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Why You Should Work Here

Since founder Don Kotula opened his garage door to the world in 1980, Northern Tool + Equipment has stayed true to a vision that has guided the company ever since — building lasting relationships by providing the right solution for our customers. Today, Northern Tool + Equipment has grown into a billion-dollar company that provides over 70,000 carefully chosen tools via catalogs, website and retail stores. We seek talented people who wish to share their initiative, ideas and expertise; we develop and support our teams and we put them in a position to succeed. We know our customer, we provide value and we act with integrity. We are True Northern.

  • MN Top Workplaces recipient for 5 years in a row – recognized as a top scorer in work/life balance
  • Work/life balance continually scores at the top in engagement surveys
  • Remote work options
  • Generous PTO plan
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO) – paid time off to volunteer
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Caregiving support – all employees eligible for a company paid membership to Bright Horizons to support finding resources and receive discounts to meet care giving needs
  • Reasonable retail hours, no big box hours here!
  • Member of Make Time to Vote organization – paid time off to vote

Job Description

Efficiently assemble products as well as lead team members by training, assigning work, and keeping assembly lines flowing under the direction of the Assembly Supervisor.

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Maintain Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, (SQDC) boards to inform team members on Key Performance Indicators, (KPIs).
  • Perform Abnormal Work in assembly as a result of any deviation from the standard work.
  • Maintain a neat and orderly work area in compliance with 5S.
  • Attend appropriate daily/weekly meetings with Supervisor/Manager.
  • Accurately record time and quantity of production orders in a timely manner.
  • Assist Supervisor in training and retraining team members.
  • Assign individual work assignments to team members in the production area.
  • Inspect Bill of Materials for accuracy.
  • Perform first unit inspections for compliance with work instructions and quality.
  • Assist Assembly Supervisor in keeping the assembly line flowing to meet production goals/efficiencies, including awareness of required tact times for positions and delegating employees to line positions.

Minimum Years of Experience

High school education or equivalent At least 2 years of Assembly experience and knowledge required. Demonstrated leadership skills. Demonstrated organizational skills. Basic understanding of LEAN principles of manufacturing. Ability to work a schedule based on the understanding of responsibilities and priorities. Ability to accurately read and match numbers. Ability to understand and follow verbal and written directions and communicate to personnel. Ability to maintain a positive attitude and work in a manner that promotes a safe working environment. Ability to contribute to the team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Demonstrates Northern Tool + Equipment’s 12 Core Competencies.

Salary or Hourly Rate

$500 sign-on bonus at the completion of 90 days. Competitive hourly rate.


Fun stuff:

  • Annual summer picnic
  • Team lunches + ice cream socials
  • Holiday celebrations
  • Casual/Dress for Your Day
  • Interdepartmental team events and competitions – we love a little friendly competition
  • Service awards + Core Values recognition program

Financial benefits:

  • 401k with company match
  • Life Insurance (company paid and provides 1X annual salary in coverage)
    • Supplemental life Insurance available for employee, spouse, and children
  • Travel Assistance program - benefits available for emergency situations while traveling
  • Accident and Critical Care coverage
  • Employee Discount at all Northern Tool companies
  • Paid Time Off
  • Annual Incentive Plan programs

Health & Wellness:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
  • 100% coverage for in network preventive care
  • Disease prevention and management including weight loss support through Omada
  • Tobacco cessation support
  • Company sponsored fitness and wellness challenges
  • Employee Assistance Program (includes 24/7 support and up to 3 in person counseling sessions at no cost)
  • Short term + long-term disability (company paid, provides up to 60% of monthly covered earnings)
  • Flex Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care Expenses
  • Grand Rounds – health care advocate to support employees with accessing quality care
  • Learn to Live – mental health online support/resources for all employees and family members

Make an Impact:

  • Volunteer Time Off – paid time off to volunteer!
  • Charitable Matching Programs
  • Community Health Charities sponsor
  • Regular donations made to 360 Communities
  • Member of Make Time to Vote organization

Career growth and advancement:

  • Regular 1-1s and coaching
  • Access to talent management technology to support individual career development and aspirations
  • Access to many Learning + Development offerings online and in person
  • Partnerships with many educational programs, organizations, and institutions
  • Internship and apprentice offerings
  • Stretch assignments and opportunity to try out new things!
  • Tuition assistance
  • Various leadership development programs for leaders at all stages in their management career

Application Information

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About Company
Founded in 1980, Northern Tool + Equipment has grown into a billion-dollar company that provides over 70,000 carefully chosen tools via catalogs, website and retail stores.

2050 Airtech Drive, Faribault, Minnesota

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