SJF Career & Employment Opportunities

SJF Employees

SJF Is Currently Accepting Applications for the Following Positions:

Why Choose a Career at SJF Material Handling?

SJF Material Handling Inc. has been recognized by Minnesota Business Magazine as one of the state's "100 Best Companies To Work For" on four different occasions. We're always looking for talented individuals to join our team of professionals.

Our benefit package is second to none and includes:

  • Two weeks Paid Time Off (PTO) accumulating from your first day working at SJF. There is no waiting period! Your PTO begins accumulating the day you start working at SJF
  • Excellent health and dental care packages
  • Flexible spending account
  • Nine paid holidays every year
  • Excellent Life Insurance program
  • Disability Insurance program
  • Excellent 401(k) package with company match
  • Free professional advice from SJF's own investment agent included as part of the SJF Benefit Package. Every employee participating in the 401(k) program is able to work with our advisor for FREE for their own personal finances and goals

And then there's the fun stuff:

  • Free meals provided by the company in appreciation of our employees several times throughout the year – Barbeques, holiday meals, annual fish fry, etc.
  • Free turkey or ham before Thanksgiving
  • Drawings throughout the year for Viking's tickets, SJF apparel, etc.
  • Fun employee contests, such as our Halloween costume contest
  • Very family and pet friendly environment
  • Annual Holiday party with cash bonuses, based on years of service

How to Apply for Employment at SJF:

Mailing Address:
SJF Material Handling Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
211 Baker Ave W
Winsted, MN 55395

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.


Inside Material Handling Sales Associate

Discover Unlimited Earning Potential as an Inside Material Handling Sales Associate

SJF Material Handling Inc. is looking to hire full time experienced sales professionals to join the company's existing inside sales team.

This is an inside sales position, working out of SJF's headquarters in Winsted, MN. Applicants must be willing to work Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm in our office. Compensation is 100% commission based, offering unlimited earning income potential for highly motivated sales professionals.

SJF Offers:

  • Aggressive commission based compensation, with no cap and unlimited earnings potential from day one
  • CRM, accounting, product and freight pricing software training
  • Matching 401(k) plan
  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Flex spending plan
  • Vacation and Personal Time off accrual

Job Description

  • Service new and existing accounts, quote equipment, document and process orders for fulfilment
  • Service both new and existing accounts by providing product and pricing support
  • Provide same-day follow-up on all company provided leads and client requests
  • Provide pricing and product information to new and existing customers who call by phone
  • Provide all written documentation needed for order pricing, picking and processing to the fulfilment department for processing daily
  • Provide freight quotes on quotes/pricing including all follow up and support with freight issues including any and all freight claim services
  • Provide freight status, delivery times and pricing support on equipment
  • Resolve customer complaints by investigating problems, developing solutions, preparing reports and making recommendations to resolve issues should they arise

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of previous sales experience
  • HS diploma or GED
  • Candidate must have good written and oral communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills - Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (such as Excel and Outlook) and Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Computer skills requirements include working with Excel spreadsheets, contact management and quoting software, daily data entry and email communications with clients and vendors
  • Excellent phone skills
  • Proven closer

Preferred Qualifications

  • Material handling product knowledge, including but not limited to:
  • Pallet/warehouse storage racks
  • Gravity/powered conveyors & conveyor systems
  • Warehouse shelving
  • Carton & case flow
  • Automated storage & retrieval systems (AS/RS)
  • Vertical and horizontal carousels & carousel controls
  • Forklifts
  • Mezzanines
  • Packaging & banding equipment
  • Dock lifts, levelers, shelters

Other Beneficial and Useful Skills

  • Experience with EPICOR software
  • A basic understanding of shipping and accounting practices
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to listen and quickly resolve issues
  • Experience with debt collection and calling on past due accounts
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment
  • Must be comfortable cold calling prospects and overcoming objections
  • Must be willing and able to network with vendors, manufacturers and other dealers/distributors

For additional information regarding this position, please contact:

Ed Salonek
(320) 485-4950
Fax: (320) 485-2832
Email: eoapqkasauyaqlonek@sjf.cowodqkm

To apply online, please fill out our online application form or email a resume and cover letter to

Yard Labor/Material Handler

We're seeking an outside yard material handler to work at our facilities in Winsted, MN. Responsibilities include loading and unloading trucks, picking and packing inventory to ship and receiving. Forklift driving experience is a plus but not required. Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of working in a warehouse experience, solid computer knowledge, forklift experience and willingness to work outdoors.

  • Starting pay up to $21 per hour
  • Will train
  • Compensation depends on experience
  • Attractive benefits package

For additional information regarding this position, please contact:

Ed Salonek
(320) 485-4950
Fax: (320) 485-2832
Email: eoapqkasauyaqlonek@sjf.cowodqkm

To apply online, please fill out our online application form.


SJF, a leader in the Material Handling Equipment Industry, has an opening for a permanent full-time welder. This position requires knowledge of the basic fundamentals of welding, analytical skills, mechanical aptitude, a positive personality and self-motivation. Will train for this position.

Starting pay from $20 to $22 per hour.

For additional information regarding this position, please contact:

Ed Salonek
(320) 485-4950
Fax: (320) 485-2832
Email: eoapqkasauyaqlonek@sjf.cowodqkm

To apply online, please fill out our online application form.