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Employment Opportunities

      Medical & Animal


      • Apprentice Painter – Kennedy Painting, LLC (Full-Time)

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      • Carpenter Prefabricator – Tuff Shed (Full-Time)

        1616 Woodson Road, Overland, Missouri, Req #1545


        Tuff Shed, the industry leader in storage buildings and garages, is currently looking for construction/laborers/builders at our manufacturing facility. No prior construction experience needed. Will train motivated individuals.

        • Learn the art of cutting, framing, painting, building trusses and finish work
        • Training provided
        • Work indoors every day – no losing days due to weather
        • All power tools and nail guns supplied
        • Career advancement opportunities
        • Monthly bonus potential

        Duties include: painting, cutting lumber or plywood, assembling wall sections, trusses, doors, or any other fabricating and assembly duties associated with the construction of the Tuff Shed storage buildings.


        • We will train all levels of inexperienced and experienced workers as needed
        • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds at least 100 feet

        What’s in it for You?

        An opportunity to join a successful company and be part of the growth of the team. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Paid vacation and sick days, paid holidays, medical/dental/vision and life insurance, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), a 'Safe Harbor' 401(k) plan.

        Tuff Shed is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other status protected by law or regulation.

        To arrange a confidential interview, email General Manager Alan Nixon or call 314-280-4574.

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      • Concrete Labor Worker – American Concrete Services, LLC (Full-Time)

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      • Fence Installer/Laborer – Soulard Garage Door & Fence (Full-Time)

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      • Tuckpointer – Mirelli Tuckpointing (Full-Time)

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      Human Services & Hospitality

      • Aldis (Full-Time & Part-Time)

        Hiring full-time and part-time in-store associates. For more information or to apply online, visit the Aldis website.

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      • Early Childhood Teacher – Unleashing Potential (Full-Time)

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      • General Cleaners, Hospital Cleaners – Clean-Tech/WWF Services (Full-Time & Part-Time)

        Positions open in West County, North County, South County, St. Louis County, and the Clayton area. Open, in-person interviews will be hosted every Tuesday and Thursday, from 1-5 p.m., at 211 S. Jefferson, St. Louis, MO 63103. For more information or to apply online, please visit Clean-Tech's website.

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      • Home Away From Home (Part-Time)

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      • Ikea (Full-Time & Part-Time)

        Part-time active selling, merchandising, customer services and prep and flow/warehouse positions.

        Full-time active selling, inventory specialist, and customer services leader.

        For more information or to apply online, visit the Ikea website.

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      • Old Spaghetti Factory (Part-Time)

        Hiring now for all positions at the Chesterfield location.

        • Restaurant Servers
        • Restaurant Hosts
        • Maintenance and Janitorial 
        • Restaurant Hosts/Bussers
        • Kitchen Staff
        • Waiters/Waitresses

        For more information or to apply online, visit the Old Spaghetti Factory website.

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      • Servers, Hosts, Line Cooks – Applebees Restaurants (Part-Time)

        Hiring for multiple locations. To be considered for a position, submit your resume to Joel Reinert.

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      • Support Service Positions – BJC Healthcare (Full-Time & Part-Time)

        How to Get Connected with BJC HealthCare:

        1. Interested parties must be able to successfully pass a nicotine and tobacco screen. Please complete the BJC Talent Network form to be connected with a member of BJC’s Talent Acquisition Team. Please upload a resume so they can sufficiently match the applicant with positions that will be a good fit.
        2. Once the Talent Network form has been submitted, a member of the BJC team will reach out to schedule a phone screen to discuss interests and qualifications. 

        For more information or to apply online, please visit BJC's website.

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      • Various Positions – Bethesda Health Group (Full-Time & Part-Time)

        CNAs, activities assistant, housekeepers, dishwashers, laundry aides, receptionists, painter, office assistant, and door attendants. For more information or to apply online, visit the Bethesda Health website.

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      • Various Positions – Delmar Gardens (Full-Time & Part-Time)

        CNAs, cooks, dietary aides/servers, housekeepers, dishwashers, and receptionists. For more information or to apply, please visit Delmar Garden's website or contact

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      • Various Positions – Friendship Village (Full-Time & Part-Time)

        Various positions in Sunset Hills, Chesterfield, and St. Louis. For more information or to apply, please visit Friendship Village's career website.

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      • Various Positions – Lutheran Senior Services (Full-Time & Part-Time)

        CNAs, housekeepers, groundskeepers, and janitors needed at Ballwin location. Visit the Lutheran Senior Services website for more information or to apply online.

