R&D Packaging Technician - One Global Cereal

General Mills

Food. Purpose. You.

As one of the world’s 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. 




General Mills is seeking an R&D Technician who will be responsible for providing collaborative Packaging R&D technical support for One Global Cereal. This technician will be part of a fast paced, integrated, cross-functional team which includes Marketing, Sourcing, Product Development, Quality, and Operations. The responsibilities of this role include leading and executing core renovation, Dynamics and TAPPI testing, and systems and specification work (PLM, ECLIPS, TOPS, SAP etc.) for packaging initiatives and support of packaging engineers



  • Lead systems work for any changes in ECLIPS, PLM, and TOPS.
  • Support plant trials and technical center production activities.
  • Perform, gather, and interpret test data in support of key cost savings efforts.
  • Support of new package development and/or material qualification.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to test and execute projects.
  • Collaborate internally and externally, and leverage supplier resources to progress against key initiatives
  • Bring packaging ideas and First Moment of Truth to life by creating mock-ups. 



  • Technical Degree Required
  • 1 Year Technical Experience Required
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse cross-functional team and with external resources including suppliers and external supply chain partners
  • Working knowledge of packaging materials, systems, and testing preferred, equivalent technical aptitude required
  • Computer proficiency, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Ability to experiment and make data-based recommendations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly flexible and adaptable
  • Mechanical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to take on a wide range of assignments
  • Excellent organizational & project management skills
  • Thorough documentation skills of trials and results
  • Self-starter and able to work with minimal direction, when necessary 


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