General Plant Laborer

General Mills - Los Angeles, CA (30+ days ago)4.0

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.

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 support of various processing and packaging equipment operations throughout the facility.

The General Mills Los Angeles Vernon Mill located in the city of Vernon operates 24 hours per day, between 5-7 days per week. Majority of employees rotate on a bi-weekly basis as a basic job requirement. Changes in volume and production requirements can result in changes in work schedule and additional overtime. General Laborers must be willing to work any shift including nights and weekends.

The training wage for a General Laborer position is $17.24/hr with an increase to $19.15/hr after successful probationary period. Annual merit increase subject to the CBA, as well opportunity for advancement into other higher paid roles. General Mills also offers shift differential payment for those working off-shift. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive benefits package including highly competitive medical, dental, vision plans, paid vacation and holidays, and retirement options including employer contributions to 401(k).

Main Responsibilities

In this role, you will:
Follow all company safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe working environment
Support production lines by supplying with materials as needed
Perform various sanitation and clean up duties
Assists operators during bottlenecks or when production lines are shut down
Participate in start-up, change over and shut down of operating equipment
Be responsible for executing all required HACCP processes and documentation
Participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives in order to increase platform performance
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
Proficiency in basic computer skills and ability to effectively communicate in English including writing and reading
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
1+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment

Preferred Qualifications:
2+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
Some experience in the food industry
Demonstrated leadership ability
Ability to follow process flow and basic troubleshooting skills
AA degree or higher