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Forklift Driver – General Mills
$18 an hour – Full-time
Opportunities for advancement
Full Job Description
Job Description: “We lead with safety and value people first. Always”
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.*
ARE YOU HUNGRY FOR WHAT’S NEXT?*
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 storage of raw material, ingredients and finished product, inbound and outbound shipments, and supporting production needs.
$18.00 per hour with advancement opportunities
Additional $1.00 per hour for hours worked on 6 pm to 6 am shift
12-hour shifts – 2 on, 5 off, 5 on, 2 off schedule
6 am to 6 pm
6 pm to 6 am
Ability and willingness to work overtime, any shift, including days, nights, weekends and holidays
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 the storage of raw material, ingredients or finished product
Selecting, preparing and loading product for outbound shipment per customer specifications
Demonstrating a strong customer service mindset
Staging and delivering raw materials to support production needs
Unloading inbound ingredients/packaging materials for production including bulk deliveries
Performing all sanitation tasks for shipping and receiving areas
Responsibility for executing all required HACCP/quality processes and documentation
Participating in Continuous Improvement initiatives in order to increase platform performance
Diagnosing and troubleshooting problems in equipment operation
Assisting in training new employees
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
Must have or be willing to obtain a forklift license
Proficient in basic computer skills
Must be able to perform physical requirements 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
1+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
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
Learning and Development
On-site Fitness Room
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Please note: You will be asked to complete as assessment after you complete your application. The entire process should take no more than 15 minutes of your time.
Begin by creating an account. We’ll ask you to upload a resume/CV (cover letters are optional).
Depending on your role of interest, you may be asked to fill out an online questionnaire for a better understanding of your career background and accomplishments.
You will also be asked to complete an assessment during the apply process.
Upon completion, watch for your email confirmation that your application has been successfully submitted.
If you do not receive a confirmation email, please log back into our careers website to review the status of your application and ensure successful submission.
Company Overview: We exist to make food the world loves. But we do more than that. Our company is a place that prioritizes being a force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new perspectives and reimagine new possibilities, every day. We look for people who want to bring their best — bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one other and grow together. Because becoming the undisputed leader in food means surrounding ourselves with people who are hungry for what’s next.
Location: 915 E Pleasant Street, Belvidere, IL 61008
To apply for this job please visit careers.GeneralMills.com.