Mechanical Operator

General Mills

General Mills

Milwaukee, WI, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 3, 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 supporting production packaging

and processing operations, sanitation and participation in startup, changeover and shutdown of operating equipment.

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.

Mechanical Operator

What your compensation will look like:

  • $28.17 per hour (2nd shift)
  • Pay for Skill Program for higher pay rates
  • Up to 15 days (120 hours) of vacation annually (depending on 8 or 12 hour schedule) and 11 paid company holidays
  • Great paid time off benefits
  • 401(k) match
  • 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
    • Diagnosing and troubleshooting mechanical or other issues with equipment and partner with maintenance staff and/or additional resources when necessary to resolve issues effectively
    • Addressing operational issues in a timely manner and communicating results to team leader
    • Coordinating and performing basic preventative maintenance on equipment with a focus on defect identification and breakdown elimination
    • Removing and replacing motors, starters, belts, bearings, chains, and other manufacturing parts
    • Entering Work Orders for any defects you identify
    • Performing centerline checks each shift to ensure equipment is running per recommendations
    • Calibrating processing and packaging systems daily to meet required specifications
    • Participating in startup, changeover, and shutdown of operating equipment
    • Assisting other packaging machine operators to set up packaging machine, change film, and generate problem solving
    • Perform other task as needed

What your schedule will look like:

Currently hiring for 2nd shift and 12 hour night shift

  • 8-hour and 12-hour shift availability
    • 8-hour shifts
      • 2nd shift: 3 pm to 11 pm
    • 8-hour shift schedule is 12-2 schedule
      • Work for 12 days in a row and then have 2 days off
      • 2 days off will be every other weekend
    • 12-hour shifts
      • Day Crew: 7 am to 7 pm (not available)
      • Night Crew: 7 pm to 7 am
    • 12-hour shift schedule pattern
      • 2-2-3 Schedule – on-shift for 2 days, off-shift for 2 days, on-shift 3 for days, etc.
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime, including days, nights, weekends, 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

What you have to offer:

  • Minimum of a high school education or GED
  • Mechanical/maintenance experience
  • Machine operator experience
  • 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

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.