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  6. Indeed.com
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  7. Iowa Lakes Community College – Career Resource Center
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Job Opportunities

 

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

Click here to view the flyer. 

YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVpORghvM2c&feature=youtu.be  


 


 

Company Name:  The Chocolate Season
Contact:   Erika Jensen, Owner
Phone:   Email chocolateseason@me.com or call: 515-395-2462
Job Title: Cross-trained Kitchen Assistant  
Number of Positions: 1 - Part Time Permanent
Job Description:  Assist in prep and execution of seasonal lunch menus and work in a friendly, team environment. $9-12/hr, employee discount, paid vacation after certain hours worked, menu bonuses, etc. Learn to be cross-trained as a pastry/confection assistant as well.  Hours would be approximately 20+/week with an increase in hours during seasonal rushes. 

 


 

Company Name: UMC ReTech
Contact: Human Resources
Phone: hr@umcretech.com or hand deliver to UMC ReTech- 405 Diagonal St., Algona, IA
Job Title: Machinist
Number of Positions: 1
Job Description: We are looking for a person that can operate a mill or lathe.  This person will be running a mill to modify transfer case halves, and using a lathe to cut apart viscous coupling, repair planetary gears, repair differentials, drill out bushings and other items as needed.



 

Company Name: UMC ReTech
Contact: Human Resources
Phone: hr@umcretech.com or hand deliver to UMC ReTech- 405 Diagonal St., Algona, IA
Job Title: Welder
Number of Positions: 1
Job Description: We are looking for a person that can TIG weld aluminum, magnesium, and MIG weld steel and stick weld.  This position will be for welding on case halves, fixing crakes in case halves, removing broken bolts, repairing of broken fins on case halves.  MIG weld steel viscous couplings back together, removing broken screws from oil pumps and brazing on forks.


Company Name: Algona Publishing Company
Contact: John Johnston
Phone: 515-295-3535 x223 or email: jjohnston@algona.com 
Job Title: General Office 
Number of Positions: 1 - Part Time, 28 hours per week
Job Description: Typing, answering phones, assisting people at the front counter, and other office tasks as needed throughout the day.


Company Name: Central Financial Group
Contact: Terese Culbertson
Phone/Email: Please email your experience or resume (preferred) to: terese.culbertson@centralfinancialgroup.com
Job Title: Insurance Customer Service Representative
Number of Positions: 1  - Office is located in Britt, Iowa
Job Description: Click here to view job description and how to apply.


 

Company Name: KOFAB
Recruiter: Gary Schlitz or Rhonda Kliegl
Phone: 515-295-7265
Job Title: Varied openings. Visit www.kofab.com to complete a general application, and attach resume, or apply for specific positions.
Definition: New openings occurring beginning Oct. 3rd week. To submit an application or view current job openings, please apply online: http://www.kofab.com/company/careers/


 

Company Name: DuPont Pioneer
Recruiter:
Aventure Staffing
Phone:
515-295-9411 x506
Job Title:
Seasonal Production
Number of Positions:
Varied
Job Description:
Click here to view additional information


  

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:  Reding's Gravel & Excavating
Recruiter: 
Katie Besch
Email:
  rge@rgealgona.com
Job Title:    Mechanic

Definition:   Reding’s Gravel & Excavating is currently seeking hard working individuals to fill openings in the area.  Experience is preferred buy willing to train the right individual.  


Click below to view job description and apply:


 

Company Name:  Horizons Unlimited of Palo Alto County, Inc.
Contact: 
Evelyn Schneider
Email: 
712-852-2211

Number of positions: 1 Part Time
Positions: Direct Support Professional

JOB DESCRIPTION:
 

Direct Support Professional. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to relate to and work with developmentally disabled adults. Be responsible for safety, health, and welfare of all individuals. Must have: HS Diploma/GED, a valid IOWA drivers license, obtain and/or maintain a Chauffer-Class D license and be insurable by our company. A criminal background and abuse reporting check will be done before the start date of this position. Will have to monitor daily charting and documentation in area of responsibility. Must be able to work every other weekend. Hours vary between 2pm-12midnight.