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      • Various Positions – Mercy Health (Full-Time & Part-Time)

        Lab support tech, pharmacy tech, patient transporter, supply chain tech, and food nutrition service. For more information contact Paul Lenhart or Tim Fields. To apply online, please visit Mercy's career website.

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      • Various Positions – Panera Bread (Part-Time)

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      • Various Positions – Sodexo (Full-Time & Part-Time)

        Hiring for various positions at various locations.

        • Healthcare Host/Hostesses
        • Cooks & Grill Cooks
        • Temperature Screeners
        • Cashiers
        • Housekeeping/Environmental Techs

        For more information or to apply online, please visit Sodexo's website.

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      Business & Graphics

      Advanced Manufacturing

      • Engineering Technician II - Nidec Motor Corporation (Full-Time)

        For more information or to apply online, please visit Nidec Motor Corporation's website.

        We begin with dreams. Dreams drive our motivation. Dreams are our future. The world's dreams, people's dreams, our dreams. Our passion creates ideas that make dreams come alive. Technology and products that were only dreams become reality.

        All for dreams. Dreams challenge and the Nidec-Group will continue to meet the challenge. For the world's and people's tomorrows; the world's first, the world's best technologies and products; we will continue our part in creating a better society.

        Job Description

        Set up, test, and analyze test results of motors/systems to Agency specifications as well as assist with updating and fabrication of automated test equipment in an ISO 17025 Accredited Test Lab.


        •       Follow procedures to perform operational tests on electric motors
        •       Use an automated program to select and test motors on test fixtures
        •       Setup and run tests on manual test boards and record data using Excel
        •       Cross train in three motor test labs
        •       Assist Test equipment Engineer in updating and repairing state-of-the-art test equipment
        •       Prepare thermocouple wire for measuring temperature of test devices (roll, strip, and weld)
        •       Attach thermocouple wire to motors for the purpose of measuring temperature
        •       Receive and prepare test items for testing
        •       Lift motors (up to 50 pounds) and secure them in a test fixture for the purpose of testing


        •       Simple soldering
        •       Take volt/amp/ohm readings with a meter or other measurement devices.
        •       Weld thermocouple wire
        •       Make spreadsheets and simple graphs.
        •       Knowledge Programming TLC devices
        •       Desire to learn new processes and systems
        •       Work as a support team member


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      • Assembler/Test/Pack, 3rd Shift - Parker Hannifin (Full-Time)

        Apply on Parker Hannifin's website.

        With annual sales of $14.3 billion in fiscal year 2019, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 63 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. 

        Install internal parts in sub assemblies and body assemblies to close tolerances. Assemble valve sub assemblies into final assembly. Test performance leak rate of valves and package & label valves for final shipment. 

        Select various valve parts for assembly from production work order. • Install and assemble seat, pin and pin carrier, pushrods using dial indicator. • Install and assemble assemblies, pistons and adaptors into body assemblies. • Install internal parts such as diaphragm, spider and buffer plate into power element assembly for heli-arc welding. • Load and unload valve final assembly into test equipment and run tests. • Painting and curing components or sub assemblies may be required. • Get and dispose of material to and from work position. • Clean equipment as required. • Flexing from one workstation into another is required for continuous through put. • Maintaining cycle counts (inventory) may be required. • Active participation in High Performance Team. • Active participation in lean events.

        High School Diploma or GED • Manufacturing experience and/or a combination of education and experience. • Ability to work as part of an effective, high functioning team. • Experience of Lean and problem solving events.

        We offer excellent compensation and benefits package, including vacation, holiday, medical/dental/vision insurance, life/disability insurance, 401k, retirement, annual incentive, and On-site Wellness Center.

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      • Manufacturing Associates – Bausch & Lomb (Full-Time)

        Hiring manufacturing associates in St. Louis and O'Fallon, MO. For more information or to apply online, visit the Bausch & Lomb website.

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      • Electrical Assembler - Potter Signal Company (Full-Time)

        Please apply by sending your resume to

        Potter Electric Signal Company, a St. Louis Manufacturer located in Hazelwood, MO, is the recognized world leader in the fire sprinkler monitoring industry. We save lives every day with the products made by our assemblers.

        Due to growth, we currently have openings for electrical assemblers to work full-time day shift from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. We have recently raised our wage to $14 per hour. Overtime offered, no nights or weekends.

        Prior experience in a warehouse/manufacturing setting using tools to assemble small items is preferred.  Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen. It is a requirement that our assemblers are able to stand for an entire 10-hour shift (with breaks.) Some areas offer both sitting and standing.

