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Company Name: Green Plains Lakota, LLC
Recruiter: Dave Pierce
Phone:
402-916-4732
Job Title:
Material Handler (1 opening), Maintenance Tech(2 openings), and Other(2 openings)
Job Descriptions:

Material Handler: Operate and maintain machinery and equipment necessary in the loading and unloading of ethanol, wet & dry distillers and corn. (1 opening)
Maintenance Tech:
This is a maintenance crew position assigned to perform maintenance which includes areas of expertise in electrical-mechanical maintenance and installation, instrumentation, controls, Frequency drives, mechanical troubleshooting and repair. Primary goal is to assure safe and efficient production by responding to changing conditions in timely manner. (2 openings)
Other:
Learn all facets of the ethanol process including: cook, distillation, evaporation, dryers, thermo oxidizer, centrifuges, grain system, and water treatment. Learn and operate DCS (computer control system) for the plant. Follow Standard Operating Procedures for plant start-up, shut down, cleaning and batching. (2 openings)


 

Company Name: Grass Masters
Recruiter: Ryan Nelson
Phone:
515-200-9227
Job Title:
Pesticide Applicator/General Labor
Definition:
Primary job responsibilities include: pesticide application, irrigation installation, and seeding. Will be working outdoors. Willing to train. Employer will pay for pesticide certification. Full time, seasonal April ast until November.


 

Company Name: KOFAB
Recruiter: Brian Schlitz
Phone:
Office: 515-295-2435 or Cell: 515-341-7942
Job Title:
Machinist/Assembly
Definition:
Summer nelp needed: 6:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Running CNC lathes, mills, saws, etc.


 

Company Name: Pharmacists Mutal Insurance Company
Recruiter: Autumn Wirtz, HR Specialist
Email: autumn.wirtz@phmic.com
Job Title: Marketing Communications Specialist 1 or Sr.  
Definition: Click here to learn more and apply: http://www.phmic.com/aboutus/careers/OpenPositions.aspx


 

Company Name: Pharmacists Mutal Insurance Company
Recruiter: Autumn Wirtz, HR Specialist
Email: autumn.wirtz@phmic.com
Job Title: Operations Associate  
Definition: Click here to learn more and apply: http://www.phmic.com/aboutus/careers/OpenPositions.aspx


 

Company Name: Pharmacists Mutal Insurance Company
Recruiter: Autumn Wirtz, HR Specialist
Email: autumn.wirtz@phmic.com
Job Title: Underwriting Manager  
Definition: Click here to learn more and apply: http://www.phmic.com/aboutus/careers/OpenPositions.aspx


 

Company Name: Pharmacists Mutal Insurance Company
Recruiter: Autumn Wirtz, HR Specialist
Email: autumn.wirtz@phmic.com
Job Title: Sr. Accounting Associate  
Definition: Click here to learn more and apply: http://www.phmic.com/aboutus/careers/OpenPositions.aspx


 

Company Name: Algona Publishing
Recruiter: Dave Shabaz
Email: 515-295-3535
Job Title: Outside Sales Rep  
Definition: Service and sales of our advertising products to local businesses



 

Company Name: Corn Belt Power Cooperative
Recruiter: Human Resources
Email: hr@cbpower.coop
Job Title: Accountant   
Definition: A bachelor’s degree in accounting or an associate’s degree plus five years of accounting experience is preferred. Click here to view the full job description and how to apply.



 

Company Name:  Bancroft Bandits (Member of CornBelt Collegiate Summer Baseball League)
Contact: 
Crysti Neuman, City Director - City of Bancroft
Phone:
515-885-2382
Job Title: Bus Driver/Statistician
Number of Positions: 1 – Seasonal job from June – July
JOB DESCRIPTION::
The Bancroft Bandits are looking for a bus driver/statistician or just a statistician for all their home and away games. This is a paid position. Please call Crysti Neuman at 515-885-2382. This will be a seasonal job from June – July.



 

Company Name:  IPB Hatcheries, Inc.
Contact: 
Dan Welp
Email resume to Dan Welp at:
dwelp@welphatchery.com
Job Title: Maintenance Technician
Number of Positions: 1 Full-Time
Definition:
IPB Hatcheries, Inc. is a modern, fast paced broiler chick hatchery. We have an immediate need for a full-time maintenance technician. The candidate must possess self-starter capabilities, be able to correspond well with fellow team members, willingness to learn baby chick incubation, and preventative maintenance procedures. IPB Hatcheries, Inc. is offering a competitive wage based on experience and benefits package. Please email your resume to: dwelp@welphatchery.com or apply in person at: IPB Hatcheries, Inc., Hwy. 169, Bancroft, IA



 

Company Name:  COUNSEL
Contact: 
Mark Rasmussen
Phone:
800-888-6186
Job Title: Service Technician
Number of Positions: 1 Full-Time
Definition:
Rewarding career opportunity as an Office Equipment Service Technician with one of the fastest growing and award winning imaging companies servicing Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska since 1990.