 


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:  spa dee dah, too!
Contact Name: Ellengray Kennedy
Contact Number: 515-885-2772
Number of Positions: 3
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

View Informational Flyer

 


 

 

Kossuth/Palo Alto County Intern Program
Summer 2017 Intern Job Openings

 

Company Name:   Kossuth County Engineer’s Office
Recruiter:   Doug Miller
Email:   engineer@co.kossuth.ia.us or call: 515-295-3320   
Number of Positions:  One, possibly two
Timeframe:  Summer of 2017
Job Title:   Part Time Summer Help, Civil Engineer Intern, Civil Engineer Tech Intern 
Description:   This position is an excellent opportunity for a student to obtain experience in road and bridge maintenance and construction as well as office work related to transportation infrastructure management.  Employee will be required to complete some physical work, including sampling, aggregate, Portland cement concrete and hot mix asphalt.  Employee should work well with others, have good computer and communication skills.  Possession of a valid driver’s license is required.  Please send letter of application and resume to engineer@co.kossuth.ia.us

 


 

Company Name: Algona Upper Des Moines
Contact Name:
Alan Van Ormer
Contact Number:
515-295-3535
Number of Positions:
1
Timeframe:
June through August
Position:
Writer POSITION FILLED
Job Description:
Writing feature and news stories, take photographs and possibility of layout and design of newspaper

 



Company Name:
  Country Maid

Contact: Molly Clark, Darin Massner, and Mike Springer
Phone: 515-887-6243
Number of Positions: 3 POSITION FILLED
Positioins: 1 - Marketing, 1 - IT Intern, and 1 - Industiral Engineering/Maintenance
JOB DESCRIPTION:
For Marketing job description and how to apply visit: http://www.countrymaid.net/openings . Contact Darin Massner for IT. Contact Mike Springer for Industrial Engineering/Maintenance.


 

Company Name: DuPont Pioneer – Algona Research Station
Contact Name:
JoAnn Harren
Contact Number:
515-295-7283 x136
Number of Positions:
2
Position:
Research Summer Student Assistant
POSITION FILLED
Job Description: DuPont Pioneer is seeking a Research Summer Student Assistant to participate in a 3-month opportunity designed to give broad based exposure to the day-to-day activities of a breeding program.  Assistants in the program will be expected to participate in all aspects of the research center's activities including planting, plot maintenance, pollination, data collection, and possibly harvesting and could travel to other locations to help on specific field related tasks. Position duration is May to August 2016.

Education and Experience:  College Sophomore or Junior standing, majoring in Agronomy, Plant Physiology, Plant Pathology, Genetics, or a related field.  Agricultural background beneficial.

Competencies: Individual must display a high degree of self-motivation, self-initiative, and ability to work well with others. Good communication and interpersonal skills along with strong computer aptitude are essential.

 


 

Company Name: Horizons Unlimited
Contact Name:
Paige Metzger
Contact Number:
712-852-2211 ext. 118
Number of Positions:
1 - Will hire anytime (Flexible to fit Intern's time requirements)
Position:
A Choice of Job Coach Intern or Day HabIntern or combination (can customize intership to target shills)
Job Description:
Horizons Unlimited has worked with adults who have developmental, mental and/or physical disabilities for more than 40 YEARS. We provide a unique variety of programs where we focus on the abilities in people with disabilities. Interns can learn and experience  any or all the fllowing job skills/tasks:

 

  • Assist with the implementation of community integrated Day Habilitation programs.
  • Assist Horizons' members with meeting their program goals
  • Assisted with job coaching an individual in the community 
  • Learn the job development and placement process for individuals seeking jobs in the community

Interns can customize their job to fit their internship requirements and focus on the skills they desire to learn.


 

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:
2
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:
Laura Curry, Human Resources Assistant
Contact Number: 
515-295-4606 POSITION FILLED
Number of Positions:
2 - Occupational Therapy, 1 - Maintenance, and 1 - Public Relations
Job Description:
Occupational Therapy (2 openings) - 20 hrs a week
Maintenance (1 opening) - 20-30 hrs a week; lawn mowing, outdoor work, painting, etc.
Public Relations (1 opening) -  20 hrs a week; public relations, communication activities, marketing, writing, and design.

 


 

Company Name: MaxYield Coop
Contact Name:
Diane Streit
Contact Number: 
515-887-7211
Number of Positions:
9
Position:
Variety of Ag-related internships POSITION FILLED
Job Description:
Internships in Grain, Client Relations, Communications, Sales and Agronomy.

 


 

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:
Visit www.phmic.com

 


 

Company Name: Smithfield
Contact Name:
Rose Kain
Contact Number: 
515-295-7570 X42413
Number of Positions:
2
Timeframe: June - August
Position:
Production Interns POSITION FILLED
Job Description:
Work with Territory Managers assisting with our grower base. Gain understanding of and ability to implement company systems. Develop and establish rapport/relationships with all personnel and management.

 


 

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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