Production Laborer
Vernon, CA 
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Job Description
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:

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. Production Laborers are hired as members of a manufacturing team. They are responsible for the support of various processing and packaging equipment operations throughout the facility.

The General Mills location in the City of Vernon processes flour from wheat. The flour mill packs and bulks 25 and 50 pound bags to several bakery establishments and distributorsacross Southern California. The manufacturing plant operates 24 hours per day, between 5-7 days per week. The majority of employees rotate on a bi-weekly basis. Junior Level Laborers are expected to rotate shifts bi-weekly as a basic job requirement. Changes in volume and production requirements can result in changes in work schedule and additional overtime.Production Laborer applicantsmust be willing to work any shift including overnights, nights and weekends on a rotating basis.


The training wage for a Production Laborer position is $18.02/hour with an increase to $20.02+/hour after a successful 60 Days probationary period. Annual merit increase subject to the CBA, as well opportunity for advancement into other higher paid roles. General Mills also offers shift differential payment for those working off-shift.


  • Comprehensive benefits package including highly competitive medical, dental and vision plan
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Retirement options including employer contributions to 401(k)
  • Monthly gym reimbursement
  • Jury pay
  • Plant incentive Program - Bonus
  • Saturday Pay
  • Sunday Pay
  • Funeral leave Pay
  • Sick Pay

Main Responsibilities:

  • Master Base position that will lead to future operator roles
  • Follow all company safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe working environment
  • Support production lines by supplying with materials as needed
  • Perform various sanitation and clean up duties
  • Assists operators during bottlenecks or when production lines are shut down
  • Participate in start-up, change over and shut down of operating equipment
  • Be responsible for executing all required HACCP processes and documentation
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives in order to increase platform performance
  • Attend meetings and trainings as required
  • Perform additional related tasks as assigned

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
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills and ability to effectively communicate in English including writing and reading
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs as required by the position
  • 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
  • Willing and able to work any shift schedule, including nights and weekends on a rotating shift basis
  • Ability to wear protective clothing and equipment such as safety shoes, face masks, safety glasses, hearing protecion, 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
  • 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 in confined space such as bins, silos, or tanks
  • Ability to work at a tobacco-free site, except in designated areas

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Some experience in the manufacturing food industry
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Ability to follow process flow and basic troubleshooting skills
  • Proficiency in basic mechanical skills and ability to identify malfunctions to solve problems
  • AA degree or higher
  • Punctual and Reliable
  • Integrity
  • Takes ownership in achieving success
  • Accountability
  • Excellent Communication


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.

General Mills is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply to any General Mills employment opportunities.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1+ years
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