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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.


"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"
“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

2015-07-15T09:03:48+00:00

-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.”
"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!"
"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"

 

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.

 

 

 

Life_Insurance

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.

 

 

 

Disability

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

Life-Science Innovations

Part-Time Courier

Hourly Schedule: Part-Time (First Shift) Job Description & Apply Now

We are seeking an individual looking for a flexible part-time position with our team. This position offers roughly 16 to 24 hours per week, is a vital part of the organization, and a great opportunity for those looking for a role that fits their schedule.

Purpose : To provide pick-up and delivery service for LSI and affiliate companies and perform other miscellaneous duties including :

Courier
• Planning and adhering to an efficient schedule that meets the needs of his/her customers
• Picking up and delivering a wide variety of items from all LSI companies and external entities; items include paperwork, small parts, groceries and more.
• Driving a company vehicle, loading and unloading items for delivery
• Delivering daily deposits to several financial institutions
• Picking mail up from the post office daily; including sorting and distributing internally

Light Maintenance
• Performing light building maintenance duties, such as organizing and sweeping the basement or changing light bulbs
• Performing light maintenance of company vehicles as directed, such as checking the oil, refueling the vehicle, ensuring all the lights are in working order, and cleaning the vehicles

The ideal candidate will have a knack for building and vehicle maintenance, an eye for detail, open to a variety of tasks, and enjoy working with others.

Applicants must be physically able to lift up to 50 lbs and required to follow all site specific bio-security rules. Applicants must also be at least 18 years old, and have a Valid Driver’s License and motor vehicle record must meet company standards.


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Senior Systems Administrator

Salaried Schedule: Full-Time Job Description & Apply Now

Life-Science Innovations is seeking a Systems Administrator to join their Information Systems team.  Our infrastructure serves and supports several hundreds of employees within our family of companies.  This role is critical for managing our organization's system and storage administrations, as well as backups and system configurations; and will be a great opportunity for someone looking for enterprise wide information systems experience in a faced-paced, evolving, and challenging environment.

Life-Science Innovations (LSI) provides strategic guidance, administrative support and capital funding to grow, develop, and sustain our current and future affiliate companies as leaders in the life sciences and engineering. LSI provides these companies with the resources they need to successfully reach their present and future potentials.

Our affiliate companies are in the biotechnology, engineering, genetics, and agricultural industries. LSI and its affiliates are committed to a single, driving, all-encompassing purpose: applying innovative solutions that help our customers provide safe and affordable animal protein to feed the world.

LSI is located just 90 miles west of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul,in Willmar, Minnesota. LSI and several of its affiliates house their headquarters on the beautiful MinnWest Technology Campus, which is the country’s largest privately held technology park.  MinnWest is a thriving technology community for like-minded businesses in the fields of agriculture, technology, science and energy.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Engineering of SA-related solutions for various project and operational needs
• Maintain Microsoft Active Directory forest and domains for the company, including DNS and DHCP technologies which integrate into AD
• Ensure all servers have been secured, including patches and local firewalls, and identify any areas of concern that put company data and resources at risk
• Maintain Hyper-V hosts and clusters system wide
• Maintain system applications including Exchange, SQL, Remote Desktop Servers, etc.
• Integrate with cloud technologies including Azure and Office 365
• Build servers and complete projects as required by manager
• Maintain all storage for the organization in all locations, which includes presenting storage to appropriate systems as needed to maintain all data in a redundant method for disaster recovery
• Perform capacity planning to estimate when storage needs to be added or replaced and ensure space is available for systems before it is needed
• Performance tuning to ensure production systems have needed IOPS to work without delay to end users, as well as move stale data to lower-end storage systems to reduce costs
• Perform backups and restores of systems and files as needed, as well as develop a disaster recovery plan
• Apply OS patches and updates on regular basis and upgrade administrative tools and utilities
• Automate OS and application patches and updates on a regular basis for workstations and servers
• Automate installation of operating systems and applications for workstations
• Automate collection of hardware and software data from all computers (virtual and physical) for asset management and license auditing in real time
• Manage Virtual Machine Manager to manage all Hyper-V hosts and clusters system wide

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

    • • Minimum of 5 years experience in a Systems Administer role

 

    • • Minimum of 5 years experience in a variety of qualified technical roles

 

    • • Excellent knowledge of IT systems and infrastructure

 

    • • Proficiency in Microsoft’s portfolio of enterprise platforms including Exchange, SQL, Active Directory, SCCM, Hyper-V, Remote Desktop Services, Azure, Office 365

 

    • • Superior analytical and problem-solving capabilities, including the ability to troubleshoot and solve complex technical issues

 

    • • Able to implement technologies in a seamless manner

 

    • • Background in designing/developing IT systems

 

    • Minimum of an Associates degree or, certificate in computer science, computer engineering or, related field. BS/BA preferred.

  • Ideal candidate will have high energy, be adaptable to change, enjoy fast work pace, live with honesty and integrity, and bring a sense of humor to our team.

Company Organizational Purpose & Core Values: We apply innovative solutions that help our customers provide safe and affordable animal protein to feed the world.

Employee Well-Being: Each of our employees is unique and we are committed to unlocking his or her full potential.
Innovation: The new ideas of today will define our success in the future.
Stewardship: Our decision making is focused on future decades rather than the next quarter.
Trustworthiness: We say what we’ll do and do what we say.
Excellence: Our uncompromising drive to do the best.

To Apply or Further Inquire Contact:

Melissa Sorenson

(320) 222-9790, melissa.sorenson@life-scienceinnovations.com


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Nova-Tech Engineering

Account Manager

Salaried Schedule: Full-Time (First Shift) Job Description & Apply Now

Nova-Tech Engineering is seeking an Account / Customer Relationship Manager to add to their team!

Nova-Tech Engineering was founded in 1992 and began as one person's passion to benefit the agricultural industry.  Through innovative process automation technology, the company engineers and manufactures products that serve over 500 commercial poultry hatcheries in 56 countries worldwide.  Headquartered in Willmar, MN, on the beautiful MinnWest Technology Campus, Nova-Tech Engineering employs over 190 people, in a variety of roles and expertise.

This particular role will be responsible for the service, training, education, and installation of NTE's automated processing equipment, both domestically and internationally. Your role is critical as a key representative through continued sales, marketing and customer service.

Education and Experience Background We Seek:

  • College level educational background related to Animal Science, Agriculture, Engineering, and/or Business.
  • An Associate's level degree is REQUIRED.  A Bachelor's level degree is PREFERRED.
  • A Mechanical/Technical aptitude is highly preferred.
  • Excellence in Communication, Account Management, and Presentation Skills.
  • The availability and flexibility to travel both domestically (in the U.S.A.) and internationally for periods up to two weeks at a time and 14 weeks per year.
  • Bilingual capabilities preferred but not required.
  • Must have a valid US Drivers License with a good driving record and be authorized to work in the US.

A Commitment and Alignment with Nova-Tech Engineering Core Values:

  • Collaboration/Communication: We will combine diverse talents to achieve shared goals.
  • Agility: We will be adaptable and flexible to do whatever is necessary to succeed.
  • Strengths: We will capitalize on the unique talents of each employee every day.
  • Innovation: We will inspire the application of imagination and science to create unique solutions to problems.
  • Excellence: We are committed to continually raising the bar for our products, processes and services.
  • Servant Leadership: We actively steward the Purpose, Vision and Values of Nova-Tech Engineering.

Strengths Based Culture:

In 2005, we began training managers on the Gallup Strengths concept of discovering employees’ natural talents and managing to those strengths in order to maximize engagement and productivity. A strengths-based approach is one that understands each employee brings a unique set of talents and drive to his or her job, and that if allowed to further develop and use those strengths, everyone wins.

