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Find a Job in Manufacturing

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Search Salaries

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.  

Manufacturing Employers

Top Manufacturing Employers

The following employers posted the highest number of classified ads in manufacturing during the second quarter of 2016.

See a map of state regionsmap

Employer Region
GNP Company Central
Jarden Corporation Central
Jennie-O Turkey Store Central
The Maschhoffs Central
Park Industries Central
Centracare Central
Yankee Candle Company Central
Coborn's Incorporated Central
RTI International Central
Life Technologies Northeast
Jarden Corporation Northeast
Cirrus Aircraft Corporation Northeast
Yankee Candle Company Northeast
Ameripride Northeast
Boise Inc. Northeast
GERDAU Northeast
CSL Plasma Northeast
Goodwill Industries Northeast
CHS Inc. Northwest
Brunswick Corporation Northwest
Jennie-O Turkey Store Northwest
FAST Global Solutions, Inc Northwest
American Crystal Sugar Company Northwest
LUND BOATS Northwest
BTD Manufacturing Northwest
Falls Fabricating Northwest
Jiggy Jobs Northwest
3M COMPANY Northwest
Fastenal Southeast
Hearth & Home Technologies Southeast
Northern Tool & Equipment Southeast
Jennie-O Turkey Store Southeast
Amesbury Southeast
Benchmark Electronics Southeast
Dairy Farmers of America Southeast
Henkel Corporation Southeast
McQuay International Southeast
Schwan Food Company Southwest
Taylor Corporation Southwest
Christensen Farms Southwest
Pinnacle Foods Southwest
Kraft Heinz Company Southwest
Heinz Southwest
TBEI Southwest
Jennie-O Turkey Store Southwest
Ameripride Southwest
CHS Inc. 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
3M COMPANY Statewide
Twin City CNC .and. Engineering Group Statewide
Medtronic Statewide
Taylor Corporation Statewide
Schwan Food Company Statewide
Jennie-O Turkey Store Statewide
Mission Foods Statewide
Select Advantage Statewide
CHS Inc. Statewide
VISION Statewide

Source: CEB TalentNeuron Recruit, 2016 Second Quarter

Manufacturing Business Search

Use the Business Finder to find local businesses that may be hiring.

Manufacturing Job Websites

Use these job websites to search and apply for manufacturing jobs.

Business and Professional Associations

An extensive list of business and professional associations across the nation is also available.