Industrial Maintenance Technician

Job Number: 10645
Location(s): Joplin, MO

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. Skilled Maintenance Technicians are hired as members of a manufacturing team.  They are responsible for the preventative and reactive maintenance of processing and packaging equipment within the manufacturing facility.

The General Mills-Joplin plant operates 24 hours per day 5-7 days per week.  This will be a 3rd shift position, with days off to be determined. Changes in volume and production requirements can result in changes in work schedule and additional overtime.  Skilled Maintenance Technicians must be willing to work any shift including nights and weekends.

The starting wage for a Skilled Maintenance Technician position is $23.81 per hour with periodic merit increases up to a rate of $24.81 per hour.  General Mills also offers shift differential payment for those working off-shift.  Additionally we offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, annual incentive programs, disability programs, life insurance and 3 weeks of vacation that start on the first date of hire.

 

Main Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Follow all company safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe working environment
  • Install, maintain, repair, and replace industrial processing and packaging machinery, work tools and equipment
  • Partner with production personnel to provide technical support and plant leadership for equipment troubleshooting and equipment modifications
  • Perform both uptime and down time preventative maintenance in adherence to the master PM schedule
  • Respond for immediate repair of production equipment
  • Perform corrective maintenance work orders
  • Repair and maintain building utilities
  • Have the ability to learn and perform minor machining and welding tasks
  • Design and layout circuits, install fixtures, wiring conduits, motors, and other electrical equipment/components
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives in order to increase platform performance
  • Assist with training new employees as needed
  • Attend meetings and trainings as required
  • Perform additional related tasks as assigned
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
  • 3-5 years of experience in industrial maintenance or equivalent education in a related field
  • Must have electrical and mechanical knowledge, as well as working knowledge of PLCs, HVAC systems, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, valves, cylinders, bearings, and electric motors for production equipment
  • Must be able to read blueprints and assembly instructions provided by manufacturers and our engineering department
  • Must be able to apply mechanical and electrical principles and knowledge to solve practical problems and eal with a varierty of variables to assist in improving system reliability
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills
  • Must be able to lift 55 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

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical degree in industrial maintenance or related field
  • Continuing education in maintenance/technical skills
  • Computer Maintenance Management System experience
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Welding, lathe, mill and 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. Skilled Maintenance Technicians are hired as members of a manufacturing team.  They are responsible for the preventative and reactive maintenance of processing and packaging equipment within the manufacturing facility.

The General Mills-Joplin plant operates 24 hours per day 5-7 days per week.  This will be a 3rd shift position, with days off to be determined. Changes in volume and production requirements can result in changes in work schedule and additional overtime.  Skilled Maintenance Technicians must be willing to work any shift including nights and weekends.

The starting wage for a Skilled Maintenance Technician position is $23.81 per hour with periodic merit increases up to a rate of $24.81 per hour.  General Mills also offers shift differential payment for those working off-shift.  Additionally we offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, annual incentive programs, disability programs, life insurance and 3 weeks of vacation that start on the first date of hire.

 

Main Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Follow all company safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe working environment
  • Install, maintain, repair, and replace industrial processing and packaging machinery, work tools and equipment
  • Partner with production personnel to provide technical support and plant leadership for equipment troubleshooting and equipment modifications
  • Perform both uptime and down time preventative maintenance in adherence to the master PM schedule
  • Respond for immediate repair of production equipment
  • Perform corrective maintenance work orders
  • Repair and maintain building utilities
  • Have the ability to learn and perform minor machining and welding tasks
  • Design and layout circuits, install fixtures, wiring conduits, motors, and other electrical equipment/components
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives in order to increase platform performance
  • Assist with training new employees as needed
  • Attend meetings and trainings as required
  • Perform additional related tasks as assigned

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
  • 3-5 years of experience in industrial maintenance or equivalent education in a related field
  • Must have electrical and mechanical knowledge, as well as working knowledge of PLCs, HVAC systems, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, valves, cylinders, bearings, and electric motors for production equipment
  • Must be able to read blueprints and assembly instructions provided by manufacturers and our engineering department
  • Must be able to apply mechanical and electrical principles and knowledge to solve practical problems and eal with a varierty of variables to assist in improving system reliability
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills
  • Must be able to lift 55 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

 Preferred Qualifications:

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

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