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General FAQ’s

Where are you located?

We are located in St. Cloud, MN. We have 2 buildings, both on Saukview Drive.

Can I work remote?

Potentially. We do offer remote work for some careers within the company. If this is something you are looking for, let’s talk during the interview process about options.

Will there be opportunities for training and development after I am hired?

Definitely! We want our associates to be the very best at their jobs so offer opportunities for training and development. Our associates work with their manager to find training that will benefit and support them in their current position and future aspirations.

What are the hours for your opportunities?

Most are 1st shift between the hours of 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. We do run 2nd shift for our manufacturing opportunities which would be Monday – Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. If the opportunity is a 2nd shift position hours will be listed in the posting. Office Positions are typically from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, but we do offer schedule flexibility if needed.

Will I have to travel?

This will vary depending on the opportunity, but we do have multiple roles that require travel if that’s an interest of yours! If there are travel requirements you will be able to find that in the posting.

Will I have to work overtime / weekends / evenings / etc.?

We recognize that your career is just one of many aspects of your life. We support work-life balance and are dedicated to supporting your personal and family commitments. Depending on the position you are in and business needs, your hours may vary a little from time to time.

What should I do if I don’t see an opportunity I’m interested in?

In our applicant portal, click on the search bar under Career Opportunities to search for open positions. If we don’t have any opportunities available in that area a green box will appear that says ‘Activate job alerts for this search’. Turn this feature on to be emailed if an opportunity opens up related to your search.

Does Park offer competitive compensation?

Yes, our HR team regularly reviews wages to ensure that we are competitive with the market and offering our associates a competitive wage.

What candidate screenings are required?

As part of the contingent job offer, all candidates will go through a background check and drug screen. Some opportunities may have additional screenings such as MVR, credit check, physical, etc.

Applying

Where can I find job openings?

All opportunities are listed on our careers page.

What’s the best way to apply for an opportunity at Park Industries?

Please submit all applications via the online applicant portal by clicking on ‘Apply Now‘. This enables us to process your application as quickly as possible and you can be sure that all the relevant information is included with the application. Within the portal you will either create a new profile or log in to an existing profile before completing your application for an opportunity.

What if I don’t have a formal resume?

A resume is not required for all opportunities. In some situations it’s best to have one ready when applying so you can upload it into your online presence and use it to apply to an opportunity.

How can I tell which opportunities are still open?

All opportunities advertised on the website are currently still open to apply to. Once an opportunity is filled, we remove it from the website.

How long will it take me to apply for an opportunity?

Generally it will not take a lot of time to apply. If you have a resume created, you can upload it and some information will automatically be entered into the application. We are typically looking for work history and a few other basic questions, so 30 minutes or less should be enough time.

Do I need a cover letter?

A cover letter is not required. If submitting one please be sure to update it to reflect the job you are applying to.

I applied for an opportunity but haven’t heard anything yet. Am I still being considered?

If you have not received an email from Park Industries stating that you are no longer being considered, then you are still a potential candidate for the opportunity. Please be assured we are working to move you though the process as quickly as possible.

Can I apply for more than one opportunity at the same time?

Yes, you can apply for any opportunities that are of interest to you.

What is the rehire process for former Park associates?

The application process for a former Park Industries associates is the same as for other candidates.

Do you have an employee referral program?

We do have a referral program and value the candidates that our associates submit. We encourage you to reach out to any friends or former colleagues who work at Park Industries to discuss the opportunities and list their name as a reference on the application.

How do I know that you have received my application?

If you have applied for an opportunity at Park Industries via our online portal, you will receive an automated email response confirming receipt of your application. Our goal is to keep candidates informed of their status throughout the recruitment process. However, we are unable to personally respond to each one every time. If you meet the opportunity requirements, you will be contacted via email and/or phone by our HR team.

Once you have sent/submitted the application, can you still make changes, swap documents, or add extra ones?

Yes, you can edit documents in your applicant account at any time. To do this, ‘Sign In’ on the upper right corner of our careers page. Click on ‘My Presence’. From there click on ‘Documents’ and the pencil next to Uploads to edit the documents you have in the portal.

I want to apply to an opportunity that I saw, but now it’s not listed. May I still apply?

If you no longer see the opportunity posting, it is either no longer open or has been filled.

What is the best way to contact a recruiter at Park Industries? How can I find the right contact person for the opportunity?

To make sure your application gets to the right person, it must be linked to a specific opportunity. Therefore, it’s best to first apply to a specific role by submitting your application/resume. A recruiter will then contact you if your profile is assessed as a potential fit for the role.

Is there a minimum age requirement to apply?

Not generally. Some shop opportunities require you to be 18, but if you see an opportunity of interest, feel free to apply and we would be happy to discuss options with you.

Do I need to have experience of working in the manufacturing industry to join Park?

It depends on the opportunity you’re interested in. Experience requirements will be listed in the posting. Many technical roles require you to have spent time in a similar position and environment, while others require less specific experience. Don’t have the exact experience? Feel free to apply as we may be able to train for the role you are considering.