No experience necessary. Candidate must be very mechanical and a great trouble shooter. We offer training programs, performance bonus, cell phone, company vehicle, and a friendly and clean workplace.

Sales and Service on nationally known printers, copiers, fax machines, and shredders.




Company Name:  Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Co.
Recruiter: 
Autumn Wirtz, HR Specialist
Email:
To apply, email resume to: autumn.wirtz@phmic.com
Job Title:Maintenance Associate
Definition: Click here to learn more and apply:http://www.phmic.com/aboutus/careers/OpenPositions.aspx


 

Company Name:  Thrivent Financial
Contact Name: 
Curtis Richards, Partner, Greater Iowa Region
Email:
To apply, email resume to: curt.richards@thrivent.com or call: 402-679-1651
Job Title:
2 Financial Associate positions open
Definition: Job located in Kossuth County. Click here to view the job description


 

Company Name:  Shrine of the Grotto of the Redemption
Contact Name: 
Andy Milam, Marketing and PR Coordinator
Contact Number:
  Phone: 515-887-2371
Job Title: 3 Open Positions - Gift Shop Sales
Job Description: Seasonal to part time as a gift shop associate, responsible for day to day operations of the Shrine gift shop, in West Bend. Includes, but not limited to merchandising as directed, ringing sales, excellent customer service.



 

Company Name:  Albion (Al Processors)
Contact Name: 
Craig Brownell
Contact Number:
Email: cbrownell@albionminerals.com or call 515-884-2472
Job Title: 4 Open Positions: Production Supervisor, Maintenance, Bagger/Blender and Manufacturing Floater
Job Description: Click on the links below for job description:

Production Supervisor
Maintenance
Bagger/Blender
Manufacturing Floater



 

Company Name:  The Chocolate Season
Contact Name: 
Erika Jensen, Owner
Contact Number:
  chocolateseason@me.com or call: 515-395-2462
Number of Positions: 1
Job Title:
Savory Chef: M-F hours 8:30 - 3:00 and occasional Saturday
Job Description:

Create and execute new recipes for seasonal menus and work in a friendly, team environment.  $10-12/hr, employee discount, paid vacation after certain hours worked, menu bonuses etc, as well as the opportunity to create seasonal menus, (no “off-the truck” cooking here) be in charge of inventory/grocery/prep lists.   Job is a permanent position, but willing to consider someone with short-term employment of 3- 6 month commitment. 

Click here to view the flyer



 

Company Name:  Reding's Gravel & Excavating
Recruiter: 
Katie Besch
Email:
  rge@rgealgona.com
Job Title:    General Laborer, Equipment Operator, and Truck Driver
Definition:   Reding’s Gravel & Excavating is currently seeking hard working individuals to fill openings in the area of general laborer, equipment operator, and truck driver.  Experience is preferred buy willing to train the right individual.  

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Company Name:  Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Co.
Recruiter: 
Autumn Wirtz, HR Specialist
Email:  autumn.wirtz@phmic.com 
Job Title:
    Customer Account Representative I
Definition:   Click here to learn more and apply. http://www.phmic.com/aboutus/careers/OpenPositions.aspx

 


 Company Name: KOFAB

Contact: Rhonda Kliegl
Phone: 515-295-7265 or rkliegl@kofab.com
Job Title:
Senior Buyer
Number of Positions: 1 Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION:
KOFAB has a full time opening for aSenior Buyer with prior purchasing experience. Seeking an energetic, organized applicant with great communication skills to interact with vendors, improve quality and service, and monitor prices, improve purchasing/inventory processes and methods to be more efficient. Research ways and products to hel lower costs. Domestic and international travel is required. KOFAB is a Div of PPI and is 100% employee owned. Excellent benefit package including an annual bonus and stock earnings are provided. Application is available on line at www.kofab.com.

 


 

Company Name: KOFAB

Contact: Rhonda Kliegl
Phone: 515-395-7265 or rkliegl@kofab.com
Job Title:
Builder at KOFAB Fabrication plant
Number of Positions: 2 Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION:
KOFAB has a full time opening for an experienced builder. This position will fabricate, position align and fit parts of customer conveyor systems and other related products. Must be able to perform various tasks related to the overall project including welding, reading blue prints and other misc tasks ranging from running small hand and power tools to grinding and cutting. KOFAB is a div of PPI and is 100% employee owned. Excellent benefit package including an annual bonus and stock earnings. Submit resume, or fill out an on line application at: www.kofab.com.

