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Maintenance Mechanic – Belvidere, IL


As a part of our manufacturing group, you will be responsible for preventative and reactive maintenance of processing and packaging equipment and providing technical support to improve and optimize within the manufacturing operations and processes.


Shift hours:

12-hour shifts – 5 on, 3 off, 2 on, 5 off, 4 on, 2 off, 3 on, 4 off scheduleDay Shift: 6 am to 6 pm
Night Shift: 6 pm to 6 am
Currently hiring for Night ShiftEligibility for available shift schedule changes after 6 months
Ability and willingness to work overtime, any shift, including days, nights, weekends, holidays, and emergency events
Plant operation is 24 hours a day, 7 days per week

$28.00 per hour
Shift differential – additional $2.00 per hour for night shift
Internal advancement opportunities

10 days (120 hours) of vacation annually and 11 paid company holidays
Great paid time off benefits
401(k) match
Health Insurance includes medical, dental, vision and life
And much more!
About our Location:

Located in Boone County in Northern Illinois, our Belvidere General Mills manufacturing site has around 650 team members who help make food the world loves. We operate in a dynamic business environment with a culture that values safety, teamwork, wellness and more! If you ask what some of the things that the team members value more in Belvidere are, you will hear that we are family-oriented, foster a culture of teamwork, enjoy great wellness programs, employee giveaways and family appreciation day.


General Mills encourages growth for our employees.  If you want to be part of a team that will learn and grow, develop leadership skills, drive results quickly, work within a safety-mindset, and expand your technical capabilities, then GMI is a great place to start!


Our Products:

Lara Bar, soft-baked bars, Nature Valley chewy & crunchy granola bars, Fruit by the Foot and packaged cereal.


What your day will look like:

Creating high quality foods that are eaten EVERYDAY, NATIONWIDE
Using TECHNOLOGY in an industry-leading facility
Working with HIGH-LEVEL operators on EXPERIENCED teams that are looking to pass down their knowledge to workers WILLING TO LEARN and get paid doing it
CHALLENGING yourself to get the JOB DONE RIGHT and gain skills to take with you to your next opportunityInstalling, maintaining, repairing, and replacing industrial processing and packaging machinery, work tools and equipment
Identifying and troubleshooting mechanical issues
Providing technical support and plant leadership for equipment troubleshooting and equipment modifications
Understanding, initiating, and participating in Root Cause Analysis (Why, Why)
Performing both uptime and downtime preventative maintenance
Participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives to increase platform performance
Assist in training new employees
What you have to offer:

Minimum of a high school education or GED
Minimum 3 years of industrial maintenance or related industry experience
Basic mechanical knowledge and understanding of electrical motors, gearbox and components along with systems troubleshooting, including use of a multimeter and specialized tools
Experience in a manufacturing/production environment preferred
Physical requirements:

Must be able to lift up to 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
Ability to climb and/or work at heights while utilizing stairs, ladders, personnel lifts, or platforms
Ability to wear protective clothing and equipment such as safety shoes, face masks, safety glasses, hearing protection, a hard hat, a 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

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