Entry Level Production Operator
Cottage Grove, MN  / Saint Paul, MN  / St. Paul, MN 
Posted 1 month ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description

Our client, a manufacturer of paper packaging solutions is seeking to hire Production workers for their Cottage Grove, MN location. They just opened up a brand new 180,000 square foot facility and are growing rapidly. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone that wants to grow a long-term career with a company that promotes based on hard work and achieving results.

Perks of these positions:

  • These are full-time positions that include a complete benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401-k, PTO, profit-sharing and a pay for skills program).
  • Overtime is available to those that desire it.
  • Come work in a brand-new manufacturing plant that has state of the art equipment is clean and well organized.
  • Opportunity for promotions into team lead roles.
  • Cross-training opportunities are available where you can raise your hourly rate as much as $3/hour in your first year on board!

We are seeking a motivated and reliable "Iron Man/Woman" individual that is interested in a long-term career inside the world of corrugated manufacturing. This is a brand-new facility that opened up less than a year ago, and you will be working alongside a team of 75+ employees under the following logistics…

Location: Cottage Grove, MN

Pay – $16.00/hour ($15.50/hour plus an additional $.50/hour for shift differential) plus full benefits
  • Profit Sharing Program: All employees are eligible for monthly bonuses based on attendance and meeting company goals for production and efficiency.
  • Pay for Skills Program: All employees will have the ability to cross train and earn 9 different Certifications inside the plant that will increase your hourly pay rate. Each certification will increase your hourly pay rate anywhere from $.40 cents to a $1.00/hour depending on the Certification you obtain. We have employees that started at $15.50/hour and in their first year are now making over $18.50/hour because they took advantage of this cross-training Pay for Skills program.

Shift Hours: Typical shift hours in this role are from 4:00pm-Midnight (Monday-Friday).
You will train on 1st shift for 1-2 weeks and then be moved to your 2nd shift once your paid training is complete. Overtime will exist depending on workflow so all candidates must be willing to work some OT.
To begin, the key to this role is the ability to learn simple labor tasks which include counting, measuring and moving corrugated materials (pieces of cardboard) to fill customer orders. Advanced roles include driving fork and lift trucks, initiating new runs, as well operating computers that run the corrugated production line. All skills include a set training program to advance your skills for heightened duties and increased pay.

  • Strong work ethic and an eagerness to learn.
  • Ability to work in a manufacturing environment.
  • Good communication skills and enjoys working within a team setting.
  • Timeliness – being on time and ready to work upon your scheduled shift.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Commitment to a safe work environment.

Preferred Skills
  • Experience working on a production line.
  • Previous experience working in a manufacturing setting or machine operation experience.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1 to 2 years
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