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MDU Resources Group Construction Laborer in Bryan, Texas

Construction Laborer

Company:Knife River - Texas Division


Location:Bryan, TX

Hiring Manager:Charles A Botkin

Closing Date:11/30/2022at 11:59pm CDT

Job Type:Full-Time

Job Summary:

The Laborer position completes various laborer, and small equipment operation tasks to produce quality asphalt paving or concrete projects.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

  2. Previous equipment maintenance & operation preferred.

  3. Ability to provide and maintain proper licensure, and acceptable driving record is preferred.

  4. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical.

Essential Duties/Responsibilites:

Performs any combination of following duties on construction projects, usually working in a utility capacity, by transferring from one task to another where demands require worker with varied experience and ability to work without close supervision.


  1. Measure distance from grade stakes, drive stakes & stretch tight line.

  2. Signal operators of construction equipment to facilitate alignment, movement and adjustment of machinery to conform to grade specifications.

  3. Level earth using pick or shovel (Aggregate or asphalt).

  4. Level blacktop using lute.

  5. Raise manhole covers.

  6. Perform flagging duties as needed.

  7. May operate small powered hand tools.

  8. May operate small equipment including bobcat, tractor, or roller or move from one site to another.

  9. Safely and properly perform maintenance (lubricating, fueling and cleaning) and operate small equipment, such as bobcat, tractor, jackhammer, roller, pickup truck, air compressor, tractor/packer, steel drum or rubber tire roller.

  10. Shovel excess material away from crusher, screen or washplant unit as needed.

  11. Remove road joints.

  12. Hook up and un hook small trailer to pick-up.

  13. Fill sand bags.

  14. Change bag house bags.

  15. Able to operate skidster for cleanup of materials.

  16. Able to drive truck/skidster trailer combination to transport skidsters and other equipment and material from site to site (CDL license).


  1. Level earth using pick or shovel (aggregate or asphalt).

  2. May operate small powered hand tools.

  3. May operate small equipment including bobcat, tractor, or roller or move from one site to another.

  4. Clean around shingle grinder and perform laboring tasks involving working with fiberglass and other types of shingle.

  5. Shovel material spillage from around conveyors and shingle grinder.

  6. Change and replace shingle grinder screens and teeth.

  7. Monitor belts, bearings, fluid levels and operation of shingle grinder and conveyors.


  1. Bolt, nail, align and block up under forms.

  2. Smoothe and finish freshly poured cement or concrete using float, trowel or screed.

  3. Keep concrete yard, and buildings neat and clean looking.

  4. Perform housekeeping on various company equipment to keep them looking good to the public and customers, easier for operators and maintenance to do preventative maintenance checks, and for maintenance personnel to make repairs when needed.

  5. Operate asphalt/concrete saw.

  6. Cut and tying of rebar.

  7. Perform general concrete set-up and tear-down of forms.


  1. Safely control movement of motoring public through construction site.

  2. Discusses traffic routing plans and type of location of control points with supervisor.

  3. Directs movement of traffic through site, using sign, hand and flag signals.

  4. Warns construction workers when approaching vehicle fails to heed signals to prevent accident and injury to workers.

  5. Informs drivers of detour routes through construction sites.

  6. Records license number of traffic control violation for police.

  7. May give hand marker to last driver in line up of one-way traffic for flagger at opposite end of site, signaling clearance for reverse flow of traffic.


  1. 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 & act courteous/respectful of others. Monitor and discuss production problems with co-workers and managers/supervisors.

  2. Ensure OSHA, safety and environmental regulation compliance.

  3. Timely and regular attendance is essential.

  4. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Paid Holidays * Paid Vacation * Medical Plans with generous Employer contributions * Health Savings Account (partially funded by Employer) * Prescription Drug Plans * Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care * Dental * Vision * Company Paid Life and AD&D Insurance * Company Paid Short Term Disability Income Replacement * Company Paid Long Term Disability Income Replacement * Profit Sharing * 401(k) with Company Match * Voluntary Life, Accident, and Critical Illness plans for Employees, Spouses, and Dependents * Company Paid Employee Assistance Plan, Travel Insurance, and Access to Legal Advice * Employee Discount Plan for National Vendors * College Scholarship Program for Dependents * Gift Matching Program

Position will remain open until 11/30/2022 or until it is filled.

Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

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. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check.

If unable to apply online, mail completed application to Knife River Corporation South, PO Box 674, Bryan, TX 77806.

This Employer Participates inE-Verify (PDF) (Downloads/EVerifyPoster.pdf) . Download PDF Application (PDF) (Downloads/KRC-59.pdf)

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.