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Job Postings for 10/28/14

posted Oct 28, 2014, 7:44 AM by Merrick Community Services


Laborer Positions

1.       Penguin Insulation, Inc. is hiring for construction professionals and currently have installer positions available.  For more information on the position and to apply, visit their website at www.mascocs.com/careers or call 763-535-7353. Penguin Insulation is in partnership with Masco Contractor Services’, a family of companies and leading national installer of residential insulation, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, gutters, garage doors, closet shelving, shower doors, and more.  With locations in or near most major metropolitan cities throughout the United States, we combine top-grade building products with superior installation services for builders and consumers.  They are looking to fill positions in Crystal, MN and Houlton, WI.

2.       Dornick Construction Inc, located in Minneapolis, is hiring for all levels of residential remodelers to complete carpentry (frame and finish), drywall, roofing, siding, doors/windows.  Must be reliable, hardworking, and trustworthy.  Need reliable transportation, most projects in the south metro area.  To apply, please visit http://www.indeed.com/job/residential-remodeler-ca30473281631448

3.       Manpower Group is hiring for seasonal general laborer at the Target Retail Store Distribution Center.  This job entails unloading trailers from trucks with products for retail target stores, must be very physically fit person as you will be moving all day long.  For more information and to apply, http://manpowergroup.jobs/fridley-mn/general-laborer/B220FDAA130D4F87B69D50FE58811FF9/job/?vs=152

4.       R & R Contracting/MJ Track Maintenance LLC is hiring for Railroad Construction Laborer.  Candidates MUST be able to:

• Work a minimum 10 day tour (10 days on/4 off)

• Work at least 10 hours per day (typically 7am-6pm) and variable work schedules as needed.

• Travel overnight, sometimes out of state; lodging and meal per diem provided during overnight travel

• Read a tape measure, understand the overall concept of track construction, and follow directions

• Lift at least 45 lbs and be on their feet for the entire shift.

• Withstand various weather conditions and extremes

• Work safely at all times.

$15.00/hour and benefits eligible after 60 days of employment.  If you are interested applying, send resume and cover letter to their Human Resource Department, 5201 North Washington Street, Grand Forks ND 58203-3800 OR by fax 701-775-0158 OR email jobs@rrcontracting.net OR online at http://www.rrcontracting.net/careers/application   Refer to Job ID 7916092 when applying, position found on minnesotaworks.net.

5.       Ebert Construction is hiring for laborers for various sized projects and service work in the commercial construction field.  The ideal candidate will need to be able to lift 50lbs continuously, have strong organization skills, and be task oriented.  To apply, please fax your resume to 763-498-9951.  For more information and to visit their website, http://www.transportationlogisticsstaffing.com/oct20/minneapolis34.html

6.       Alex’s Lawn and Turf is hiring for Laborers to help with lawn care during warmer months and snow removal during the winter.  All applicants must have a VALID DRIVERS LICENSE! We are looking for employees that have at least one year of professional lawn care experience working on commercial and residential properties.  For more information on the position and to apply, visit http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?cmp=Alex%27s-Lawn-and-Turf&t=Laborer&jk=8cf668faa7905767&sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvbvkGrRkNgpnicVjv744vEUn-8I7LTlbXEkG8eufL0qegodhQ3spWKL5ZBnfq5zSNQ

7.       Team Industrial Services, Inc. in South Saint Paul is hiring for an ECS Tech Apprentice.  TEAM Industrial Services, Inc.  was founded in 1973 and is a leading provider of specialty industrial services that are required in maintaining high temperature, high pressure piping systems and vessels utilized extensively in the refining, petrochemical, power, pipeline and other heavy industries. The aerospace and automotive industries also rely on Team's inspection services.  The apprentice would be responsible for Monitoring equipment with analyzer and electronic data collector * Identify leaks and process leak tags * Able to make minor mechanical adjustment when situations arise. * Complete daily ECS reports must have basic computer knowledge * Communicate daily equipment changes with office personnel **NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS** * Communicate/Coordinate with plant personnel. * Complete required CBT training * Complete daily ECS reports must have basic computer knowledge * Communicate daily equipment changes with office personnel.  For additional information and to apply, visit http://teamindustrialservices.jobs/south-saint-paul-mn/ecs-tech-apprentice/CE522F0189EF437CA7B8C8CD7FF0B0D9/job/?vs=152

