Controls Technician - Kansas City Missouri

General Mills - Kansas City, MO4.0

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. Maintenance Technicians are hired as members of a manufacturing team. They are responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of various processing and packaging equipment throughout the facility.

The General Mills-Kansas City 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. Maintenance Technicians must be willing to work any shift including nights and weekends.

The starting pay range for a Maintenance Technician position is $20.48 - $28.16 hr depending on experience. General Mills also offers shift differential payment for those working off-shift. Additionally we offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, 401K, and vacation.

Main Responsibilities

In this role, you will:
Job Function : Provide coverage as a troubleshooting mechanic. Perform preventative maintenance on all equipment.

Reports to: Maintenance Team Leader

Essential Job Activities :
Troubleshoot/repair electrical problems of plant and packaging/processing equipment such as wiring, circuits, fuses, switches, electrical installations, transformers, motors and AC/DC motor drivers.

Troubleshoot/repair mechanical problems of plant and packaging/processing equipment such as bearings, gearboxes, blowers, airlocks, spouting, and equipment install/change out.

Troubleshoot/repair controls problems on plant packaging/processing equipment.

Perform electrical/mechanical building maintenance and repairs.

Use computerized maintenance system, Maximo, to execute maintenance transactions.

Provide on the job training of new maintenance technician and controls technician team members.

Provide input into mechanical, electrical and electronic designs of equipment.

Perform new installations including but not limited to conduit, wiring, controls, PLC programming.

Perform new installations including but not limited to pneumatic line, spouting, airlocks, blowers, belts.

Perform electrical/mechanical preventative maintenance, corrective maintenance work orders.

Knowledge of shop equipment, hydraulics, pneumatics, production machinery operation and maintenance is required. Boiler, refrigeration and electrical licenses are a plus. Preferred 2 years experience in plant and production equipment maintenance.

Skills and Abilities:
Types of Equipment: Computers, electronic test equipment, multimeters.

Controls/HMI (includes too but limited to): Allen Bradley PLC’s, RSLogix5000, RSLinx, ControlNet, DeviceNet, Ethernet, Wonderware

Physical Requirements: Physical activities may include stooping, climbing ladders, twisting, shoveling, vacuuming and reaching while performing job duties. Ability to lift and carry 50-pound objects. Ability to distinguish between sounds or vibrations for equipment repair and colors for electronic wiring work.

Additional Requirements: Ability to read blueprints and electrical schematics; ability to troubleshoot plant and production equipment problems (mechanical, electrical and electronic); ability to effectively interact and communicate with machine operators and outside vendors; ability to work closely with other team members to share responsibilities and solve problems. Ability to troubleshoot programmable controllers. Ability to work alone and be self directed. Must be able to read, write and communicate in the English language.

Working Conditions:
The environment is dusty and may be hot and humid or cold. Many areas of the plant have noise levels above the 90dB level requiring the use of hearing protection.

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 or more years of experience in a manufacturing environment
Effective written and oral communication skills
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:
Mechanical or electrical capability/experience
Demonstrated leadership ability