Benefits at Nova-Tech Engineering:

We are proud to offer a generous benefits in addition to competitive compensation.  Not only do we offer a full week of paid holiday ‘shutdown’ to celebrate the Christmas season and recharge for the New Year, we also offer 8 paid holidays, PTO, two healthcare plans to choose from, health savings accounts with company match options, vision and dental insurance, life insurance, short term and long term disability, education reimbursement, and a 401K plan with an immediate 100% match of the first 5% of your wages.

To Apply or Further Inquire:

We welcome inquiries even if you are simply interested in exploring what it MIGHT be like to work at Nova-Tech Engineering located on the beautiful MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar, MN. Please send us an email note or give us a call with your questions!

 

Melissa.Sorenson@lsius.net

320-222-9790

Melissa Sorenson, Talent Acquisition

 


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Account Manager - Bilingual French

Salaried Schedule: Full-Time Job Description & Apply Now

Nova-Tech Engineering is seeking a French Bilingual Account / Customer Relationship Manager to add to their team!

Nova-Tech Engineering was founded in 1992 and began as one person's passion to benefit the agricultural industry.  Through innovative process automation technology, the company engineers and manufactures products that serve over 500 commercial poultry hatcheries in 52 countries worldwide.  Headquartered in Willmar, MN, on the beautiful MinnWest Technology Campus, Nova-Tech Engineering employs over 170 people, in a variety of roles and expertise.

This particular role will be responsible for the service, training, education, and installation of NTE's automated processing equipment, both domestically and internationally in locations where you will be interacting with French or Spanish speaking customers in Europe and the United States. Your role is critical as a key representative through continued sales, marketing and customer service.

Education and Experience Background We Seek:

  • Bilingual in French or Spanish and English, both verbal and written business communication proficiency is REQUIRED.
  • College level educational background related to Animal Science, Agriculture, Engineering, and/or Business.
  • An Associate's level degree is REQUIRED.  A Bachelor's level degree is PREFERRED.
  • A Mechanical/Technical aptitude is highly preferred.
  • Excellence in Communication, Account Management, and Presentation Skills.
  • The availability and flexibility to travel both domestically (in the U.S.A.) and internationally for periods up to two weeks at a time and 14 weeks per year.
  • Must have a valid US Drivers License with a good driving record and be authorized to work in the US.

A Commitment and Alignment with Nova-Tech Engineering Core Values:

  • Collaboration/Communication: We will combine diverse talents to achieve shared goals.
  • Agility: We will be adaptable and flexible to do whatever is necessary to succeed.
  • Strengths: We will capitalize on the unique talents of each employee every day.
  • Innovation: We will inspire the application of imagination and science to create unique solutions to problems.
  • Excellence: We are committed to continually raising the bar for our products, processes and services.
  • Servant Leadership: We actively steward the Purpose, Vision and Values of Nova-Tech Engineering.

Strengths Based Culture:

In 2005, we began training managers on the Gallup Strengths concept of discovering employees’ natural talents and managing to those strengths in order to maximize engagement and productivity. A strengths-based approach is one that understands each employee brings a unique set of talents and drive to his or her job, and that if allowed to further develop and use those strengths, everyone wins.

Benefits at Nova-Tech Engineering:

We are proud to offer a generous benefits in addition to competitive compensation.  Not only do we offer a full week of paid holiday ‘shutdown’ to celebrate the Christmas season and recharge for the New Year, we also offer 8 paid holidays, PTO, two healthcare plans to choose from, health savings accounts with company match options, vision and dental insurance, life insurance, short term and long term disability, education reimbursement, and a 401K plan with an immediate 100% match of the first 5% of your wages.

To Apply or Further Inquire:

We welcome inquiries even if you are simply interested in exploring what it MIGHT be like to work at Nova-Tech Engineering located on the beautiful MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar, MN. Please send us an email note or give us a call with your questions!

 

Angela Koosman, Strategic HR Business Partner

AngelaK@nova-tech-eng.com

320-262-5766


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Assembly Team Member

Hourly Schedule: Full-Time Job Description & Apply Now

Nova-Tech Engineering is seeking an Assembly Team Member to add to their growing organization!

Nova-Tech Engineering was founded in 1992 and began as one person's passion to benefit the agricultural industry.  Through innovative process automation technology, the company engineers and manufactures products that serve over 500 commercial poultry hatcheries in 56 countries worldwide.  Headquartered in Willmar, MN, on the beautiful MinnWest Technology Campus, Nova-Tech Engineering employs over 190 people, in a variety of roles and expertise.

 

This role does not necessarily require that you have previous assembly experience, however, we will require that you demonstrate a great attitude, work ethic, problem-solving skills, commitment to quality, and align with our core company values.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 2+ years solid work history.
  • A High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must be able to communicate fluently in English. You'll be reading documents and instructions in English and must be able to communicate with others verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate independent thought processes in order to solve problems.
  • Strong attention to detail and able to handle and assemble small mechanical or electrical parts.
  • Ability and familiarity to use a variety of hand tools such as:  screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, crimpers, wire cutters, strippers, clamps, presses, soldering, etc.

A Commitment and Alignment with Nova-Tech Engineering Core Values

  • Collaboration/Communication: We will combine diverse talents to achieve shared goals.
  • Agility: We will be adaptable and flexible to do whatever is necessary to succeed.
  • Strengths: We will capitalize on the unique talents of each employee every day.
  • Innovation: We will inspire the application of imagination and science to create unique solutions to problems.
  • Excellence: We are committed to continually raising the bar for our products, processes and services.
  • Servant Leadership: We actively steward the Purpose, Vision and Values of Nova-Tech Engineering.

Strengths Based Culture:

In 2005, we began training managers on the Gallup Strengths concept of discovering employees’ natural talents and managing to those strengths in order to maximize engagement and productivity. A strengths-based approach is one that understands each employee brings a unique set of talents and drive to his or her job, and that if allowed to further develop and use those strengths, everyone wins.

Benefits at Nova-Tech Engineering:

We are proud to offer a generous benefits in addition to competitive compensation.  Not only do we offer a full week of paid holiday ‘shutdown’ to celebrate the Christmas season and recharge for the New Year, we also offer 8 paid holidays, PTO, two healthcare plans to choose from, health savings accounts with company match options, vision and dental insurance, life insurance, short term and long term disability, education reimbursement, and a 401K plan with an immediate 100% match of the first 5% of your wages.

To Apply or Further Inquire:

We welcome inquiries even if you are simply interested in exploring what it MIGHT be like to work at Nova-Tech Engineering located on the beautiful MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar, MN. Please send us an email note or give us a call with your questions!

 

Melissa Sorenson | Talent Acquisition

melissa.sorenson@lsius.com

320-222-9790


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CNC Machinist - 1st Shift

Hourly Schedule: Full-Time Job Description & Apply Now

Nova-Tech Engineering, a worldwide leader in hatchery and agricultural automation solutions located on the MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar, MN, has full-time employment opportunities available to join their Manufacturing Team in the role of CNC Machinist on the 1st Shift.  Nova-Tech is a thriving organization with a unique culture and fantastic environment to work in.

This shift runs from 5:00 AM - 2:30 PM Monday- Friday.   This role is responsible for setup, prove out and running production parts in a repetitive batch environment on CNC lathes and multi axis mills such as Okuma, Fadal, Toyoda Bridgeport etc. Machinists are a key member of a team striving to continuously improve safety, quality, and productivity.

