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MDU Resources Group Heavy Equipment Operator in Bryan, Texas

Heavy Equipment Operator

Company:Knife River - Texas Division


Location:Bryan, TX

Hiring Manager:Charles A Botkin

Closing Date:11/30/2021at 11:59pm CDT

Job Type:Full-Time

Job Summary:

The Heavy Equipment Operator will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of multiple pieces of construction equipment. The Equipment Operator is proficient in the use of a diverse range of construction equipment, including, Excavators, Loaders, Dozers, Rollers, Graders, and other pieces of equipment.

Minimum Qualifications:

-Previous experience operating construction equipment and maintenance is preferred.

-Previous knowledge of earthwork, road and highway construction is preferred.

-High school diploma/GED is preferred.

-A valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record is preferred.

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

-Must meet Knife River-South employment standards with regards to background/MVR checks.

-Must be able to work overtime and be flexible with hours (day time/night time).

-Ability to work outside in all seasons.

-Must have a “safety first” attitude. Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures is required.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. Operate all heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner.

  2. Perform daily maintenance and safety checks of equipment.

  3. Safely and properly perform maintenance (lubricating, fueling and cleaning) on equipment.

  4. Maneuver heavy equipment into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew as needed; check that the vehicle position is correct and any special loading equipment is properly positioned.

  5. Use various pieces of equipment to perform fine grading and finishing, sloping and banking, backfilling, demolition, ditching, loading, excavating and stockpiling.

  6. Operate equipment on public roadways, maintaining proper awareness of ones surroundings.

  7. Perform routine cleaning and maintenance to ensure smooth operation of the equipment.

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

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

  10. Perform other construction related duties as required.

  11. Timely and regular attendance is an essential requirement.

This open job posting will remain open until 11/30/2021 or until it is filled.


  • Paid Company Holidays * PTO * Two Medical Plans with GENEROUS Employer contributions * Health Savings Account, partially funded by Company* Prescription Card * 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 Insurance, Critical Illness, Accident, and Hospital Indemnity for Employees, Spouses, and Dependents * Company Paid Employee Assistance Plan, Travel Insurance, Access to Legal Advice * Employee Discount Plan for National Vendors * College Scholarship Program for Dependents * Gift Matching Program

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.