Careers at ChemQuest

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Available ChemQuest Careers

Why Work With ChemQuest?

What will a career with ChemQuest bring to both your professional and personal life?

Before we answer this, we should start with the basics of-

What is ChemQuest?

ChemQuest Inc. a subsidiary of HOBO, Inc., is a leader in custom chemical formulating, blending, and bulk chemical delivery to the commercial car wash industry. We deliver car wash soap to businesses all across the United States, with our main offices located in Minnesota.

For over 25 years the Hobo, Incorporated family of companies has been providing cleaning solutions to the car wash industry under the ChemQuest brand. If you want to work with a company that is committed to its employees, ChemQuest is the place for you. We offer growth opportunities and encourage employees to pursue their interests. You’ll like working here if you prefer non-repetitive work, independence and teamwork that involves challenging and rewarding problem-solving.

Employee Perks

Not only do you get to work alongside a supportive and engaging team of professionals, but you also get these great perks when you join our team:

Company Benefits

Our benefits include health, dental, and vision plans, alongside a 401K plan with company safe harbor contribution after one year of employment. Additionally, we also offer group life insurance, AD&D, short and long term disability insurance plans, and a PTO/Holiday plan.

Bonus Program

After 6 months of retaining employment with ChemQuest, you are eligible to begin receiving quarterly bonuses. These bonuses are provided for the purpose of giving back to our hard-working employees who dedicate their time and energy to the company.

Career Advancement

We provide cross-training opportunities, and encourage all our employees to grow both personally and professionally. You’ll never feel like you’re trapped at ChemQuest, as we keep thing exciting and fresh.

Competitive Salary

Our wages are competitive for what’s offered in the corresponding field, and area around our locations. We ensure that you get the best salary for the work that you do, with opportunities of growth open.

Company Events

We offer year-round company events for our employees, ranging from going to sports games, bringing in food trucks, exploring car wash trade shows, to many more!

Car Wash Trade Show ChemQuest Booth
Trade Show – ChemQuest Booth
ChemQuest at a Minnesota Wilds Game
ChemQuest/Hobo at a Minnesota Wild Game

Giving Back to the Community

We place great importance on giving back to the community around us.

Whether it be through donating to car washes that hold charity events, buying toys for children in families of need, or sponsoring local events that support the city and its residents, we love giving back to the community that has given us so much. If you’re someone who enjoys giving back, and helping those in your community, then ChemQuest is the perfect place to kickstart or continue your career.

Green Clean Auto Wash Donation
Wrapping Toys for the Plateful of Love Event
Music In The Park City Event

Application Form

Submit this form, alongside your resume and cover letter to hr@hoboinc.com for the job you’d like to apply for.

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Production I

HOBO Inc. is the leader in custom chemical formulating, blending, and bulk chemical delivery to the commercial car wash industry. We have an excellent entry level opportunity for a Production position at our manufacturing facility in Lakeville, MN.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

  • Operate machinery or pumping equipment that packages liquid or powdered products into containers.
  • Attach identification labels to finished packaged items.
  • Ensure quality and conformity of packaged products to company and customer standards.
  • Stack finished packaged items on to skids or into bins.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Able to perform in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a safe and clean work area.
  • Self-motivated – reliable and punctual.
  • Detail orientated.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to think creatively.
  • Able to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Mechanical aptitude – knowledge of pumps and plumbing a plus.
  • Able to operate a motorized vehicle.  Forklift skills a plus.
  • Able to lift 50-75 lbs. frequently.
  • Able to work occasional overtime as needed.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical & drug test.

WE OFFER:

  • Health, dental, and vision plans.
  • Supplemental insurance plan.
  • 401K plan with company safe harbor contribution after one year of employment.
  • Group Life Insurance, AD&D, Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance plans.
  • PTO and Holiday Plan.
  • Quarterly Bonus program (eligibility after 6 months of employment).

We offer cross-training opportunities to advance within our company, too!


Production I Part-Time

HOBO Inc. is the leader in custom chemical formulating, blending, and bulk chemical delivery to the commercial car wash industry. We have an excellent entry level opportunity for a Production position at our manufacturing facility in Lakeville, MN.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

  • Operate machinery or pumping equipment that packages liquid or powdered products into containers.
  • Attach identification labels to finished packaged items.
  • Ensure quality and conformity of packaged products to company and customer standards.
  • Stack finished packaged items on to skids or into bins.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Able to perform in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a safe and clean work area.
  • Self-motivated – reliable and punctual.
  • Detail orientated.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to think creatively.
  • Able to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Mechanical aptitude – knowledge of pumps and plumbing a plus.
  • Able to operate a motorized vehicle.  Forklift skills a plus.
  • Able to lift 50-75 lbs. frequently.
  • Able to work occasional overtime as needed.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical & drug test.

WE OFFER:

  • Quarterly Bonus program (eligibility after 6 months of employment).

Additional Benefits may be available for employees working 30 hours per week.

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Please submit your application and resume/cover letter to hr@hoboinc.com.