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.
External Company URL: www.generalmills.com