Production Operator – Cincinnati Cereal Plant

Job Number: 11196
Location(s): Cincinnati, OH

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 safety and food safety incidents, and it is every employee’s responsibility to fully support this vision. Skilled Operators are hired as members of a manufacturing team.  They are responsible for the support of various processing and packaging equipment operations throughout the facility.

The General Mills-Cincinnati 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.  General Laborers must be willing to work any shift including nights and weekends.

Plant Overview: 

The Cincinnati, OH Plant manufactures BIG G cereals. In 2011, the plant took on an expansion to add new capacity and continues to innovate and expand today. By summer of 2017 the Cincinnati plant will run three full cereal systems with an expanded portfolio of cereals. We employ approximately 50 support staff members and 175 union hourly employees.

Compensation: 

  • The starting hourly wage for a General Laborer position is $17.29.
  • After 60 working days, employees’ wages will increase to at least $18.99 and up to $21.97
  • Employees begin receiving maximum wages for their chosen job (up to $29.29/hour) after the third year of employment.
  • Shift differential payments are provided to those working 2nd or 3rd shift. 

Benefits:

  • Paid health and dental insurance
  • Short term disability provided at no cost
  • Pension and 401k
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Paid vacation after 1 year of employment

Main Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Follow all company safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe working environment
  • Support production lines by supplying with materials as needed
  • Perform various sanitation and clean up duties
  • Assists operators during bottlenecks or when production lines are shut down
  • Participate in start-up, change over and shut down of operating equipment
  • Be responsible for executing all required HACCP processes and documentation
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives in order to increase platform performance
  • 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
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated leadership ability

Overview & Responsibilities

Within General Mills, our manufacturing facilities are committed to achieving zero human safety and food safety incidents, and it is every employee’s responsibility to fully support this vision. Skilled Operators are hired as members of a manufacturing team.  They are responsible for the support of various processing and packaging equipment operations throughout the facility.

The General Mills-Cincinnati 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.  General Laborers must be willing to work any shift including nights and weekends.

Plant Overview: 

The Cincinnati, OH Plant manufactures BIG G cereals. In 2011, the plant took on an expansion to add new capacity and continues to innovate and expand today. By summer of 2017 the Cincinnati plant will run three full cereal systems with an expanded portfolio of cereals. We employ approximately 50 support staff members and 175 union hourly employees.

Compensation: 

  • The starting hourly wage for a General Laborer position is $17.29.
  • After 60 working days, employees’ wages will increase to at least $18.99 and up to $21.97
  • Employees begin receiving maximum wages for their chosen job (up to $29.29/hour) after the third year of employment.
  • Shift differential payments are provided to those working 2nd or 3rd shift. 

Benefits:

  • Paid health and dental insurance
  • Short term disability provided at no cost
  • Pension and 401k
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Paid vacation after 1 year of employment

Main Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Follow all company safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe working environment
  • Support production lines by supplying with materials as needed
  • Perform various sanitation and clean up duties
  • Assists operators during bottlenecks or when production lines are shut down
  • Participate in start-up, change over and shut down of operating equipment
  • Be responsible for executing all required HACCP processes and documentation
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives in order to increase platform performance
  • 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
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated leadership ability

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