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Maintenance Mechanic - Chanhassen, MN

General Mills Chanhassen, MN
  • Expired: November 30, 2018. Applications are no longer accepted.


We serve the world by making food people love. As one of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills believes that food should make us better. Food brings us joy and nourishes our lives, connecting us to each other and the earth. General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Annie’s, Lara Bar, Yoplait and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, General Mills had global net sales of US$17.6 billion during fiscal 2015.


We seek out the best talent, and then give them development resources, support and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with General Mills means joining a company where you can make a difference in the lives of millions of people. There is tremendous opportunity here for individuals who want to advance food through innovation and serve the world.



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.  We are currently seeking a Maintenance Mechanic. 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-Chanhassen, MN plant operates 24 hours per day 7 days per week. This is a 2nd Shift position, 6:00 pm to 6:00 am.  (On -off shift pattern 2 days on followed by 3 days off followeded by 2 days on and followed by 2 days off on followed by 3 on.)   Every ofther weekend is a 3 day weekend.  There is an .80 cent an hour shift differential.  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 Maintenance Mechanic position is $23.52 with periodic increases up to a rate of $29.40.  General Mills also offers shift differential payment for those working off-shift.  Additionally we offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and retirement benefits and 3 weeks vacation.

Main Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Follow all company safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe working environment
  • Install, maintain, repair, and replace industrial processing and packaging machinery, work tools and equipment
  • Provide technical support and plant leadership for equipment troubleshooting and equipment modifications
  • Perform both uptime and down time preventative maintenance in adherence to the master PM schedule
  • Perform corrective maintenance work orders
  • Repair and maintain building utilities
  • Have the ability to learn and perform minor machining and welding tasks
  • Design and layout circuits, install fixtures, wiring conduits, motors, and other electrical equipment/components
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives in order to increase platform performance
  • Assist with training new employees as needed
  • 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
  • 1+ years experience in industrial maintenance or equivalent education in a related 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
  • Working knowledge of HVAC systems, pneumatic and hydraulic systems

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical degree in industrial maintenance or related field
  • Continuing education in maintenance/technical skills
  • Computer Maintenance Management System experience
  • Demonstrated leadership ability


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