Why Work at Great Northern – Chippewa Falls


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Transparent Pay starting at $19/hr

Our assistant positions start at $19 hour and go up based on assistant/operator position assignment and machine complexity. Minimum pay ranges from $19 to $23/hr based on role assignment and work experience. We also offer shift differential of $1.50 for work performed on 2nd or 3rd shift.


8 Hour Shift Schedule

At Great Northern we understand working 12 hour shifts can be hard on you, so we offer shorter shifts with paid breaks. Do you like starting the weekend early on a Friday? We adjust our Friday schedule during non-peak season to allow our employees to leave at an earlier time.

    • 1st Shift: 7am-3:00pm Monday-Thursday & 5:45am-1:45pm on Fridays
    • 2nd Shift: 2:45pm-11:15pm Monday-Thursday & 1:30pm-7:30pm on Fridays
    • 3rd Shift: 11pm-7:15am Sunday-Wednesday & 11pm-6am on Thursdays

Top Notch Benefits

We offer a full benefit package including health insurance, health savings accounts, flexible/dependent care spending accounts, dental insurance, 401(k) retirement savings, short term disability, long term disability, generous profit sharing and many additional voluntary benefits.

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Rotational Overtime Schedule

At the beginning of each year, you will receive a calendar which will identify which Saturday you could potentially have to work overtime. This schedule gives you the opportunity to switch shifts if you’re not available on an assigned Saturday or pick up shifts from other employees if desired. We don’t like surprises when it comes to overtime.


Time Off & Holidays

We give all new employees three (3) weeks of personal time after 30 days of employment. This is in addition to our 10 holidays a year.  We also take holidays very seriously here and have not worked on a holiday in the past 5 years!


Fun Perks

Summer picnic lunches, holiday party, service awards, anniversary cards, popcorn Fridays, donuts, quality awards, photo wall, trivia at quarterly meetings, and a yearly t-shirt program. These are all things we do throughout the year to make sure work isn’t just a place you go for a paycheck.


Community Support

GNC Cares – We have a committee of employees that guide our community support and company donations. Examples include school supply drives, boxes for food pantries, United Way Campaign, youth activities, Spirit of Christmas, and many more.


Secure Future

Great Northern Corporation has 60 years of success as a business and continues to grow. Join a secure company today and retire in confidence.


Health & Wellness Center

At Great Northern we take care of our team members and provide near site primary care free of charge for all employees, spouses and dependents. The near site also offers physical therapy and behavioral health for a small co-payment.


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Our Vision
We help our team members be at their best through personal growth and a shared future.


  • Integrity
  • Personal Growth
  • Entrepreneur Spirit
  • Shared Future

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations is more than a tagline, it is an attitude. At Great Northern, customer challenges are met by an undying spirit to doing what others can’t or won’t. It’s in our DNA. And it is what our customers have come to expect with Great Northern.

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