A group of nine students from Melrose High School and their teacher, Mr. Nietfeld, toured Rotochopper’s manufacturing facility as part of their careers class, which exposes them to opportunities available to them in the area after graduation. Once a week they visit a different business in the Central Minnesota and chose Rotochopper because there are a variety of jobs to choose from with advancement potential. “It’s valuable to show the students companies where you start in one position and have the ability to move around to different positions within the same company,” said Mr. Nietfeld.
Rotochopper Operations Manager, Keith Burg, led the group through the facility, stopping to highlight areas of interest including the flame tables, warehouse and different production and assembly areas. Questions asked during the tour included: what is the starting wage; what benefits are available; what skills are needed for the positions available.
The students wanted to know, “What program should I study in vocational school to pursue a career at Rotochopper?” “Welding or Robotics are good programs to choose if you want to apply for a position in manufacturing at Rotochopper,” said Burg.
The students all agreed they enjoyed the tour. Following the tour, the students received a snack, water and souvenirs.