McDonald County, MO. - Earlier this month, the McDonald County community was rocked by the sudden announcement that Tyson Food's plans to close the company's Noel, MO, facility in October.
According to the WARN notice filed with the Missouri Office of Workforce Development, the plant closure will result in 1,513 job losses in the small community. While many workers and their families are likely still reeling from this disappointing news, those who wish to work close to home do still have some local employment options.
For example, these local companies are hiring to fill blue-collar and Ag-related positions in McDonald County, that pay over $15 an hour and (often) come with employee benefits.
1. Opal Foods - Case Packer
Opal Foods in Anderson, is hiring a full-time case packer. This position pays $15.50 an hour.
2. Opal Foods - Sanitation Technician
Opal Foods is also seeking a sanitation tech to work nights. This full-time role pays $17.50 an hour.
3. McDonald County Courthouse - Road and Bridge Equipment Operator
The County has an opening for a full-time road and bridge equipment operator. This job pays between $16 to $17.50 an hour.
4. Penmac Staffing - Farm Monitor
Penmac Staffing is recruiting a contract farm monitor. This role pays $15 an hour.
5. Simmons Food Inc - Sanitation
Simmons Food has an opportunity for a sanitation role at the company's Jane hatchery. The likely compensation range for this job is $29,000 to $37,000 a year, according to Indeed's salary estimate for this position in McDonald County.
6. Simmons Prepared Foods Inc - Packer
Simmons Prepared Foods in Southwest City, is hiring a full-time packer for the night shift. According to Indeed, the likely pay range for this opportunity is $31,000 to $40,000 a year.
7. Heritage Tractor Inc - Technician
Heritage Tractor is seeking a repair tech in Anderson. This full-time position likely pays between $41,000 to $53,000 a year, according to Indeed's salary estimate for this role.
8. Simmons Prepared Foods Inc - Pallet Jack Operator
Simmons Prepared Foods is also recruiting a full-time pallet jack operator in Southwest City. The likely compensation range for this role is $36,000 to $46,000 a year, according to Indeed.
9. Gilliam Electric, Inc. - Heavy Equipment Operator
Gilliam Electric in Anderson, has an opening for a heavy equipment operator. According to Indeed's salary estimate, this full-time job likely pays between $33,000 to $42,000 a year.
10. Tarsco Bolted Tank - Fabrication and Powder Coating Leads
Finally, Tasrsco Bolted Tank is hiring to fill multiple full-time fabrication and powder coating leads. The likely salary range for these positions is $41,000 to $52,000 a year, according to Indeed.
11. Opal Foods - House Hand
Opal Foods is seeking a full-time house hand for the company's Anderson farm. This role pays up to $15.50 an hour.
12. McCorvey Sheet Metal - Journeyman
This Anderson company is recruiting a sheet metal journeyman. The pay range for this opportunity is $24 to $29 an hour.
13. C3 Trucking - CDL Class A Driver
C3 Trucking in Longview, has an opportunity for a full-time CDL Class A truck driver. In addition to being home daily, this position pays $1,250 a week.
14. Simmons Prepared Foods Inc - Pick Room Attendant
Simmons Prepared Foods is also hiring a pick room attendant in Southwest City. The likely compensation range for this job is $33,000 to $42,000 a year, according to Indeed's salary estimate for this role.
15. MM Match - Dedicated Local Route Driver
Finally, MM Recruiting is searching for an experienced CDL Class A driver for a dedicated local route. This full-time driving job pays $1,400 a week.