The job market is good for job seekers

New graduate? Getting back into the workforce? Looking for a job upgrade? The Minneapolis Star Tribune has some good news…

There has seldom been a better time to go job hunting, particularly for new graduates and entry-level workers.

After many recessionary years of clawbacks and wage reductions when the employed were grateful even to have jobs, job seekers now find employers fighting to hire them. Wages are inching up — not enough, and not in all sectors, but it’s happening. Earlier this year a survey by the National Federation of Independent Businesses showed that more than 30 percent of small businesses reported paying higher wages. Average U.S. hourly pay has risen nearly 3 percent, the biggest jump in nearly a decade.

To their delight, students looking for summer jobs have found plenty, many paying well above minimum wage and some even accompanied by modest benefit packages.

Particularly for workers just starting out, this may be the best labor market since the 1990s, said Steve Hine, director of labor market information for the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. “We’re at 3.1 percent unemployment. For workers, we’re moving into a sellers’ market in a way we haven’t seen before.”

Help wanted – General Laborer in Montevideo, MN

Do you like to travel?

J & D Construction, Inc., located in Montevideo, MN, is a Commercial Ag Design-Build General Contractor and has been in business since 1980. J & D builds and maintains Grain Handling Facilities for commercial and farm use, Fertilizer Plants, Grain and Seed Processing Plants, and Feed Mills. We specialize in machinery installation, structural erection and equipment assembly. We also have a manufacturing shop that builds components for use in our projects.

As a part of the J & D team you will go through a custom designed training/safety program designed to set you up for success so that you can operate safely and consistently. We offer a great starting wage and promote growth opportunities and advancement within. We offer benefit packages including: health, dental, life and disability insurance, 401k, paid vacation and clothing allowance.

DESCRIPTION

Assembly and repair of grain handling equipment and facilities. The job will include set up and tear down of equipment and tools each day. Most assembly will take place at ground level, but candidate will be required to climb ladders, stairs, and steel structures for installation and detail work done at heights up to 200’ above ground.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Lift 50-75lbs regularly
  • Bend, kneel, twist, reach, and stand for long hours
  • Climb stairs, ladders and structures with 10’-30’ unbroken lengths
  • Work around machinery with moving parts
  • Work around moving objects or vehicles
  • Work on ladders or scaffolding and large structures
  • Able to be exposed to physical environment including: excessive heat/cold, weather elements, dust, dirt, and noise
  • Willing to travel
  • Comfortable with heights (up to 200’ above ground)
  • Safety focused
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Positive attitude
  • Willingness to learn
  • Excellent attendance

J & D Construction, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.

*** MUST BE WILLING TO TRAVEL***

Please visit our website at www.jdconstinc.com/hr to apply TODAY!

Help wanted – Foreman in Montevideo, MN

J & D Construction, Inc., located in Montevideo, MN, is a Commercial Ag Design-Build General Contractor and has been in business since 1980. J & D builds and maintains Grain Handling Facilities for commercial and farm use, Fertilizer Plants, Grain and Seed Processing Plants, and Feed Mills. We specialize in machinery installation, structural erection and equipment assembly. We also have a manufacturing shop that builds components for use in our projects.

As a part of the J & D team you will go through a custom designed training/safety program designed to set you up for success so that you can operate safely and consistently. We offer a great starting wage and promote growth opportunities and advancement within. We offer benefit packages including: health, dental, life and disability insurance, 401k, paid vacation and clothing allowance.

DESCRIPTION

Assembly and repair of grain handling equipment and facilities. The job will include set up and tear down of equipment and tools each day. Most assembly will take place at ground level, but candidate will be required to climb ladders, stairs, and steel structures for installation and detail work done at heights up to 200’ above ground.

RESPONSIBILTIES

  • Provides professional leadership by creating a safe, organized work environment that is productive and enjoyable and treats all employees and customers with dignity and respect.
  • Ensure crew members, including new hires, are fully trained and follow all safety and construction procedures.
  • Coordinates efforts with Supervisor for continuous crew training and re
  • Communicate with the customer on all aspects of the project.
  • Organize specific jobs for crew members in a way which provides opportunities for success.
  • Utilize the unique skills and contributions of each team member.
  • Lead by personal example and require cooperation by all crew employees in timely starts and stops.
  • Review safety and training items and discuss overall job performance.
  • Provide recommendations for promotions, demotions and wage adjustments.
  • Understand and enforce all company policies and procedures
  • Complete all required paperwork

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of 3 years in a leadership/management position
  • Must be able to operate construction hand tools and other specialized equipment safely, efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding environment and at various heights
  • Ability to adapt to a flexable work schedule and work in various types of weather
  • Ability to produce quality work
  • Ability to work in an efficient manner
  • MUST be able to travel
  • Good communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Established organizational and planning skills
  • Embrace accountability and ownership
  • MUST have a positive attitude
  • Must be willing to learn

J & D Construction, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.

