Maintenance Mechanic - 1st Shift - Golden Valley, MN

General Mills

General Mills

Golden Valley, MN, USA
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2023

Job Description



This position is responsible for providing mechanical maintenance support for food processing equipment at the JFB Technical Center. This person works effectively and collaboratively across many teams to ensure human safety, food safety, and equipment reliability expectations are met. Work will consist mainly of corrective and preventative maintenance while providing mechanical troubleshooting support for R&D tests and production runs.


Work hours are 1st shift Monday – Friday 6a-2p with occasional overtime.


  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair food process equipment such as feeders, pumps, conveyors, cookers, extruders, ovens, sealers, packaging, and lab equipment, across several pilot plant spaces
  • Maintain mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and conveyance equipment
  • Perform mechanical and lubrication preventative maintenance procedures
  • Troubleshoot and replace drive and power transmission systems
  • Identify and perform equipment modifications and improvements for safety, reliability, and innovation purposes
  • Comply with all OSHA required safety training and practices
  • Perform daily safety risk assessments, equipment safety audits, and actively promote a safe work environment
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with all levels of team members including operators, managers, engineers, and R&D personnel across various platforms


  • High School Diploma and either a two-year trade school certificate in an accredited mechanical or machining program or a minimum of two years of related work experience
  • Experience in industrial maintenance or equipment reliability
  • Must be able to lift and manipulate 55 pounds
  • Experience maintaining and troubleshooting process mechanical equipment
  • Experience in maintaining and installing power transmission components
  • Knowledge of lubricant properties and experience in maintaining lubricated components
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of fastening methods and procedures
  • Ability to apply root cause analysis to resolve systemic or reoccurring problems
  • Ability to manage and adjust to multiple priorities in high activity production environments
  • Effective communication skills with peers and with customers


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.


Salary Range

The salary range for this position is $48400.00 - $66700.00 / Annually. At General Mills we strive for each employee's pay at any point in their career to reflect their experiences performance and skills for their current role. The salary range for this role represents the numerous factors considered in the hiring decisions including, but not limited to, educations, skills, work experience, certifictions, etc. As such, pay for the succesful candidate(s) could fall anywhere within the stated range. Beyond base salary, General Mills offers a competitive Total Rewards package focusing on your overall well-being. We are proud to offer a foundation of health benefits, retirement and financial wellbeing, time off programs, wellbeing support and perks. Benefits may vary by role, country, region, union status, and other employment status factors. You may also be eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. An incentive award, if any, depends on various factors, including, individual and organizational performance.