 


 

Company Name: White Transfer & Storage Company
Contact: Application can be obtained/completed at our Algona warehouse, 2801 East Poplar, Algona.
Phone: 515-395-3225
Job Title: Warehouse Worker

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Loads, unloads and delivers materials within or near warehouse using forklift or other equipment. This will include: Receiving, Picking and Shipping of finished product and/or raw materials. Managing all phases of inventory. Responsible for cleanliness of the warehouse.

 


 

Company Name: Universal Mfg Co. – ReTech Division

Contact:  Darryl Anderson, President
Email:
danderson@universalmanf.com
Phone:
515-295-3557 x137
Number of positions:  1
Positions: Quality Manager



JOB DESCRIPTION:

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Company Name:  Country Maid
Contact: Sue Golwitzer
Email:
sue.golwitzer@countrymaid.net
Positions: Various Job Openings.
JOB DESCRIPTION: View website.

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Company Name:  Horizons Unlimited of Palo Alto County, Inc.

Contact:  Pam Beschorner, HR
Email: 
PamBeschorner@horizons-unlimited.net
Number of positions: 1
Positions: Vocational Support Staff


JOB DESCRIPTION:
 

Applications may be obtained through Horizons website:  www.horizons-unlimited.net or in person @ 3826 460th Avenue, Hwy. 4 South, Emmetsburg, IA.  Send resume/application to:  Pam Beschorner, HR, % Horizons Unlimited of PAC, Inc., P.O. Box 567, Emmetsburg, IA 50536 or email to pambeschorner@horizons-unlimited.net.

 

 Vocational Support Staff – Part-time

Horizons Unlimited of PAC, Inc. is seeking a Part-time (20-24 hrs per week) Vocational Support Staff.  Responsibilities include working with developmentally disabled adults in varied work settings.  Must be able to pass a pre-employment health assessment including a drug screen and TB testing, criminal background checks, & motor vehicle record check.  Must have experience operating a skidloader/forklift; able to obtain a chauffer’s license & have good computer skills.  A HS diploma or GED is required.

 

 


 

 

Company Name: North Iowa Area Council of Governments (NIACOG)
Contact: Joe Myhre, Executive Director
Contact Number: 1-641-423-0491
Number of positions: 1
Position:  Part-time Transit Bus Driver for Kossuth County

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Driver will be responsible for the operation of various vehicles for the safe and orderly transportation of passengers to and from their destinations in and around Kossuth County. Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Class C CDL w/passenger endorsement and a good driving record for the past two years. $8.50 - $10.75/hr

For a complete job description and job application, either apply in person to the NIACOG office at 525 6th St SW, Mason City, call (641) 423-0491 or go to our website: www.R2BUS.org EOE/pre-employment physical and drug test required. Job also posted on NIACOG website: http://www.niacog.org/niacog_transit.html For detailed job description visit: http://www.niacog.org/Driver%20JOB%20DESCRIPTION.pdf

Application: http://www.niacog.org/Employment%20App.pdf

 


 

Company Name: Northwest Communications

Contact Name: Shelia Akridge

Contact Number: 712-776-2222 or hr@ncn.net

Number of Positions: 1

Position:
Network Technician

Job Description:
Under general supervision, identify, troubleshoot and resolve problems encountered by users of various servers, desktop systems, network Internet and other computer technology; troubleshoot and solve local-area network problems; provide technical support to end-users regarding computer hardware and software; install, test, certify and troubleshoot networking cabling systems; install configured network equipment; provides technical expertise to end-users regarding optimal set-up for software, hardware and network use; install, configure, monitor and troubleshoot a wide range of network and data communications software and hardware; train users in various software applications and network-related procedures; and perform related work as required. This position includes an excellent full-time benefit package. Please mail your resume or application to: Northwest Communications, 844 Wood St., Havelock, IA 50546 or email hr@ncn.net. Application can be found at http://www.ncn.net/about_us/employment.php

 


 

Company Name:
spa dee dah, too!

