Wright County is home to more than 205 manufacturing firms (11.8% of workers)
There are many opportunities to join these firms with On the Job Training and
no need for a higher education diploma or degree.
Continue to the Employment Section for employment options near you.
Type of Careers
Most commonly an individual who works a Production job supports a company’s manufacturing operations by pulling parts, handling assembly line jobs and cleaning equipment. They may rotate functions or replicate particular actions related to fabrication. They may cut, solder and align materials to create components.
While manufacturing workers can work for a vast array of organizations, the job itself usually involves some element of the manufacturing procedure. Whether working in construction or packaging, a production operator maintains the machinery needed to perform a specialized task. Additionally, production workers have to have an understanding of industry standards and regulations to safely and efficiently operate the machines. A production worker might also be asked to keep records of the output and compare it with a production schedule.
Manufacturers, distribution facilities, and transport companies are three kinds of businesses that hire employees for occupations in warehouses in the Minneapolis – St. Paul and metro areas. Warehouse jobs vary from entry-level general laborer positions to jobs for skilled professionals who require experience and training.
Machine operators control virtually every aspect of the manufacturing process in any warehouse which produces and distributes products. They put up the machines that have to be used, make sure they are properly maintained, and, of course, operate them to manufacture the item. Machine operators are responsible for identifying and troubleshooting issues.
A terrific machine operator is dependable and can work with attention to detail and safety criteria. Being a team player is vital because all tasks will require close cooperation with co-workers.
MinnesotaWorks.net is an internet-based self-service system where employers and job seekers can find each other. Registration is encouraged because it allows full access to all the features of the system. This site is supported by Employer tax dollars and there is no additional fee to use this service.
Job seekers can post up to five resumes to be searched by employers. They can also search for job openings and be contacted by e-mail when new job postings meeting their search criteria are found by the system.
Employers can post job openings. They can also search for job candidates, recruit job seekers online, and elect to receive emails when new resumes are found that match their requirements.
MinnesotaWorks.net is a service provided by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). DEED is responsible for administering various state and federal programs that provide workforce development services. For more information about DEED, please visit http://mn.gov/deed.
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Today, Award Staffing has grown to a nationally-recognized staffing agency with six locations throughout the Twin Cities. Though much in the world has changed since our launch, our service approach with a local focus has not. By using innovative technologies and inspired processes, we have expanded our quality of service making Award Staffing a premier staffing company.
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Education & Training
A Minnesota community and technical college, Ridgewater offers more than 100 educational programs in transfer and technical education. In fact, some of our programs are unique in not only Minnesota, but also the nation.
With campuses in Willmar, Hutchinson, and online, Ridgewater serves more than 5,500 students. For 2020 and 2021, Ridgewater has been ranked as Minnesota’s #1 Community College based on value, strong academics, student life, facilities, diversity, student experiences, location, and safety! (Source: www.niche.com)
St. Cloud Technical & Community College
St. Cloud Technical & Community College is located in the heart of Central Minnesota. Founded in 1948, SCTCC offers programs of study that lead directly to employment opportunities in the region as well as transfer options to four-year universities and colleges to pursue a bachelor’s degree.
Nearly 5,600 students are enrolled in credit-based classes annually. More than 70% of the student population comes from the surrounding six counties, with the remaining students hailing from around the globe. More than 96% of the College’s graduates find employment in their fields of study or successfully transferred to another college or university to continue their education.
University of Minnesota
At the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, we seek new knowledge that can change how we all work and live. We prepare students to meet the great challenges facing our state, our nation, and our world. And we apply our expertise as students, faculty, and staff to engage with communities across Minnesota.