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MDU Resources Group Construction Laborers in WACO, Texas

Construction Laborers

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:


The Laborer position completes various laborer, and small equipment operation tasks to produce quality asphalt paving or concrete projects. Timely and regular attendance is essential to the Laborer position.

Minimum Qualifications:

-Previous experience in heavy civil highway construction industry is preferred.

-Must be able to work overtime and be flexible with hours (day time/night time).

-Ability to work outside in all seasons. Extreme hot and cold temperatures may occur.

-Must have a “safety first” attitude. Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures is required.

-Previous equipment maintenance and operation preferred.

Essential Duties/Responsibilites:

Performs any combination of following duties on construction projects, usually working in a utility capacity, by transferring from one task to another where demands require worker with varied experience and ability to work without close supervision.


  1. Measure distance from grade stakes, drive stakes & stretch tight line.

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

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

  4. Level blacktop using lute.

  5. Raise manhole covers.

  6. Perform flagging duties as needed.

  7. May operate small powered hand tools.

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

  9. 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.

  10. Shovel excess material away from crusher, screen or wash plant unit as needed.

  11. Remove road joints.

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

  13. Fill sand bags.

  14. Change bag house bags.

  15. Able to operate skid steer for cleanup of materials.


  1. Level earth using pick or shovel (aggregate or asphalt).

  2. May operate small powered hand tools.

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

  4. Clean around shingle grinder and perform laboring tasks involving working with fiberglass and other types of shingle.

  5. Shovel material spillage from around conveyors and shingle grinder.

  6. Change and replace shingle grinder screens and teeth.

  7. Monitor belts, bearings, fluid levels and operation of shingle grinder and conveyors.


  1. Bolt, nail, align and block up under forms.

  2. Smooth and finish freshly poured cement or concrete using float, trowel or screed.

  3. Keep concrete yard, and buildings neat and clean looking.

  4. Perform housekeeping on various company equipment to keep them looking good to the public and customers, easier for operators and maintenance to do preventative maintenance checks, and for maintenance personnel to make repairs when needed.

  5. Operate asphalt/concrete saw.

  6. Cut and tying of rebar.

  7. Perform general concrete set-up and tear-down of forms.


  1. Safely control movement of motoring public through construction site.

  2. Discusses traffic routing plans and type of location of control points with supervisor.

  3. Directs movement of traffic through site, using sign, hand and flag signals.

  4. Warns construction workers when approaching vehicle fails to heed signals to prevent accident and injury to workers.

  5. Informs drivers of detour routes through construction sites.

  6. Records license number of traffic control violation for police.

  7. May give hand marker to last driver in line up of one-way traffic for flagger at opposite end of site, signaling clearance for reverse flow of traffic.


  1. 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.

  2. Ensure OSHA, safety and environmental regulation compliance.

  3. Timely and regular attendance is essential.

  4. Performs other duties as assigned.

How To Apply

  • 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 testing and background check.

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

Position will remain open until 11/30/2022 or until it 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.