Contact Name: Ellengray Kennedy

Contact Number: 515-885-2772

Number of Positions: 1

Position: Immediately: Full Time Esthetician/Nail

Job Description:

  • Commission up to 53%
  • Retail Bonus up to 15%
  • Guaranteed Wage
  • Annual Educational Benefit up to $450 per year
  • Spa Stock Options available
  • Product & Service Discounts for Self & Family
  • In Spa Education
  • Personal Monthly Business  Development Sessions
  • Bi-monthly Retail & Service
  • Promotions with Employee Incentives
  • Wellness Package coming in 2012

View Informational Flyer

 


 

Company Name: 
Snap-on Tools 

Contact Name: Joanie Leerar

Contact Number: 515-295-2456 

Number of Positions: 

Position: Production –2nd shift

Job Description:

Snap-on Tools, a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of automotive and industrial tools, storage units and related equipment has immediate openings for Production Workers on 2nd shift at the Algona, Iowa plant. Starting wage is $13.00 per hour. Candidates with manufacturing experience preferred. Snap on offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package. A post - offer drug screen required.

 


 

Kossuth/Palo Alto County Intern Program
Summer 2016 Intern Job Openings

 

Company Name: KOFAB
Recruiter: Brian Schlitz
Phone:
Office: 515-295-2435 or Cell: 515-341-7942
Job Title:
Machinist/Assembly
Definition:
Summer nelp needed: 6:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Running CNC lathes, mills, saws, etc.


 

Company Name: Algona Publishing

Contact Name: Kurt Dahl and Mindy Baker

Contact Number: 515-295-3535

Number of Positions: 1

Timeframe: Summer Months

Position:Progress Report Intern POSITION FILLED

Job Description:

Nature and scope: Gathers information and writes progress and news stories, including the production of accompanying photos for publication. The successful applicant will be responsible for the annual Algona Upper Des Moines Progress edition

 


 

Company Name: Aluma

Contact Name: April Braun

Contact Number: 515-885-4969 Direct Line or email: April.Braun@alumaklm.com

Number of Positions: 1

Timeframe: Summer Months

Position: CAD or Engineering

Job Description:

CAD or Engineering

 


Company Name:  Country Maid
Contact: Sue Golwitzer
Email: sue.golwitzer@countrymaid.net
Positions: 1 Late May through College Start POSITION FILLED
JOB DESCRIPTION: Industrial Engineer/Maintenance

Click here to view the job description and how to apply.  

 


 

Company Name: DuPont Pioneer - PRODUCTION PLANT

Contact Name: Cynthia Arndorfer

Contact Number: 515-295-9411 x211

Number of Positions: 2

Timeframe: June - August

Position: Crop Scout

Job Description:

Supervise research experiments and scouting seed fields for pests, diseases and population.

 


 

Company Name: Iowa State Bank

Contact Name: Brianna Marso

Contact Number: 515-295-3595

Number of Positions: 1

Timeframe: May/June, July/August

Position: General Banking POSITION FILLED

Job Description:

Exposure to all aspects of banking including teller functions, loan support, marketing, etc.

 


 

Company Name: Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation

Contact Name: Maureen Elbert

Contact Number: 515-295-7979

Number of Positions: 1

Timeframe: Summer Months

Position: Office Assistant POSITION FILLED

Job Description:

Typing, filing, answering telephone, data entry, update mailing lists and emails, work on newsletters, and assist with summer intern program.

 


 

Company Name: Kossuth Regional Health Center

Contact Name: Tara Marso

Contact Number: 515-295-4606

Number of Positions: 6

Timeframe: Summer Months

Position: Internship POSITION FILLED

Job Description:

Maintenance, Public Relations, Health Information/Medical Records (scanning records), Clinic -2(scanning files), OT

 


 

 

Company Name: Northwest Bank

Contact Name: Pat Berte

Contact Number: 515-295-7271

Number of Positions: 1

Position:Customer Service Representative POSITION FILLED

Job Description:

Assist customers of the bank with general banking transactions and customer service tasks.

 


 

Company Name: Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company

Contact Name: Autumn Wirtz, HR Specialist

Contact Number: autumn.wirtz@phmic.com

Number of Positions: 1

Position: Legal/Compliance Intern POSITION FILLED

Job Description:

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Company Name: Smithfield

Contact Name: Rose Kain

Contact Number: 515-295-7570 X42413

Number of Positions: 2

Timeframe: Summer Months

Position: Field Staff POSITION FILLED

Job Description:

Hiring 2 field staff. Internships will be for those seeking an animal science degree.

 


 

Contact Us

Maureen Elbert,
Executive Director
106 S. Dodge Street
Suite 210
Algona, IA  50511
Ph: 515-295-7979
Fax: 515-295-8873
kcedc@kossuthia.com

Hours:
8:00-5:00 M-Thursday
8:00-2:00 Friday

 

 


 

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