HVAC/R Apprentice

Job Number: 10006
Location(s): Minneapolis, MN

General Mills is reshaping the future of food. We believe food makes us better. It nourishes our bodies, brings us joy and connects us to each other. As one of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Annie’s Homegrown, Old El Paso, Epic Provisions, Blue Buffalo and more. Are you passionate about the future of food? You’ve come to the right table. We want the very best talent to help lead something big.

Job Details

Overview & Responsibilities

General Mills is seeking a Building Engineer Apprentice to work part time while attending an accredited 2 year HVAC/R program. Duties include responding to customer requests and safely and efficiently operating, maintaining, and repairing all HVAC/R equipment. All the main responsibilities will be taught to apprentice through on the job training (OJT) if the candidate is unfamiliar with the tasks.

  • Job Status: Temporary
  • Hours:  Full time hours in the summer and part time during the school year. 
  • Schedule: Assigned work shift will be dependent on school schedule. Estimated hours per week will vary, minimum of 20, maximum of 40 during the summer.
  • Program: Seeking students who have completed of one year of study in accredited trade school or HVAC/R program or equivalent
  • Pay: $19.00/hour

In this role you will work in the following capacities:

Building Operations 

  • Operate, maintain and repair all mechanical HVAC/R equipment
  • Pumps – annual inspections, grease bearings, rebuild
  • Air Handling Units – replace filters, lubricate, clean, inspect, replace belts and align sheaves
  • Chillers – tube cleaning, inspection of controls and safeties
  • Electrical – troubleshoot under supervision, read schematics
  • Air Compressors – Preventative Maintenance (PM)
  • Refrigeration – leak testing, troubleshooting and replacement of common components
  • On the Job Training (OJT) – boiler/special C license, Building Automation System
  • Make adjustments and changes on HVAC and related equipment to maintain defined comfort levels within set guidelines including but not limited to: Cooling and heating system temperature adjustments
  • Maintain plant logs and files, including PM records and HVAC/R equipment logs
  • Use of facilities management information system to monitor and complete work orders
  • Replacement of water filters and water testing
  • Become familiar with all building emergency and life safety systems as well as alarm operation
  • Firm grasp of Lockout Tagout procedures

Customer Service

  • Provide prompt, courteous, and professional response to customer requests
  • Perform as a team member with all employees

Safety / Regulatory

  • Assist in ensuring compliance with all company and government laws, codes, standards, regulations and policies

Other

  • Comply with all emergencies and life safety procedures established by General Mills. (Training will be provided.)
  • Be responsible for all tools, uniforms, and assigned company property
  • Maintain a neat, orderly appearance
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications

Minimum qualifications

  • High School diploma required
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited 2 year HVAC/R program
  • Completion of one year of study in accredited trade school or HVAC/R program or equivalent
  • Must have Universal CFC (Chlorofluorocarbon) Certification
  • Physical: Lift 80+ pounds; move 500-600 pound barrel with the aid of a barrel dolly; use full range of body movements (standing, squatting, sitting, walking, bending, etc.); climbs stairs and ladders; manipulates small objects (thermostat calibration tools, small repair parts); wear 12-pound average tool pouch; distinguish different colors (e.g. yellow alarm lights require different response than red alarm lights, wire colors, etc.); read gauges and thermometers that are installed at odd angles or may be long distances from the floor
  • Strong orientation to customer service with excellent communication skills
  • Provide prompt and courteous response to customer requests to ensure customer satisfaction and confidence with Facilities Department with required follow-up with customer as required
  • Maintain ethical, professional, and courteous relations with customers, contractors, and vendors
  • Perform as a team member with all employees

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient at electrical and pneumatic control systems; familiar with Building Management Systems
  • Exposure to Computerized Maintenance Management Systems
  • Exposure to continuous improvement techniques
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and SharePoint

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Overview & Responsibilities

General Mills is seeking a Building Engineer Apprentice to work part time while attending an accredited 2 year HVAC/R program. Duties include responding to customer requests and safely and efficiently operating, maintaining, and repairing all HVAC/R equipment. All the main responsibilities will be taught to apprentice through on the job training (OJT) if the candidate is unfamiliar with the tasks.

  • Job Status: Temporary
  • Hours:  Full time hours in the summer and part time during the school year. 
  • Schedule: Assigned work shift will be dependent on school schedule. Estimated hours per week will vary, minimum of 20, maximum of 40 during the summer.
  • Program: Seeking students who have completed of one year of study in accredited trade school or HVAC/R program or equivalent
  • Pay: $19.00/hour

In this role you will work in the following capacities:

Building Operations 

  • Operate, maintain and repair all mechanical HVAC/R equipment
  • Pumps – annual inspections, grease bearings, rebuild
  • Air Handling Units – replace filters, lubricate, clean, inspect, replace belts and align sheaves
  • Chillers – tube cleaning, inspection of controls and safeties
  • Electrical – troubleshoot under supervision, read schematics
  • Air Compressors – Preventative Maintenance (PM)
  • Refrigeration – leak testing, troubleshooting and replacement of common components
  • On the Job Training (OJT) – boiler/special C license, Building Automation System
  • Make adjustments and changes on HVAC and related equipment to maintain defined comfort levels within set guidelines including but not limited to: Cooling and heating system temperature adjustments
  • Maintain plant logs and files, including PM records and HVAC/R equipment logs
  • Use of facilities management information system to monitor and complete work orders
  • Replacement of water filters and water testing
  • Become familiar with all building emergency and life safety systems as well as alarm operation
  • Firm grasp of Lockout Tagout procedures

Customer Service

  • Provide prompt, courteous, and professional response to customer requests
  • Perform as a team member with all employees

Safety / Regulatory

  • Assist in ensuring compliance with all company and government laws, codes, standards, regulations and policies

Other

  • Comply with all emergencies and life safety procedures established by General Mills. (Training will be provided.)
  • Be responsible for all tools, uniforms, and assigned company property
  • Maintain a neat, orderly appearance
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications

  • High School diploma required
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited 2 year HVAC/R program
  • Completion of one year of study in accredited trade school or HVAC/R program or equivalent
  • Must have Universal CFC (Chlorofluorocarbon) Certification
  • Physical: Lift 80+ pounds; move 500-600 pound barrel with the aid of a barrel dolly; use full range of body movements (standing, squatting, sitting, walking, bending, etc.); climbs stairs and ladders; manipulates small objects (thermostat calibration tools, small repair parts); wear 12-pound average tool pouch; distinguish different colors (e.g. yellow alarm lights require different response than red alarm lights, wire colors, etc.); read gauges and thermometers that are installed at odd angles or may be long distances from the floor
  • Strong orientation to customer service with excellent communication skills
  • Provide prompt and courteous response to customer requests to ensure customer satisfaction and confidence with Facilities Department with required follow-up with customer as required
  • Maintain ethical, professional, and courteous relations with customers, contractors, and vendors
  • Perform as a team member with all employees

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient at electrical and pneumatic control systems; familiar with Building Management Systems
  • Exposure to Computerized Maintenance Management Systems
  • Exposure to continuous improvement techniques
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and SharePoint

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