8.       Horizon Roofing, Inc. is hiring for general laborers, fulltime to work on a Commercial Roofing Crew.   Knowledge of commercial roofing systems/applications is not necessary.  Some travel is involved, looking to fill positions immediately.  Requirements: -must have a valid driver’s license –must have means of transportation –must be able to pass pre-employment physical and drug screen.  To apply, visit http://horizonroofinginc.com/employment.php?listing=1

9.       Fabcon is hiring for Production Laborers at their Savage, MN location.  The position would perform production labor work necessary to assist with the manufacture of high quality concrete products including, but not limited to wall panels, highway traffic barriers, columns, and sound walls.  For more info on the position and to apply online, visit their website http://www.fabcon-usa.com/careers/opportunities/opportunities-compas/?cjobid=BM9623196625

10.   County Materials Corporation, located in Roberts, WI is looking to hire Plant Laborers.  CMC manufactures and supplies large selections of concrete products and related materials used in construction and landscaping markets.  This laborer position entails general manual labor tasks including loading, unloading, lifting and moving materials.  Assists a variety of functions, with manual labor tasks as needed, per direction.  Having knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within any construction related field considered a plus.  For more information and to apply online, visit http://www.careerbuilder.com/jobseeker/jobs/jobdetails.aspx?utm_source=indeed.com&rx_source=indeed&utm_campaign=organic&siteid=cb001&job_did=JHQ8826QY4QCB2YVGCS&showNewJDP=yes&utm_medium=aggregator&IPath=EXINDSEP_G

 

CDL  Positions

1.       Waste Management is hiring for residential drivers. Our drivers, who have safe driving records, comply with all local, state, and federal transportation regulations and with company policy. Drivers are expected to communicate professionally with customers and dispatchers at all times. This includes receiving complaints about schedules and quality of service. Our Drivers must make note of and report on any such complaints and respond in a courteous and respectful manner. * Required work hours may be up to the legal limits allowed and may require weekend and/or holiday work. Work hours will vary by route. Drivers must be able to read and understand a map, complete daily driver logs as well as pre and post trip truck inspections. This position will require you to work in all weather extremes including extreme hot or cold, wet or dry conditions.  For more information and to apply, please visit: http://wastemanagement.jobs/blaine-mn/driver-residential/19731F5610DF4BC9A9CA9DCB8C127583/job/?vs=152

2.       Newport-St. Paul Cold Storage Company is hiring for a Local Truck Driver.  Class A license required, individual responsibilities include safely transporting trailers back and forth from customer’s production facilities to Newport Cold.  Assist in yard management/drop trailer program for cold storage.  Warehouse work may be required during slow times.  For more info and to apply, contact Andrew Greenberg 2233 Maxwell Ave, P.O. Box 129, Newport MN 55055 or by phone 651-459-5555 or by email drew@newportcold.com.  Refer to job ID 7916843 when applying.

3.       Dean Foods is hiring for Class A Route Deliver Drivers, an entry level position.  Under minimal supervision, responsibilities include all delivery route activities including: Deliver and service major accounts as well as perform other deliveries that may occur, 4 day work week, Learn and maintain knowledge of all products sold, Promote the entire line of Land O'Lakes and Dean Foods products, Represent the company with integrity at all times, Observe all company and DOT rules and regulations.  To apply, visit https://deanfoods.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=14157

4.       CRST Expedited, located in Plymouth, MN is hiring on for entry level CDL truck drivers with a $200 sign on bonus.  This does not appear to be a local position but would require to drive interstate.  For more information and to apply, call 866-907-7372.  Information on this position was found at: http://www.careerbuilder.com/jobseeker/jobs/jobdetails.aspx?utm_source=indeed.com&rx_source=indeed&utm_campaign=organic&siteid=cb001&job_did=JB72YT6075F51WW1252&showNewJDP=yes&utm_medium=aggregator&IPath=EXINDSEP_G#

5.       Goodmanson Construction is hiring for concrete finishers/laborers with folks who have their CDL.  Fulltime position that will switch to snow removal duties during the winter months.  Base compensation for this position is $13—25/hour, depending on qualifications.  For more information and to apply, visit their website at http://www.goodmansonconstruction.com/about/employment/employment-application/

This position was found on minnesotaworks.net, Job ID 7912009

Sponsor a Merrick Food Drive

posted Oct 27, 2014, 10:09 AM by Merrick Community Services

If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring a food drive, we have a partnership packet ready to assist you, complete with posters, flyers, announcements and suggested donation items.  


