Employment at AFI
Become a member of the team at Associated Finishing!
AFI is always looking for motivated, self-starters who take pride in a job well done. Part of the philosophy
of being an employee of a company like Associated Finishing, is that each employee has a direct stake in the
process and profitability of that company.
An essential part of the process is the high quality and standards that are a part of everyday life at AFI.
Associated Finishing is always interested in receiving applications from qualified, dependable people who
desire to work in a drug–free environment.
Please print the application out (PDF format), fill it out completely and drop it off at
Associated Finishing, Inc.
320 Mallard Lane
Mankato, MN 56001
Health Reimbursment Arrangement
AFI sponsors an HRA where the company contributes money into an
account in the employees name tax-free for the employee to use to
pay deductible medical expenses. Unspent balances in the HRA at
year end receive a medical cost of living adjustment for the
year completed and that adjustment plus the entire unspent
balance will be rolled over into the account for the next year.
Flexible Spending Account (Sec 125)
Another benefit that AFI sponsors is a flexible benefit plan,
which allows eligible employees to pay for certain insurance
premiums with pre-tax dollars. Annually, eligible employees elect
amounts to be withheld pre-tax from their paychecks. These
withheld amounts are then forwarded throughout the year to a
Medi-charge Health Custodial Account in your name for
reimbursement to you upon presentation of payment of eligible
insurance premiums. The maximum amount that you can contribute
to the flexible benefit plan is limited to the amount of eligible
insurance premiums you will encounter during the year.
Planning for your future is as important as earning a paycheck
today. We offer after tax deductions for a Roth 401(k) account.
Associated Finishing provides employees with a 401(k) qualified retirement plan which is an excellent means of long-term savings for your retirement. This plan allows eligible employees to contribute part of each paycheck into the plan and avoid federal and state income taxes on contributed amounts. The company’s contribution, if any, is determined by the company on an annual basis.
Associated Finishing provides vacation based on how many hours are
worked in a pay period. Vacation hours are accrued with every pay
period. Full-time employees accrue vacation hours beginning with
their first payroll, but are ineligible to use any paid vacation
hours until their six month anniversary date. AFI believes that
time off from work is beneficial to the health and welfare of our
employees and should be taken each year in accordance with policy.
AFI also provides accrued personal time. This is for covering all
the situations you can't plan for, such as sickness, funerals or
any emergency. Personal time hours accrue based on the number of
regular hours worked.
There is no waiting period for new full-time employees to
receive paid holiday time, the only requirement is to work the
day before and the day after a holiday. Paid holidays are New
Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day
and Christmas Day.
AFI offers its employees an excellent benefit to help protect
their eyes. After the probationary period is completed, we pay
for your basic safety glasses. You pay for your own eye exam
and the safety glasses are ordered through our local provider.
AFI Plant Party (Summer)
Each summer a great deal of planning goes into the Plant
party. We try hard to think out of the box and create a
get-together that is different yet memorable.
Employee Care Program
A Flu Shot Clinic is provided when the vaccine is available.
Through plants or flowers, we try to show our concern for
employees that are in the hospital or have lost a loved one.
Birthday & Wedding Anniversary Cards
AFI wants to ensure that our employees know we appreciate them.
One of the ways we do this is to send out greeting cards when
we know that an employee or family member is having a birthday.
We even include a little present in the child's card to make
their day even more memorable. Anniversaries are also covered to
help any forgetfulness on our employee's part!
Employee Referal Program
AFI is looking for a few good employees! We have instituted an
award program for the referral of qualified candidates for
employment with our company. When an employee refers a possible
candidate for employment - they fill out the appropriate form
before the person fills out an application. If the applicant is
hired, the employee receives $25.00, after the applicant has
been here 90 days qualifies the referring employee for an
additional $50.00 and after the 1 year anniversary the referring
employee receives $100.00. This is a total of $175.00 in one year!