CIS Capital Sr. Control Engineer - Minneapolis, MN

General Mills

General Mills

Minneapolis, MN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Job Description


The CIS Capital Senior Engineer is responsible for providing technical and project engineering leadership in support of the packaging portion of corporate led capital projects. This position supports primarily North America packaging platforms and regions. This role is locatd at our World Headquarters in Minneapolis, MN.


  • Provide project management leadership on capital project installations with business teams and key stakeholders including scope definition, budget development, resource selection/management and schedule management.
  • Provide CIS technical leadership throughout the project life cycle including equipment/component selection and design, installation and commissioning support and system performance improvement.
  • Collaborate with project teams, matrix engineers, and internal/external technical resources to assess opportunities for application of innovative designs, performance improvements, technical advantages, speed to market and capital efficiencies ensuring optimum business value is achieved during capital project activity.
  • Requires travel, including some extended time possibilities over weekends and holidays. Travel is variable ranging from 25% to 100% during project execution and start-up, with an overall average of approximately 50%.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or related degree with applicable experience or extensive relevant work experience
  • 7-10 years of relevant experience
  • Ability to travel 50%
  • Experience in plant operations and industrial environments understanding equipment design and impacts to materials, labor, and work processes.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Strong technical leadership skills in a collaborative fashion
  • Self-motivator with proven ability to energize working teams
  • Capable analytical problem solver through the use of data and keen judgment
  • Demonstrated performance in executing concurrent assignments
  • Adaptability to maneuver through uncertainty with a high degree of professionalism and candor
  • Project Engineering experience including scope definition, cost estimation and tracking, EAC estimation and scope management.

Preferred Qualifications

  • CIS System Engineering experience; troubleshooting, performance improvement.
  • Platform experience in one or more of the primary General Mills manufacturing process applications.
  • Understanding of Food Manufacturing Regulatory Requirements (GMP's, Food Safety, sanitation practices and design criteria.)
  • Familiarity with Continuous Improvement and Vertical Start-up tools and processes.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Fluency or strong proficiency in a foreign language.


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.

Salary Range

The salary range for this position is $104700.00 - $157200.00 / Annually. 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 current role. The salary range for this role represents the numerous factors considered in the hiring decisions including, but not limited to, educations, skills, work experience, certifictions, etc. As such, pay for the succesful candidate(s) could fall anywhere within the stated range. Beyond base salary, General Mills offers a competitive Total Rewards package focusing on your overall well-being. We are proud to offer a foundation of health benefits, retirement and financial wellbeing, time off programs, wellbeing support and perks. Benefits may vary by role, country, region, union status, and other employment status factors. You may also be eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. An incentive award, if any, depends on various factors, including, individual and organizational performance.