Processing Technician in Fridley MN

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General Mills
Processing Technician
Job ID: 
Fridley MN
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Job Types:
Production Worker

Overview & Responsibilities

Within General Mills, our manufacturing facilities are committed to achieving zero human and food safety incidents and it is every employee&##39;s responsibility to fully support this vision. Skilled Operators are hired as members of a manufacturing team. They are responsible for the handling of ingredients, materials and finished product within the manufacturing facility. We will depend on you to operate equipment, perform minor maintenance, perform sanitation activities to processing machinery & work area, and assure product quality.

The General Mills-Fridley plant operates 24 hours per day 7 days per week. These positions involve 12 hour rotating shifts between days and nights every 6 weeks. Changes in volume and production requirements can result in changes in work schedule and additional overtime.

The starting wage for a Processing Technician position is $23.80 per hour with periodic merit increases. General Mills also offers shift differential payment for those working off-shift. Additionally we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical/dental/life insurance, 401(k), 3 weeks of paid vacation during your first year. All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background check, physical, drug screen, and functional capacity test.

Main Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Follow all company safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe working environment
  • Follow standard operating procedures to operate various pieces of high speed and/or high tech processing and packaging equipment
  • Troubleshoot problems with machinery and partner with maintenance staff to resolve issues
  • Calibrate processing and packaging systems daily to meet required specifications
  • Participate in start-up, change over and shut down of operating equipment
  • Perform change overs and End of Run cleans including disassembly and reassembly of necessary equipment
  • Be responsible for executing all required HACCP/quality processes and documentation
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives in order to increase platform performance
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot problems in equipment operation
  • Assists in training new employees
  • 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
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills
  • Must be able to lift 70 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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