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OUR CULTURE

We’re interested in figuring out what makes you tick (and letting you know what to expect of each of us), so we can challenge each other to pursue mastery of our unique talents.


OUR PEOPLE

If you have a skill, personality, talent, or set of experiences to share then you’ll be a part of the diversity that makes us strong.


OUR BENEFITS

Our package is designed to provide a good bang for the buck on the good days, and be invaluable on the bad.


“Nova-Tech is a great company to work for. As an engineering co-op, I find the experience valuable and fulfilling. The best part is the flexibility within the company. I also like how the company focuses on each employee’s strengths and not the other way around to get things done.”

-Suchit, Electrical Engineering Student Co-Op at Nova-Tech Engineering

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-Suchit, Electrical Engineering Student Co-Op at Nova-Tech Engineering

“Nova-Tech is a great company to work for. As an engineering co-op, I find the experience valuable and fulfilling. The best part is the flexibility within the company. I also like how the company focuses on each employee’s strengths and not the other way around to get things done.”
"It is such a breath of fresh air to work for a company that puts such a high value on their employees, while empowering them to find effective and efficient methods to make our family of companies an even better place. At LSI, you are valued as an employee and your suggestions are heard"

-Tim, Systems Administrator at Life-Science Innovations

2015-07-15T09:08:06+00:00

-Tim, Systems Administrator at Life-Science Innovations

"It is such a breath of fresh air to work for a company that puts such a high value on their employees, while empowering them to find effective and efficient methods to make our family of companies an even better place. At LSI, you are valued as an employee and your suggestions are heard"
"Excellent company that is growing with its employees!"

-Kevin, Parts & Logistics Manager at Nova-Tech Engineering

2015-07-15T09:07:38+00:00

-Kevin, Parts & Logistics Manager at Nova-Tech Engineering

"Excellent company that is growing with its employees!"
"I am able to utilize my strengths and talents on a daily basis. My ideas are encouraged and welcomed by my peers. Going to work is rewarding!"

-Kate, Research Associate at Syntiron

2015-07-15T09:09:29+00:00

-Kate, Research Associate at Syntiron

"I am able to utilize my strengths and talents on a daily basis. My ideas are encouraged and welcomed by my peers. Going to work is rewarding!"
"Epitopix is very family oriented and friendly place to work"

-Gloria, Document Controller at Epitopix - Manufacturing Division

2015-07-15T09:08:48+00:00

-Gloria, Document Controller at Epitopix - Manufacturing Division

"Epitopix is very family oriented and friendly place to work"

 

WHO WE HIRE

We offer a diverse field of opportunities

 


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Ag Services

The core of our organization employs hundreds of people in a variety of roles involved in the process of caring for and raising healthy poultry for consumption. Roles include: Flock Assistants, Farm Maintenance, Farm Managers, Hatchery Staff, General Labor, and Logistics resources.

 

 

 

 

 

Engineers

Automation and innovation is critical to our industry. We employ a variety of engineers including Mechanical, Electrical, Software and Hardware specialists.

 

 

 

 

 

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Animal Science

The research and development of vaccines to prevent and fight disease affecting poultry and other livestock happens here. We employ Lab Technicians in addition to a variety of resources involved in the process of manufacturing proprietary vaccines (with our patented SRP Technology)

 

 

 

 

 

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Students

Hiring fresh new talent is important to our long term sustainability. We hire Engineering students annually for Co-Op experiences, as well as other areas of talent related to our industry and needs within our family of companies.

 

 

 

 

 

IT Specialists

Information Systems are critical to our business. We employ a variety of IT Professionals with skills in computer support, networking, server administration, software programming, and database administration.

 

 

 

 

 

Accountants

Accountants

We have a centralized accounting and financial services department, serving the needs of all affiliate companies within our entire organization.

 

 

 

 

 

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Professional Services

We also employ a centralized department of human resources professionals who play roles in recruiting, payroll, benefits, compliance, employee training and development.

 

 

 

 

 

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Manufacturing

Some of our Affiliate companies on and off the campus manufacture the products utilized in our industry. Roles we hire include skilled machinists, machine operators, assembly specialists, processing and fermentation specialists, and a variety of other hands on skilled resources involved in the process of creating our specific products.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHERE WE WORK

Take a quick tour of where all the magic happens


 

OUR BENEFITS

One of our great draws is the myriad of fantastic benefits we offer

 


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Medical Coverage

We offer 2 different plans to choose from to best suit you and your family needs with coverage options of employee only, employee plus spouse, employee plus children, and family.

 

 

 

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Vision Insurance

We offer two Voluntary Vision plans, a Materials Only Plan and an Exam and Materials Plan. Plan options for Employee Only, Employee + Spouse, Employee + Children, or Family coverage.

 

 

 

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Health Savings Account

All eligible employees enrolled in one of our qualifying health plans are eligible for a Health Savings Account.

