Forklift Operator – Kansas City Missouri

Job Number: 10161
Location(s): Kansas City, MO

We serve the world by making food people love. As one of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills believes that food should make us better. Food brings us joy and nourishes our lives, connecting us to each other and the earth. General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Annie’s, Lara Bar, Yoplait and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, General Mills had global net sales of US$17.6 billion during fiscal 2015.

We seek out the best talent, and then give them development resources, support and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with General Mills means joining a company where you can make a difference in the lives of millions of people. There is tremendous opportunity here for individuals who want to advance food through innovation and serve the world.

Job Details

Overview & Responsibilities

Within General Mills, our manufacturing facilities are committed to achieving zero human and food safety incidents and it is every employee’s responsibility to fully support this vision. Production employees are hired as members of a manufacturing team.  They are responsible for the safe operation and production distribution in the facility.

The General Mills-Kansas City plant operates 24 hours per day 7 days per week. Changes in volume and production requirements can result in changes in work schedule and additional overtime.  Qualified candidates must be willing to work any shift including nights and weekends.

The starting wage for the Forklift Operator position is $20.71 hr.   General Mills also offers shift differential payment for those working off-shift.  Additionally we offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, 401K, and vacation.

Main Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Follows all safety guidelines in the department including proper use of PPE and safe forklift handling procedures
  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the warehouse department including the ability to scan, load, inspect and clean trucks and/or rail cars
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the warehouse management system
  • Assist DDC in accounting for any hold product and/or returned product for rework
  • Assist DDC to maintain and rework product in re-work area
  • Effectively communicate with Team Leaders and other drivers regarding issues with equipment, special instructions, carry-overs etc…
  • Effectively and efficiently pull finished product from the line eliminating downtime
  • Effectively operate, maintain and inspect forklift
  • Performs all necessary quality checks of the products produced including MQIS checks such as pallet ID verification and trailer inspection. Maintains all written documentation for these checks.
  • Maintains equipment and process records as required.
  • Conduct sanitation tasks according to master sanitation schedule (MSS) and as part of daily operations.
  • Feed in or blend any off grade product within the specifications determined by QRO.
  • Interface with the QRO, Packaging and Bisquick department for inventory, shipping, hold orders, receiving and other functions as directed.
  • Collaborate and interface with the transportation and flour planner on development of production schedule to ensure the maximum utilization of resources
  • Maintains the warehouse area in an organized and sanitary manner within FDA GMP guidelines; performs routine cleaning activities of all processing areas.
  • Performs product changeover cleanout procedures to ensure correct product quality when changing from one product to another.
  • Performs other tasks and assists other functional areas of the department as needed and required.
  • Physical activities include sweeping, shoveling, vacuuming, lifting/opening/dumping a minimum of 50# containers, climbing ladders and stairs, reaching/pulling/restacking packaged ingredients, scooping, maneuvering rolls of packaging film, etc…
Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have the ongoing right to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
  • High School Diploma or GED 
  • 1 or more years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills
  • Must be able to lift 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
  • Willing and able to work any shift schedule, including nights and weekends
  • Willing and able to adhere to all safety standards and wear all necessary personal protective equipment
  • Willing and able to adhere to all grooming requirements necessary for a food manufacturing environment

 

Overview & Responsibilities

Within General Mills, our manufacturing facilities are committed to achieving zero human and food safety incidents and it is every employee’s responsibility to fully support this vision. Production employees are hired as members of a manufacturing team.  They are responsible for the safe operation and production distribution in the facility.

The General Mills-Kansas City plant operates 24 hours per day 7 days per week. Changes in volume and production requirements can result in changes in work schedule and additional overtime.  Qualified candidates must be willing to work any shift including nights and weekends.

The starting wage for the Forklift Operator position is $20.71 hr.   General Mills also offers shift differential payment for those working off-shift.  Additionally we offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, 401K, and vacation.

Main Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Follows all safety guidelines in the department including proper use of PPE and safe forklift handling procedures
  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the warehouse department including the ability to scan, load, inspect and clean trucks and/or rail cars
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the warehouse management system
  • Assist DDC in accounting for any hold product and/or returned product for rework
  • Assist DDC to maintain and rework product in re-work area
  • Effectively communicate with Team Leaders and other drivers regarding issues with equipment, special instructions, carry-overs etc…
  • Effectively and efficiently pull finished product from the line eliminating downtime
  • Effectively operate, maintain and inspect forklift
  • Performs all necessary quality checks of the products produced including MQIS checks such as pallet ID verification and trailer inspection. Maintains all written documentation for these checks.
  • Maintains equipment and process records as required.
  • Conduct sanitation tasks according to master sanitation schedule (MSS) and as part of daily operations.
  • Feed in or blend any off grade product within the specifications determined by QRO.
  • Interface with the QRO, Packaging and Bisquick department for inventory, shipping, hold orders, receiving and other functions as directed.
  • Collaborate and interface with the transportation and flour planner on development of production schedule to ensure the maximum utilization of resources
  • Maintains the warehouse area in an organized and sanitary manner within FDA GMP guidelines; performs routine cleaning activities of all processing areas.
  • Performs product changeover cleanout procedures to ensure correct product quality when changing from one product to another.
  • Performs other tasks and assists other functional areas of the department as needed and required.
  • Physical activities include sweeping, shoveling, vacuuming, lifting/opening/dumping a minimum of 50# containers, climbing ladders and stairs, reaching/pulling/restacking packaged ingredients, scooping, maneuvering rolls of packaging film, etc…

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have the ongoing right to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
  • High School Diploma or GED 
  • 1 or more years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills
  • Must be able to lift 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
  • Willing and able to work any shift schedule, including nights and weekends
  • Willing and able to adhere to all safety standards and wear all necessary personal protective equipment
  • Willing and able to adhere to all grooming requirements necessary for a food manufacturing environment

 

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