Core Responsibilities Include but not limited to:
• Set up and run horizontal or vertical CNC machines and/or CNC Lathes
• Prepare jobs in the machine tools so that machine operators can run batches in an efficient manner
• Ability to determine best inspection process and uses measuring devices and blueprints to inspect parts for quality. Responsible for adherence to 1st Articles and Quality Inspection Plans.
• Ability to machine prototype parts with minimum supervision and without formal prints
• Ability to create and troubleshoot CNC programs on machine controls for prototype parts
• Verifies operations to be performed and material to be used on each job as directed by the production order or area Leader
• Ability to select and set up tooling for a new job and trouble shoot tooling issues on existing jobs

Competencies Required:
• Ability to read English and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
• Ability to set up and operate manual and CNC multi axis machine tools
• Ability to edit part programs
• Able to read, understand, and analyze Engineering drawings
• Ability to use precision measuring tools / instruments
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
• Ability to operate a computer for logging time, data collection and pulling procedures
• Ability to solve complex problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
• Ability to work independently
• Excellent communication skills
• Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

An Alignment with Nova-Tech Engineering’s Core Values:

  • Collaboration/Communication: We will combine diverse talents to achieve shared goals
  • Agility: We will be adaptable and flexible to do whatever is necessary to succeed
  • Strengths: We will capitalize on the unique talents of each employee every day
  • Innovation: We will inspire the application of imagination and science to create unique solutions to problems
  • Excellence: We are committed to continually raising the bar for our products, processes and services
  • Servant Leadership: We actively steward the purpose, vision, and values of Nova-Tech Engineering

Compensation Package:

Nova-Tech Engineering currently offers a benefits package consisting of:  medical insurance, paid holidays, PTO, health savings account with company match options, vision and dental insurance, short and long term disability, and a 401K plan with an immediate 100% match of the first 5% of your wages starting DAY ONE!  We also compensate full-time employees an additional 5 days of PTO during the Christmas and New Year holiday season.

Strengths Based Culture:

We believe in the Gallup strengths based concept of discovering employees’ natural talents and managing to those strengths in order to maximize engagement and productivity. A strengths-based approach is one that understands each employee brings a unique set of talents and drive to his or her job, and that if allowed to further develop and use those strengths, everyone wins.

To Apply or Further Inquire Contact:

Melissa Sorenson | Talent Acquisition

320-222-9790

melissa.sorenson@lsius.net


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CNC Machinist - 2nd Shift

Hourly Schedule: Full-Time (Second Shift) Job Description & Apply Now

Nova-Tech Engineering, a worldwide leader in hatchery and agricultural automation solutions located on the MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar, MN, has full-time employment opportunities available to join their Manufacturing Team in the role of CNC Machinist on the 2nd Shift.  Nova-Tech is a thriving organization with a unique culture and fantastic environment to work in. This shift runs from 2:00PM - 2:00AM, Monday - Wednesday and 2:00 PM- midnight Thursday (no weekends).   This role is responsible for setup, prove out and running production parts in a repetitive batch environment on CNC lathes and multi axis mills such as Okuma, Fadal, Toyoda Bridgeport etc. Machinists are a key member of a team striving to continuously improve safety, quality, and productivity.

 

Core Responsibilities Include but not limited to:

• Set up and run horizontal or vertical CNC machines and/or CNC Lathes
• Prepare jobs in the machine tools so that machine operators can run batches in an efficient manner
• Ability to determine best inspection process and uses measuring devices and blueprints to inspect parts for quality. Responsible for adherence to 1st Articles and Quality Inspection Plans.
• Ability to machine prototype parts with minimum supervision and without formal prints
• Ability to create and troubleshoot CNC programs on machine controls for prototype parts
• Verifies operations to be performed and material to be used on each job as directed by the production order or area Leader
• Ability to select and set up tooling for a new job and trouble shoot tooling issues on existing jobs

Competencies Required:

• Ability to read English and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
• Ability to set up and operate manual and CNC multi axis machine tools
• Ability to edit part programs
• Able to read, understand, and analyze Engineering drawings
• Ability to use precision measuring tools / instruments
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
• Ability to operate a computer for logging time, data collection and pulling procedures
• Ability to solve complex problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
• Ability to work independently
• Excellent communication skills
• Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

An Alignment with Nova-Tech Engineering’s Core Values:

  • Collaboration/Communication: We will combine diverse talents to achieve shared goals
  • Agility: We will be adaptable and flexible to do whatever is necessary to succeed
  • Strengths: We will capitalize on the unique talents of each employee every day
  • Innovation: We will inspire the application of imagination and science to create unique solutions to problems
  • Excellence: We are committed to continually raising the bar for our products, processes and services
  • Servant Leadership: We actively steward the purpose, vision, and values of Nova-Tech Engineering

Strengths Based Culture:

In 2005, we began training managers on the Gallup Strengths concept of discovering employees’ natural talents and managing to those strengths in order to maximize engagement and productivity. A strengths-based approach is one that understands each employee brings a unique set of talents and drive to his or her job, and that if allowed to further develop and use those strengths, everyone wins.

Benefits at Nova-Tech Engineering:

We are proud to offer a generous benefits in addition to competitive compensation.  Not only do we offer a full week of paid holiday ‘shutdown’ to celebrate the Christmas season and recharge for the New Year, we also offer 8 paid holidays, PTO, two healthcare plans to choose from, health savings accounts with company match options, vision and dental insurance, life insurance, short term and long term disability, education reimbursement, and a 401K plan with an immediate 100% match of the first 5% of your wages.

To Apply or Further Inquire:

We welcome inquiries even if you are simply interested in exploring what it MIGHT be like to work at Nova-Tech Engineering located on the beautiful MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar, MN. Please send us an email note or give us a call with your questions!

 

Melissa Sorenson | Talent Acquisition

melissa.sorenson@lsius.net

320.222.9790


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CNC Machinist Internship

Hourly Schedule: Job Description & Apply Now

Nova-Tech Engineering is seeking a machine and tool student for an internship!

Nova-Tech Engineering was founded in 1992 and began as one person's passion to benefit the agricultural industry.  Through innovative process automation technology, the company engineers and manufactures products that serve over 500 commercial poultry hatcheries in 56 countries worldwide.  Headquartered in Willmar, MN, on the beautiful MinnWest Technology Campus, Nova-Tech Engineering employs over 190 people, in a variety of roles and expertise.

We have a flexible schedule internship opportunity available in our Machine Shop.  We will consider those students that are currently enrolled in a 2 year Machine and Tool program. We operate both manual and Computer Controlled multi-axis lathes and machining centers. 1st shift runs from 5:00 AM-2:30 PM Monday - Friday and 2nd shift runs 2PM-2AM Monday- Wednesday and 2 PM- midnight on Thursday.   Interns have the opportunity to work a flexible schedule while attending school. Start earing money now with a great paid internship!

Advance your skills with our great team by learning how to:

  • Set up and run horizontal or vertical CNC machines &/or lathes
  • Prepare jobs and the machine tools so that machine operators can run batches in an efficient manner
  • Ability to determine best inspection process and use measuring devices and blue prints
  • Ability to machine prototype parts with minimum supervision and with out formal blue prints
  • Ability to create and troubleshoot CNC programs on machine controls for prototype parts
  • Verifies operations to be performed and materials to be used on each job as directed by the production order or area Leader
  • Ability to select and set up tooling for a new job and trouble shoot tooling issues

A Commitment and Alignment with Nova-Tech Engineering Core Values:

  • Collaboration/Communication: We will combine diverse talents to achieve shared goals.
  • Agility: We will be adaptable and flexible to do whatever is necessary to succeed.
  • Strengths: We will capitalize on the unique talents of each employee every day.
  • Innovation: We will inspire the application of imagination and science to create unique solutions to problems.
  • Excellence: We are committed to continually raising the bar for our products, processes and services.
  • Servant Leadership: We actively steward the Purpose, Vision and Values of Nova-Tech Engineering.

Strengths Based Culture:

In 2005, we began training managers on the Gallup Strengths concept of discovering employees’ natural talents and managing to those strengths in order to maximize engagement and productivity. A strengths-based approach is one that understands each employee brings a unique set of talents and drive to his or her job, and that if allowed to further develop and use those strengths, everyone wins.

