Maintenance Mechanic

Job Number: 10171
Location(s): Milwaukee, WI

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

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.  The Maintenance Mechanic performs a variety of highly skilled maintenance work that requires an in-depth knowledge of various trades, including mechanical, electrical and pneumatics.  Basic knowledge of how to operate HVAC systems and troubleshoot and program programmable logic controls (PLCs) is also required.  The Maintenance Mechanic is expected to troubleshoot, repair, install, adjust and maintain processing and packaging machinery, devices, moving parts and equipment that operate on electrical, heating, plumbing, refrigeration, hydraulics, pneumatics, etc., principles.

The General Mills-Milwaukee plant operates 24 hours per day, usually running weekdays and every other weekend. 1st shift hours 7am-3pm, 2nd shift hours 3pm-11pm, 3rd shift hours 11pm-7am. Changes in volume and production requirements can result in changes in work schedule and additional overtime.  Maintenance Mechanics must be willing to work any shift including nights and weekends.

 

The starting wage for a Electrical & Controls Technician position is $28.26-$31.14/hour. General Mills also offers shift differential payment of 4% for those working off-shift.  Additionally we offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance and paid vacation. The benefits go into effect on the first day of employment.

Main Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Follow all company safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe working environment
  • Inspect equipment, structures, parts or materials to identify breakage, excessive wear, or the cause of errors, problems or defects.  Also inspect to determine adjustments or repairs needed.
  • Observe and test in order to diagnose malfunctions in machines.  Analyze test results, machine error messages, and information obtained from operators to determine required solution
  • Install, maintain, repair and replace industrial processing and packaging machinery, work tools and equipment:
  • Read and understand blueprints, schematics, specifications, technical drawings, work orders, processing charts and manufacturers’ manuals to determine correct installation and operation of machinery.
  • Install equipment or attachments on machinery or related structures, industrial machinery or related heavy equipment
  • Install or replace meters, regulators, or related measuring or control devices
  • Set, adjust or align mechanical controls, components, machine set-ups, and clearances of mechanical components or parts
  • Position, align, or level machines, equipment, or structures
  • Clean, lubricate, and adjust parts, equipment, and machinery.
  • Disassemble machinery and equipment to remove parts and make repairs.
  • Repair and replace broken or malfunctioning components
  • Fabricate new parts by cutting, welding or soldering metal to repair broken metal parts, bending tubing or conduit, etc.
  • Reassemble equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs.
  • Maintain welding machines or equipment
  • Install, maintain and repair electronic systems and equipment
  • Calibrate or adjust electronic equipment or instruments to specification.
  • Install or replace electronic equipment, components, systems, power, communication, control, or security equipment or systems.
  • Enter codes and instructions to program and set-up computer-controlled machinery.  Basic repair of PLC’s.  Adjust measuring or control devices.
  • Install, maintain and repair electrical systems, including conduits, tubing, fixtures or components.  Solder connections or components.  Repair or replace wiring, circuits, fixtures, or equipment
  • Repair and maintain building utilities:  Assemble and install pipe sections, fittings, or plumbing fixtures.  Cut, bend, or thread pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, or water lines.  Install water or sewer treatment plant equipment perform hydraulic plumbing.  Basic control of HVAC equipment
  • Identify and suggest changes to the PM Work Order Program
  • Assist vendors and Engineering in the implementation of new equipment and/or restructuring or retooling projects
  • Operate newly repaired machinery and equipment to verify the adequacy of repairs.
  • Partner with operators to identify problems.  Demonstrate equipment functions and features to machine operators.
  • Order supplies, materials, or equipment.  Record parts and materials used, and order or requisition new parts and materials as necessary.  Record repairs and maintenance performed.
  • Perform safety inspections
  • Advise changes needed in maintenance schedule to Team Leader
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
  • 5 years experience in industrial maintenance or equivalent education in a related field
  • 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
  • Working knowledge of PLCs, HVAC systems, pneumatic and hydraulic systems

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical degree in industrial maintenance or related field
  • Continuing education in maintenance/technical skills
  • Computer Maintenance Management System experience
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Machinest and/or metal fabrication experience

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.  The Maintenance Mechanic performs a variety of highly skilled maintenance work that requires an in-depth knowledge of various trades, including mechanical, electrical and pneumatics.  Basic knowledge of how to operate HVAC systems and troubleshoot and program programmable logic controls (PLCs) is also required.  The Maintenance Mechanic is expected to troubleshoot, repair, install, adjust and maintain processing and packaging machinery, devices, moving parts and equipment that operate on electrical, heating, plumbing, refrigeration, hydraulics, pneumatics, etc., principles.