Contact Merrick's Development Department at (651) 771-9339. 


On behalf of those in need, as well as the entire Food Shelf Staff and Merrick Community Services, thank you for your participation in this year’s food drive.

Become a Merrick Food Shelf Partner

posted Oct 27, 2014, 10:07 AM by Merrick Community Services

Help fill empty plates! Become a Merrick Food Shelf Partner today! Send an email to info@merrickcs.org and download your Partner Packet today!   Merrick Food Shelf Partner Packet

Donations are also accepted online and/or by check. Make check payable to Merrick Community Services.  Memo: Poverty Relief. Mailing address:965 Payne Ave # 300, Saint Paul, MN  55130. 

We appreciate your donation of  non-perishable and fresh food during the summer months Please contact our Woodland Hills Food Shelf at Food Shelf   for delivery times. Phone: (651) 287-2088

Merrick's Woodland Hills site at 
1740 Van Dyke Street,
St. Paul, MN 55109  
Phone: (651) 487-0001.

Donate Food, Coats & Hats, Gifts to Merrick Community Services

posted Oct 27, 2014, 10:04 AM by Merrick Community Services

Donations of items help Merrick Community Services to help those struggling with poverty on Saint Paul's East Side.

Please call Angela at 651-771-9339 x1013 or email her at arankin@merrickcs.org to arrange a time to bring your donations to Merrick Community Services.

Here is our wish list of items:

  • Nonperishable Food Items
  • Coats (new or clean & gently used)
  • Hats and Mittens (new)
  • Toys (for all ages)
  • Holiday Gifts (for older children)


Thank you for supporting Merrick Community Services with your donation!

Planned Giving to Merrick Community Services

posted Oct 27, 2014, 9:56 AM by Merrick Community Services

Remember Merrick Community Services in your Estate Planning!.


Contact Merrick's Director of Resource Development, Lauren Rimestad, at 651-771-9339 x1014 or via email at lrimestad@merrickcs.org.   Lauren will be able to discuss Merrick's legacy programming, and is also supported by a volunteer, who is a lawyer specializing in estate planning.


Why consider Merrick Community Services in your Estate Planning?
Merrick Community Services has been operating on Saint Paul's East Side since 1908, and we continue to serve the needs of the most vulnerable communities on the East Side through our self-sufficiency and stability-focused programs.  An planned gift is a way to continue your legacy on Saint Paul's East Side - helping both the young and old to have a stable and independent life.  

Volunteer for Merrick Community Services

posted Oct 27, 2014, 9:44 AM by Merrick Community Services

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?  

The first step is to complete the Volunteer Application online or download and submit a Volunteer Application (PDF) in person.   

If there is a volunteer position that you are interested in, but may not be listed below, please contact Angela Rankin at 651-771-9339 or by email at arankin@merrickcs.org.
 


INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Looking to meet new people or better understand the complex problems facing our community? Have a knack for playing with kids or chatting with seniors? Volunteer! 

We are especially looking for volunteers to assist us at our new food shelf. Work as a shopper, stockers, or greeter.

Meals on Wheels
Help keep seniors independent in their own homes! Deliver meals once a week or once a month, on your own timeline, alone or with a friend! Delivery usually takes less than an hour. We'll accommodate your schedule to be convenient for you, but you have to provide your own car.

Help with Kids Cafe, homework help, or work on structured activities. Monday - Friday, 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Both individuals and small group support are encouraged!

Other Youth Services
Mentor a child in your community. MCS provides year-round programs for youth ages 5-17. Want more information? Contact our Youth program staff at 651-771-9339, and we'll help you find your place!


Interested? Contact Angela Rankin at 651-771-9339 or by email at arankin@merrickcs.org.

GROUP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Need Service Hours? Boy and Girl Scouts, church confirmation requirements, and school service requirements can all be accommodated through the many volunteer opportunities at MCS!

Merrick Community Services would love to help your work site or school volunteer in the Eastside community. 
Call to set up a one-day or long-term volunteer commitment. 

Some group opportunities include:

Flexible schedules are available October - December.
Interested? Contact Angela Rankin at 651-771-9339 or by email at arankin@merrickcs.org 

INTERNSHIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
 
Build your resume, make professional connections, and gain real-world experience while working and serving with your Saint Paul neighbors.  Merrick Community Services (MCS) has internships available for interested college students throughout the school year and summer months. MCS internships provide students with valuable experiences and opportunities to work in the nonprofit sector. Students are assigned real work responsibilities - from programming and research to marketing, communications and administration. Several internship models are available.