To Apply | Further Inquiries:

We welcome inquiries even if you are simply interested in exploring what it MIGHT be like to work at Nova-Tech Engineering located on the beautiful MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar, MN. Please send us an email note or give us a call with your questions!

 

Nicole Fisher, Employee Development Specialist

NicoleF@nteglobal.com

(320) 222-9554


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Electronics Repair Technician

Hourly Schedule: Full-Time Job Description & Apply Now

Nova-Tech Engineering has a full-time opportunity on our equipment restoration team for a technician with a strong  electrical and/or mechanical background.   In keeping with our commitment to reuse and recycle we, rebuild our machines to extend their life for many years.   We are seeking talented people that enjoy fixing and restoring things to like new condition.   This person will test, troubleshoot, repair, and rebuild assemblies and mechanisms for all of our equipment.  If you enjoy making old things run like new again, we are interested in talking with you.

About Us:

Through innovative process automation technology, Nova-Tech Engineering engineers and manufactures automated robotics systems that serve the agricultural industry around the globe.  Our headquarters is located on the beautiful and historic MinnWest Technology campus in Willmar, MN.  We hire technically passionate career minded individuals to add value to our organization and align with our values!

The ideal candidate will have experience or basic knowledge with mechanical and electronics troubleshooting and repair.  You’ll have an advantage if you understand electronics work like resistance, capacitance, TTL Logic, Multimeters, Oscilloscope Operation; ability to read Electrical Schematics.

Summary of Core Responsibilities:

  • Find the cause of equipment malfunctions and repair to like new condition.
  • Determine if all parts are clean, and of sufficient quality for remanufacturing by means of in-process inspections
  • Inspect, test, and measure items to ensure they meet specifications
  • Continually seek process improvements and make recommendations to management
  • May assist in general laboratory type work

The Ideal Candidate Skills and Experience:

  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Strong attention to details with ability to handle and assemble small parts and electronic components using hand tools, and soldering irons
  • Experience with or basic electrical knowledge of:  Resistance, Capacitance, TTL Logic, Multimeters, Oscilloscope Operation (highly preferred but not required)
  • Ability to read Electrical Schematics (highly preferred but not required)
  • Ability to recognize non-conformances to inform leads and/or supervisor
  • Knowledge of various MS Office applications such as: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

Nova-Tech Engineering Core Values:

  • Collaboration/Communication:  We will combine diverse talents to achieve shared goals
  • Agility:  We will be adaptable and flexible to do whatever is necessary to succeed.
  • Strengths: We will capitalize on the unique talents of each employee every day.
  • Innovation: We will inspire the application of imagination and science to create unique solutions to problems.
  • Excellence:  We are committed to continually raising the bar for our products, processes and services.
  • Servant leadership: We actively steward the Purpose, Vision, and Values of Nova-Tech Engineering

 

Schedule and Compensation Package:

This is a full time position working 40 hours per week.

Nova-Tech Engineering currently offers a benefits package consisting of: medical insurance, paid holidays, PTO, health savings account with company match options, vision and dental insurance, short and long term disability, and a 401K plan with an immediate 100% match of the first 5% of your wages starting DAY ONE!  We also compensate full-time employees an additional 5 days of PTO during the Christmas and New Year holiday season.

Strengths Based Culture:

We believe in the Gallup strengths based concept of discovering employees’ natural talents and managing to those strengths in order to maximize engagement and productivity. A strengths-based approach is one that understands each employee brings a unique set of talents and drive to his or her job, and that if allowed to further develop and use those strengths, everyone wins.

 

To Apply or Further Inquire Contact:

Nicole Fisher

Manufacturing Employee Development Specialist

NicoleF@nteglobal.com

 

 


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Engineering Co-Op May 2019-December 2019

Hourly Schedule: Full-Time (First Shift) Job Description & Apply Now

Nova-Tech Engineering currently has Co-Op opportunities available beginning Spring/Summer of 2019 through Winter of 2019 for students pursuing Electrical or Mechanical Engineering degrees to join our team. (We have one slot available for each discipline, for a total of two openings).  Ideally we are looking for students who are available to gain valuable experiences with us for a period of six-nine months.

About:

Nova-Tech Engineering was founded in 1992 and began as one person’s passion to benefit the agricultural industry.  Through innovative process automation technology, the company engineers and manufactures products that serve over 500 commercial poultry hatcheries in over 56 countries worldwide.  Headquartered in Willmar, MN, on the beautiful MinnWest Technology Campus, Nova-Tech Engineering employs over 190 people, including mechanical, electrical, manufacturing, and agricultural engineering specialists.  Our engineers are exposed to a variety projects and work in small teams in a collaborative environment.


Learning Experience Objectives:

  • Build successful working relationships with members of a cross-functional team
  • Identify areas for professional development outside of core engineering curriculum
  • Develop a general understanding of the various roles, processes, and procedures that support product development within an Engineering Group
  • With direction from the Supervising Engineer, learn how to prioritize many competing tasks and project responsibilities to meet objectives on-time
  • Develop understanding of specific areas of skill and disciplines of interest within Engineering
  • Learn how to use an Engineering Change Management process to document designs and changes to designs, allowing parts to be built
Nova-Tech's Purpose Statement
We create revolutionary solutions that advance our customers' ability to feed the world
 
Core Values at Nova-Tech Engineering
 
  • Collaboration/Communication:  We will combine diverse talents to achieve shared goals
  • Agility:  We will be adaptable and flexible to do whatever is necessary to succeed
  • Strengths:  We will capitalize on the unique talents of each employee every day
  • Innovation:  We will inspire the application of imagination and science to create unique solutions to problems
  • Excellence:  We are committed to continually raising the bar for our products, processes, and services
  • Servant Leadership: We actively steward the Purpose, Vision and Values of Nova-Tech Engineering
To Apply or Inquire Further please contact:

Julie Daugherty| Employee Development Specialist | Co-Op Coordinator

JulieD@nteglobal.com

 


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Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op | Intern

Hourly Schedule: Full-Time (First Shift) Job Description & Apply Now

Nova-Tech Engineering currently has Co-Op opportunities available beginning January of 2019 through spring/summer of 2019 for students pursuing a Manufacturing Engineering degree to join our team. Ideally we are looking for students who are available to gain valuable experiences with us for a period of six to nine months and in their Junior or Senior year of college.  This is a paid co-op position.

About:

Nova-Tech Engineering was founded in 1992 and began as one person’s passion to benefit the agricultural industry.  Through innovative process automation technology, the company engineers and manufactures products that serve over 500 commercial poultry hatcheries in over 56 countries worldwide.  Headquartered in Willmar, MN, on the beautiful MinnWest Technology Campus, Nova-Tech Engineering employs over 190 people, including mechanical, electrical, manufacturing, and agricultural engineering specialists.  Our engineers are exposed to a variety projects and work in small teams in a collaborative environment. We hire technically passionate, positive, career minded individuals who align with our core organizational values.

Learning Experience Objectives:

  • Build successful working relationships with members of a cross-functional team
  • Identify areas for professional development outside of core engineering curriculum
  • Develop a general understanding of the various roles, processes, and procedures that support product development within an Engineering | Manufacturing Group
  • With direction from the team, learn how to prioritize many competing tasks and project responsibilities to meet objectives on-time
  • Develop understanding of specific areas of skill and disciplines of interest within Engineering
  • Learn how to use an Engineering Change Management process to document designs and changes to designs, allowing parts to be built.    

Nova-Tech's Purpose Statement

  • We create revolutionary solutions that advance our customers' ability to feed the world

Core Values at Nova-Tech Engineering

  • Collaboration/Communication:  We will combine diverse talents to achieve shared goals
  • Agility:  We will be adaptable and flexible to do whatever is necessary to succeed.
  • Strengths: We will capitalize on the unique talents of each employee every day.
  • Innovation: We will inspire the application of imagination and science to create unique solutions to problems.
  • Excellence:  We are committed to continually raising the bar for our products, processes and services.
  • Servant Leadership: We actively steward the Purpose, Vision, and Values of Nova-Tech Engineering.

