Skilled Maintenance Mechanic

General Mills

Cedar Rapids, IA Cleaning & Maintenance / Services & Technicians

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 Mechanics 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 Cedar Rapids plant operates 24 hours per day 7 days per week. Changes in volume and production requirements can result in changes in work schedule and additional overtime.  Skilled Mechanics must be willing to work any shift including nights and weekends.

The starting wage for a Skilled Mechanic position is $30.50/hr with a future salary potential up to a rate of about $34/hr. General Mills also offers shift differential payment for those working off-shift. Additionally we offer a comprehensive benefits package including health care plans, dental plan, vision plan, 401k, vacation, and tuition reimbursement.

Main Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Follow all company safety policies and procedures to support the company’s journey to zero human and food safety incident
  • Maintain, install, replace, and repair industrial processing and packaging equipment
  • Provide technical support and be the subject matter expert during equipment troubleshooting and modifications
  • Perform both uptime and downtime preventative maintenance work to improve equipment reliability and write follow up work orders as needed
  • Perform corrective maintenance work orders
  • Document plant maintenance activities in a computerized maintenance management system
  • Repair and maintain parts and components of plant utilities distribution systems
  • Perform basic machining and welding tasks
  • Understand circuit layouts; replace and troubleshoot instrumentation, motors, and other electrical equipment/components
  • Participate and lead Continuous Improvement initiatives in order to increase plant’s safety and performance
  • Assist and train other employees to improve their technical understanding
  • 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 year experience in industrial maintenance or equivalent experience in a maintenance field
  • 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:

  • Technical degree in industrial maintenance or related field
  • Computer Maintenance Management System experience (Maximo)
  • Demonstrated self starter


Job ID: 66204

Posted 16 days ago

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