Manufacturing Technician

General Mills

General Mills

Albuquerque, NM, USA
Posted on Friday, August 4, 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 storage of raw material, ingredients and finished products, inbound and outbound shipments, and supporting production needs.

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.

Process: Only candidates with a resume or complete Work History information will be considered to move to the next step inthe Selection Process

  • Position posted: 8/3/2023 - 9/4/2023
  • Mandatory Virtual Realistic Job Preview: 9/7/2023
  • Onsite Interviews: TBD
  • Onsite Realistic Job Preview: TBD

What your compensation and benefits will look like:

  • $22.66-Start Rate (T1)
  • $25.91-$42.94 (T2-T5)
  • Paid weekly
  • Up to 15 days (120 hours) of vacation annually and 11 paid company holidays
  • Great paid time off benefits
  • 401(k) match
  • Health Insurance – includes medical, dental and life.
  • On-site Fitness Center
  • 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
    • Troubleshoot problems with machinery and partner with maintenance staff to resolve issues
    • Calibrate processing and packaging systems daily to meet required specifications
    • Participate in startup, changeover, and shut down of operating equipment
    • Removing and replacing motors, starters, belts, bearings, chains, and other manufacturing parts
    • Operating forklift equipment safely to move materials and products throughout the plant
    • Participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives to increase platform performance
    • Assist in training new employees

What your schedule will look like:

  • 12.5-hour shifts with 3-2-2 schedule
  • 5:30 am to 6:00 pm (day shift)
  • 5:30 pm to 6:00 am (night shift)
  • Shift rotation every 6 months (day to night or night to days)
  • On-off pattern is 3 days on shift followed by 2 days off shift, 2 days on shift
  • Cycle length is 2 weeks
  • Plant operation is 24 hours per day, 7 days per week

What your growth will look like:

  • Expanded technical capabilities which lead to career and wage growth
  • Be a part of a team that will learn and grow continuously
  • 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

What you have to offer:

  • Minimum of a high school education or GED
  • Experience in a manufacturing/production environment desired
  • Mechanical and/or electrical capability/experience desired

Physical requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 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.