To apply or Inquire Further please contact:

Julie Daugherty

Employee Development Specialist | Co-Op Coordinator

JulieD@nteglobal.com | 320-222-9692

 


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Mechanical Engineer

Salaried Schedule: Full-Time (First Shift) Job Description & Apply Now

Nova-Tech Engineering has a full-time opportunity for a motivated Mechanical Engineer to join one of their product development teams.  This cross-functional team of talent works to develop innovative, next generation performance improvement solutions for agricultural processes.  The research process is moving rapidly into production stages, and is ready to hire a talented, hands-on engineer with robotics design expertise and a passion for the agricultural industry.

The Mechanical Engineer on this team will have tremendous opportunities to add immediate value to this team’s efforts, work on a variety of projects, and phases of production.  We’re looking for an entrepreneurial spirit who enjoys small team collaboration and bringing creative ideas to life.

Nova-Tech Engineering was founded in 1992 and began as one person's passion to benefit the agricultural industry.  Through innovative process automation technology, the company engineers and manufactures products that serve over 500 commercial poultry hatcheries in 56 countries worldwide.  Headquartered in Willmar, MN, on the beautiful MinnWest Technology Campus, Nova-Tech Engineering employs over 190 people, in a variety of roles and expertise. We hire technically passionate, positive, career minded individuals who align with our core organizational values.

Experience & Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s level education in Mechanical Engineering
  • Must be eligible to work in the US

Preferred Technical Skill Competencies we’re seeking:

  • Experience and confidence with SolidWorks software or similar system
  • Experience working on full life-cycle product design
  • Experience working on a cross-functional team
  • Previous experience working with a variety of materials such as aluminum and plastics
  • Exposure or experience with robotics
  • Experience working on continuous product/component improvement design projects

Additional Skills we’re seeking: 

  • Leadership:  Has demonstrated ability to guide self through activities of the day, complete projects, and give constructive feedback to others.
  • Problem Solving:  Knows how to get to the bottom of problems, root cause, and resolve the issue at its core.
  • Business Sense:  Knows when activities are a “waste of time” for self or for others.
  • Planning:  Can plan and Execute tasks with minimal direction.
  • Listening:  Knows how to listen to feedback or direction, cut to the facts, extract key requirements, and align with good activities.
  • Conflict Management
  • Quality Orientation

Nova-Tech Engineering Core Values: Must have a commitment and alignment with our core values.

  • Collaboration/Communication:  We will combine diverse talents to achieve shared goals
  • Agility:  We will be adaptable and flexible to do whatever is necessary to succeed.
  • Strengths: We will capitalize on the unique talents of each employee every day.
  • Innovation: We will inspire the application of imagination and science to create unique solutions to problems.
  • Excellence:  We are committed to continually raising the bar for our products, processes and services.
  • Servant Leadership: We actively steward the Purpose, Vision, and Values of Nova-Tech Engineering.

Strengths Based Culture:

In 2005, we began training on the Gallup Strengths concept of discovering employees’ natural talents and managing to those strengths in order to maximize engagement and productivity. A strengths-based approach is one that understands each employee brings a unique set of talents and drive to his or her job, and that if allowed to further develop and use those strengths, everyone wins.

Benefits at Nova-Tech Engineering:

We are proud to offer a generous benefits in addition to competitive compensation.  Not only do we offer 5 days of paid holiday 'shutdown' to celebrate the Christmas season and recharge for the New Year, we also offer 8 paid holidays, PTO, medical, health savings accounts with company match options, vision and dental insurance, short and long term disability, education reimbursement, and a 401K plan with an immediate 100% match of the first 5% of your wages.

To Apply or Further Inquire Contact:

Julie Daugherty, Engineering Employee Development Specialist

(320) 222-9692 | JulieD@nteglobal.com

 

 


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Production Planner

Hourly DOQ Schedule: Full-Time Job Description & Apply Now

Nova-Tech Engineering, a worldwide leader in hatchery and agricultural automation solutions, has a full-time career opportunity available to join their Manufacturing Planning | Production Control team.  Through innovative process automation technology, NTE engineers and manufactures products that benefit over 500 commercial poultry hatcheries in 56 countries worldwide.  We are a thriving organization with exciting continued growth in our industry!

The Planning | Production Control Role is responsible for driving the flow of work and materials within or between NTE departments to achieve delivery commitments of all NTE Leased Equipment demands and prototypes for engineering development.   Nova-Tech Engineering is headquartered in Willmar, MN, on the beautiful MinnWest Technology Campus, home to a variety of businesses creating a rich network of talent and industry expertise focused on agribusinessbioscience, and technology.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creates and maintains ERP production data
  • Creates and maintains production schedules for NTE Manufacturing and Prototype activities, while balancing demand of a rolling Sales and Marketing forecast
  • Determines daily production schedules based on production demand, engineering plans, plant capacity, availability of parts, and manpower requirements. Readjusts schedules according to production progress, change orders, or other delaying conditions. Coordinates with product owner to determine status of assigned projects.
  • Requires ability to understand engineering documents and work closely with members of the engineering team to plan and deliver prototypes and production parts. Documents overall material needs, including purchased and manufactured information necessary to process prototype and production orders.
  • Updates ERP system parameters for new items to ensure that procurement and planning requirements are accurately calculated
  • Monitors materials inventories and analyzes data to maintain on safety stock levels and buffers (store sizes)
  • Analyzes information and presents findings utilizing spreadsheets, charts, graphs and reports relating to inventory, fill rates and other critical manufacturing work flow business issues
  • Works with Business Systems Team and other groups to solve problems and implement opportunities to improve Microsoft Dynamics AX processes
  • Acts as liaison between Engineering, Sales and Marketing and Manufacturing team members
  • Assists Inventory team and accounting in resolution of inventory and purchase order discrepancies
  • Follows all NTE policies, procedures and applicable laws
  • Will work overtime as requested by supervisor
  • Recognize and complies with all safety rules
  • Promotes continuous improvement culture
  • Other duties as assigned
  • The Company reserves the right, at any time, with or without notice, to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job positions, or assign additional job responsibilities

 

The Ideal Candidate Profile We Are Seeking:

  • Maintain expertise in MRP systems knowledge and recommend new procedures to enhance the performance of the planning and scheduling system experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX - preferred
  • Knowledge of purchasing, master planning, inventory management, and transactional entries preferred
  • Strong knowledge and skills with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), SharePoint, or equivalent software utilized for workflow management outside of Microsoft Dynamics AX
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings and documentation
  • Ability to work directly with both internal organizations and suppliers
  • Highly effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong organizational skills and detail orientation
  • Able to manage multiple priorities & meet deadlines
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States of America.

A Commitment and Alignment with Nova-Tech Engineering Core Values:

  • Collaboration/Communication: We will combine diverse talents to achieve shared goals.
  • Agility: We will be adaptable and flexible to do whatever is necessary to succeed.
  • Strengths: We will capitalize on the unique talents of each employee every day.
  • Innovation: We will inspire the application of imagination and science to create unique solutions to problems.
  • Excellence: We are committed to continually raising the bar for our products, processes and services.
  • Servant Leadership: We actively steward the Purpose, Vision and Values of Nova-Tech Engineering.

Strengths Based Culture:

In 2005, we began training managers on the Gallup Strengths concept of discovering employees’ natural talents and managing to those strengths in order to maximize engagement and productivity. A strengths-based approach is one that understands each employee brings a unique set of talents and drive to his or her job, and that if allowed to further develop and use those strengths, everyone wins.

