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MDU Resources Group Position Opening at MDU Resources Group in United States

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 an Aggregate Barge Operator/Equipment Operator in Portland, OR!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Efficiently operate and maintain various types of equipment, such as a skid steer, front end loader.

  • Perform routine maintenance, such as lubricating, oiling and cleaning around the barge, barge loading system and barge offloading systems.

  • Assist in the operation of the loading and unloading the barge at various locations.

  • Assure all safety policies and procedures are followed to prevent any and all unsafe actions, processes and behaviors observed.

  • Other duties assigned as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of equipment operation, conveyor systems and maintenance.

  • Mechanical, troubleshooting and welding/fabrication skills preferred.

  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

  • Ability to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, physical/functional exam and drug screen.

  • Ability to work flexible shifts, including weekends, night shifts, and overtime.

  • Display a professional and courteous attitude towards all team members.

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.

If you are an individual with a qualified disability as defined by federal, state, or local law and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application for any reason, please contact your state employment agency or you may call 541-693-5960 to speak with a human resources representative.

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 Barge Operator/Equipment Operator position:

Army: General Construction Equipment Operator Heavy Construction Equipment Operator

Coast Guard: Equipment Operator

Marines: Engineer Equipment Operator

Navy: Equipment Operator Crane Operator

Company: Knife River - Western Oregon Division

Department: Aggregates

Location: Portland, OR

Hiring Manager: Kirk J Myers

Closing Date: 03/22/2021 at 11:59pm CDT

Job Type: Full-Time