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General Mills R&D Technician - Fruit Snacks in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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.

The Snacks, Pet, Natural & Organic (SPNO) R&D Technician will be part of the Fruit Snacks team supporting different technologies and product chassis across the Shapes and Diff platforms. As an R&D Technician, you are joining a team that is pursuing Core Renovation, HMM, and Innovation technology development to drive growth and competitive advantage in the fruit snack category.


  • General project support (at the direction of others)

  • Execute and document tests and experiments (in labs, pilot plant, plant) working with R&D developers and Integrated Operations support; data capture and organization; producing prototypes

  • Build basic technical skills in product and process for Shapes and Diff platforms

  • Procure and manage materials; manage and maintain lab spaces; basic equipment setup, teardown, sanitation

  • Agile, ability to flex across teams within the fruit platform as work needs shift

  • Support artistic development and execution of fruit shapes, tattoos, and embossing images

  • Build and leverage internal and external network (i.e. manufacturing facilities, suppliers) to support and execute work

  • Participate in pipeline building activities (across new/reno/HMM); provide broad support in a given area


  • 2-Year Degree or High School Degree w/3-5 years of directly relatable experience

  • Basic computer/technology skills (Office Suite, other computer programs)

  • Comfortable in processing (pilot plant or plant) environment; comfortable operating equipment

  • Basic understanding of food safety and human safety

  • Strong bias for action

  • Ability to complete work without frequent daily direction

  • Ability to communicate effectively and contribute to a team environment

  • Effectively manage and prioritize multiple competing priorities


  • Previous work experience in a similar field (Food product development experience)

  • Familiarity with gPLM and E-CLIPS systems

Requisition ID: 2020-14813

External Company Name: General Mills Services, Inc.

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