SJF Employment Opportunities

SJF Employees

SJF Is Currently Accepting Applications For:

Conveyor/Material Handling Equipment Technician | Yard Workers | Inside Material Handling Sales Associates

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

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.


Conveyor/Material Handling Equipment Technician

SJF, as a leader in the Material Handling Equipment Industry, is responsible for the installation, implementation and service of conveyor, warehouse automation sortation systems, carousels and other material handling systems for our customers throughout North America. Due to an increase in demand, SJF has a permanent full-time position open as either a:

Conveyor/Material Handling Equipment Technician - Experience is required, or
Conveyor/Material Handling Equipment Apprentice - No experience required and training is provided

Responsibilities include:

  • Installing or servicing equipment
  • Assisting and overseeing work of contractors to ensure project and technical requirement are met
  • Troubleshooting mechanical, electrical or technical issues
  • Creating field service documents
  • Supporting engineers and operators with monitoring new equipment installs
  • Providing insight and technical documentation on errors/issues that need to be resolved

Role requirements:

  • Requires up to 75% travel and the ability to work 7 days a week while on assignment
  • Requires working out of the Winsted, Minnesota headquarters while not on assignment

Benefits include:

  • $17 to $23 hourly
  • Full-time permanent position
  • Paid benefits including PTO/holidays, matching 401(k), and health, dental and disability insurance.

Qualifications include:

  • Reading and interpreting conveyor blueprints and installation manuals
  • Assembling/disassembling conveyor and other MHE components
  • Knowledge of pneumatics, air operated components, or basic electrical
  • Understanding of Material Handling Systems
  • Possesses troubleshooting skills and is able to resolve equipment malfunctions
  • Ability to cooperate and communicate effectively with project personnel
  • Computer knowledge of Office365
  • High school diploma/college or course work or equal experience
  • Valid driver's license
  • Reliable transportation

For additional information regarding this position or to apply, 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 eoapqkasauyaqlonek@sjf.cowodqkm.

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.

  • 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.

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 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
  • Social media/software experience with Facebook, LinkedIn, Craigslist and Twitter

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