There are a number of employment opportunities throughout the Iowa Lakes Corridor. We are fortunate to have employers of all types and sizes in our communities. With the excellent highways, commuting to and from work can be done with ease. The average commute time within the region is 14 – 17 minutes, below the statewide and national average. Most individuals work within the same county where they reside but when considering the diverse businesses and industries in the region, multiple job opportunities and communities are available for your consideration.
Employers, we invite you to search the resumes posted for available candidates in the area.
CURRENT COMPANIES HIRING
The following is a list of recent job openings in the four-county region of Buena Visita, Clay, Dickinson and Emmet Counties served by the Iowa Lakes Corridor Economic Development Corporation. If you are an employer and would like to post an available position, please email information to.
Hy-Vee May Be For You!
• Flexible Scheduling
• Minimum starting wage of $8.00 an hour or more depending on work experience.
• Pay incentive; automatic .25 cents for every 250 hours worked to $9.50 then merit based after that.
• Fun, fast paced work environment.
• Year round employment opportunity
• Come be part of Hy-Vee family. 235 stores in 8 states. 60,000 smiling faces and endless opportunities.
Call 712-336-4302 or visit our website (5/9/13)
Farmers Savings Bank in Milford is currently hiring for the following position:
Data Processing/Customer Service Position
PIXLER ELECTRIC has a fulltime opening for a licensed journeyman electrician.
Excellent benefits including 401K, Holiday pay, Vacation pay and Health insurance.
Hours Mon – Fri, 7:30AM – 5:00PM
Apply at 2601 Hwy Blvd, Spencer, IA or email your resume to(4/30/13)
The Pride Group is looking to hire for the following positions for their new group home in Okoboji:
The Team Leader is responsible for the coordination of health care needs, evaluation and improvement of program services; management of staff; and the delivery of high quality services as determined by the consumers. The Team Leader is responsible for ensuring the delivery of high quality services in a manner that is consistent with the philosophy of The Pride Group and complies with applicable state laws and regulations. He/she conducts all responsibilities within the Scope of Practice dictated by the State of Iowa and oversees the activities, nursing, and food service and works closely with the administrator in managing these areas.
The Resident Assistant’s role is to assist/prompt residents to complete tasks such as activities of daily living and ensuring the resident’s independence and freedom of choice in their home and in their community. This position is responsible for delivery of quality service, promoting good public relations, and for upholding the mission and standards of The Pride Group. There are four openings for these positions.
Interested individuals may pick up an application at 2273 170th St. or send resume to(4/29/13)
Mediacom is hiring for a Direct Sales Representative in the Spencer/Spirit Lake & surrounding areas. To view a full description and to apply, visit: www.mediacomcable.com/career
Apply online first then call for an immediate phone interview with Barb in HR, phone 507-837-4893. (4/24/13)
The Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking an Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and possess strong financial management, communication, marketing and organizational skills. Qualifications and job description can be viewed at www.estherville.org. Send resumes and references by May 10 to: ED Search Committee, Estherville Chamber of Commerce, 620 1st Avenue S., Estherville, IA 51334, or email . (4/24/13)
Avera Holy Family Hospital is currently hiring for the following:
Part time night shift positions available working 7P-7A with our Medical Surgical Department. Two shifts per week and will include every third weekend and every other holiday rotation. Weekend rotation is Friday through Sunday. Acts as a communication coordinator at the nurse’s station. Responsibilities include answering phones, transcribing physician orders, clerical and reception duties, requisition supplies, and observe telemetry monitor for changes. Seeking applicants with experience in a hospital or clinic setting. Medical Terminology experience required. Benefit eligible.
Seeking bilingual applicants in English and Spanish to provide PRN interpreter and/or translation services for hospital and clinic patients. PRN hours when requested by physicians or nursing supervisors to assist with emergency and routine patient care situations.
Full time position working M-F. Daily coordination and delivery of Occupational Therapy services to in-patients, outpatients, area businesses, and industry. Graduate of an accredited program of Occupational Therapy and licensed in the State of Iowa. Experience preferable but will consider all applicants.
Contact Ann Harris at 712.362.6390 or(5/6/13)
Be a part of a Grape TEAM!
GrapeTree continues to branch out and is looking to hire an additional Staffing Specialist for our Spirit Lake location.
This position involves scheduling Healthcare Professionals at a variety of healthcare facilities.
