Careers at IVI
Join IVI and set yourself on a career path. We are looking for employees who want to learn, contribute, and make a difference. Whether it is training in chemical application, or servicing refrigeration, we want you to advance with us. Your ability to expand your skills and build your value are real here. We recognize smart work, and foster an environment where smart work is met with further opportunities.
Industrial Ventilation, Inc. (IVI) is an industry-leader for root crop storage.
We lead in technology and innovation, as well as expert service. We pioneered the storage control panel, which we continually advance—joining customer and service technician input with ever-expanding technology. Ours is a company that is large enough to participate with growers worldwide, yet small enough to directly influence our products and services.
Our culture is unique, and keeps us growing.
IVI offers an environment that provides opportunities on a career path all your own. Our team members start out with a skill set that typically leads them to a broader level of expertise than they imagined. Why? We offer on-the-job training, with opportunities to troubleshoot and collaborate with your fellow employees. “Corporate” we are not. We have only the checks and balances in place to ensure quality work for our clients. Ideas that advance our offerings, from service to technology, don’t get buried in layers of bureaucracy.
We are looking for employees to grow with us. Many of our employees have been a part of our team for many years. Our company has been on a steady path of growth, and we need to expand our workforce. We offer a level of flexibility in your year-round schedule that many find very attractive. For example, weeks of servicing during harvest season then transitions to shop work. You may move from out-in-the-field to in-the-shop through the course of the year. Explore for more details:
Examples of work tasks include:
- Work as a team or individually to service refrigeration and ventilation equipment such as compressors, fan motors, variable speed drives and control panels.
- Work as part of a team to install new equipment (ventilation, refrigeration, controls).
- Prepare service sheets for billing and/or warranty.
- Perform start-up and commissioning of new installations.
Examples of work tasks include:
- Assembles, fabricates and installs components, control panels, humidifiers and various ventilation equipment.
- Perform general maintenance on company vehicles.
- Performs general maintenance on facility.
Make a living in the great Northwest
Live and work in an ideal corner of the U.S. Opportunities await in Nampa, Idaho Falls, and Heyburn, Idaho; and also Pasco, Washington. Each area has unique characteristics, but share common benefits of Northwest living: year-round outdoor recreation, low cost of living, low crime rate, and high unemployment rate, among others. Some positions offer travel, and we offer excellent compensation. You might be surprised with the kind of life you can enjoy in these four areas. Explore further for more detail:
Nampa, Idaho is the second-largest city in Idaho, with the largest city being Boise, just 20 miles away along Interstate 84. Meridian is just 6 miles from Nampa, and is the third largest city in the state. It is also the state’s fast-growing city. Nampa, Meridian, and Boise are part of what is called the “Treasure Valley”, and the area is regularly being cited by national publications as one of the nation’s best areas to live and work.
Nampa is home to Northwest Nazarene University, as well as College of Western Idaho, with College of Idaho just 13 miles away in Caldwell, Idaho. Boise, the state capitol, is home to Boise State University.
The railroad played a big part of Nampa’s history, and the Nampa Depot building is a still-standing, architectural treasure. New buildings include a new city library.
Recreational opportunities abound, including a major recreation center, golf courses, and Lake Lowell, surrounded by the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge. Fishing and hunting areas are close by, as is the Bogus Basin Ski Resort.
The Snake River AVA, Southern Idaho’s wine country, is an emerging wine destination. Vineyards have taken root in the area’s historically abundant growing region. Nampa’s Idaho Center arena hosts the Snake River Stampede, established in 1937, and one of the top 12 rodeos in the pro rodeo circuits. The Idaho Center hosts both indoor and outdoor concerts, which have included acts as big as the Rolling Stones, along with other major events.
Heyburn is a small city in Minidoka County, located in South-Central Idaho. Nearby cities include Burley, Rupert, and Twin Falls. Minidoka County is adjacent to Cassia County, and the area is often collectively referred to as “Mini-Cassia”.
The area is a place to enjoy the great outdoors, from its deep canyons and wide rivers, to productive farmlands. The air is fresh, and the sky is big, and you’ll find many natural wonders, from the Snake River to the amazing formations at City of Rocks.
The Mini-Cassia area also offers a variety of cultural activities, including several historical museums, the Herrett Center for the Arts and Sciences, and the King Fine Art Center. It’s home to festivals, fairs, historical sites, tournaments and triathlons.
Recreational opportunities are easily accessed, including the Snake River for boating, water skiing, and fishing. Hunting areas are also close at hand. Winter sports like snowmobiling are popular in the area, as is skiing at Pomerelle, known for long seasons and an abundance of powder. There’s a total of seven state and national parks in the area, plus forest land and reserves.
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Idaho Falls is the largest city in Eastern Idaho, and serves as a hub to all of Eastern Idaho and much of western Wyoming. The city is adjacent to the Snake River, and is served by the Idaho Falls Regional Airport. The economy is diverse and robust, with companies like the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), an internationally renowned research center. The historically agriculturally-dominant economy has expanded in recent decades with diverse businesses headquartered in Idaho Falls, including the health field.
Residents here enjoy abundant recreational and outdoor opportunities. The area is the gateway to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, Jackson Hole, and world-class fishing on the Snake River.
Downtown is vibrant, including many renovated historic buildings. The River Walk is a popular path along the Snake River as it moves through town. Museums, Arts organizations and centers, city library, aquatic center, and zoo make up the mix of the city’s offerings.
Eastern Idaho Community College leads the secondary learning opportunities, along with partnership sites with the state universities with classrooms, labs, and other facilities.
It is also known as an ideal place to raise a family, with a low crime rate, a healthy economy, and a well-regarded school district.
Pasco is a small city and the county seat of Franklin County, Washington. Pasco is one of three cities that make up the Tri-Cities region of the state of Washington. The Tri-Cities is a mid-sized metropolitan area of nearly 300,000 people, which also includes the cities of Kennewick and Richland.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition camped in the Pasco area, at a site now commemorated by Sacajawea State Park. The Northern Pacific Railway was built near the Columbia River, bringing many settlers to the area. The completion of the Grand Coulee Dam in 1941 brought irrigation and agriculture to the area.
With the presence of the Hanford Site, the entire Tri-Cities area grew rapidly in the 1940s, especially in Richland and Kennewick. Pasco remained primarily driven by the agricultural industry, as it still does.
Several large food processing companies have a presence in the city of Pasco, along with the booming wine industry. Pasco is home to the Tri-Cities Airport.
The massive Columbia River borders the south side of the city, separating it from the neighboring cities of Richland and Kennewick. The notable Sacagawea Heritage Trail follows the River through the Tri-Cities. Parks and historical sites are found throughout the city.
Secondary educational opportunities include Columbia Basin College, and Washington State University Tri-Cities.
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Klamath Falls sits on the southern shore of the Upper Klamath Lake and has an urban population of about 42,000. Klamath Falls is surrounded by natural beauty, only 60 miles from Crater Lake and 70 miles from Mt. Shasta. It is a great base for many outdoor activities, including cross country skiing, golfing, fishing, hunting and canoeing and the city offers a great variety of art and cultural activities.
The area has recently benefited from an economic boom involving several large housing developments and new businesses, including the Air National Guard, Jeld Wen and Oregon Institute of Technology.
Monte Vista, Colorado
The City of Monte Vista is the largest City in the Rio Grande County with strong ties to agriculture. It is a small city with a population around The city population was 4,200. Take advantage of Monte Vista’s proximity to the Rio Grande National Forest for unlimited outdoor adventures, or spend the weekend in the large cities of Santa Fe, NM or Denver, CO—only a 2 and 3 hour drive away.