 

 

 

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Life Insurance

Our Company provides $10,000 of Free Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance at no cost to you.

 

 

 

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Call a Doctor

This plan allows convenience and 24/7 access to medical services to provide you and eligible family members immediate healthcare resources via phone or computer access.

 

 

 

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Disability

We offer Long Term Disability provided by the Company at no cost to you. Includes 60% of your income replaced, up to $5,000 per month. Subject to Plan Guidelines.

 

 

 

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Value Add Programs

Our benefit plans are enriched with multiple add-on benefits:
Employee Assistance, Beneficiary Companion, Health Care Navigation, Travel Assistance, Identity Theft Resolution Assistance

 

 

 

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Paid Time Off

Our Company offers an accruing paid time off bank for eligible full time employees.

 

 

 

 

CURRENT OPENINGS

PALS

Service Crew Team Members

Hourly Schedule: Full-Time Job Description & Apply Now

PALS (Poultry and Livestock Systems) provides full service of supplies, equipment, and medication within the hog and poultry industry throughout MN.  This full-time opportunity will be responsible for working with a team of individuals who provide service on a variety of customer projects.  This may involve the construction, service, and repair of commercial hog and poultry barns.

We are Looking For:

  • Experience working in an agricultural environment or general construction
  • Self-discipline and motivation to complete projects within a deadline
  • Reliability and commitment
  • A valid Class A CDL MN driver's license OR eligibility to receive one through training
  • Possession of general power tools (tool allowance reimbursement is available and discussed during the interview process)

Schedule & Compensation:

  • This is a full-time hourly opportunity plus regular overtime hours
  • Full-Time benefits package includes: medical, dental, and vision insurance options, a 401K plan with company match up to 4%, PTO and paid holidays
  • Hourly compensation negotiable based upon skills, experience, and qualities demonstrated

To Apply or Further Inquire Contact:

Michelle Falling, HR Recruiting Specialist

(320) 222-9790

michelle.falling@life-scienceinnovations.com


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Select Genetics

Class A CDL Driver

Hourly Schedule: Full-Time Job Description & Apply Now

The transportation division of Select Genetics seeks responsible full time Class A CDL Drivers to deliver products to various customers in and around the 5-state area. Moderate lifting and loading required.

Qualified candidates possess the following:

  • A valid class A CDL preferred
  • A clean driving record (required)
  • Willingness to work as a team
  • Basic knowledge of computers
  • Two years of verifiable driving records (preferred)

We offer competitive pay and a full benefits package including health, dental, and life insurance, short and long-term disability, and 401k retirement accounts with a company match. Earning potential up to 50K plus and bonuses for full time drivers.

To Apply or Inquire Further, contact:

Jami Halliday, Recruiter

320-222-9810

jami.halliday@life-scienceinnovations.com


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General Farm Laborers (Starbuck Area)

Hourly Schedule: Full-Time Job Description & Apply Now

General Farm Laborers – Starbuck, MN

Select Genetics, a poultry company headquartered in Willmar MN, has full-time openings for general laborers at one of our flagship breeder farms located in Starbuck, MN.

Qualified applicants should have agricultural experience or be willing to learn/grow in the field, be able to repetitively lift up to 20 lbs. as well as bend and stoop, work in a fast paced environment, be able to work in the turkey barns assisting other employees for the general care of turkeys.  Ensure adequate feed and water supply, healthy environment, and general light duty maintenance as well as assisting with the cleanliness of the barns and surrounding areas.  Required to follow all site specific bio-security rules.

Selected applicants will be required to pass a drug screen and must have personal transportation.

 

Hours: 40-48 hrs. expected work weeks, to include some weekend hours.

Select Genetics offers a competitive salary and benefits package (medical, dental, life, disability, and 401K)

 

For more information, please contact:

Pete  Shepersky

(320) 320-808-5011


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General Labor

Hourly Schedule: Full-Time 12 Hr Shifts Job Description & Apply Now

Responsibilities:   Work in the turkey barn assisting other employees for the general care of turkeys and egg production.

Qualified applicants should be able to repetitively lift up to 20 lbs. as well as bend and bend stoop, working a fast pace environment, dusty environment be able to assist with egg picking in barns, washing, packing, and sorting hatching eggs. Required to follow all site specific bio-security rules.

Selected applicants must be at least 18 years old, pass a drug screening and have personal transportation.

Hours: 45-55 hrs. expected work weeks, to include some weekend hours.  Must be able to work as early as 5 AM.  Paid Weekly!!  Bonus potential!

 Ag Forte, offers a competitive salary and benefits package (medical, dental, life, disability, and 401K)

To apply or further inquire, contact:

Jami Halliday

(320) 222-9810

jami.halliday@life-scienceinnovations.com


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Human Resources Manager

Salaried Schedule: Full-Time Job Description & Apply Now

Select Genetics, with corporate headquarters located in Willmar, MN, is seeking a Human Resources Manager.

