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Company:Knife River - Western Oregon Division



Hiring Manager:Patrick E Budlong

Closing Date:09/30/2021at 11:59pm CDT

Job Type:Full-Time

Entry Level:$18.00/$18.00 - $22.00/$22.00 /hour

Job Summary:

Good pay! Good benefits! Good people! At Knife River, we take care of our team because we know it’s our people who make us successful. We are one of the 10 largest construction materials producers/contractors in the country, and we’re growing! We are adding people to our team every day — people who are committed to working safely and to delivering high-quality results for our customers.

Knife River has an immediate opening for a Asphalt Plant Groundsperson in Troutdale, OR.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain, repair, labor and operate equipment in support of asphalt production facilities.

  • Oiling, lubrication, housekeeping and loading of asphalt into trucks.

  • Must always work safely and take action to prevent any and all unsafe actions, processes and behaviors.

  • Will run equipment such as loaders, skid steers, forklifts and man lifts.

  • Other misc. duties directed by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of construction equipment and a good mechanical background to include fabrication skills.

  • Need a positive attitude with the ability to work well with others and follow directions.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to travel to various asphalt plant locations.

  • Must be willing to work overtime, nights and weekends.

How To Apply:

To be considered for this position, candidates must complete and submit an employment application at by the posting deadline noted above. If unable to complete an application online you may print and send completed application to any Knife River NW address or stop in one of our locations to complete an application. 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.

Veterans: Put Your Skills to Work with Us!

At Knife River, we are committed to helping our military transition to civilian life. We are constantly looking to add veterans to our workforce and want to make the transition as smooth as possible. There are many jobs within the military that are transferable to our Asphalt Plant Groundsperson position:

Air Force:

Pavement and Construction Equipment Journeyman

Pavement and Construction Equipment Apprentice

Pavement and Construction Equipment Helper


Construction Equipment Supervisor

General Construction Equipment Operator

Rough Terrain Forklift & Loader Operator

Heavy Construction Equipment Operator


Equipment Operator

Equipment Operator Basic

Advanced Equipment Operator



Basic Engineer, Construction and Equipment Marine

Motor Vehicle Operator

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

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