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Production Technician

Added February 17th, 2020

Why You Should Work Here

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 Description

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 Production Technicians are hired as members of a manufacturing team. They are responsible for the handling of ingredients, materials, and finished product within the manufacturing facility.


o Day Shift is 6am-6pm, Night Shift is 6pm-6am.

o Team Concept as you always work with same people.

o On-off pattern is 2 on followed by 2 off, 3 on followed by 2 off, 2 on followed by 3 off. Cycle length is 2 weeks.

o Provides 26 weekends off per year. Provides 182 days off per year not including 3 weeks’ vacation and 11 holidays.

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • 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 Years of Experience

Must be 18 years of age or older. Must have the ongoing right to work in the U.S. without sponsorship and a high school diploma or GED. Must have or be willing to obtain a forklift license. 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.

Salary or Hourly Rate

Starting pay is $17.30 per hour (+$0.80 an hour for night shift differential). Upon successful completion of orientation period (90 days) this increases to $21.63 per hour (+$0.80 an hour for night shift differential). You are eligible for overtime once you have completed 1 certification (approx. 45 days).


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.

8000 Audubon Road, Chanhassen, Minnesota

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