Benefits at Nova-Tech Engineering:

We are proud to offer a generous benefits in addition to competitive compensation.  Not only do we offer a full week of paid holiday ‘shutdown’ to celebrate the Christmas season and recharge for the New Year, we also offer 8 paid holidays, PTO, two healthcare plans to choose from, health savings accounts with company match options, vision and dental insurance, life insurance, short term and long term disability, education reimbursement, and a 401K plan with an immediate 100% match of the first 5% of your wages.We welcome inquiries even if you are simply interested in exploring what it MIGHT be like to work at Nova-Tech Engineering located on the beautiful MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar, MN. Please send us an email note or give us a call with your questions!

To Apply or Further Inquire:

Melissa.Sorenson@lsius.net

320-222-9790

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Repair Technician Internship

Hourly Schedule: Job Description & Apply Now

Nova-Tech Engineering is seeking an electronics repair | Automation student for an internship!

Nova-Tech Engineering was founded in 1992 and began as one person's passion to benefit the agricultural industry.  Through innovative process automation technology, the company engineers and manufactures products that serve over 500 commercial poultry hatcheries in 56 countries worldwide.  Headquartered in Willmar, MN, on the beautiful MinnWest Technology Campus, Nova-Tech Engineering employs over 190 people, in a variety of roles and expertise.

We have a flexible schedule internship opportunity available in our Refurbishing department.  We will consider those students that are currently enrolled in a 2 year Electronics Repair or Automation program. Interns have the opportunity to work a flexible schedule while attending school. Start earing money now with a great paid internship!

Advance your skills with our great team by learning how to:

  • Find the cause of equipment malfunctions and repair to like new condition.
  • Determine if all parts are clean, and of sufficient quality for remanufacturing by means of in-process inspections
  • Inspect, test, and measure items to ensure they meet specifications
  • Make process improvements and recommendations to management

A Commitment and Alignment with Nova-Tech Engineering Core Values:

  • Collaboration/Communication: We will combine diverse talents to achieve shared goals.
  • Agility: We will be adaptable and flexible to do whatever is necessary to succeed.
  • Strengths: We will capitalize on the unique talents of each employee every day.
  • Innovation: We will inspire the application of imagination and science to create unique solutions to problems.
  • Excellence: We are committed to continually raising the bar for our products, processes and services.
  • Servant Leadership: We actively steward the Purpose, Vision and Values of Nova-Tech Engineering.

Strengths Based Culture:

In 2005, we began training managers on the Gallup Strengths concept of discovering employees’ natural talents and managing to those strengths in order to maximize engagement and productivity. A strengths-based approach is one that understands each employee brings a unique set of talents and drive to his or her job, and that if allowed to further develop and use those strengths, everyone wins.

To Apply | Further Inquiries:

We welcome inquiries even if you are simply interested in exploring what it MIGHT be like to work at Nova-Tech Engineering located on the beautiful MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar, MN. Please send us an email note or give us a call with your questions!

 

Nicole Fisher, Employee Development Specialist

NicoleF@nteglobal.com

(320) 241-9884


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Technical Services- Level II Team Member

Salaried Schedule: Full-Time Job Description & Apply Now

We are currently seeking applications for a full-time opportunity on our Customer Service Team in the role of Level II Technical Services Team Member.

This role will be responsible for a variety of customer and departmental technical support services such as engaging the clients with advanced troubleshooting, as well as assisting with the introduction of new product and services to the field.  This role requires an individual willing to seek out and create improvements on NTE’s various product lines, our processes, as well as our support tools. This individual must work well as a SCRUM team member, but also autonomously as travel is required (both domestic and international, up to 30%-40% of time). Your role is critical as a key representative through customer technical support and feeding valuable information to the engineering team.

Customer Support

  • Provide troubleshooting advice for our existing and new products for both domestic and international customers.
  • Support Account Managers with technical solutions, industry knowledge, schematics, and beak treat analysis.
  • Create documents such as parts catalogues, technical manuals, or troubleshooting procedures.
  • Train internal and external clients on technical aspects of NTE products such as proper use and troubleshooting.
  • Manage Technical Services email account.

New Product Development

  • Install and support pre-production engineering equipment.
  • Liaison with customers to establish test protocols to prove out our new product efficacy.
  • Submit timely and valuable feedback to engineering to further product development.

Data Analysis and Management

  • Utilize Customer Relation Management (CRM) Software to record customer events, interactions, and to manage customer information.
  • Determine, prioritize, and coordinate projects to improve data utilization and analysis (e.g., H.D.A. Alarm System).
  • Gather customers' machine data, generate useful reports, and effectively communicate the information to customers.

Education and Experience Background We Seek:

  • Professional verbal and written business communication proficiency is REQUIRED.
  • College level educational background related to Animal Science, Agriculture, Engineering, and/or Business.
  • An Associate's level degree is REQUIRED.  A Bachelor's level degree is PREFERRED.
  • A Mechanical/Technical aptitude is required.
  • Excellence in Communication, Account Management, and Presentation Skills.
  • The availability and flexibility to travel both domestically (in the U.S.A.) and internationally for periods up to two weeks at a time and 30%-40% of the year.
  • Must have a valid US Drivers License with a good driving record and be authorized to work in the US.

A Commitment and Alignment with Nova-Tech Engineering Core Values:

  • Collaboration/Communication: We will combine diverse talents to achieve shared goals.
  • Agility: We will be adaptable and flexible to do whatever is necessary to succeed.
  • Strengths: We will capitalize on the unique talents of each employee every day.
  • Innovation: We will inspire the application of imagination and science to create unique solutions to problems.
  • Excellence: We are committed to continually raising the bar for our products, processes and services.
  • Servant Leadership: We actively steward the Purpose, Vision and Values of Nova-Tech Engineering.

Strengths Based Culture:

In 2005, we began training managers on the Gallup Strengths concept of discovering employees’ natural talents and managing to those strengths in order to maximize engagement and productivity. A strengths-based approach is one that understands each employee brings a unique set of talents and drive to his or her job, and that if allowed to further develop and use those strengths, everyone wins.

Benefits at Nova-Tech Engineering:

We are proud to offer a generous benefits in addition to competitive compensation.  Not only do we offer a full week of paid holiday ‘shutdown’ to celebrate the Christmas season and recharge for the New Year, we also offer 8 paid holidays, PTO, two healthcare plans to choose from, health savings accounts with company match options, vision and dental insurance, life insurance, short term and long term disability, education reimbursement, and a 401K plan with an immediate 100% match of the first 5% of your wages.

To Apply or Further Inquire:

We welcome inquiries even if you are simply interested in exploring what it MIGHT be like to work at Nova-Tech Engineering located on the beautiful MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar, MN. Please send us an email note or give us a call with your questions!

 

Angela Koosman, Strategic HR Business Partner

AngelaK@nova-tech-eng.com

320-262-5766


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Select Genetics

Area Farms Supervisor - Willmar, MN

Salaried Schedule: Full-Time Job Description & Apply Now

About the Opportunity:

Select Genetics has a full time, career opportunity for a Area Farms Supervisor to join our turkey breeder operations.  Our operations have a well-established, operational structure for a Supervisor to easily transition to, or a new graduate will find advantageous and supportive.  This opportunity will require you to provide strong support and resources to our independent egg producer and company farms, located throughout Minnesota.

You will be responsible for the overall egg production, flock well-being, barn conditions and bio-security. This position would be focused on our brooder barns and some independent egg production farms.  It would also ensure the compliance of policies, procedures and regulations in the turkey industry. In addition, day-to-day administrative and record keeping tasks related to overall management (including management of several employees) would be key responsibilities.

The Ideal Candidate Summary:

Turkey breeder production is an evolving industry.  A successful candidate will come with a positive attitude, strong problem-solving skills, be self-motivated, have strong decision making, interpersonal, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Previous experience in poultry production or related animal production field would be highly preferred.

