Executive Director
St. James Chamber of Commerce

Are you a people person, someone who likes using your imagination, is detail oriented and organized? If so, the St. James Chamber of Commerce may have a position for you! We need someone who can provide an excellent customer service experience, computer skills, and is willing to go the extra mile to assist people and to get the job done.

The St James Chamber of Commerce strives to provide our members with superior service and value in membership. The Chamber welcomes new members and promotes existing members in the St James area. At the Chamber, we are a face and voice for the St James community and customer service is a significant thing we do for Chamber Members, St James citizens, and those visiting our community. The Mission of the St. James Chamber of Commerce is to provide necessary resources through communication and support to our business community in order to enhance and grow the economic and educational growth of St. James.

• Must be able to work well in an environment with multiple interruptions. Must be a self-starter requiring little direction to accomplish tasks with a high level of accuracy, optimism, enthusiasm, and “can-do” attitude. Able to work with multiple business leaders, attend and direct meetings, and coordinate schedules.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and web-based programs (such as Canva, Quickbooks, WordPress, MailChimp, and Facebook).
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Strong organizational and time management skills.
• Two or more years of professional experience in office assistance/management, marketing, communications, or similarly related fields are preferred.

This is a great job with an opportunity to make an impact for the community! This position is a 35 hr. position and requires occasional evenings and weekend hours. The Chamber may consider a part-time person in lieu of 35 hours. Wage is DOE.

Applications close on May 30th. All interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to


Company: Ahrens Arbor Care
Job Title: Ground Laborer
Starting Wage: $21 per hour
This position is not full-time and will be for occasional work/Part time as needed.
Ahrens Arbor Care is seeking a reliable and hardworking Ground Laborer to join our team. The
Ground Laborer will be responsible for supporting tree care operations by assisting the tree care
crew with various tasks including but not limited to, handling rigging equipment, operating
heavy equipment and chainsaws, driving a truck and trailer, raking, and ensuring the work site is
clean and safe. The ideal candidate should be physically fit, able to work outdoors in various
weather conditions, and willing to learn and follow all safety protocols. Previous experience in
landscaping, construction, or a similar field is a plus. This is a great opportunity for someone
looking to explore the opportunities available in Arboriculture or to start a career in the tree care
industry and grow with our company. If you are a team player with a strong work ethic, we
would love to hear from you.
On the Job Training is available
Must have a valid drivers license.
Preferred experience:
Operating heavy equipment, hauling with trailers, using chainsaws


Business Name: Hometown Family Restaurant
Street Address: 403 1st Ave. S, St. James MN
Contact Name: Jim Krogstad
Email Address:
Telephone Number: 507.375.4955
Job Title: Daytime Cook/Server
Contact Jim for more information


Business Name: Smithfield Foods
Street Address: 820 11th St. N.
Contact Name: Ruben Vasquez
E-Mail Address:
Website Address:
Telephone Number: 14356910488
Job Title: Refrigeration/Boiler Technician – 3rd Shift
Closing Date for Application: 05/26/2024
Job Description: Your Opportunity

Our team members receive industry-leading wages and are eligible for great benefits packages:

Hourly Maintenance Pay starting at $34-$37/Hour (based on experience)
$1.00/hr shift differential for 2nd and 3rd shift
Comprehensive Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits and More
Looking to move? We will help! Ask about our Relocation Assistance package for Skilled Trades roles! Benefits include, but are not limited to:

Lump Sum payments
Agents to help you sell/ buy
Lease Termination Assistance
Moving of goods and vehicles
In addition, we offer opportunities for career growth, professional development, and tuition assistance.

The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.

This individual will perform the duties of a Refrigeration Specialist and assist other maintenance personnel on his/her shift.

Core Responsibilities

Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

Operate and maintain High-Pressure Boilers.
Operate and maintain plant-wide ammonia refrigeration systems.
Conduct boiler feed water testing.
Maintain smokehouse and dry-room operations.
Working knowledge of all elements of Process Safety Management.
Perform calibrations on probes, sensors, and devices.
Conduct routine audits and equipment inspections.
Perform work at higher elevations on lifts/ladders up to 36ft.
Demonstrate troubleshooting abilities.
Fulfill plant-wide duties as HAZMAT first responder.
Respond to unplanned/emergency work requests in a timely & effective manner.
Follow food safety and good manufacturing practices.
Understanding operations of Wastewater Treatment Plant and perform duties when designated operator is not on-site.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 1+ years of related experience and/or training in an industrial mechanical maintenance or food manufacturing environment; or 4 years’ direct experience in an industrial mechanical maintenance or food manufacturing maintenance environment.
Industrial maintenance experience should include comprehensive knowledge in three or more of the following areas:
RETA Certification
2nd Class B Boiler License (preferred)
Ammonia Refrigeration
Engine & Boiler systems
Electricity & motor controls
Controls & instrumentation
PLC/software & hardware
Pneumatics & Hydraulics
Mechanical systems
Predictive/Predictive maintenance
Maintenance Planning
Site utilities
System analysis & troubleshooting
Basic computer skills and the ability to work independently are also required for this position.
Preference will be given to candidates with a certification or degree in mechanical, electrical or industrial maintenance and/or related college or technical level course work.
This is a full time hourly position; all applicants should be willing to work all shifts (days/evenings/overnights), extended hours and weekends.
Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds
Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds utilizing the buddy system or specifically designed lifting devices
Specific vision includes close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment selection process, please call us at 757-357-1595.

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