*** MUST BE WILLING TO TRAVEL***

Please visit our website at www.jdconstinc.com/hr to apply TODAY!

 

Help wanted – Project Designer in Montevideo, MN

J & D Construction, Inc., located in Montevideo, MN, is a Commercial Ag Design-Build General Contractor and has been in business since 1980. J & D builds and maintains Grain Handling Facilities for commercial and farm use, Fertilizer Plants, Grain and Seed Processing Plants, and Feed Mills. We specialize in machinery installation, structural erection and equipment assembly. We also have a manufacturing shop that builds components for use in our projects.

Project Designer duties include:

  • Responsible for design/layout of new grain elevator construction projects using AutoCAD software
  • Knowledge of grain industry, concrete, sheet metal and structure steel components
  • Proficient with AutoCAD in 3D, will train if needed
  • Produce 3D models, field construction drawings and concrete drawings
  • Approve equipment drawings/orders with vendors
  • Review and redline shop detail drafters work for accuracy
  • Able to read and manipulate drawings
  • Solid understanding of drafting techniques, well-developed drafting and mechanical drawing skills
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Coordinate with and consult coworkers to resolve design or other issues
  • Responsible for updating shop lists using Microsoft Excel
  • Create general arrangement drawings from 3D model
  • Collaborate with project designer to resolve issues that arise during shop detailing parts
  • Review project schedules to detail parts in the right order to maintain schedule
  • Ability to multi task and manage multiple projects at one time
  • Perform quality work with a high degree of accuracy within established time frames
  • Make necessary revisions and adjustments to drawings
  • Sets up and maintains an organized file system for drawings
  • Must be able to communicate effectively
  • Team player with excellent attention to detail, exceptional organization skills, effective verbal/written communication skills

As a part of the J & D team you will go through a custom designed training/safety program designed to set you up for success so that you can operate safely and consistently. We offer a great starting wage and promote growth opportunities and advancement within. We offer benefit packages including: health, dental, life and disability insurance, 401k, paid vacation, and clothing allowance.

J & D Construction, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.

Please visit our website at www.jdconstinc.com/hr  to apply TODAY!

Help wanted – Mechanical Drafter in Montevideo, MN

J & D Construction, Inc., located in Montevideo, MN, is a Commercial Ag Design-Build General Contractor and has been in business since 1980. J & D builds and maintains Grain Handling Facilities for commercial and farm use, Fertilizer Plants, Grain and Seed Processing Plants, and Feed Mills. We specialize in machinery installation, structural erection and equipment assembly. We also have a manufacturing shop that builds components for use in our projects.

Mechanical Drafter duties include:

  • Responsible for developing shop detail and assembly drawings from project design layouts and 3D models using AutoCAD software
  • Knowledge of sheet metal and structure steel components
  • Proficient with AutoCAD in 3D, will train if needed
  • Able to read and manipulate drawings
  • Solid understanding of drafting techniques, well-developed drafting and mechanical drawing skills
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Coordinate with and consult coworkers to resolve design or other issues
  • Responsible for updating shop lists using Microsoft Excel
  • Create general arrangement drawings from 3D model
  • Collaborate with project designer to resolve issues that arise during shop detailing parts
  • Review project schedules to detail parts in the right order to maintain schedule
  • Ability to multi task and manage multiple projects at one time
  • Perform quality work with a high degree of accuracy within established time frames
  • Make necessary revisions and adjustments to drawings
  • Sets up and maintains an organized file system for drawings
  • Must be able to communicate effectively
  • Team player with excellent attention to detail, exceptional organization skills, effective verbal/written communication skills

As a part of the J & D team you will go through a custom designed training/safety program designed to set you up for success so that you can operate safely and consistently. We offer a great starting wage and promote growth opportunities and advancement within. We offer benefit packages including: health, dental, life and disability insurance, 401k, paid vacation, and clothing allowance.

J & D Construction, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.

Please visit our website at www.jdconstinc.com/hr to apply TODAY!

Job Fair in Montevideo June 19

Are you looking for workers?  Here is an event that you may be interested in participating in!

Job Fair Registration   

Sponsored By Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council

When:   Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Where:   Montevideo TACC
               National Guard 

To register please submit the form to Julie Redepenning at mjredepen@msn.com or postal mail addressed to:

SW MN Private Industry Council
Attn:   Julie
202 N First St.
Montevideo, MN 56265

Registrations must be submitted by June 12th, 2018.  Limited Spaces available

Questions or need accommodations for the event?  Please call (320)269-5561.