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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

Accurately and efficiently operate over 20 different machines in the fabrication department.

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Operate fabrication equipment and conveyor paint line system on the shop floor.
  • Set up assigned machinery in designated work cells.
  • Work in all designated areas within the facilities as determined by current work in process.
  • Check finished products to ensure high quality of work.
  • Comply with Company and department safety and work practice policies and procedures as applicable.
  • Maintain a neat and orderly work area.
  • Accurately complete a work card daily and turns them into the supervisor at the end of the shift.
  • Keep supervisor informed of important developments, potential problems and related information necessary for effective management. Coordinate and communicate plans and activities with others, as appropriate to ensure a coordinated work effort and team approach.
  • Perform all other duties as apparent or assigned.

Minimum Years of Experience

High School education or equivalent. At least 1 year of experience in related position or field. 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. Ability to obtain equipment license or power equipment certification as required.

Salary or Hourly Rate

$500 sign-on bonus paid at the completion of 90 days! $18.50 per hour starting base pay plus $0.75 per hour for 2nd shift premium.

Benefits

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

All we need is your resume to start!

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.

Location
2050 Airtech Drive, Faribault, Minnesota

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