Controls Electrician - Flour Mill

General Mills

General Mills

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 24, 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 of electrical needs 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.


Controls Electrician – Flour Mill


  • What your compensation will look like:
  • $34.33 - $39.65 per hour based on level of competency
  • Shift Differential
    • 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
    • Supporting, creating, integration, troubleshooting and improving a variety of processing/packaging controls systems including Wonderware, ArchestrA Systems, PLC
    • Reading and updating electrical and control schematics, piping and instrumentation diagrams
    • Providing technical support/skills for equipment troubleshooting and controls/equipment modifications
    • Design and layout circuits, install fixtures, wiring conduits, motors, and other electrical equipment/components
    • Performing both uptime and downtime preventative electrical maintenance
    • Participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives to increase platform performance
    • Assist in training new employees

What your schedule will look like:

  • 8-hour shift - shift schedule rotation every 5th week
  • 1st shift: 7 am to 3 pm
  • 2nd shift: 3 pm to 11 pm
  • Every 5th week shift rotation from 1st shift to 1 week on 2nd shift (may be longer, if needed)
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime, any shift, including days, nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime
  • 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
  • 5 years (minimum) of industrial electrical maintenance experience, including machine repair and troubleshooting
  • Must be recognized a Controls Technician by General Mills Buffalo Standards
  • Electronic knowledge with 480v industrial wiring and troubleshooting experience
  • PLC programming, troubleshooting and instrumentation
  • Experience with AB PLC platforms; Servo Control Systems; Robotic Controls Systems
  • HMI experience, Wonderware or Rockwell Panelview preferred
  • Experience in a manufacturing/production environment preferred

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.