Career/Job Opportunities

Employers: Are you looking to post a job opportunity for our students? I invite you to send the posting to me at so I can post it for you. Thank you for your interest in Carl Sandburg College students. 

Students, Alumni, and Community Members: Opportunities posted with the Career Development Office are advertisements received from employers and job search sites. No guarantee of employment is stated or implied. Please call Tracy Engstrom, Coordinator, at 309.341.5246 with questions or email at


Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant - Galesburg, IL (6/7/22)
Mechanical Service Inc. is a fast paced mechanical company looking for a Bookkeeping/Administrative Assistant. Candidates must be well organized, responsible, dependable, and able to work independently. A good candidate would also have some familiarity accounting and Microsoft Excel is beneficial. $18-$20/hour. 

Day to Day Includes the following:

  • Maintains records of financial transactions by establishing accounts; posting transactions; ensure legal requirements compliance.
  • Maintains subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, and posting transactions.
  • Balances subsidiary accounts by reconciling entries.
  • Maintains general ledger by transferring subsidiary account summaries.
  • Balances general ledger by preparing a trial balance; reconciling entries.
  • Maintains historical records by filing documents.
  • Prepares financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying requirements; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing reports; advising management on needed actions.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Work with payroll/billing as needed; enter time card information, review time cards, and help prepare service billing as needed.

Apply in person at 1144 Monmouth Blvd, Galesburg.

Admin & Clerical
Receptionist - Galesburg, IL (8/8/22)
State Farm Agent Rob Williams is hiring a receptionist. Apply online at Keywords Rob Williams.

Seasonal Field Inspector Job Announcement - Illinois (5/12/22)
Illinois Crop Improvement Association has multiple positions available for seasonal part-time field inspectors to cover Knox and Henry Counties. Duties will include visiting corn and soybean fields and checking for crop purity and seed quality issues. Visual characteristics of the plants are used to determine the purity/quality of the field. Inspections need to be completed during specific growth stages of the crop. No experience necessary and training will be provided.

The inspector would be looking at fields in the months of June through September.
Requirements include reliable transportation, self-motivation, and a willingness to work outdoors. Inspectors are based out of their homes and receive their work instructions from the home office in Champaign, IL.

Starting pay is $12 per hour. Hourly wage covers time inspecting fields, time driving to and from fields, time spent in classroom training, time spent in field training, time spent completing and mailing paperwork, and all other work-related duties. In addition to the hourly rate, mileage at the current IRS reimbursement rate (58.5 cents per mile) is paid for all work related trips, such as travel to and from the field, trips to the post office to mail paperwork, and travel for training.
Interested candidates should contact Zach Duray or Beth Lake.

Zach Duray | | 217-359-4053
Beth Lake | | 217-359-4053


Delivery Driver - Galesburg, IL (8/8/22)
Jimmy Johns is hiring a delivery driver. Apply online at

Parts Delivery - Galesburg, IL (7/12/22)
O'Reilly is now hiring Parts Delivery drivers. Our parts delivery team members are responsible for the safe and efficient delivery of parts to our professional customers. They are also responsible for the cleanliness and standard maintenance of company delivery vehicles. These team members will also provide a high level of customer service by communicating problems or special requests from customers to store management.

Apply online at Keywords OReilly Auto Parts.


ITSA Distance Education Support Specialist II - WIU (6/10/22)
Western Illinois University if hiring. For a detailed job description and to apply, visit

Carl Sandburg College - Galesburg, IL (6/7/22)
Carl Sandburg College is hiring for the following positions:

  • Administrative Computing Information Manager
  • Infrastructure Services Specialist
  • Audio Video Production Manager/Esports Head Coach
  • Custodian
  • Grounds Assistant
  • Hourly, Door Screener and Tester, COVID
  • Upward Bound Project Advisor

Apply online at

Classroom Aide - Galesburg, IL (6/7/22)
Knox County YMCA is looking for dedicated and motivated Classroom Aides to work with an energetic and collaborative learning environment. Candidates should be able to work well with children, have some background in education or child development, be able to follow a structured routine daily, and be committed to supporting teachers. The successful candidates will assist with classroom activities, but will also be responsible for keeping the classroom neat and orderly.

Visit for an application. 



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Health Care

Assistant - Galesburg, IL (8/8/22)
Kehoe Eye Care is hiring an assistant. You will be responsible for directly supporting the doctor by performing patient work ups which include: history taking, visual acuities, and be willing to learn and perform all other diagnostic testing needed along with documentation in the patient's medical record. Accuracy and multitasking is important. You will learn front desk duties as well.

Apply online at Keyword Kehoe.