Required skills and experience include:
- Computer proficiency
- Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer
- Customer service experience
- Staffing and /or recruiting experience is preferred but not required
- Healthcare industry experience is also preferred but not required
- Benefits include:
- Base pay plus commission
- On-call pay and bonuses
- Profit sharing
- Health Insurance
- Vision/dental plan
- Free uniforms
- Paid Time-Off (PTO)
- Holiday pay
- Birthday leave
GrapeTree is a paperless organization-Go Green
Please apply by emailing your cover letter and resume no later than 5pm on April 24th, 2013 to Click here to view email address. (4/11/13)
GKN Wheels is taking applications for the following positions: general labor on both night shifts in Armstrong and Estherville, Quality Engineer in Armstrong, Quality Technician in Estherville on afternoon shift and Maintenance Manager for both locations of Estherville and Armstrong. Interested applicants may contact or call 712.864.7377. (4/11/13)
The City of Storm Lake is accepting applications for the position of Dredge Deckhand. This is a full time seasonal position working with the Storm Lake Dredging Operation from April through October. Starting wage is $12.75 per hour and requires knowledge of mechanical operations, experience operating heavy equipment and electrical maintenance and repair. Interested applicants can pick up an application at the Storm Lake City Hall, 620 Erie Street, Storm Lake, Iowa or for more information contact City Administration at 712-732-8000. (4/10/13)
Meridan Manufacturing Group in Storm Lake is currently looking for a Warehouse/Yard Manager. Responsibilities will include managing and handling of all warehousing and distribution functions, organization of warehouse and yard, and quality inspections. Successful canidate will have experience in Lean Management, shipping/receiving, computer skills, strong written and verbal skills, and MRP experience. Experience in supervising, coaching and mentoring others is a must. Apply online via Careers at www.westmangroup.com or send resume and cover sheet to Meridian Manufacturing Group, Attn: HR Manager, 2902 Expansion Blvd. Storm Lake, Iowa 50588 or apply in person. (4/10/13)
Iowa Lakes Community College is accepting applications for a full time year round Food Service Coordinator at the Estherville Campus. Primary responsibility is to manage all aspects of food service operation. View complete job description and download application here and select Employment. For additional information contact Diane Friesner at 712.362.0409 or . (4/10/13)
Storm Lake United is hiring for a Office Manager. The position is part time, up to 35 hours per week. Primary duties include overseeing office financials, customer service, maintaining daily office operations, and communication with the department heads. Must be knowledgeable of Microsoft Work, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, ACT!,Microsoft Publisher, and web based programming. Bi-lingual applicants encouraged. High school diploma or GED required; bachelor’s degree preferred. To apply, send resume and cover letter to by April 25th. (4/10/13)
Buena Vista University is seeking a candidate for a General Maintenance/Carpenter position. This position will perform a wide variety of maintenance functions around campus and provide support to the Electrician, Plumber, Carpenter, HVAC Maintenance and Grounds. High School diploma or equivalent required. Trade or vocational school graduate or equivalent work experience preferred. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. To apply complete an electronic application here and send a resume and three references to Human Resources one of three ways: , mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th Street, Storm Lake, Iowa 50588 or fax to 712.749.1449. (4/3/13)
King’s Pointe Waterpark Resort is hiring for the summer season. Positions available are Lifeguards, Admissions Attendant, Concessions Attendant and Ground Crew. Applications can be picked up at the resort front desk, waterpark admissions booth or online. (4/3/13)
City of Storm Lake is accepting applications for the following seasonal positions: Public Safety – Park Rangers, Sunrise Pointe Golf Course Positions – Maintenance and Mowing positions and Park Department Positions – Mowers and Parks Maintenance. More information on these positions is available by contacting the City of Storm Lake at 712.732.8000 or by here. Applications may be picked up at the Storm Lake City Hall, 620 Erie Street, Storm Lake, Iowa. (4/3/13). Complete information on each position can obtained online
Hillshire Brands has the current job opportunities: Sanitation Worker/2nd Shift (approx. 2:00 – 10:30 p.m.), Team Lead, EVIS / 3rd shift (Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred), Production Workers /3rd shift (starting $11.77 per hour with $.50 shift premium). Apply here or call 712.213.6250. (4/24/13)
Salaried opportunities available: Human Resources Generalist/Night Shift ~ Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related discipline. 1 – 2 years Human Resources experience required. Must possess strong planning, interpersonal, written skills. Must be bilingual in Spanish and English. Brooder Service Supervisor: ~ High School Diploma required. Supervisory experience preferred. This position is responsible for live production brooding of company owned turkeys on farms as directed by the Sr. Manager of Farm Operations. Production Supervisor/3rd Shift ~ 1 – 3 years manufacturing experience required (Consumer packaged goods preferred). Supervisory experience in a USDA/FDA regulated food manufacturing environment preferred. Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred. Interested individuals may apply here or call 712.213.6250.
Now accepting applications for Lakes Area Restaurant Manager. Individual will be responsible for restaurant and catering management. Including all aspects of restaurant operations. Full time position. Salary based on experience with benefit package. Send resume to Restaurant Manager, PO Box 726, Arnolds Park, Iowa 51331.
Ready Mix facilities looking for the following positions at all locations:
Ready Mix truck drivers with a Class A or B CDL. Driving records will be checked. Equipment operators, and positions are also open for personnel to work around and operate mining equipment. Good common sense and willingness to work are necessary. Good attendance and safety is a must. All positions start at $14.00 per hour. Experience will be considered for higher starting pay. Benefits include Health Insurance, 401k and paid holidays. Application attached or can be picked up at any of the following locations: Spencer Ready Mix, Spirit Lake Ready Mix, Estherville Ready Mix and Northwest Ready Mix in Milford or Ocheyedan.Ready Mix Application
Contact Carol, Sherie at Great Lakes Concrete Inc. at 712-758-3729 or 1-800-828-9835 located at 6340 180th St, Ocheyedan, IA 51354 or Karen at Spencer Ready Mix at 712-262-5690 located at North Hw 71, Spencer, Iowa 51301.
