Featured Employer: Van Gorp


Van Gorp was founded in 1933 by Franklin “Hap” Van Gorp, initially performing repairs for coal mines, rock quarries and area farmers. Van Gorp began manufacturing conveyor systems in the 1950’s. Van Gorp is now one of the largest conveyor pulley manufacturers in North America.

About Van Gorp

Van Gorp products include conveyor pulleys, shafting, rubber lagging, bearings, rollers, take-up frames, and other related material handling products. Van Gorp products are operating around the world, in gold mines of Alaska, package handling in France, in copper mines in Chile and grain handling in Russia.

Conveyor Pulley Applications


Bulk Handling

  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Dockside Transfer
  • Paper Mills
  • Sand & Gravel
  • Crushed Stone
  • Grain Handling
  • Foundries

Unit Handling

  • Package Handling
  • Warehousing
  • Airport Luggage Handling
  • Food and Beverage




    • Medical – includes Prescription Plan, Dental, Vision, Life, Supplemental Life, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability
    • 401k Retirement Plan with company match
    • Holidays – 11 paid
    • Vacation – based on length of service
    • Bereavement pay
    • Performance Based Pay Increases
    • Cross training

    Featured Employer: Ajinomoto

    About Ajinomoto

    Ajinomoto is a global company founded in 1909 with the discovery of umami.  The
    Company, which manufactures amino acids for a variety of products, has operated in
    America since 1917.  The mission of the Ajinomoto Group is to contribute to the world’s
    food and wellness, and to better lives for the future.  There are two plants in Eddyville:
    Ajinomoto North America and Ajinomoto Heartland, Inc.

    Working at Ajinomoto

    • Apply to jobs with Ajinomoto online. Applications are not shared between Ajinomoto North America and Ajinomoto Heartland, so don’t assume that applying for one will make you available for all.
    • Some positions at both plants involve rotating day and night shifts.
    • Benefits At Hire: 11 paid holidays, Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance for
      Employee & eligible dependents. After 90 day Probation Period: Paid Time Off, 401k with Company Match, Profit Sharing

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    Ajinomoto North America is the only
    company in the United States that
    produces MSG. The Eddyville plant opened in 1993.
    Ajinmoto North America in Eddyville is a Food-Grade facility.

    Ajinomoto Heartland

    Ajinomoto Heartland manufactures amino acids for use in animal feed supplements thatPicture2 go to swine, dairy cows and poultry. The plant
    in Eddyville opened in 1986. The company
    produces 25% of the
    world’s lysine and 50% of the world’s

    Featured Employer: Mahaska

    09About Mahaska

    Mahaska is a fifth-generation family owned bottler of beverage products and distributor of food products with affiliated businesses in alcohol, vending, trucking and media. The company dates back to the late 1800’s and opened their current Oskaloosa bottling plant in 1961.

    Mahaska has a variety of different services provided through the company.  They are not only a franchise of Pepsi-Co products, but also serving customers with a large platform of other beverage flavors.

    Along with the Iowa location, Mahaska also has a franchise located in Norfolk, Nebraska and Salina, Kansas.

    Snack Express is another key component to each of the franchise locations.  Snack Express provides an array of different vending snack and beverage items, which includes cold foods and sandwiches.  We also offer wide variety, high quality, self-checkout Micro Market in accounts.  Each Market is unique and customized to fit the customer’s needs.

    Each Mahaska location has a multitude of different departments that work together in making the business a success.  Some of the departments include: Accounting, Payroll, Accounts Payable, Vending, Fleet Mechanic, Building Maintenance, Warehouse, Sales, IT, HR, Inventory, OTR, and Purchasing.

    Mahaska looks forward to the future and will continue to drive innovation and progress to sustain our enterprise for generations to come.




    Branden Muhl is the fifth-generation owner of Mahaska. As a family-owned company, Mahaska provides a flexible work environment with employee appreciation shown in a variety of ways. The company hosts Summer outings and a holiday dinner for employees.


    Employee Benefits


    • 401 K Options
    • Health Insurance
    • Flex Spending Accounts
    • Life Insurance
    • Employee Incentive Programs

    Featured Employer – Johnson Machine Works


    About Johnson Machine Works

    Johnson Machine Works began as a local repair shop for farmers and builders over 100 years ago.  Located in Chariton it continues to be a local company that has developed a worldwide reputation for solving the most complex and difficult fabrication projects.  While the industry is “old school” heavy fabrication JMW quickly adopts that latest technologies and processes to provide a high-quality product on time and budget. JMW continues to be an independent, family owned business that emphasizes to employees their “Values of STEEL”: Safety, Trust, Excellence, Empowerment, and Learning.