The General Mills-Milwaukee plant operates 24 hours per day, usually running weekdays and every other weekend. 1st shift hours 7am-3pm, 2nd shift hours 3pm-11pm, 3rd shift hours 11pm-7am. Changes in volume and production requirements can result in changes in work schedule and additional overtime.  Maintenance Mechanics must be willing to work any shift including nights and weekends.

 

The starting wage for a Electrical & Controls Technician position is $28.26-$31.14/hour. General Mills also offers shift differential payment of 4% for those working off-shift.  Additionally we offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance and paid vacation. The benefits go into effect on the first day of employment.

Main Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Follow all company safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe working environment
  • Inspect equipment, structures, parts or materials to identify breakage, excessive wear, or the cause of errors, problems or defects.  Also inspect to determine adjustments or repairs needed.
  • Observe and test in order to diagnose malfunctions in machines.  Analyze test results, machine error messages, and information obtained from operators to determine required solution
  • Install, maintain, repair and replace industrial processing and packaging machinery, work tools and equipment:
  • Read and understand blueprints, schematics, specifications, technical drawings, work orders, processing charts and manufacturers’ manuals to determine correct installation and operation of machinery.
  • Install equipment or attachments on machinery or related structures, industrial machinery or related heavy equipment
  • Install or replace meters, regulators, or related measuring or control devices
  • Set, adjust or align mechanical controls, components, machine set-ups, and clearances of mechanical components or parts
  • Position, align, or level machines, equipment, or structures
  • Clean, lubricate, and adjust parts, equipment, and machinery.
  • Disassemble machinery and equipment to remove parts and make repairs.
  • Repair and replace broken or malfunctioning components
  • Fabricate new parts by cutting, welding or soldering metal to repair broken metal parts, bending tubing or conduit, etc.
  • Reassemble equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs.
  • Maintain welding machines or equipment
  • Install, maintain and repair electronic systems and equipment
  • Calibrate or adjust electronic equipment or instruments to specification.
  • Install or replace electronic equipment, components, systems, power, communication, control, or security equipment or systems.
  • Enter codes and instructions to program and set-up computer-controlled machinery.  Basic repair of PLC’s.  Adjust measuring or control devices.
  • Install, maintain and repair electrical systems, including conduits, tubing, fixtures or components.  Solder connections or components.  Repair or replace wiring, circuits, fixtures, or equipment
  • Repair and maintain building utilities:  Assemble and install pipe sections, fittings, or plumbing fixtures.  Cut, bend, or thread pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, or water lines.  Install water or sewer treatment plant equipment perform hydraulic plumbing.  Basic control of HVAC equipment
  • Identify and suggest changes to the PM Work Order Program
  • Assist vendors and Engineering in the implementation of new equipment and/or restructuring or retooling projects
  • Operate newly repaired machinery and equipment to verify the adequacy of repairs.
  • Partner with operators to identify problems.  Demonstrate equipment functions and features to machine operators.
  • Order supplies, materials, or equipment.  Record parts and materials used, and order or requisition new parts and materials as necessary.  Record repairs and maintenance performed.
  • Perform safety inspections
  • Advise changes needed in maintenance schedule to Team Leader

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
  • 5 years experience in industrial maintenance or equivalent education in a related field
  • 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
  • Working knowledge of PLCs, HVAC systems, pneumatic and hydraulic systems

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical degree in industrial maintenance or related field
  • Continuing education in maintenance/technical skills
  • Computer Maintenance Management System experience
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Machinest and/or metal fabrication experience

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