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MDU Resources Group Equipment Operator in Brandon, South Dakota

Equipment Operator

Company:Concrete Materials/Sweetman Construction


Location:Brandon, SD

Hiring Manager:Molly J Smith

Closing Date:08/31/2021at 11:59pm CDT

Job Type:Full-Time

Job Summary:


Operates straight or articulated rubber tired tractor type vehicle equipped with front mounted hydraulically powered bucket or scoop to lift and transport bulk materials to and from storage or processing areas, in order to load trucks or feed conveyors, hoppers, or chutes.


Starts engine, shifts gears, presses pedals, and turns steering wheel to operate.

Moves levers to lower and tilt bucket and drives front end loader forward to force bucket into material piles.

Moves levers to raise and tilt bucket when filled, drives vehicle to work site, and moves levers to dump material.

Becomes familiar with digging plans, machine capabilities and limitations, and with efficient and safe digging procedures in a given application.

Moves materials over short distances.

Backfills excavations.

Loads trucks and rail cars.

Measures and weighs materials.

Creates and maintains inclines and ramps, and handle slides, mud, and pit cleanings and maintenance.

Inspects material moving equipment and performs routine maintenance such as: lubricating, adjusting and repairing machinery; replacing parts such as gears, bearings, and cutting edges; fueling, and; cleaning.

Uses power or hand tools.

Assists in plant maintenance as directed.

Perform safety inspections in and around sand plant.

Must be able to work overtime during busy season.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Typical hours during Production are M-F 7am-6pm.

Minimum Qualifications:


Up to one month related experience or training.

How To Apply

Concrete Materials/Sweetman/Ellis & Eastern and Rail to Road are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. 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.

Mail completed application to Sweetman Construction Co., 1500 North Sweetman Place, Box 84140, Sioux Falls, SD 57118-4140

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check.

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MDU Resources Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.