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Manufacturing Technician - Fruit By The Foot

Company: General Mills
Location: Belvidere
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Are you looking to feel valued at a company? General Mills, Inc. manufactures some of the most beloved foods in the world, including Cheerios and Lucky Charms, Nature Valley granola bars, Totino's pizza rolls, and Yoplait yogurt. Blue Buffalo became part of General Mills in 2018, so even your pets love us too. We are looking for team members who come to the table with a shared passion for making food the world loves, to solve problems and shape General Mills for the future. As a part of our manufacturing group, you will be responsible for supporting production packaging and processing operations, maintenance, sanitation and participation in startup, changeover and shutdown of operating equipment. General Mills encourages growth for our employees; if you want to learn new things, attain and prove competency quickly, and apply technology in the manufacturing space; GMI is a great place to start. Manufacturing Technician – Fruit By The Foot What your compensation will look like:$21.00 per hour with advancement opportunitiesShift differential – Additional $2.00 per hour for hours worked 6 pm to 6 am shift10 days (120 hours) of vacation annually and 11 paid company holidaysGreat paid time off benefits401(k) matchHealth Insurance includes medical, dental, vision and lifeAND much more!What your day will look like:Creating high quality foods that are eaten EVERYDAY, NATIONWIDEUsing TECHNOLOGY in an industry-leading facilityWorking with HIGH-LEVEL technicians on EXPERIENCED teams that are looking to pass down their knowledge to workers WILLING TO LEARN and get paid doing itCHALLENGING yourself to get the JOB DONE RIGHT and gain skills to take with you to your next opportunityDemonstrate leadership behaviors that positively impact results/outcomes for the shift teamEquipment Ownership including operation, improvement, and maintenance of equipmentOwn and manage DMS (Daily Management System) activities inside and outside of shift DDS (Daily Direction Setting)Troubleshoot problems with machinery and partner with maintenance staff for supportCalibrate processing and packaging systems daily to meet required specificationsParticipate in startup, changeover, and shut down of operating equipmentParticipate in Continuous Improvement initiatives to increase platform performanceAssist in training new employeesWhat your schedule will look like:12-hour shifts – 3 on, 2 off, 2 on, 3 off scheduleNight shift: 6:00 pm to 6:00 amCurrently hiring for Night shift positionsAbility and willingness to work overtime, any shift, including days, nights, weekends, and holidaysPlant operation is 24 hours a day, 7 days a weekWhat your growth will look like:Be a part of a team that will learn and growDevelop leadership skills, that will allow you to focus on new KNOWLEDGE and ability to adopt and implement those ideasAbility to operate within a safety cultureExpanded technical capabilitiesWhat you have to offer:Minimum of a high school education or GEDTechnical skillset of mechanical and/or electricalExperience in a manufacturing/production environment preferredPhysical requirements:Must be able to lift up to 50 lbsMust be able to perform physical tasks for extended periods of time including standing, walking, climbing, bending, pushing, pulling and twisting over surfacesAbility to climb and/or work at heights while utilizing stairs, ladders, personnel lifts, or platformsAbility to wear protective clothing and equipment such as safety shoes, face masks, safety glasses, hearing protection, a hard hat, a hair/beard net and gloves when requiredWilling and able to adhere to all grooming requirements necessary for a food manufacturing environmentAbility to work in hot, cold, noisy, dusty, wet environmental working conditionsWilling to work around industrial high-speed moving machineryAbility to work with allergens that might be present in a food environmentCOVID-19 considerations:The health and safety of our employees – and the food we make – is our top priority. We were an early adopter in instituting protection measures in our plants during the pandemic and continue to implement a number of safety precautions to protect our employees. COMPANY OVERVIEWWe exist to make food the world loves. But we do more than that. Our company is a place that prioritizes being a force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new perspectives and reimagine new possibilities, every day. We look for people who want to bring their best — bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one other and grow together. Because becoming the undisputed leader in food means surrounding ourselves with people who are hungry for what's next.

Keywords: General Mills, Rockford , Manufacturing Technician - Fruit By The Foot, Professions , Belvidere, Illinois

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