MDU Resources Group SHOP FOREMAN - SWING SHIFT in Sherwood, Oregon

Job Summary:

Good pay! Good benefits! Good people! At Knife River, we take care of our team because we know it’s our people who make us successful. We are one of the 10 largest construction materials producers/contractors in the country, and we’re growing! We are adding people to our team every day — people who are committed to working safely and to delivering high-quality results for our customers.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinate activities of shop personnel engaged in repair and service of trucks and equipment.

  • Review requests for repair and complaints, help determine problem, and recommend solution.

  • Schedule and assign work, coordinate efforts, provide technical guidance, and review progress of assignments.

  • Communicate with shop foreman daily.

  • Assure all safety policies and procedures are followed to prevent any and all unsafe actions, processes and behaviors observed.

  • Other duties assigned as needed.

  • Must provide own hand tools.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Previous heavy equipment mechanic and or truck mechanic experience, knowledge of paving equipment a plus, prefer 5+ years, with good trouble shooting skills

  • Supervisory skills, need good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be very reliable, able to work well under pressure, and have the ability to organize and prioritize work.

  • Need a positive attitude and the ability to work well with others.

  • Must be a good teacher/mentor.

  • Ability to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, physical/functional exam and drug screen.

  • Ability to work flexible shifts which include: days, nights, weekends and overtime.

  • Display a professional and courteous attitude towards all team members and customers.

How To Apply

To be considered for this position, candidates must complete and submit an employment application at by the posting deadline noted above. If unable to complete an application online you may print and send completed application to any Knife River NW address or stop in one of our locations to complete an application. Knife River is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state/federal law.

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check.


Usually 2:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M. but may vary depending on work load. Must be able to work overtime, off shifts & Saturdays as needed.

Wage includes $2.00 swing shift differential

Company: Knife River - Western Oregon Division

Department: 241402 Coffee Lake Shop

Location: Sherwood, OR

Hiring Manager: Curtis John R Danner

Closing Date: 06/27/2017 at 11:59pm CDT

Job Type: Full-Time

Entry Level: $28.24 - $34.80 /hour