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Budnick was established in 1952 and has been located in Columbia, IL for decades. We pride ourselves on being a local family-owned company and are happy to provide jobs to Monroe County.

Working at Budnick isn't just finding a job, it's establishing a career and joining a family. With opportunities for a broad range of skills, we look forward to bringing new people onto the team. 

View below the job postings and you will find the benefits of working with Budnick. We hope to see you soon!

How to apply

Click on the “Read More & Apply” area below the job posting you are interested in.  If you’re interested in applying for the position, please fill out and submit an online application form, by selecting the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of each job posting. We will keep your application on file for 12 months and will contact your during that time if a position that matches your skills and qualifications becomes available. We appreciate your interest in Budnick Converting, Inc. and wish you the best of luck in your job search!

Current Openings

Quality System Manager

Posted On: 09/25/2023

POSITION PURPOSE: Lead and direct the Budnick staff in all phases of the Quality Control System program development and implementation. Proposes corrective actions to improve compliance with quality specifications. Recommends new or improved quality control methods, procedures and/or standards, identifying areas for improvement and implementing corrective actions. Manages the performance of the Quality department staff.

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Lead Estimator

Posted On: 08/31/2023

POSITION PURPOSE: Collect, analyze, and prepare all necessary information to verify cost, and provide accurate and thorough material & labor cost estimates to customers for requested opportunities.

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Machine Operator - Evening Shift

Posted On: 08/22/2023

POSITION PURPOSE: Process and package orders according to quality work instructions on travelers using production equipment such as presses, rewind machines, spoolers, laminators, rewind tables, rotary and flatbed presses etc. producing production parts to required tolerances and specifications.

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Outside Sales Representative - SE

Posted On: 08/16/2023

POSITION PURPOSE: Responsible for generating business to business sales with industrial manufacturers and distributors in the coastal southeast US territory that includes portions of states spanning from Virginia to Florida. Home office preferred. Identify, initiate, cultivate, and close new business, while working to maintain and increase business with existing customers. 80% of time is spent in front of customers, with approximately 30 - 40% overnight stays.

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Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability   
Employees are eligible to elect benefits after employed for 60 days – coverage begins the 1st day of the month following your 60 day anniversary.  

Medical Insurance – United Healthcare 
We have 5 medical insurance plans available through United Healthcare, varying from traditional PPO plans (w/$500 deductible) to Qualified High Deductible Plans (up to a $5000 deductible).  Budnick pays a defined contribution of $425/mo of employee’s medical insurance premiums.  If you choose to enroll your family in coverage you will be responsible for additional premiums taken through payroll deductions.

Health Savings Account – State Bank of Waterloo
If you select a Qualified High Deductible Medical Insurance Plan, you are eligible to contribute to a Health Savings Account on a pre-tax basis.  Budnick matches $2 for every $1 the employee contributes up to $500/yr for an employee, $1000/yr for a family.  
Dental Insurance – United Healthcare
We have 2 dental insurance plans to pick from.  1 is a basic plan with a $50.00 deductible per individual/$150 per family.  A 2nd plan offers Orthodontic treatment.  Premiums are paid 100% by the employee.

Vision Insurance – EyeMed
Co-pays and allowances are available for exams, contacts lenses, glasses & a Lasik or PRK discount is available.  Premiums are paid 100% by the employee.

Life Insurance – United Healthcare
Benefit for employee:  $25,000 – premiums are paid 100% by Budnick.  
You have the option to buy up to up to an additional $100,000 in voluntary life insurance, plus the option to buy coverage for your dependents. Spouse:  $50,000, Dependent children age 14 days to 26 years: $10,000. 

Short Term/Long Term Disability – United Healthcare
Short Term Disability Plan pays you 50% of your weekly salary up to $500 per week if you suffer from a disabling accident or illness that is not work related.  Benefits start after you have been unable to work for 14 days and continue for up to 26 weeks.  Premiums are paid 100% by Budnick.

Long Term Disability Plan pays you 60% of your current month salary if you suffer from a disabling accident or illness.  The maximum monthly benefit is $5,000; the minimum monthly benefit covered under this plan is $50.  Benefits start after you have been unable to work for 180 days and covers you until you reach your normal social security retirement age.  Premiums are paid 100% by Budnick.

401(k) Plan – Administrator of plan:  Alerus – Full time employees who are over 21 years old, are eligible to participate as soon as they start working.
Budnick currently has a discretionary 25% match of the first 6% of employee contribution.

Paid Time Off -  After 6 months of employment you are eligible for 24 hours (3 days) of personal time off
After 1 year - 64 hours (8 days)
After 2 years – 80 hours (10 days) (pro-rated based on hire date)
After 5 years – 96 hours (12 days)
After 7 years – 120 hours (15 days)
After 10 years – 136 hours (17 days)
After 15 years – 160 hours (20 days)

Personal Holidays – Each employee receives 2 Personal Holidays each year on January 1. (New employees must be employed 3 months before they receive Personal Holidays).

Holidays – Each employee receives 80 hours of Holiday pay each year.  Holiday dates vary dependent on how they fall during the year. (New employees must be employed 3 mo before they receive Holiday pay).