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Controls Technician
General Mills
Belvidere, IL 61008
Up to $40 an hour – Full-time
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The health and safety of our employees – and the food we make – is our top priority. We were an early adopter in instituting protection measures in our plants during the pandemic and continue to implement a number of safety precautions to protect our employees.
We are looking for team members who come to the table with a shared passion for making food the world loves. As a part of our manufacturing group, you will be responsible for supporting, creating, integration, troubleshooting and improving the control systems within the manufacturing facility.

Pay Rate:
$32.00 per hour with annual pay increases up to $40.00 per hour
Shift differential
Additional $1.00 per hour for hours worked on 6 pm to 6 am shift
12 hour shifts
6:00PM – 6:00AM: 5 on, 3 off, 2 on, 5 off, 4 on, 2 off, 3 on, 4 off
6:00PM – 6:00AM: 5 on, 3 off, 2 on, 5 off, 4 on, 2 off, 3 on, 4 off
Ability and willingness to work overtime, any shift, including days, nights, weekends and holidays, emergency events and on-call
Plant operation is 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
Your seat at the table will include: (Duties and Responsibilities)
Following all company safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe working environment
Responsibility for overall integrity and reliability of control systems throughout the plant
Responsibility for supporting, creating, integration, troubleshooting and improving a variety of processing and packaging control systems including Wonderware systems and PLC’s
Answering calls on the radio to troubleshoot breakdowns
Reading and updating electrical and control schematics, piping and instrumentation diagrams
Designing and troubleshooting a range of electrical and instrumentation systems
Providing technical support/skills for equipment troubleshooting and controls/equipment modifications
Working with engineering and maintenance teams to modify control systems in order to improve operations
Participating in Continuous Improvement initiatives in order to increase platform performance
Assisting with training new employees as needed
Attending meetings and trainings as required
Performing additional related tasks as assigned
Leading with and championing human and food safety
Your recipe for success must include: (Minimum Qualifications)
Must be 18 years of age or older
Must have the ongoing right to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
Must have high School Diploma or GED
Experience in Controls Programming and Industrial Controls Technology or equivalent education in a related field, preferably 2 or more years
Proficiency in PC operating skills and Microsoft Office software applications)
Experience calibrating and interfacing with analog transmitters, VFD’s, load cell systems, etc.
Experience with AB PLC platforms (programming, configuring, etc.)
Experience with Servo Control Systems
Experience with Robotic Control Systems
Must be able to perform physical requirement of position with or without reasonable accommodation
Must be able to lift, move, push, pull 50 lbs as required by the position
Must be able to perform physical tasks for extended periods of time, including standing, walking, climbing, bending, pushing, pulling and twisting over surfaces
Ability to climb and/or work at heights while utilizing stairs, ladders, personnel lifts, or platforms
Willing and able to work any shift schedule, including nights and weekends, daily overtime or overtime outside of your regular scheduled hours as required (more than 40 hours per week)
Ability to work flexible workdays and hours depending on the season
Willing and ability to adhere to all safety standards and wear all necessary protective clothing and equipment such as safety shoes, face masks, safety glasses, hearing protection, hard hat/bump cap, hair/beard net and gloves when required
Willing and able to adhere to all grooming requirements necessary for a food manufacturing environment
Ability to work in hot, cold, noisy, dusty, wet environmental working conditions
Willing to work around industrial high-speed moving machinery
Ability to work with allergens that might be present in a food environment
Preferred Qualifications:
Technical degree in process controls, electrical engineering technology or related field
Continuing education/training in controls
Computer Maintenance Management System experience
Demonstrated leadership ability
Reasons you will LOVE working here:
Benefits starting on day 1 (Medical, Dental, Vision)
Vacation (up to 120 hours your 1st calendar year!)
Sick and Emergency Time
401k and Roth 401k (with match and automatic company contribution)
Annual Incentive Bonus Plan
Mental Health and Wellbeing programs
Parental Bonding Leave
Caregiver Leave
Learning and Development
On-site Fitness Room
And more!
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