Maintenance Technician

General Mills

General Mills

Wellston, OH, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 29, 2023

Job Description

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we have implemented a number of safety precautions at all of our locations to protect our employees. These precautions include, but are not limited to, mandatory face coverings, daily temperature screenings, social distancing requirements and proper hygiene protocols. These safety precautions also include limiting the onsite workforce to production essential workers.  In addition, we provide all of our employees with regular COVID-19 updates and education.


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Position Overview:

Within General Mills, our manufacturing facilities are committed to achieving zero human and food safety incidents and it is every employee’s responsibility to fully support this vision. Maintenance Technicians are hired as members of a manufacturing team.  They are responsible for the preventative and reactive maintenance of processing and packaging equipment throughout the facility.


The General Mills-Wellston plant operates 24 hours per day 7 days per week. Changes in volume and production requirements can result in changes in work schedule and additional overtime.  Skilled Mechanics must be willing to work any shift including nights and weekends.  Alternative schedules are available. 


The pay range for a Maintenance Technician position could range from $21.15-$28.15 per hour with periodic merit increases and pay for skills. General Mills offers shift differential payment for those working off-shift.  We offer a Pay for Skills program which can lead to higher salaries.  Additionally, we offer a comprehensive benefits package including a 401(k) plan, medical and dental benefits, vacation and holidays.    


Main Responsibilities:

  • Follow all company safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe working environment
  • Install, maintain, repair, and replace industrial processing and packaging machinery, work tools and equipment
  • Provide technical support and plant leadership for equipment troubleshooting and equipment modifications
  • Perform both uptime and down time preventative maintenance in adherence to the master PM schedule
  • Perform corrective maintenance work orders
  • Repair and maintain building utilities
  • Have the ability to learn and perform minor machining and welding tasks
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives in order to increase platform performance
  • Assists in training new employees as needed
  • Attend meetings and trainings as required
  • Perform additional related tasks as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have the ongoing right to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
  • High School Diploma or GED 
  • 2 years experience in industrial maintenance or equivalent education in a related field
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs as required by the position
  • Willing and able to perform physical tasks for extended periods of time including: standing, walking, climbing, bending, pulling and twisting over surfaces
  • Ability to climb and/or work at heights while utilizing stairs, ladders, personnel lifts, or platforms
  • Willing and able to work any shift schedule, including nights and weekends
  • 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
  • Ability to work with allergens that might be present in a food environment
  • Willing to work around industrial high speed moving machinery
  • Ability to work in confined space such as bins, silos, or tanks
  • Ability to work at a tobacco-free site, except for designated areas

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical degree in industrial maintenance or related field
  • Continuing education in maintenance/technical skills
  • Computer Maintenance Management Systems experience
  • Demonstrated leadership ability