Compensation and Benefits Eligible:

Select Genetics offers a competitive salary and benefits package to include medical insurance plans, PTO/vacation, paid holidays, 401K with a 4% dollar for dollar match, continuing education and more!

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 Willmar, MN area.  Years of steady growth and success has resulted in the acquisition of additional poultry farms and hatcheries in Missouri, Iowa, Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana and Ohio.  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. We bring a quality, innovative perspective on how to raise the best birds possible for the farmers that we serve.

We are guided by our Core Values:

Employee Wellbeing:  Each of our employees is unique and we are committed to unlocking his or her full potential.

Teamwork: We utilize the unique individual strengths to create a better team.

Stewardship: Our decision making is focused on future decades rather than the next quarter.

Trustworthiness: We say what we’ll do and do what we say.

Excellence:  Our uncompromising drive to be the best.

 

To Apply or Further Inquire Contact:

Jami Halliday | Recruiting Specialist

(320) 222-9810

jami.halliday@life-scienceinnovations.com


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Breeder Division Manager - Wadesboro, NC

Salaried Schedule: Full-Time Job Description & Apply Now

About the Opportunity:

Select Genetics has a full time career opportunity for a Breeder Division Manager in Wadesboro, NC to join our turkey breeder operations. This opportunity will require you to provide strong leadership, support and resources to our contract and company farms, located in North Carolina.

You will be responsible for all aspects of the Division including egg production, flock well-being, barn conditions, bio-security and the oversight of several other supervisors. This position would also ensure the compliance of policies, procedures and regulations in the turkey industry. In addition, day-to-day administrative and record keeping tasks related to overall management would also be a key responsibility.

The Ideal Candidate Summary:

Turkey breeder production is an evolving industry.  Because of that, a successful candidate will come with a positive attitude, strong problem-solving skills, be self-motivated, have strong decision making, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Previous experience in poultry production is required.

Compensation and Benefits Eligible:

Select Genetics offers a competitive salary and benefits package to include medical insurance plans, PTO/vacation, paid holidays, 401K with a 4% dollar for dollar match, continuing education and more!

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 Willmar, MN area.  Years of steady growth and success has resulted in the acquisition of additional poultry farms and hatcheries in Missouri, Virginia, Iowa, Indiana and Ohio.  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. We bring a quality, innovative perspective on how to raise the best birds possible for the farmers that we serve.

We are guided by our Core Values:

Employee Wellbeing:  Each of our employees is unique and we are committed to unlocking his or her full potential.

Teamwork: We utilize the unique individual strengths to create a better team.

Stewardship: Our decision making is focused on future decades rather than the next quarter.

Trustworthiness: We say what we’ll do and do what we say.

Excellence:  Our uncompromising drive to be the best.

 

To Apply or Further Inquire Contact:

Susan Mathias

(540) 564-6066

susan.mathias@select-genetics.com


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CDL Truck Driver - Willmar, MN

Hourly DOQ Schedule: Full-Time Job Description & Apply Now

Select Genetics is a thriving agricultural company with a long history of success in the poultry industry.  We are headquartered in Willmar, MN with operating breeding and hatching facilities and farms located throughout MN, MO, VA, OH, IA, NC, MI and IL. We are adding CDL Truck Drivers due to our tremendous growth!

Driver Benefits Include:

  • Affordable Medical Insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Account (with match)
  • 401K Plan with 4% dollar for dollar match
  • Paid Holidays and PTO
  • Earning potential for full-time drivers up to $70K
  • GPS and Technically Equipped Trucks
  • Year Round Employment
  • $1,500 Sign On Bonus

Minimum Requirements to Apply:

  • Class A CDL
  • Clean driving record
  • Confidence using technology in trucks
  • 2 years verifiable driving records
  • Experience with automatic and manual transmissions

Company Organizational Purpose & Core Values:

We apply innovative solutions that help our customers provide safe and affordable animal protein to feed the world.

  • Employee Well-Being: Each of our employees is unique and we are committed to unlocking his or her full potential.
  • Innovation:  The new ideas of today will define our success in the future.
  • Stewardship: Our decision making is focused on future decades rather than the next quarter.
  • Trustworthiness: We say what we'll do and do what we say.
  • Excellence:  Our uncompromising drive to do the best.

 

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Jami Halliday| (320) 222-9810

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Class A CDL Driver - Osceola, IA

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Full and Part Time CDL Class A Drivers

Come join the team which is # 1 in our industry!

Select Genetics is a specialized transportation company with newer equipment and is looking for Full and Part Time CDL Class A drivers with a clean record to transport our day old poults. Runs include anywhere from one to 4 days and mostly will be teams and run generally weekdays. Position offers excellent earning potential up to $90,000 with paid vacations. Some moderate lifting at times and loading is required and is roll on. There is a $1500 incentive signing bonus for new hires.

Qualified candidates must have:
• Willing to drive as a team driver
• A CDL Class A Endorsement
• Pass the DOT Medical Certification
• Clean Driving Record
• Computer literate
• Live within 60 miles of Osceola (preferred)
• Have 3 years verifiable driving (preferred)

For the right individual we offer competitive pay and a full benefit package including, health, dental, and life insurance. Plus, short and long-term disability along with a 401 K.
If you are looking for a challenging career change and be home. Then come join our team. Contact our HR department at 320-262-5804 or pick up an application at our location at 210 Leisure Drive, Osceola Iowa 50213.
We look forward to seeing as part of our team soon.

Select Genetics is an equal Opportunity Employer and participant in E-verify


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Class A CDL Driver - Terre Haute, IN

Schedule: Full-Time Job Description & Apply Now

Select Genetics is a specialized transportation company with newer equipment and is looking for Class A CDL drivers with a clean record to transport our day old poults (baby turkeys). Some moderate lifting at times and loading is required. There is a $1500 incentive signing bonus for new hires.

Qualified candidates must have:
• Willing to drive as a team driver
• A CDL Class A Endorsement
• Pass the DOT Medical Certification
• Clean Driving Record
• Computer literate
• Live within 60 miles of Terre Haute (preferred)
• Have 3 years verifiable driving (preferred)

For the right individual we offer competitive pay and a full benefit package including, health, dental, and life insurance. Plus, short and long-term disability along with a 401 K.If you are looking for a challenging career change, come join our team!

Contact our Lora at lora.hyde@select-genetics.com for more information or to apply directly.


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Farm Sanitation Crew Member - Willmar, MN

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Select Genetics is a turkey breeding and hatchery business, operating the largest hatchery in the industry and producing over 30 million day-old baby turkeys (“poults”) annually for our customers.

We are currently seeking an individual with the right strengths for the Farm Sanitation Crew Member position.  This position adds significant value to our operation and we are excited to find the right candidate to join our strong team! Training and/or related experience is preferred but not required.

Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Wash and disinfect turkey production facilities in a safe and organized manner, ensuring that all company policies are followed
  • Work well in a team environment and be willing to pitch in in any area to get the job done
  • Good mechanical ability
  • Willing and able to work weekend and/or holidays
  • Commitment to follow all company policies and bio-security regulations
  • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs and stand on your feet for the majority of the day

Full-time employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, and life insurance; a health savings account (HSA); a 401k with a 4% company match; and paid time off.

To Apply or Further Inquire Contact:

Jami Halliday | Talent Acquisition

(320) 222-9810

jami.halliday@life-scienceinnovations.com


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General Labor - Willmar, MN

Hourly Schedule: Full-Time or Part-Time Job Description & Apply Now

Select Genetics is looking for general labor workers on our poultry-turkey farms located throughout the Willmar, MN area.  We are looking for reliable people who are available and interested in either full-time or part-time hours!  Positions include egg picking/gathering, catching, and insemination.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Applicants must be physically able to lift up to 50 lbs, walk and bend, and be willing to handle live birds (turkey), and/or eggs, and work inside a barn environment.
  • Must also be required to follow all site specific bio-security rules, including showering in and out of barns on a daily basis.
  • Applicants must also be at least 18 years old, pass a pre-employment drug screen, and have personal transportation to get to barn locations in the Willmar area.
  • General Labor positions can be scheduled anytime between the hours of 5:00AM - 7:00PM. Full-time or Part-Time hours available depending and available for discussion!

