Find a Job in Manufacturing
You can make your job search more effective by researching the job market.
Know what employers pay.
- Use the Salary Search to find wages for manufacturing occupations. Select the occupation category Production and enter a ZIP code or region to preview salaries for manufacturing occupations.
- You can also find wages for recent graduates on the Graduate Employment Outcomes (GEO) tool.
Job Vacancy Survey (JVS)
Twice a year the Department of Employment (DEED) conducts a survey to find job vacancies for occupations. You can see the number of vacancies, the percent of jobs that are part-time, education and experience requirements and the median wage being offered.
To find Job Vacancy data for manufacturing careers select Production Occupations. You can “Change Area” to find regional information. Find Job Vacancy data.
Top Manufacturing Employers
The following employers posted the highest number of classified ads in manufacturing during the second quarter of 2016.
|Jennie-O Turkey Store||Central|
|Yankee Candle Company||Central|
|CIRRUS DESIGN CORP||Northeast|
|Cirrus Aircraft Corporation||Northeast|
|Yankee Candle Company||Northeast|
|Jennie-O Turkey Store||Northwest|
|FAST Global Solutions, Inc||Northwest|
|American Crystal Sugar Company||Northwest|
|Hearth & Home Technologies||Southeast|
|Northern Tool & Equipment||Southeast|
|Jennie-O Turkey Store||Southeast|
|Dairy Farmers of America||Southeast|
|Schwan Food Company||Southwest|
|Kraft Heinz Company||Southwest|
|Jennie-O Turkey Store||Southwest|
|Twin City CNC .and. Engineering Group||Twin Cities Metro|
|3M COMPANY||Twin Cities Metro|
|Medtronic||Twin Cities Metro|
|Mission Foods||Twin Cities Metro|
|Select Advantage||Twin Cities Metro|
|Proto Labs, Inc.||Twin Cities Metro|
|Boston Scientific||Twin Cities Metro|
|VISION||Twin Cities Metro|
|Andersen Corporation||Twin Cities Metro|
|Life Time Fitness, Inc.||Twin Cities Metro|
|Twin City CNC .and. Engineering Group||Statewide|
|Schwan Food Company||Statewide|
|Jennie-O Turkey Store||Statewide|
Source: CEB TalentNeuron Recruit, 2016 Second Quarter
Manufacturing Business Search
Use the Business Finder to find local businesses that may be hiring.
Use these job websites to search and apply for manufacturing jobs.
- Central Minnesota Manufacturing Association (CMMA)
CMMA is a unified, cooperative resource for manufacturers in Central Minnesota. It provides a forum for sharing ideas and information and will assist in a dialog regarding the economic and social value of manufacturing to the public, educational institutions, and government entities.
- Arrowhead Manufacturers and Fabricators Association (AMFA)
- Association of Operations Management (APICS)
- Manufacturers Alliance
- Midwest Manufacturers Association (MMA)
- Minnesota Manufacturers' Coalition, Committee of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
- Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association (MPMA)
An extensive list of business and professional associations across the nation is also available.