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MDU Resources Group Portable Asphalt Plant Groundsperson in Sioux City, Iowa

Portable Asphalt Plant Groundsperson

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 projects. Will travel up to a 150 mile radius of Sioux City, IA. This is a seasonal position with a typical schedule of 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM Monday - Friday with Saturday as needed.


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

  2. Signals operators of construction equipment to facilitate alignment, movement and adjustment of machinery.

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

  4. May operate small powered hand tools

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

  6. Safely and properly perform maintenance (lubricating, fueling and cleaning) and operate small equipment, such as bobcat, tractor, jackhammer, pickup truck and air compressor.

  7. Shovel excess material away from asphalt plant and conveyors as needed.

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

  9. Change bag house bags

  10. Able to operate skidsteer for cleanup of materials

  11. Unload oil trucks into proper tanks

  12. Monitor oil levels of all AC tanks

  13. Monitor belt tension and belt wear

  14. Monitor and troubleshoot all aspects of the asphalt plant

  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. Some travel may be required

  18. Performs other duties as assigned.

The Portable Asphalt Groundsperson position starts at $19.25/HR and up, depending on experience and has the opportunity to earn $29,000+ with overtime.

May earn per diem depending on distance.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

  2. Equipment maintenance & operation

  3. Driver’s License, preferred. CDL preferred.

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.