To apply or further inquire, contact:

Jami Halliday | HR Recruiter

(320) 222-9810

Jami.halliday@life-scienceinnovations.com


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Hatchery General Labor (Terre Haute, IN)

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Select Genetics is a turkey breeding and hatchery business.  We are currently seeking individuals with the right strengths to fill various positions that add significant value to our operation. Training and/or related experience is preferred but not required. We will train you if you:

  • have an interest in working with animals,
  • possess a strong work ethic,
  • desire to build a fulfilling career with a local organization, and
  • enjoy working in a growing environment with advancement opportunities.

Hatchery employees are paid hourly and work four days a week, starting at 5:25 a.m. and averaging 40 hours per week. An ideal candidate is:

  • A self-starter with attention to detail and very good hand dexterity
  • Able to work well alone and with others
  • Capable of lifting up to 25 pounds
  • Results-oriented

Full-time employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, and life insurance; a health savings account (HSA); a 401k with a 4% company match; and paid time off.

For more information or for inquiries, please contact Lora at: lora.hyde@select-genetics.com


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Hatchery Maintenance Supervisor - Willmar, MN

Salaried Schedule: Full-Time Job Description & Apply Now

Select Genetics is seeking a full-time Maintenance Supervisor for our hatchery facility located in Willmar, MN.  *(Formerly known as Willmar Poultry Company)

About Us:

Select Genetics is the world's largest supplier of quality turkey poults, and an industry leader in poultry genetics and agricultural innovation.  We use our expertise in these areas to provide the highest quality eggs and poults (baby turkeys) at the greatest value to integrated food marketing companies, our own commercial production farms and independent turkey growers.

 

The Opportunity:

This role will be responsible for planning and overseeing the work of the maintenance staff to ensure safe and efficient operations of the facility. In addition, the maintenance supervisor will be responsible for training and developing employees and the overall maintenance of the facilities and robotic equipment utilized in the poult hatching process.

 

The Ideal Candidate Qualifications:

  • Experience building and managing a team of highly engaged employees
  • Demonstrates experience and ability to solve problems and manage change
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Experience with HVAC Systems, boiler equipment, or other mechanical systems is ideal
  • Given the responsibilities within this production environment, the ideal candidate will reside in or near Willmar, MN
  • Experience working in an agricultural industry and/or live production environment is highly preferred.
  • A valid state driver’s license is required

Summary of Primary Responsibilities (not limited to):

  • Maintains safe and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complying with legal codes and regulations, as well as bio-security guidelines
  • Maintains function and reliability of facility systems and associated equipment by implementing a preventive maintenance program
    • This will include testing systems and equipment; restoring, repairing, rebuilding, or replacing faulty or inoperative components and parts.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities
  • Training and developing maintenance staff This is a salaried position and qualifies for a full company benefits package to include:

Compensation DOQ + Benefit Eligible

  • Medical Insurance (Affordable rates!)
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account with company contribution
  • 401(K) retirement plan with immediate 100% company match up to 4%
  • Company Paid Life Insurance = to 1X salary
  • PTO + Paid Holidays
  • Company paid Short and Long Term Disability Insurance

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:

Jami Halliday | HR Recruiter

(320) 222-9810

Jami.halliday@life-scienceinnovations.com


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Hatchery Service Room Lead - Willmar, MN

Hourly Schedule: Full-Time Job Description & Apply Now

Select Genetics is a turkey breeding and hatchery business, operating the largest hatchery in the industry and producing over 30 million day-old baby turkeys (“poults”) annually for our customers.

We are currently seeking an individual with the right strengths to the Service Room Lead position.  This position adds significant value to our operation and we are excited to find the right candidate to join our strong team! Training and/or related experience is preferred but not required.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee morning set up of Poult Service Room each day
  • Be proficient at and train new employees in Service Room procedures including toe trimming, PSP operation, swamping, Animal Welfare and general operation
  • Support Service Room in daily objective of operating smoothly and efficiently
  • Monitor work flow and direct employees as needed
  • Verify, perform and/or delegate various QC checks and cull pick up
  • Monitor performance standards of Service Room personnel on a regular basis
  • Check daily orders, determine which vaccines & treatments are needed for each
  • Mix and monitor levels of vaccine on PSP machines as needed
  • Assist Supervisor with flock number changes, counts and orders
  • Change needles and clean PSPs at each break
  • Maintain accurate maintenance records of all related servicing equipment
  • Perform light maintenance as required on Service Room equipment
  • Communicate with Maintenance relating to their services needed on equipment and climate control in Service and Poult Holding Rooms
  • Oversee cleaning at end of day, appoint each person to cleaning duty, train or delegate training of new employees in aspects of cleaning
  • Assist with final counts at end of servicing for each day
  • Fill in for Supervisor when needed
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor or Manager

Hatchery employees are paid hourly and work four days a week - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. An ideal candidate is:

  • A self-starter with attention to detail and very good hand dexterity
  • Able to work well alone and with others
  • Capable of lifting up to 25 pounds
  • Results-oriented

Full-time employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, and life insurance; a health savings account (HSA); a 401k with a 4% company match; and paid time off.

To Apply or Further Inquire Contact:

Jami Halliday | Talent Acquisition

(320) 222-9810

jami.halliday@life-scienceinnovations.com


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Hatchery Team Members - Foley, MN

Hourly Schedule: Full-Time Job Description & Apply Now

Select Genetics is a turkey breeding and hatchery business, operating the largest hatchery in the industry and producing over 30 million day-old baby turkeys (“poults”) annually for our customers.

We are currently seeking individuals with the right strengths to fill various positions that add significant value to our operation. Training and/or related experience is preferred but not required. We will train you if you:

  • have an interest in working with animals,
  • possess a strong work ethic,
  • desire to build a fulfilling career with a local organization, and
  • enjoy working in a growing environment with advancement opportunities.

Hatchery employees are paid hourly and work four days a week, starting at 5:25 a.m. and averaging 40 hours per week. An ideal candidate is:

  • A self-starter with attention to detail and very good hand dexterity
  • Able to work well alone and with others
  • Capable of lifting up to 25 pounds
  • Results-oriented

Full-time employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, and life insurance; a health savings account (HSA); a 401k with a 4% company match; and paid time off.

 


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Night Machine Watch - Foley, MN

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We are seeking a full-time employee for a Night Machine Watch opportunity at our hatchery operations located in Foley, MN.   This is an hourly, non-exempt, benefits eligible opportunity.

Select Genetics is the world's largest supplier of quality turkey poults, and an industry leader in poultry genetics and agricultural innovation.  We use our expertise in these areas to provide the highest quality eggs and poults (baby turkeys) at the greatest value to integrated food marketing companies, our own commercial production farms and independent turkey growers.

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.

Schedule, Compensation and Benefits:

  • Starting wage is $13.00/hour with increase available after 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:
    • Week 1- Monday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
    • Week 2- Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

This position qualifies for a full company benefits package to include:

  • Medical Insurance (Affordable rates!)
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account with up to $500 company contribution
  • 401(K) retirement plan with immediate 100% company match up to 4%
  • Company Paid Life Insurance = to 1X salary
  • PTO + Paid Holidays
  • Company Paid Short and Long Term Disability Insurance

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:

Jami Halliday

(320) 222-9810

jami.halliday@life-scienceinnovations.com


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Poultry Farm Laborers - Starbuck, MN

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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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