Applicants will be requested to send a cover letter, resume and completed internship application once they have contacted our office. We look forward to your call! 

 Interested? Contact Angela Rankin at 651-771-9339 or by email at arankin@merrickcs.org 

Holiday Share 2014: Donations of Toys and Gifts Needed!

posted Oct 27, 2014, 7:12 AM by Merrick Community Services   [ updated Oct 30, 2014, 12:59 PM ]

Help to brighten the holidays for families struggling with poverty in Saint Paul's East Side.

Toy Donations Needed
Donations of new, unwrapped gifts for children will be accepted from December 8th - December 12th, between 9am and 4pm
Toy donations may be dropped off at HOPE Community Academy, 720 Payne Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55130.

Toy drop-offs must be scheduled in advance. To schedule your toy drop-off: email arankin@merrickcs.org or call 651-771-9339.


Cash Contributions Welcomed
Donations of money help Merrick to fill the gift gap, especially for older children
Donations can be made online at www.merrickcs.org
Checks can be made to Merrick Community Services and sent to 965 Payne Avenue, Suite 300, Saint Paul MN 55130

Volunteers Needed for Merrick's Holiday Share!

posted Oct 27, 2014, 7:08 AM by Merrick Community Services   [ updated Nov 20, 2014, 9:22 AM ]

Volunteers needed for Toy Distribution

Distribution floor set up/toy sorting:
  • Friday, December 12th in the evening, exact time TBD

Toy Distribution Days:

  • Saturday, December 13th from 9:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Volunteer shifts are from 8:45AM – 1:00PM and Noon – 4:00PM
  • Sunday, December 14th from 10:30 – 5:00PM
  • Volunteer shifts are from 10:15AM – 2:00PM and 1:00PM – 5:00PM
*Note:  Our greatest need for volunteers is on Sunday, December 14th.
Distribution will take place at HOPE Community Academy, 720 Payne Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55130 (Corner of Payne & Minnehaha)

Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age and accompanied by an adult if 12-17 years old. Lunch will be served to volunteers.

Sign up to Volunteer:  call Angela at 651-771-9339 x1013 or email arankin@merrickcs.org

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Volunteers needed for the Phone & Data Entry Bank
Did you know that almost 1,000 families that participate in Merrick Community Services’ Holiday Share program sign up over the phone through the Salvation Army? Did you know that all of the phone bank operators are volunteers? Merrick Community Services is seeking volunteers to help families sign up for our Toy Distribution and Holiday Share program.

Provide crucial help to families seeking Christmas assistance by answering phones. This includes registering families for Christmas assistance and troubleshooting basic questions about Salvation Army Christmas programs.
  • Troubleshooter (Dec. 8-23, Monday – Friday)
When: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Where:  Salvation Army Northern Division Headquarters, 2445 Prior Ave. N., Roseville

How to sign up:  
  • Call Jennie Connors with the Salvation Army at 651-746-3426. 
  • Make sure to let her know you are volunteering with Merrick.




Merrick Mix & Mingle

posted Sep 13, 2014, 3:47 PM by Merrick Community Services   [ updated Oct 20, 2014, 8:57 AM ]

Thursday, October 23, 2014 | 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Join us for this first annual after-work event celebrating and supporting the changing of lives on Saint Paul’s East Side.
Merrick Community Services has been helping residents on Saint Paul’s East Side for more than 106 years by empowering individuals, strengthening families, and promoting their independence. More than 15,000 individuals are served annually.





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To Tour The History of Payne Avenue & The Birth of the Neighborhood Lower Payne and Railroad Island



2014-15 Environmental Construction Worker Training Program!

posted Sep 2, 2014, 10:07 AM by Merrick Community Services

Merrick Community Services is accepting applications for the 2014—2015 Environmental Construction Worker Training Program!

We have 30 enrollment spaces available.

The training program provides both environmental construction training as well as basic life skills:

  • environmental training modules of ECWTP include 40 hours of training in Hazardous Waste Clean-Up, OSHA 30, and 16 hours of Confined Space
  • ECWTP also provides 40 hours of Weatherization and Introduction to Green training.
  • Merrick Community Services provides training in First Aid, CPR, Adult AED, basic computer, completing job applications, interviewing, job success and financial literacy.  MCS also assists students who need additional support in reading, math, and acquiring their GED.

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