Manufacturing & Engineering Associate - Campus Recruiting

General Mills

General Mills

People & HR
United States
Posted on Monday, July 31, 2023

Job Description


General Mills' Supply Chain is one of the most respected supply chains in the industry today. Manufacturing is the sub-function of Global Supply Chain that makes food the world loves. Manufacturing takes raw materials and transforms them into the products we sell to customers. Products are packaged in a variety of formats for sale to grocery, clubs, and food service.


General Mills was named #1 Best Place to Work for New Grads by Forbes and a Top 100 Intern Programs in the US. 



The Manufacturing and Engineering Associate (MEA) program is designed to prepare you for both technical and managerial leadership roles within General Mills. You'll make an impact by:

  • Building your capability through exposure and ownership of processing, packaging and broad manufacturing systems.
  • Being on the front lines of 24/7 food production systems to leverage your problem solving and learning agility; driving improvements and eliminating losses.
  • Learning from and Leading Operators, Technicians and Mechanics to grow your coaching, team building and people-development skill set. 
  • Managing programs to gain experiences of capital project ownership, new system startups and / or initiative leadership.

The fast-paced MEA full-time rotational program consists of 18 months of development, focused on preparing MEAs for technical skills, business partnership and people leadership experiences in both Manufacturing and Engineering. MEAs will be located in one manufacturing plant location for the duration of the program.


This is for a full-time role starting Spring or Summer 2024. Eligible students will be graduating in Winter 2023 or Spring 2024.



  • Strong interpersonal skills, high learning agility, analytical and decision-making skills
  • Exemplary people, technical, and process leadership ready to take initiative and add value to their team


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in: Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Food Process Engineering, Biological/Biosystems/Agricultural Engineering or related degree
  • Qualifications for MEA Milling roles are: Bachelor or Master’s degree in Milling Science or Food Science

The base salary for this position is $78,500. 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 role. The salary for this role represents the factors considered in the hiring decision including education and degree obtained. Beyond base salary, General Mills offers a competitive Total Rewards package focusing on your overall physical wellbeing & mental health. We are proud to offer a foundation of health benefits, retirement and financial wellbeing, time off programs and other perks. Benefits may vary by role, location, and other employment status factors. In this role you will be able to participate in our annual incentive program. An incentive award, if any, depends on various factors, including, individual and organizational performance. 


Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with General Mills (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).


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.