General Mills Inc RandD Technician - Soft Baked Bars in Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Research and Development Technician support role in One Global Cereal and Snacks (OGCS) team, specifically on the Soft Baked RandD team pursuing Core Renovation, HMM, Innovation and technology development to advance global snack bars. The RandD Technician will learn the ingredient functionality, formulation and processing of Soft Baked Bars, inclusive of the product development lifecycle from initiation to commercialization. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES Renovation, HMM, Innovation and Technology Development project support (at the direction of others) Execute and document tests, panels and experiments (in labs, pilot plant, plant) working with RandD developers and Shared Services support; data capture and organization Build basic technical skills: product and process Procure and manage materials; manage and maintain lab spaces; basic equipment set up, teardown, sanitation Agile, ability to flex across teams within a platform as work needs shift MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 2 Year Degree OR a High School Diploma + 3-5 years of directly relatable experienceExperience of working in teams to deliver results Basic computer/technology skills (Outlook, Excel, Word) Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills Comfortable in processing (pilot plant or plant) environment Good communication skills Basic understanding of food safety and human safety Ability to adapt to a dynamic work environment Ability to communicate effectively and contribute to a team environment Interpersonal ability to build relationships at all levels within the organization to advance your work Desire to learn new concepts quickly and apply in productive ways Strong self-starter and holds a high regard for quality of work PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Previous work experience in a similar field (Food product development experience/Laboratory experience) Experience working in a lab, pilot plant or plant environment Effectively manage multiple competing priorities 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.