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MDU Resources Group Blade Motorgrader-Finish in Waco, Texas

Blade Motorgrader-Finish

Company:Knife River - Texas Division


Location:Waco, TX

Hiring Manager:Cody R Welch

Closing Date:11/30/2022at 11:59pm CDT

Job Type:Full-Time

Job Summary:


Responsible for safely operating grader to spread and level dirt, gravel, and stone to grade specifications.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. A valid Driver's License is preferred.

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

  3. Experience with equipment maintenance & operation.

Essential Duties/Responsibilites:

  1. Perform daily equipment, walk around and site inspections to identify and correct any unsafe conditions and keep equipment properly maintained

  2. Safely and properly perform maintenance (lubricating, fueling and cleaning) on blade/motor grader.

  3. Safely and properly operate blade/motor grader including: regulating height and angle of grader blade, lowering scarifier and loosening packed soil to permit grading and tilting front wheels of grader when making sharp turns. Drives grader in successive passes over working area, observing reference stakes or hand signals of assisting worker, to level surface to specified grade. Feels level and listens to sound of engine to determine depth of cut. May perform fine or rough grading.

  4. Assist laborer or roller operator with dumping trucks and keeping load counts

  5. 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 and act courteous/respectful of others.

  6. Must be able to work independently without supervision.

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

  8. Ensure OSHA, EPA, DNR, safety and environmental regulation compliance.

  9. Regular and timely attendance is essential.

  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

  • 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

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/physical testing and background check.

If unable to apply online, mail completed application to Knife River Corporation South, PO Box 1800 Waco, Texas 76703

Job posting will remain open until 11/30/2022 or until the position is filled.

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.