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Why You Should Work Here

We 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.

Job Description

Work part time while attending an accredited 2-year HVAC/R program. Duties include responding to customer requests and safely and efficiently operating, maintaining, and repairing all HVAC/R equipment. All the main responsibilities will be taught to apprentice through on the job training (OJT) if the candidate is unfamiliar with the tasks.

Hours: Full time hours in the summer and part time during the school year.
Schedule: Assigned work shift will be dependent on school schedule. Estimated hours per week will vary, minimum of 20, maximum of 40 during the summer.

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Operate, maintain and repair all mechanical HVAC/R equipment
  • Pumps - annual inspections, grease bearings, rebuild
  • Air Handling Units - replace filters, lubricate, clean, inspect, replace belts and align sheaves
  • Chillers - tube cleaning, inspection of controls and safeties
  • Electrical - troubleshoot under supervision, read schematics
  • Air Compressors - Preventative Maintenance (PM)
  • Refrigeration - leak testing, troubleshooting and replacement of common components
  • On the Job Training (OJT) - boiler/special C license, Building Automation System
  • Make adjustments and changes on HVAC and related equipment to maintain defined comfort levels within set guidelines including but not limited to: Cooling and heating system temperature adjustments
  • Maintain plant logs and files, including PM records and HVAC/R equipment logs
  • Use of facilities management information system to monitor and complete work orders
  • Replacement of water filters and water testing
  • Become familiar with all building emergency and life safety systems as well as alarm operation
  • Firm grasp of Lockout Tagout procedures
  • Customer Service
  • Provide prompt, courteous, and professional response to customer requests
  • Perform as a team member with all employees
  • Safety / Regulatory
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with all company and government laws, codes, standards, regulations and policies
  • Comply with all emergencies and life safety procedures established by General Mills. (Training will be provided.)
  • Be responsible for all tools, uniforms, and assigned company property
  • Maintain a neat, orderly appearance
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Years of Experience

High School diploma required and must be enrolled in an accredited 2 year HVAC/R program. Completion of one year of study in accredited trade school or HVAC/R program or equivalent. Physical: Lift 80+ pounds; move 500-600 pound barrel with the aid of a barrel dolly; use full range of body movements (standing, squatting, sitting, walking, bending, etc.); climbs stairs and ladders; manipulates small objects (thermostat calibration tools, small repair parts); wear 12-pound average tool pouch; distinguish different colors (e.g. yellow alarm lights require different response than red alarm lights, wire colors, etc.); read gauges and thermometers that are installed at odd angles or may be long distances from the floor. Strong orientation to customer service with excellent communication skills. Provide prompt and courteous response to customer requests to ensure customer satisfaction and confidence with Facilities Department with required follow-up with customer as required. Maintain ethical, professional, and courteous relations with customers, contractors, and vendors. Perform as a team member with all employees.

Salary or Hourly Rate

$19 per hour


Benefits start on your first day of employment and include:

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Pet insurance
  • Legal plan
  • Other benefits

Application Information

All we need is your resume to start!

About Company
General Mills is reshaping the future of food. As one of the leading food companies, we operate globally and market more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Nature Valley, Yoplait, and more.

9000 Plymouth Avenue North, Golden Valley, Minnesota

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