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General Mills, Inc.

Maintenance Lead - Hannibal, MO

General Mills, Inc. - Hannibal, MO

Company Overview
As one of the world\u2019s leading food companies, General Mills believes that food should make us better. Food brings us joy and nourishes our lives, connecting us to each other and the earth. General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Haagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Yoplait, Annie's Homegrown, Old El Paso and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, General Mills had global net sales of US$15.6 billion during fiscal 2017. We seek out the best talent, then give them development resources, support and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with General Mills means joining a company where you can make a difference in the lives of millions of people. There is tremendous opportunity here for individuals who want to advance food through innovation and serve the world. 

The Maintenance Lead provides safety and servant-based leadership to achieve breakthrough production results on their line/system. The Maintenance Lead is responsible for building capability in Operating Teams and Equipment Owners. This position works to eliminate losses following a rigorous daily process that is data driven and focused on root cause elimination. The Maintenance Lead is accountable to improve the reliability of the system through ownership in defect handling, breakdown elimination and planning and scheduling. This position leverages the process discipline of continuous improvement tools. This role is the Planned Maintenance (PM) System owner for their lines.  The Maintenance Lead will build capability in the Process Lead and Line Lead roles and must be able to cover their responsibilities in their short term absence.

Build capability of the line team and technicians to understand their equipment at component level in addition to identifying and resolving defects and improving asset life.
Analysis of equipment performance and improving component life.
Leads portions of the daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly Daily Direction Setting (DDS) meetings, including:

Daily reporting and prioritization of defects found/fixed as well as total backlog
Daily reporting of breakdowns as well as initiation and execution of Breakdown Elimination
Contribute to development and execution of the plan for the day
Weekly Breakdown Elimination (BE) dice chart overview and development of line team and technicians through sharing and educating BE learnings
Weekly tracking and reporting of maintenance measurement data

Identifies and address safety risks related to maintenance activities (standard and non-standard) and prioritizing safety risks identified through Defect Handling (DH). Includes maintenance work completed during planned stops.
Deliver spring plan Maintenance/Reliability Costs for the Line (Materials, Services, Over Time).

Foundational Systems

Maximo data integrity and adherence to Maximo standards.
Health of DH system: Leads documentation of standards, and coaches the Line Team and technicians through the identification, prioritization and resolution of defects.
Breakdown Elimination (BE): Identification of triggers, tracking of BE\u2019s through dice chart, ensuring completion of BE\u2019s and implementation of countermeasures.
Planning & Scheduling: Plans, schedules and assigns all work (Corrective Maintenance and Preventative Maintenance) for the line prioritizing as it relates to addressing top stops/losses. Including shutdown planning. 

Loss Elimination

Supports development and leads execution of 90-Day improvement plan to deliver glidepath through loss elimination.

People Leadership

Manage the shift and direct reports:

Daily staffing including directing work of mechanics
Shift hand-offs
Onboarding of employees
Team Development including performance management and incentives
Own accuracy and timeliness of performance metrics for shift
Execution of shift specific improvement plan actions
Coordination/execution of shutdown activities


High School degree required; Bachelor\u2019s degree in Engineering preferred
2 years related experienced
Achieves technical mastery of equipment and develops it in others
Good understanding of mechanical processes, both hands on and theory
Practical knowledge of Maximo and Planning & Scheduling
Understanding of maintenance and reliability performance metrics
Demonstrated skills in servant leadership, problem solving, coaching and training
Ability to work first shift (normal schedule Monday-Friday 5:00am-2:00pm) and short term coverage for Process Leads and Lines Leads if needed


63 days 14 hours ago

General Mills, Inc.


Maintenance Lead - Hannibal, MO General Mills, Inc. - Hannibal, MO, United States


Location: Hannibal, MO

Company Profile:
By the 1960s, we were marketing children's products such as Play-Doh, Easy Bake Ovens, Spirograph, Monopoly and Nerf balls. In between, we associated with such memorable characters as Betty Crocker, Rocky & Bullwinkle, the Lone Ranger and the Pillsbury Doughboy.