        Our facility is located approximately a 20-minute walk from the closest bus stop.

        Potter Culture

        Each employee at Potter takes great pride in knowing that every product we assemble, service, and sell is for the purpose of saving lives around the world.

        We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background check.

        Job requirements include but are not limited to the following:

        • Repetitive movement of lightweight parts (1 10 lbs./part)
        • Use of hand tools such as pliers, screwdrivers, box cutters and power tools (air drivers torqued between 3 - 55 in/lbs.)
        • Packing operations include packaging parts into cartons and taping boxes using auto tape dispensers
        • Movement of pallets containing completed parts using a pallet jack. (pallets weigh between 42 - 900 lbs.)
        • All operations require the ability to read and follow written instructions from an operations manual
        • Assembly workers are also required to rotate from job to job occasionally
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      • Production Team Members – True Manufacturing (Full-Time)

        Hiring production team members in all four of our Missouri locations – O’Fallon, Mexico, Bowling Green, and Pacific. For more information or to apply online, please visit True Manufacturing's website.

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      • Temporary Positions – Watlow (Full-Time)

        Entry-level temporary positions (can lead to full-time positions).

        Open All Shifts:

        • First Shift — 6:45 AM-3:15 PM
        • Mid Shift — 10 AM-6:30 PM
        • Second Shift — 3-11:30 PM

        Please contact Express at 314-692-0600 or Aerotek at 314-801-5217.

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      Transportation & Logistics

      • Automotive Technicians – Valvoline Instant Oil Change

        Hiring automotive technicians (no experience required). For more information or to apply online, visit the Valvoline website.

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      • FedEx Ground (Full-Time)

        Hiring multiple warehouse positions at the new distribution center in St. Peters, MO. For more information or to apply online visit this page of the FedEx website.

        Hiring package handlers in Vinita Park, MO; St. Louis, MO; and Sauget, IL. For more information or to apply online, visit the FedEx website.

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      • Ikea (Full-Time & Part-Time)

        Part-time active selling, merchandising, customer services and prep and flow/warehouse positions.

        Full-time active selling, inventory specialist, and customer services leader.

        For more information or to apply online, visit the Ikea website.

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      • Mover/Laborer – Two Men and a Truck (Full-Time & Part-Time, Summer)

        Accepting great people! We believe in: hire for attitude, train for skill. Two Men and a Truck St. Louis is hiring immediately and looking for movers and drivers to join our team.

        Our movers and drivers are the foundation of Two Men and a Truck® – they are our "Move Heroes." So, if you are passionate about helping people and want to start building a career you can be proud of, apply today and become a part of something bigger! Together we are the moving company that Moves People Forward®, both personally and professionally.

        Full-time, part-time, summer, seasonal, and temporary positions available. Experience in general labor, construction, warehouse labor, landscaping, moving, or delivery driving helpful. Click here to apply on the Two Men and a Truck website.

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      • Various Positions – Amazon (Full-Time & Part-Time)

        Amazon jobs are great jobs, with industry-leading benefits starting on day one. On top of Amazon’s $15 minimum wage, the company offers full-time employees comprehensive benefits including full medical, vision, and dental insurance as well as a 401(k) with 50 percent match, and up to 20 weeks of maternal and paternal paid leave. Innovative programs, like Career Choice, pre-pay 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon.

        Amazon has always been, and always will be, committed to diversity and inclusion. We seek people from all backgrounds to join our teams. Search all hourly fulfillment jobs in your area.

        There are two ways to apply, either by texting ALL ABILITIES to 77088 to receive job alerts or by visiting

        Candidate support can be reached at

        The Accommodations Team can be reached at 888-435-9287, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

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      • Warehouse Associates – Quiet Logistics (Full-Time)

        Quiet Logistics is a third-party distribution center in Hazelwood. Click here for more information or to apply online.

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      Training Opportunities

      • Abbott Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Academy

      • BCI Skills Center

      • Building Union Diversity (BUD) Program

      • CoderGirl IT Training Program

      • CyberUp Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program

      • Easter Seals Midwest Project Search

      • LaunchCode IT Programmer Training and Apprenticeship Program

      • Launchcode LC101

      • MERS Goodwill Skills Training

      • Paraquad Culinary Training Program

      • St. Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program Pre-Apprenticeship Tactical Training School (PATTS)

      • St. Louis Community College Accelerated Job Training Programs

      • St. Luke's Internship Program

      Job Fairs and Hiring Events