What are the top traits you look for in a potential candidate?

The qualities we look for in a candidate will depend on the opportunity you’re applying for. A key quality for all candidates is the ability to fit our ParkWay Culture. We also look for a strong value of customer care, team contribution, desire to learn, willingness to work hard, ability to embrace change and grow as an individual/company, and related skills.

What information should I include on my resume/application?

We want to hear about your latest accomplishments, your strengths, and how specific skills might be applied to the opportunity you are applying for. Be sure to highlight your accomplishments in previous jobs—not just your duties.

How do I update my personal information on your careers page?

In our applicant portal, click on ‘Sign In’ on the upper right corner of our careers page and then on ‘My Presence’. Any of your contact information can be edited by clicking on the pencil next to the section you want to update. To update a resume, cover letter or any other documents, click on the ‘Documents’ tab and click on the pencil next to ‘Uploads’.

What if I forget my username and password for your careers page?

On our applicant portal, your user name will be your email address. If you forgot your password, there is a password reset option when you go to sign in. You can click on the link and enter your email address to reset your password.

Interview Process

What is the interview process?

We typically start with a phone interview with Human Resources. From there the process will vary depending on the opportunity but will always include at least one in person interview. Throughout the interview process our HR team will keep you informed on what next steps will look like.

How should I dress for my interview?

It’s always a good idea to look your best during an interview but each opportunity is a little different. Dress in a manner that is appropriate for the opportunity you are interviewing for. If you have questions on this, talk to the HR member scheduling the interview and we would be happy to discuss.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Help us get to know you by explaining how your prior experience and successes have prepared you for the role you’re pursuing with Park Industries. Review the job description and do a bit of research on our products and company. It is best to be prepared with a few examples in mind that demonstrate your strengths as well as any questions you have about the opportunity.

Should I ask questions?

Yes, thoughtful questions demonstrate your level of understanding, your interest, and your passions. The interview process is an opportunity for you to get to know us and ensure a good fit for you too.

How much time will the interview take?

Most interviews will last approximately one hour. If it’s expected to be longer, we will let you know while scheduling the interview.

How long does it take to make a decision after the interview?

This will vary based on the opportunity. We will contact you once a decision has been made. We try to make quick decisions but also want to be sure we are making the right decision so at times it may take longer before a decision is made. Feel free to reach out to the Recruiter you are working with to check in on status.

How can I send a follow up thank you letter in my interviewers?

The Recruiter for the position can provide the names and contact information of your interviewers if you’d like to send thank you notes.

If was not hired for a specific opportunity at Park. Will I be considered for other jobs at Park in the future?

We do our best to keep candidates in mind for future opportunities but due to high volumes of candidates we are not always able to do so. If you see another opportunity you are interested in we encourage you to apply for that opportunity.

Find a Career Fit

Do you offer entry-level opportunities?

Yes, within each area of the business we have opportunities with various experiences required. View our listing of currently open opportunities to understand the experience and skills required.

Do you offer part-time opportunities or flexible work schedules?

We do offer both part-time and flexible work schedules based on candidate needs and needs of the business. Not all opportunities can be part-time but if this is a need of yours, complete the application and we can discuss during the interview process.

Does Park hire students, interns, and new grads?

Absolutely! Not only do we hire them but we offer many great benefits for those candidates. We also offer internships, youth apprenticeships, job shadowing and more for those that are currently enrolled in school.

Benefits

What benefits do you offer?

We offer a wide range of excellent benefits. You can view them here.

Is relocation available?

This depends on the opportunity you are applying to. When you get further into the process, HR will be able to provide more information.

Associate Testimonials

The people of Park are very welcoming. When I first started, everyone was interested in hearing my name, my role in the company, and where I have been prior to joining Park.

Jessica B.

Payroll Coordinator

Associates aren’t just a number, they are part of a big and growing family. The Park family culture makes the associates want to strive to do their best. Park Industries is the place for me!

Brady E.

Machinist

Park Industries is the most caring and supportive company I have ever worked for.

Travis G.

Manufacturing Team Lead / Welder

I have been in several manufacturing shops, and Park is definitely number one. It’s a great job and with great people.

Keefer G.

Manufacturing Team Lead / Welder

I had heard good things about Park when I applied, and boy were they right! If you have drive for advancement, you absolutely can advance.

Joe L.

Electronics Technician

I have worked at Park Industries for 18 years in installation and customer service. I like the team work ethic that Park upholds. It’s a great place to work because you are not just a number punching a time clock, but a valued and respected person. I believe in the products and the people Park Industries employs and plan to work many more years for Park.

Jeff R.

Customer Service Rep

I have worked for Park for almost three years! I absolutely love the atmosphere here! It is the most welcoming company I have ever worked for. People truly care about their careers and each other, and the passion shows.

Meghan J.

Buyer

Park is the place to be.

Erin P.

Marketing Coordinator

This month is my 33rd anniversary of working at Park Industries. The people here are great. They are hard-working and passionate about what we do. Park is a great place to work.

Joe L.

Sales Support