Hotel Hospitality

Front Desk Associate - Galesburg, IL (7/12/22)
Baymont Inn and Suites is hiring 2nd and 3rd shift front desk associates. he purpose of this position is to provide superior customer service and operate the hotel’s front desk systems to assure the highest possible level of guest satisfaction. This will include answering the phones, process reservations, handle customer inquiries, and perform check-in/check-out of guests in the hotel in accordance with the hotel’s policies/procedures and the brand’s standards for quality, cleanliness, guest satisfaction, and safety and security. 

Apply online at Keyword Baymont.

Human Services

Production Assistant - Monmouth, IL (8/8/22)
Warren Achievement hiring a production assistant. Full time, benefits. Will provide supervision, training, and instruction to individuals with developmental disabilities in order to meet production contracts. High school diploma or equivalent required plus one year of experience in industry or with people with disabilities. 

Visit or apply at 1220 E. 2nd Avenue, Monmouth, IL 


Day Cleaner - Galesburg, IL (7/18/22)
Planet Fitness is hiring a day cleaner. The Daytime Cleaner will work 6 AM to 2 PM Monday - Friday and will be responsible for the overall cleanliness of all areas of the facility to ensure a positive member experience.

Apply online at

Full Time Church Custodian: Galesburg First United Methodist Church is seeking a full time (40 hours per week) day shift custodian. Responsibilities include cleaning, room set up, light maintenance, snow removal, ordering of supplies. Background check required, experience preferred. $15-!6/hour.

Reply to: Rev Vince Rohn 309-342-3197,

Law Enforcement/Security/Firefighter

Campus Safety Officer - Galesburg, IL (7/12/22)
Campus Safety provides 24-hour protection and service to the Knox College Campus and
community. Campus Safety Officers are dedicated to developing and maintaining a safe and
secure campus environment and helping to ensure compliance with federal, state and local
laws as well as Knox College policies and procedures, in cooperation with the other campus
departments and community organizations.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume including contact information for three references, and complete the Knox College Employment Application at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be subject to a background check.



Maintenance Assistant - Galesburg, IL (7/12/22)
Thrushwood Farms is looking for a 1st shift Maintenance Assistant for our plant in Galesburg,IL. The Maintenance Assistant will aid in general upkeep and maintenance equipment and the facility. Under the direction of the Maintenance Manager, this position will install parts and assist in maintaining all facility heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical equipment. The Maintenance Assistant is also responsible for external facility upkeep.

Apply online at Keyword Thrushwood.


Parts Kitter - Galesburg, IL (8/8/22)
Midstate Manufacturing is hiring a parts kitter. Receives, stores, packages/distributes materials, and products within establishments by performing the following duties.

Apply in person at 750 W 3rd St, Galesburg, IL.

Assembler - Galesburg, IL (8/8/22)
Advance Services is hiring immediately for an assembler position. Employees will be doing various entry level tasks including assembling small pieces, testing parts to make sure they function correctly, counting parts and pieces, and cleaning. Apply in person at 261 N. Broad St., Suite 5, 4L Plaza, Galesburg.


Warehouse Steward - Galesburg, IL (8/8/22)
Sitka Salmon is hiring a warehouse steward. Warehouse Stewards are responsible for shipping, packaging, preparing orders, packing boxes, labeling bags, and folding boxes in our Galesburg fish production and shipping facility. Warehouse Stewards are also responsible for understanding fish quality, and for following company policies and training guidelines throughout the entire production process.

Apply online at

Laundry Aide - Galesburg, IL (8/8/22)
Seminary Village is seeking qualified full or part-time Laundry Aides for our beautiful retirement community for our 3rd shift, 9:30PM to 5:30 AM. We desire individuals who have a passion for helping people, who thrive in a team environment, and who want to make a difference all while advancing their skills.

For more information about joining our team as a Laundry Aide, please visit us at

Aldi Careers - Galesburg, IL (8/8/22)
Aldi is hiring a part time stocker and full-time store associate. For additional details and to apply, visit

Galesburg Team Member - Galesburg, IL (8/8/22)
Champion Express Car Wash, coming soon, is hiring team members. Apply online at

Kennel  Attendant - Galesburg, IL (7/18/22)
Knox Pet Clinic is hiring a kennel attendant. 

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Handle animals
  • Walk hospitalized dogs
  • Follow isolation protocols
  • Clean, disinfect and maintain kennels and runs
  • Wash and sterilize water and food bowls
  • Launder and dry towels and blankets
  • Record information such as feeding schedules, appearance, and behavior of the animal
  • Work well with all employees
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Hours are primarily evenings and weekends. Weekend and holiday hours are required but alternating.

