Work at Thern.
Defy Gravity.


Working at Thern is an opportunity to be part of a team that solves complex customer applications. Some might even say that our products and engineered solutions defy gravity while lifting, lowering, and positioning some of the heaviest loads on the planet.

Nestled in the scenic Mississippi valley in Winona, Minnesota, Thern is where nature and technology meet. With three colleges and numerous global manufacturers, Winona provides a unique opportunity to reside close to both urban adventures and rural retreats.

Thern has an aggressive growth strategy and is constantly investing in talented individuals to make our vision a reality. If you are looking for the opportunity to succeed personally and challenge yourself professionally, go beyond the ordinary… join our team and become a part of helping our customers defy gravity.

Bryant D, Electrical Assembly

Working at Thern offers a lot of versatility. I’m doing something new every day. It’s a fun place to work, and I’ve been grateful to have flexibility with my work hours. If you’re willing to work hard Thern will continue to help you stay challenged and have new opportunities to learn new things with additional trainings you’re interested in pursuing. Thern is always busy and you don’t have to worry about lay-offs or lacking things to do.

Mike B, Shipping & Receiving

I have learned so much about the entire process of building Thern winches and cranes. There is always something new to learn. Thern is a place where there is always work to be done and people are so grateful for your help. It makes me feel great to assist in the process and creation of such quality products. Working at Thern has definitely been the right choice for me!

Chris Reilly, Project Manager

I’m very happy to be a part of the Thern team. I didn’t quite know what exactly my role would entail on my first day, and I certainly didn’t expect that I’d be meeting regularly with the company’s top executives. But from day one my ideas and perspectives were solicited and valued, and thanks to the support of my colleagues and my manager, I was able to quickly develop my expertise and make positive contributions. The culture at Thern is outstanding…the people are great…my manager has integrity and really cares about me and everyone else in the group. I feel like my work adds value to the organization, and that the organization values my work…which are not things I can say about every company I have been with.

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Our Core Values

We Get Stuff Done

We work hard and like to get things done.

We Do the Right Thing

We are honest and trustworthy.

We Pursue Excellence

We are resourceful and take pride in what we do.

We Put Others First

We are humble caring, respectful and helpful.

Thern Career Benefits

We are pleased to offer competitive compensation and a variety of tools/resources designed to help full-time employees enhance their professional and personal lives.

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Health Insurance

Thern offers two medical deductible plan designs with networks associated with where you live.

Dental Insurance

Dental insurance is available through our Delta Dental network.

Basic Life and AD&D Insurance

Thern offers basic life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance through KC Life.

Supplemental Optional Life Insurance

Thern offers employee, spouse, and child voluntary life insurance through KC Life.

Short & Long-Term Disability

This optional coverage is offered through KC Life.

Vision Coverage

Vision coverage is available through Unum.

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Thern offers a medical FSA and a dependent care FSA.


Thern offers a traditional and Roth 401(k) with matching up to 4%.


This free program provides confidential help from professional counselors regarding any of life’s challenges.


Thern offers gym reimbursement for single and family members.

Educational Assistance

Thern is committed to encouraging staff to further their professional and personal growth while contributing to Thern’s success. We provide a $2,500 reimbursement for a certificate, associate degree, or undergraduate degree per year, with a $5,000 reimbursement for a graduate-level degree per year.

Paid Time Off

Thern believes in work/life balance. We offer schedule flexibility and provide generous paid time off (PTO) to full-time, permanent employees.


Thern is committed to a total compensation package that supports a wage for staff that is designed to attract and retain superior talent.

Variable Pay

Employees can earn additional pay on a quarterly basis when the company is profitable.

Shift Differential

Employees can receive additional pay for working non-traditional shifts.

Referral Program

Staff can qualify for a referral bonus for referring candidates for open positions.

Have Questions?

Thern’s friendly HR personnel are eager to assist you.


If you need accommodations for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an email to [email protected] or call (507) 454-2996.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
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