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The following positions are currently open, and we urge you to apply.

Assembly Sheet Metal Assembler - Day and Night Shifts Available
Customer Service Field Services Technician
Electrical Wiring Electrical Wiring Assembler - Non-Licensed Electrician
Elecrical Test Technician
Engineering Drafter
Fabrication Sheet Metal Fabricator - Night Shift 
Manufacturing Manufacturing Vice President
Manufacturing Production Supervisor
Material Handler
Piping Pipe Fitter HVAC
Sales Applications Engineer

We are looking for positive people who wish to contribute toward the achievement of a worthwhile vision. 

Why Join the CDI Team?

  • Local Family Owned Company
  • $1.00 shift differential for night shift positions
  • Performance and wage review after 90 days of employment
  • Paid Holidays right away
  • Start accruing PTO on Day 1
  • Option to carry over up to 120 PTO hours each year
  • Safety shoe and safety glasses reimbursement with no waiting period upon hire, then annual payments going forward
  • Year-end cash bonuses available
  • Profit sharing and 401K contributions
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Short/Long Term Disability, and so much more!
  • 4 Day Work Week 
  • Overtime Available
  • Free Popcorn!

    Thank you for your interest in a position at Climate by Design International located in sunny, southern Minnesota!


Article from MSN: The most Underrated Town In Every State

Owatonna, MN - Slide 24

Owatonna, MN

Founded in the mid-19th Century, Owatonna now boasts over 25,000 residents.  The multitudes are drawn, more than anything else, to the bustling town's quality of life. Situated at the crossroads of U.S. 218 and Interstate 35, the town's restaurants, shops, 20 parks, and outdoor attractions beckon tourists not just from the region, but across America.

Not only is Owatonna a great place to visit, it's a wonderful place to live!

Join our team today!


Together, we create the climate each customer needs to achieve their critical mission


John Baier, Welder Senior

Steve Sivret, Field Service Tech

Caitlin Needham, Drafter

LaVern Wobschall, Designer Senior

"I work at CDI because of the challenge to create a machine that controls air while keeping moisture in its place.  CDI is a place where people are understanding.  We work to resolve issues and not dwell on blame in an effort to avoid future problems.  You should work at CDI if you are looking for good opportunities to grow your strengths and learn new ones."

Sue Wilson, Customer Service Assistant

"I work at CDI because it is a good local company with great leadership.  CDI is a small company with a “family feel.”  There is always opportunity to give input and ideas on our products and processes.  You should work at CDI if you enjoy working with friendly people who create a great work environment.  CDI is constantly growing and improving, which will provide more opportunities for its employees."

John Johnson, Product Development Engineer

"I work at CDI because I enjoy my work, the people and the atmosphere.  CDI took a chance on me over 21 years ago.  I have been given many opportunities over the years.  I have been rewarded for my hard work and loyalty along the way.  It is rewarding to see how quickly your ideas can be used to benefit our customers.  That is one of things I like about working for Climate by Design International. If you enjoy making a difference, if you don’t want to be just a number, and if you like to be around other friendly, hard working people…then, CDI is for you!"

Caitlin Needham, Drafter

 "I work at CDI because I love the environment, the flexibility and mostly the fact that this company is family-oriented.  Family is and always will be my greatest priority.  I also appreciate having my holidays and weekends off.  You should work at CDI if you feel the same way!"

Daniel Peterson, Mechanical Engineer

"I work at CDI because it is a fantastic environment to learn and grow while being involved in interesting and important work.  I like the work I do at CDI.  The HVAC industry is an incredibly diverse field with many avenues for personal growth.  I like the atmosphere.  CDI has a team that respects one another and strives “egolessly” towards those goals.  You should work at CDI if you like being at a place that values hard work, integrity and customer focus."

John Baier, Welder Senior

"I work at CDI because I like the hours and the 4-day work week.  The people are friendly and good to work with.  I believe that CDI’s owners and management team really care about their employees.  They want everyone to be a success.  I enjoy the custom welding work – it’s not boring like production welding can be. If you are looking for interesting work, people who care, and who make work fun and enjoyable, then you would like working at CDI."