The Opportunity:

We’re looking for a seasoned HR professional with an exceptional ability to build relationships at all organizational levels to manage all human resources activities for a flagship organization, Select Genetics. This position will be responsible for collaboratively leading HR services to support nearly 1000 employees across our 8 operating locations in MN, MO, VA, OH, IA, NC, MI and IL.

A solid foundation has already been laid to support the development of strong teams and a unique company culture within Select Genetics. This role will work in close collaboration with the HR Director, HR team, and Select Genetics leadership to build on that foundation by delivering high caliber HR services both personally and through regional HR colleagues. The ideal candidate will be an individual who believes in, and demonstrates business practices that aligns with our company values. We also expect you to have a history of fostering strong relationships and influencing change by winning over a diverse group of stakeholders, while planning and executing strategic initiatives with an outstanding team. If you are interested in utilizing your depth of HR expertise, experiences, and leadership by example to help engage and develop talented employees, this might be the career opportunity for you!

Areas of responsibility include the following HR disciplines:

  • HR Management
  • Talent Management
  • Recruiting & Staffing
  • Employee Relations
  • Performance Management
  • Compensation
  • Benefit Plan Administration
  • Training & Development
  • Loss Control and Safety
  • Policies, Procedures & Legal Compliance

The availability and accessibility to travel up to approximately 25% of the time across our 8 operating locations within the United States: MN, MO, VA, OH, IA, NC, MI and IL, is required.

The ideal candidate will have the following educational and experience background:

  • A Bachelor’s level degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, or equivalent is required
  • A Master’s level degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, or equivalent is preferred
  • 10+ years of progressive HR departmental experience is required
  • 5+ years of experience managing HR professionals is required
  • PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification is preferred
  • Experience working with and communicating in a diverse workplace and with virtual teams is preferred

The Organization:

Select Genetics, LLC was recently created though the merger of AgForte/Willmar Poultry Company and Valley of the Moon Commercial Poults; two businesses that have been working together for more than 50 years. Our headquarters reside on the beautiful and historic MinnWest Technology Campus, with a mission to promote the advancement, nurture the environment and accommodate the functions of a thriving biosciences and technology community in the Greater Willmar Lakes Area.

 

Organizational Purpose & Core Values:

We lead the way in providing safe, affordable and quality solutions within the poultry industry.

  • Stewardship: We work to build a better future for those that follow in our footsteps.
  • Trustworthiness: We will be honest and do the right thing.
  • Excellence:  We will deliver extraordinary results that exceed expectations.
  • Teamwork:  We will utilize our unique strengths to maximize our collective success.
  • Employee Well-Being: We will provide safety, stability and opportunity for our people.

 

To Apply or Further Inquire Contact:

Michelle Falling | Talent Acquisition Lead

(320) 222-9790

michelle.falling@life-scienceinnovations.com


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Night Machine Watch (Foley, MN)

Hourly Schedule: Full-Time Job Description & Apply Now

About Us:

Our organization is proud of a long history of success and innovation in the poultry industry.  We are a family owned company who started in 1942, specializing in the production of quality, turkey poults that supplied farmers throughout the central MN area. Today, Select Genetics serves customers throughout the United States and even though we have grown a lot over the years, we are a still a small town family owned business with strong roots in farming.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Pneumatic, plumbing and (limited) electrical repair of incubators and hatchers.
  • Hourly checks on temperature in controlled rooms.
  • Hourly checks on poults waiting to be picked up to ensure their health and well-being.
  • Keep hatching machinery running at peak performance.
  • Start up equipment for day’s hatch.
  • Record data accurately and effectively.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Must be self-motivated, responsible and work with little to no supervision.
  • Must be safety oriented.

Job details:

  • This position is located at our hatchery in Foley, MN.
  • Starting pay is $12.50/hour with $0.50 raise at 60 days.
  • This is a night shift position. The hours are 6 pm to 6 am. There will be a two week training period on days and then will switch to nights.
  • Rotating weekends with alternating 36 and 48 hours per week.
  • This is a full time position and would be eligible to participate in our benefits package.

To Apply or Further Inquire Contact:

Michelle Falling | Talent Acquisition, HR

(320) 222-9790

michelle.falling@life-scienceinnovations.com


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Part-Time Vehicle Sanitation

Hourly Schedule: Part-Time Job Description & Apply Now

The transportation division of Select Genetics is seeking a part-time position to help in the truck wash bay.

Responsibilities would include:

  • Washing and sanitizing all trucks according to route schedule
  • Following all bio-security measures to ensure the trucks are ready for the next load
  • Communicating with maintenance manager if one sees anything that needs to be fixed or updated on the truck

This position is very physical and requires full range of motion with bending, stooping and lifting.

  • Hours and days can be flexible depending on applicant's schedule, approximately 20 - 30 hours/week.

To apply or inquire please contact:

Michelle Falling

(320) 222-9790

michelle.falling@life-scienceinnovations.com


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