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Palo Alto County Employers


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Company Name: Green Plains Lakota LLC
Contact: Dave Pierce
Phone: 402-916-4732
Job Title:
Process Operator
Number of Positions: 2 Full-time

This position will learn all facets of the ethanol process including: cook, distillation, evaporation, dryers, & more.



Company Name: Green Plains Lakota LLC
Contact: Dave Pierce
Phone: 402-916-4732
Job Title: Material Handler
Number of Positions: 2 Full-time

Operate & maintain machinery & equipment necessary in the loading & unloading of ehtanol, wet & dry distillers and corn.



Company Name: Green Plains Lakota LLC
Contact: Dave Pierce
Phone: 402-916-4732
Job Title: Maintenance Tech
Number of Positions: 2 Full-time

Maintain plant machinery & equipment systems & perform other mechanical duties as required to ensure plant production processing continues. Install new machinery & equipment on a project by project base.



Company Name: Green Plains Lakota LLC
Contact: Dave Pierce
Phone: 402-916-4732
Job Title: Utility Operator
Number of Positions: 2 Full-time

Entry level position responsible for the general upkeep & maintenance of the plant, working an 8 hour shift.  Works closely with the Production Management staff completing various tasks.




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

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: AGP - Emmetsburg
Recruiter: Kent Klootwyk
Email: or call 712-852-3334
Job Title: Full Time Truck Driver

Ag Processing Inc has an opening for a Full-Time Truck Driver based out of its Emmetsburg facility. Applicants must meet all DOT requirements, Class A CDL with Air Brake Endorsement, good driving record, and at least 2 years’ experience. Selected candidates must also complete a physical exam and drug screen. AGP offers Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental & Life Insurance, Paid Vacation, 401(k), Company Retirement. Interested drivers may pick up an application between 8am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, at the AGP Main Office located at 4739 380th St. in Emmetsburg, IA.



Company Name: Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Co.
Recruiter:  Autumn Wirtz, HR Specialist
Job Title: 
Coverage Advisor
Definition: Click here to find out how to apply.




Company Name: The North Iowa Municipal Electric Cooperative Association (NIMECA)
Contact:  Email:
Number of positions:  1
Positions: Accountant/Office Manager


The North Iowa Municipal Electric Cooperative Association (NIMECA) is hiring an Accountant/Office Manager.  Preferred candidate will have a degree in accounting and at least 2 years of experience in the accounting field, Quickbooks, and Excel.  Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications with comprehensive benefit package including health insurance and IPERS retirement.  Interested applicants may send their resume to:
PO Box 445
Humboldt, IA 50548

For more information please visit and click on “Jobs”.
A pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check are required.

NIMECA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Company Name: Universal Mfg Co. – ReTech Division
Contact:  Darryl Anderson, President
515-295-3557 x137
Number of positions:  1
Positions: Quality Manager


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Company Name:  Country Maid
Contact: Sue Golwitzer
Number of positions:  1
Positions: Plant Engineer


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




Company Name:  Aluma
Contact:  Charles Oppedal
Phone: 515-885-2398

Number of positions:  1
Positions: Draftsman


Seeking a highly motivated and organized individual for a full-time position as a Draftsman. Candidate must have a High School diploma or equivalent. SolidWorks experience or similar is preferred, will train motivated candidates. Position is located in Bancroft, IA. Aluma offers a full benefits package including: health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance,  life insurance, short and long-term disability, and Aflac.
Applications can be found online at Please email completed applications and resumes to For any questions contact Charles Oppedal, Plant Manager-Bancroft at 515-885-2398.




Company Name:  Horizons Unlimited of Palo Alto County, Inc.
Contact:  Pam Beschorner, HR
Number of positions: 1
Positions: Vocational Support Staff


Applications may be obtained through Horizons website: 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


 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: Rehabilitative Massage
Contact: Kelly Bay
Contact: E-mail resumes to
Number of positions: 1
Position: Licensed Massage Therapist


Rehabilitative Massage in Emmetsburg, IA is looking for a licensed massage therapist to join our team!  Rehabilitative Massage has all of the tools necessary to ensure your professional success, including online booking systems, websites, a social media presence, consistent referral sources, and an established and expanding clientele.  Enjoy family friendly hours, a supportive work environment, and a management philosophy dedicated to growth and development. Applicant must be licensed to practice massage in the state of Iowa; knowledge of deep tissue techniques preferred.   E-mail resumes to


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

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: EOE/pre-employment physical and drug test required. Job also posted on NIACOG website: For detailed job description visit:




Company Name:
Northwest Communications

Contact Name: Shelia Akridge

Contact Number: 712-776-2222 or

Number of Positions: 1

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 Application can be found at



Company Name: Doherty Staffing Solution

Contact:Ashley Norland

Contact Number:
515-295-2481 ext. 232

Number of Positions: 1

Position: Administrative Assistant

Job Description:
Doherty Staffing Solutions in partnership with our client company in Algona is currently interviewing for a Logistics Administrative Assistant.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Performs moderately complex clerical and administrative duties with moderate supervision
- Coordinates, tracks and reports data, completes projects and supports the effective operation of the work group or department
- May organize provide input and distribute information
- Ensures all documents are completed accurately and timely
- Ability to be out on the floor, helping clean, work with other processes in the warehouse, and ability to receive training on a forklift and help pool seed if needed. The basis of the position will be in the office, but the expectation will be to be out in the plant helping out when the office work is done.

Position Requires the Following:
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Good verbal and interpersonal communication skills
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs



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 and Massage Therapist

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

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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.




Contact Us

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

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




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