Stationary Engineer, Cereal Plant

General Mills

General Mills

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 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 preventative and reactive maintenance, troubleshooting, mechanical and electrical repair, and other tasks and techniques to keep power plant equipment including boilers, compressors, cogernation and HVAC in operational condition, and providing technical support to improve and optimize within the manufacturing and logistics operations and processes.


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.


Stationary Engineer, Cereal Plant


First-Class Stationary Engineer License from the City of Buffalo is required to be considered for position


What your compensation will look like:

  • $35.02 per hour
  • Additional $.34 per hour for hours worked on 2nd shift
  • Additional $.41 per hour for hours worked on 3rd shift
  • Overtime Pay
    • Time worked after 8 hours of work is paid at 1.5 times regular rate of pay
    • Time worked on Saturday is paid at 1.5 times regular rate of pay
    • Time worked on Sunday is paid at 2 times (double pay) regular rate of pay
  • Paid time off benefits
  • 401(k) match
  • Pension
  • Health Insurance- includes 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
    • Install, maintain, repair power plant equipment (includes, but not limited to: Boilers, Compressor, Cogeneration and HVAC)
    • Identifying and troubleshooting electrical/mechanical issues
    • Provide technical support/skills for equipment troubleshooting and controls/equipment modifications
    • Performing both uptime and downtime preventative in adherence to the master PM schedule
    • Perform corrective maintenance orders
    • Participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives to increase platform performance
    • Attend meeting and trainings as required
    • Assist in training new employees

What your schedule will look like:

  • 8-hour swing shift schedule (rotation every week with designated days off)
    • 1st shift: 6 am to 2 pm
    • 2nd shift: 2 pm to 10 pm
    • 3rd shift: 10 pm to 6 am
  • Ability and willingness to work any shift, including days, nights, weekends, overtime and holidays
  • 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


  • Minimum of a high school education or GED
  • Possess a First-Class Stationary Engineer License from the City of Buffalo
  • 3 years (minimum) experience in operation of a mid-size power plant
  • 4 years (minimum) maintenance experience with basic knowledge in pipe fitting, electrical troubleshooting and blueprint reading
  • Working knowledge of PLC's, HVAC systems, pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Experience in a manufacturing/production environment preferred

 Preferred Skills:

  • NYS 7G Pesticide Application Certification
  • EPA 608 Universal Refrigerant Certification
  • Experience with industrial air compressors
  • NFPA 70e Certification
  • Experience with cooling towers and water treatment
  • Experience with ammonia refrigeration systems

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.