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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 10/16/2016

General Mills Joplin, MO

Joplin, MO
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
High School Diploma or GED


Food. Purpose. You.

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.


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 2nd or 3rd shift position. Changes in volume and production requirements can result in changes in work schedule and additional overtime. Skilled Maintenance Mechanics must be willing to work any shift including nights and weekends.

The starting wage for a Skilled Maintenance Mechanic position is $21.28 per hour with periodic merit increases up to a rate of $22.28 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, pension, short and long term disability, life insurance and 3 weeks' 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

* 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

* Perform corrective maintenance work orders

* Repair and maintain building utilities

* Have the ability to learn and perform minor machining and welding tasks

* 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

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

* 1-2 years experience in industrial maintenance or equivalent education in a related field

* 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

* Working knowledge of pneumatic and hydraulic systems

Preferred Qualifications:

* Technical degree in industrial maintenance or related field

* Familiar with industrial controls and power distribution

* Continuing education in maintenance/technical skills

* Computer Maintenance Management System experience

* Demonstrated leadership ability