DESCRIPTION: This position will assist with all aspects of development of county wildlife areas, parks, and trails; including routine area & facility maintenance, management of upland habitat, tree and shrub removal along with minor construction. This is a seasonal position under the supervision of the Operations Supervisor. This term of employment will be from May 2012 through September 2012 with some flexibility. Monday thru Friday with some weekend and holiday work rotation.
QUALIFICATIONS: Must be 18 years of age and posses a valid driver’s license. Ability to operate tractors, mowers, chainsaws, trimmers, power tools, and hand tools. Must be able to handle strenuous physical activities and ability to work in all weather conditions. Ability to work without direct supervision.
WAGE: $10.05/hr, 40 hrs per week
DEADLINE: Positions open until suitable candidates are found.
TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to David Booth, Operations Supervisor, Dickinson County Conservation Board, 1924 240th Ave, Milford, Iowa 51351 or
Graham Tire is taking applications for a Tire Service Tech/Farm Service position. Pick up a application or drop resume off at Graham Tire, 1905 Hwy Blvd., Spencer, Iowa.
Vander Haag’s, Inc. is taking resumes for a Shipping/Receiving Coordinator and a Parts Sales Professional. Qualified individuals may resumes. (4/24/13)
Simonsen Iron Works Inc. is seeking applicants for two positions in their Spencer plant location. A Mechanical Engineer for designing, drafting, costing and testing for various product lines and a Quality Engineer for planning, coordinating and directing a quality control program. Qualified candidates may mail, email or fax resume and salary requirements to: Simonsen Iron Works Inc., Attn: HR Department, 5929 Baker Road, Suite 400, Minnetonka, MN 55345 or or fax: 712.262.2154.
Rembrandt Enterprises is hiring for the following positions within their organization: (Okoboji)~ Purchasing Agent-Food & Packaging (Salaried), AR Supervisor (Salaried), Corporate Production Planner (Salaried), Assistant Controller (Salaried) and Network Technician (Salaried). (Rembrandt) ~ QA Supervisor (Salaried), Process Engineer (Salaried), Director of Safety (Salaried), Plant Manager (Salaried), Network Programmer (Salaried) and Sanitation Manager (Salaried). Hourly positions: Day Shift -1 Breaker Lead-Breaker Plant, 2 – House Person – Layer temp/2 Layer full-time, 1-Floating Operator – Pasteurizer, 1-Lab Supervisor – QA, 1-Operator – White Dryer. Night Shift – 1 Lead Trainer – Dryers, 1 Lead – PDO, 1 Lead – PAS, 1 Sanitation Worker – Sanitation and 1 Packager – White Dryer. (Clarion) ~ Agronomy Sales (Salaried); For more information or call 712-286-6000 ext. #230.
Current positions Maurer Manufacturing is seeking applicants for: 1-Day Shift Welder ($12.88/hr – wire welding must have experience), 1-Day Shift Finisher ($10.82/hr), 1-Day Shift Prep ($10.82/hr), 1-Night Shift Fabricator ($12.82) and 1-Day Shift Warehouse ($10.82). For more information check out their website, contact or call 712-262-2992.
Spencer Hospital is hiring for the following positions: Lab Technologist (PT), Central Supply Clerk (FT), Paramedic Specialist (FT), Admitting Clerk (PRN). Check out website for details here or email.
Daybreak Foods, Inc. is currently seeking two Maintenance Techs (preferably bi-lingual) who can work some weekends and day/night shifts and a Production Supervisor at the Graettinger location. Offering a competitive salary, to apply pick up application at facility, 1959 Hwy 4 South Estherville, Iowa or email.
Lakes Area Law Enforcement Testing Coop is establishing eligibility list for current and future law enforcement openings in Iowa Lakes Area. More information can be found here: Lakes Area Law Enforcement Testing Coop
Polaris Industries is currently hiring Welders and Temp Assembly Operators; for more information check out their website here.
Shine Bros. Corp is currently hiring Heavy Equipment Operators, Automotive Dismantler, Welder, DOT Driver and Material Handlers. Please contact at 712-262-5579 ext #153.
R & D Industries Inc. in Milford, Iowa, the region’s leading provider of professional IT products and services, is seeking experienced computer network technicians to join our growing team. Please send your resume to or call 712-338-2999. EOE
Marketlink in Storm Lake is hiring telephone sales representatives. Contact at 712-729-2800.
Meridian Manufacturing in Storm Lake, Iowa, is hiring production welders and a Mechanical Design Engineer. Click here for more information, or contact at 712-732-1780.
Area schools and colleges hiring
|Buena Vista University|
|Buena Vista University Lakes & Prairies|
|Iowa Central Community College|
|Iowa Lakes Community College|
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