Electrical Controls Technician

General Mills

General Mills

Other Engineering
Murfreesboro, TN, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 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, creating, integration, troubleshooting and improving the controls systems within the manufacturing facility.


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.


Electrical Controls Technician - Third Shift 


What your compensation will look like:

  • Up to $37.20 per hour
  • $32.55 per hour to start
  • Shift differential- Night Shift $1:00 per hour when working between the hours of 11pm – 7am, or afternoon shift $0.50 per hour when working between 3pm-11pm
  • 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
  • And much more!


What your day will look like:

  • Adhering to plant safety measures including LOTO and total energy isolation
  • 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.
  • Works with Controls Engineer and Systems Engineer to generate process improvements
  • CHALLENGING yourself to get the JOB DONE RIGHT and gain skills to take with you to your next opportunity


  • Reading and updating electrical and control schematics, piping and instrumentation diagrams
  • Providing technical support/skills for equipment troubleshooting and controls/equipment modifications
  • Performing uptime and downtime, preventative electrical maintenance
  • Understanding, initiating, and participating in Root Cause Analysis (Why, Why, Breakdown Elimination)
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives to increase platform performance
  • Assist in training new employees


What your schedule will look like:

Currently hiring for 2nd shift positions

  • Schedule: 

8-hour shifts -

  • 11:00 pm to 7:00 am
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime, any shift, including days, nights, weekends, holidays, and emergency events
  • 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 on new technologies and capital projects


What you have to offer:

  • Minimum of a high school education or GED
  • Tech school diploma and 2 years of experience in related field or equivalent experience in a related field preferred (familiarity with Rockwell and Allen Bradley components)
  • Electrical/ Controls experience may include plant power distribution, plant equipment controls and plant electrical support
  • Licensed Journeyman preferred
  • Experience in a manufacturing/production environment preferred


Physical & Technical requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up-to 50lbs
  • 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
  • Need to be able to work in a tobacco free environment
  • Good understanding of electrical safety (low & high voltage), including arc flash training
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics, and occasionally update them
  • Must posses’ advance knowledge of PLC’s, SLC’s, Logix 5000, as well as accompanying hardware components
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair issues with drives, sensors, measuring devices, and motors


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 several safety precautions to protect our employees.


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.