MDU Resources Group Blade Operator in Sioux City, Iowa

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 material producers/contractors in the country, and we're growing! We are adding people to our team everyday -people who are committed to working safely and to delivering high-quality results for our customers and jobsites.

We have an excellent opportunity for a blade operator with our concrete crew that works in IA, SD, NE. We offer competitive wages with a full benefits package. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

safely operate grader to spread and level dirt, gravel and stone to grade specification.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. General education, grammar and arithmetic, GED or high school diploma or equivalent.

  2. Equipment maintenance and operation.

  3. Ability to provide and maintain proper licensure, medical card and acceptable driving record.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Perform daily equipment, walk around and site inspections to identify and correct any unsafe conditions and keep equipment properly maintained.

  2. Safely and properly perform maintenance (lubricating, fueling and cleaning) on blade/motor grader.

  3. Safely and properly operate blade/motor grader including: regulating height and angle of grader blade, lowering scarifier and loosening packed soil to permit grading and tilting front wheels of grader when making sharp turns. Drives grader in successive passes over working area, observing reference stakes or hand signals of assisting worker, to level surface to specified grade. Feels level and listens to sound of engine to determine depth of cut. May perform fine or rough grading.

  4. Check grade as needed to ensure proper grade cut

  5. Maintain haul routes

  6. Assist laborer or roller operator with dumping trucks and keeping load counts.

  7. Communicate effectively (verbal, listening, written) and work with difficult people under high stress situations. Self-motivated, team-player with good interpersonal skills; ability to maintain positive customer relations and act courteous/respectful of others.

  8. Troubleshoot and problem solve situations/problems (material quality, equipment operation/repair, etc.). Monitor and discuss production problems with co-workers and managers/supervisors.

  9. Ensure OSHA, EPA, DNR, safety and environmental regulation compliance.

  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

How To Apply

If unable to apply online, mail completed application to:2220 Hawkeye Drive, Sioux City, IA 51105.

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.

Company: Knife River - Midwest Division

Department: Concrete

Location: Sioux City, IA

Hiring Manager: Candy B Klingensmith

Closing Date: 09/30/2017 at 11:59pm CDT

Job Type: Full-Time