Industrial Electrician at General Mills, Inc in Cincinnati, Ohio

Posted in Other 2 days ago.

Job Description:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we have implemented a number of safety precautions at all of our locations to protect our employees. These precautions include, but are not limited to, mandatory face coverings, daily temperature screenings, social distancing requirements and proper hygiene protocols. These safety precautions also include limiting the onsite workforce to production essential workers. In addition, we provide all of our employees with regular COVID-19 updates and education.

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Position Overview:

The Cincinnati, OH Plant manufactures BIG G cereals. In 2011, the plant took on an expansion to add new capacity and continues to innovate and expand today. We employ approximately 50 support staff members and 170 union hourly employees.


  • Paid health, vision, and dental insurance

  • Short term disability provided at no cost

  • Pension and 401k

  • 10 paid holidays

  • 3 paid personal holidays

  • Paid vacation after 1 year of employment

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. Electricians are hired as members of a manufacturing team, and they will work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment working on a wide range of equipment. Electricians will be responsible for troubleshooting, repairing, and improving equipment. Electricians will need to be able to estimate the amount and kinds of materials needed, work from all types of blueprints and drawings and performs any other duties as required.

The General Mills Cincinnati Plant is a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week Operation. We have 3 shifts: 3rd Shift (11:00 PM - 7:00 AM), 1st Shift (7:00 AM - 3:00 PM) & 2nd Shift (3:00 PM - 11:00 PM). Changes in volume and production requirements can result in changes in work schedule and additional overtime. Electricians must be willing to work any shift including nights and weekends.

Pay rate is $33.31 per hour. During the first six months, Electricians receive a training rate of $30.74 per hour. After 6 months, Electricians will receive a pay increase to the full pay rate of $33.31 per hour.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for safe operation of plant controls systems

  • Ensure LOTO documentation is updated/created

  • Ensure hazardous electrical energy is properly secured

  • Ensure all electrical work meets or exceeds GMI standards of construction

  • Troubleshoot and repair automated equipment, and control systems

  • Support plant maintenance department with PLC troubleshooting at a code level

  • Test various electrical equipment (AC/DC drives, motors and controls) using standard test equipment and observing system/unit operations

  • Design and layout circuits, install fixtures, wiring conduits, motors, and other electrical equipment/components

  • Work with Controls Engineer and Systems Engineer to generate process improvements

  • Provide guidance and support for preventative and predictive maintenance tools

  • Maintain electrical prints (redlines, print books, manuals)

  • Ensure all electrical components are clearly labeled

  • Maintain software maintenance programs

  • Be an active member of the continuous improvement process

  • Ability to communicate effectively across the plant organization, with operators, team leaders and plant staff

  • Goal oriented, self-directed individual needed to stay focused on driving metrics results from reactive to proactive maintenance systems

  • Complete other duties assigned by supervisor

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

  • At least 3 years relevant industrial maintenance background is required

  • Knowledge of the following:

    • Allen Bradley ControlLogix, MicroLogix, CompactLogix and SLC 500 PLC's

    • Allen Bradley RSLogix 5000, 5 and 500 and RSLinx Software

    • RS Networx for ControlNet, DeviceNet, and EtherNet

    • Wonderware Intouch HMI software

    • Allen Bradley Panelview and Panelview Plus HMI

    • RS Studio, Panelbuilder 32, and RS View ME Software

    • Wonderware application Frameworks

    • Allen Bradley Variable Frequency Drives and how they are used in a controls system

  • Ability to install conduit, wiring, and electrical components

  • Ability to build and install an electrical cabinet and associate components.

  • Ability to read and interpret electrical prints and schematics

  • Must possess the ability to use various electrical test equipment for troubleshooting purposes.

  • Basic mechanical aptitude and willingness to perform mechanical work

  • Candidates will be required to successfully complete Maintenance test

  • Ability to work in hot, cold, noisy, dusty, wet environmental working conditions

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs as required by the position

  • Ability to work flexible work days and hours depending on the season

  • 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

  • Ability to work with allergens that might be present in a food environment

  • Willing to work around industrial high speed moving machinery

  • Ability to work at a tobacco-free site, except in designated areas

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An Electrician apprenticeship, 2-year degree in relevant coursework (i.e. Electrical Engineering), or relevant Electrician certifications.


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 surroundingourselves with peoplewho are hungry for what's next.