worked on night shift
  • $500 sign-on bonus (pre-tax)$300 paid on your 1st paycheck
    $200 paid upon successful completion of your orientation period (90 days)
  • Repayment is required if you leave within 12 months
  • Up to 15 days (120 hours) of vacation annually (depending on your schedule) and 11 paid Company holidays
  • Great paid time off benefits
  • 401(k) match
  • Health Insurance- Including medical, dental and life
  • And much more!

What your day will look like:

  • Creating high quality foods that are eaten EVERYDAY, NATIONWIDE
  • Using TECHNOLOGY in an industry-leading facility
  • Working with HIGH-LEVEL operators on EXPERIENCED teams that are looking to pass down their knowledge to workers WILLING TO LEARN and get paid doing it.
  • CHALLENGING yourself to get the JOB DONE RIGHT and gain skills to take with you to your next opportunity
    • Forklift and high lift equipment operation within production and warehouse operations
    • Selecting, preparing, and loading product for outbound shipment per customer specifications
    • Responsible for the storage of raw material, ingredients or finished product
    • Receiving, unloading, and inspecting inbound ingredients/packaging materials
    • Perform all sanitation tasks for shipping and receiving areas
    • Participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives to increase platform performance
    • Assist in training new employees

What your schedule will look like:


Currently hiring for third shift:

  • Thursday through Monday from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am
  • Changes in volume and production requirements can result in changes in work schedule and additional overtime. Forklift Operators must be willing to work any shift including nights and weekends.
  • Forklift Operators must be willing to work any shift including nights and weekends
  • Plant operation is 24 hours a day, 7 days per week

What your growth will look like:

  • Be a part of a team that will learn and grow
  • Develop leadership skills, that will allow you to focus on new KNOWLEDGE and ability to adopt and implement those ideas
  • Ability to operate within a safety culture
  • Expanded technical capabilities

What you have to offer:

  • Minimum of a high school education or GED
  • Forklift license/certification or willing to obtain one
  • Experience in a manufacturing/production environment preferred
  • Preferred 1+ years of experience in a material handling environment
  • Preferred Previous experience with electronic inventory systems (Red Prairie/SAP)

Physical requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Must be able to perform physical tasks for extended periods of time including standing, walking, climbing, bending, pushing, pulling, and twisting over surfaces
  • Ability to climb and/or work at heights while utilizing stairs, ladders, personnel lifts, or platforms
  • Ability to wear protective clothing and equipment such as safety shoes, face masks, safety glasses, hearing protection, a hard hat, a hair/beard net, and gloves when required
  • Willing and able to adhere to all grooming requirements necessary for a food manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work in hot, cold, noisy, dusty, wet environmental working conditions
  • Willing to work around industrial high-speed moving machinery
  • Ability to work with allergens that might be present in a food environment
  • Need to be able to work in a tobacco free environment

COVID-19 considerations:

The health and safety of our employees – and the food we make – is our top priority. We were an early adopter in instituting protection measures in our plants during the pandemic and continue to implement a number of safety precautions to protect our employees.


We exist to make food the world loves. But we do more than that. Our company is a place that prioritizes being a force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new perspectives and reimagine new possibilities, every day. We look for people who want to bring their best — bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one other and grow together. Because becoming the undisputed leader in food means surrounding ourselves with people who are hungry for what’s next.