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    •  U of Iowa Football Practice Facility and Offices
    • Rock Island Corps of Engineers Replacement Mississippi River Locks 11, 13, 14 and Illinois River LaGrange Lock
    • Local Projects in Bloomfield, Centerville, Fairfield,
      Knoxville, Pella and Oskaloosa

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    Unique Benefits

    • Company Wide Bonus Program
    • Open Book Management
    • Wellness Programs that focus on financial, spiritual and physical well-being
    • Dave Ramsey’s Smart Dollar
    • Marketplace Chaplains
    • My Healthcheck 360IMG_1910

    Fairfield Job Fair

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    This year’s Fairfield Job Fair will be at the Fairfield Civic Center on May 10th from 3-6 p.m.  If attending be sure to sign up for the drawing to win an Amazon Echo Dot!

    Updated 5/4/17.  New Companies in Orange.

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    C & W Services

    Cambridge Investment Research Apps-Home-icon  Facebook Link

    City of Fairfield Parks & Recreation Apps-Home-icon  Facebook Link

    Comfort Keepers Apps-Home-icon  

    Creative Edge Apps-Home-icon  Facebook Link

    Fairfield Aluminum Casting Co. Apps-Home-icon  Facebook Link

    Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce Apps-Home-icon  Facebook Link

    Fairfield Arts & Convention Center Apps-Home-icon  Facebook Link

    Fairfield Community School District Apps-Home-icon  

    First Resources Apps-Home-icon  Facebook Link

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    Hy-Vee Apps-Home-icon  Facebook Link

    Ideal Energy Apps-Home-icon  Facebook Link

    Iowa Wind and Solar Apps-Home-icon  Facebook Link

    JBS Apps-Home-icon  Facebook Link

    Jefferson County Health Center Apps-Home-icon  Facebook Link

    KMEM Radio Apps-Home-icon  

    Maharishi University of Management Apps-Home-icon  Facebook Link

    Ottumwa Regional Health Center Apps-Home-icon  Facebook Link

    Outdoor Oasis Facebook Link

    Parkview Care Center / The Oaks Assisted Living 

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    Featured Employer: Tassel Ridge® Winery

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    About Tassel Ridge Winery

    Open seven days a week, the Winery includes a Tasting Room, Gift Shop, and Visitors’ Gallery. Wine and Food pairing events, including Wood Fired Oven Pizza, Small Plates, and three-course dinners are scheduled throughout the year, and Bistro Lunch is served most days.

    Work Completed

    11_Tanks03 1500px 300dpiTassel Ridge has approximately 65 employees including a Vineyard Crew, Cellar Staff, Tasting Room Staff, full-time Chef, Sales Representatives, and Ambassadors. The Ambassadors are based across Iowa and do wine tastings in Tassel Ridge retailers located in their areas.

    IMG_3808 1500px 300dpiHot Job Opportunities

    • Full-Time Sales Representatives
    • Tasting Room Coordinator
    • Part-Time Tasting Room Staff
    • Part-Time Ambassadors



    Sales Representatives

    COV Aerial024_8-16-09-AD-1500px 300dpiTassel Ridge has six full-time Sales Representatives that begin and end every day from the Winery in Leighton except when out on overnight sales routes. They sell and deliver wine throughout Iowa, while continuously identifying new retailers and maximizing sales opportunities.


    Featured Employer: Ottumwa Regional Health Care

    About Ottumwa Regional Health Care

    Ottumwa Regional Health Center has served the community of Ottumwa and surrounding areas for more than 120 years. Their mission is to be a regional hub of health for Southeast Iowa committed to providing exceptional care in a compassionate manner. ORHC is dedicated to treating everyone like family, providing the peace of mind that comes from receiving extraordinary care close to home.
    Services Offered
    ORHC is a full service regional health center that provides a wide range of health services including emergency medine, critical care services, medical/surgical, acute rehabilitation, obstetrics, pediatrics and home care, as well as specialty services such as cardiac catheterization, diagnostic and therapeutic radiological services, wound care, painclinic, sleep lab, pathology, and so much more
    Laboratory.pngHot Jobs at ORHC
    • RN, Med/Surg
    • RN, Emergency Department
    • RN, Operating Room
    • Office Manager, OB/GYN Clinic
    • Paramedic
    • Monitor Tech
    • Scrub Tech
    • MT/MLT
    • Phlebotomist

    Employee Benefits

    • RN Sign-On Bonus
    • Competitive Pay
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Onsite Gym Facilities
    • Paid Time Off
    • Sick Pay Benefits
    • Wellness Program
    • Career Advancement Opportunities
      *Sign-on bonuses for eligible positions