Skilled Operator

General Mills

Cedar Rapids, IA Manufacturing & Industrial
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 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.

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 Operators must be willing to work any shift including nights and weekends.

The initial training wage for a Skilled Operator position is $18 per hour. Future salary potential is close to $30 per hour.  Operators are eligible for a production/performance incentive and shift differential pay, 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 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
  • 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
  • College degree/technical education
  • Technical experience

Job ID: 65809

Posted 21 days ago

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