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MDU Resources Group Asphalt Laborer in Sioux City, Iowa

Asphalt Laborer

Company:Knife River - Midwest Division


Location:Sioux City, IA

Hiring Manager:Megan S Dejong

Closing Date:04/01/2022at 11:59pm CDT

Job Type:Full-Time - Seasonal

Job Summary:

To complete various laborer and small equipment operation tasks to produce quality asphalt paving. This is a seasonal position with a typical schedule of Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM with Saturday as needed.


  1. Uses safe work procedures that comply with safety policies and regulations. (Federal, state, local and company policies.)

  2. Measures distance from grade stakes, drive stakes & stretch tight line.

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

  4. Levels earth using pick or shovel (Aggregate or asphalt)

  5. Levels blacktop using lute.

  6. Raise manhole covers

  7. Performs flagging duties as needed.

  8. May operate small powered hand tools

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

  10. 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

  11. Remove road joints

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

  13. Fill sand-bags

  14. Able to operate skid steer for clean-up of materials

  15. 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.

  16. Ensure OSHA, safety and environmental regulation compliance.

  17. Performs other duties as assigned.

The Asphalt Laborer position starts at $18.25/HR and up, depending on experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

  2. Equipment maintenance & operation

  3. Driver’s License, preferred. Could earn additional incentive for earning a CDL.

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.

This Employer Participates inE-Verify (PDF) (Downloads/EVerifyPoster.pdf) . Download PDF Application (PDF) (Downloads/KRC-60.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.