Apply online at Keywords Knox Pet Clinic.

Customer Service Representative/Cashier - Galesburg, IL (7/13/22)
JB Hawks is looking for Customer Service Representatives with energy and a reliable work ethic. Our Customer Service Representatives look sharp, have a great attitude, and do whatever it takes to make regular customers feel like family, and new customers feel like regulars.

Our team members take ownership in helping to run the store, operating the point of sale system, assisting customers when they have questions about products, and providing general housekeeping.

Apply in person at 1042 North Henderson St., Galesburg.

Forklift Operators and Warehouse Associates - Peoria, IL (7/12/22)
Universal Logistics is expanding in the Peoria area! We need quality forklift operators and warehouse associates for new positions in the area. We have large customers we service in the area and need quality forklift operators and warehouse associates like yourself!

Need line checkers, material handlers and forklift operators:
1st shift - 6:30am to 3:00pm
Starts at $16.00/hr ($15.00 inexperienced)
2nd shift - 2:30pm to 11pm
Starts at $16.50/hr ($15.50 inexperienced)
3rd shift - 10:30pm to 7:00am
Starts at $16.50/hr ($15.50 inexperienced)

Line Checkers will be counting material and using math to decide what is needed to order to make
the line run without hesitation. Minor computer skills are a must. Needs to be able to be able to locate files on a computer and enter numbers in a spreadsheet. RF Scanner experience not necessary but bonus.

Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $15.00 - $16.50 per hour
Questions? Call Fletcher Molchin at (586)459-7819 or email at

Broadband Specialist I - Abingdon, IL (7/12/22)
MediaCom is hiring. As a Broadband Specialist I (Field Technician), you will be primarily focused on new installations of our cable television and broadband services. You'll drive a company van, go into customer homes, and represent Mediacom every day to our customers. You'll also learn and perform a variety of duties including installation, changes of service, additional outlet installation, disconnection of service, payment collection, and any special requests customers may have regarding installation.

Apply online at Keyword MediaCom; Location Abingdon, IL.

Community Manager - Galesburg, IL (7/12/22)
The Villas at Carl Sandburg is hiring. The Community Manager is responsible for overseeing all operations at their designated property(s). Operations includes, but is not limited to, rent collections, leasing, marketing efforts, maintenance, turn process, hiring and terminating staff members, equipment functionality, customer service, training, etc. The Community Manager will be responsible for operating within the budget that is allocated to their property(s), as well as, setting and reviewing on-site staff goals and objectives. Finally, the Community Manager is responsible for setting and maintaining a high energetic and customer friendly atmosphere throughout the community.

Apply online at Keywords The Villas. 




Restaurant/Food Service
Jimmy Johns Careers - Galesburg, IL (8/8/22)
Jimmy Johns is hiring crew members and an assistant manager. Apply online at

Assistant Store Manager - Monmouth, IL (7/13/22)
Follett is hiring an assistant store manager for their bookstore location at Monmouth College. This position is responsible for assisting the Store Manager in supervising and managing Store operations (college bookstore or convenience store). Plans and prepares work schedules ensuring coverage. Greets customers and answers phones to respond to inquiries and resolve escalated issues. Provides training on Store, company, and/or school operations. Receive and unload merchandise verify orders, and displays merchandise in accordance with company standards. Routinely audits accounting and cash functions to ensure policies and procedures are being followed in the store. Partners with various support partners including Store Operations, AP, HR, and Training. Consistently demonstrates Follett Values - Integrity, Accountability, Customers, Each and Every Associate, Innovation, and Teamwork. Demonstrates proficiency in Follett Strategic Competencies.

Apply online at

Store Manager - Galesburg, IL (7/13/22)
Sally Beauty Salon is hiring. Apply in person at 2779 Volunteer Drive, #207.

Sales & Marketing

Merchandising Sales Associate - Galesburg, IL (8/8/22)
Tractor Supply is hiring merchandising sales associate. Apply online at

Relief Sales Representative - Galesburg, IL (7/12/22)
G&M Distributors is actively seeking a full-time Relief Sales Representative for the Galesburg area. We are looking for a highly motivated, results-oriented, self-starter who possesses both a strong sales personality and demonstrates above average leadership skills. This job requires candidates to achieve sales goals, introduce new products, merchandise, and analyze business opportunities.

Apply online at

Seasonal Parks Maintenance - Galesburg, IL (7/18/22)
The City of Galesburg seeks interested applicants to fill seasonal, part-time maintenance positions in the Department of Parks and Recreation. Depending on the job classification, positions are paid at various rates of pay, with starting pay at $12.00 per hour. All interested applicants must complete an online job application through the City’s website at:\_initiatives/human\_resources/