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Diesel Mechanic Sauk Rapids

Company: Knife River - Central Minnesota Division Department: Equipment
Location: Sauk Rapids, MN Hiring Manager: Toby J Opstedal
Closing Date: 12/31/2023 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
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 are growing! Our team is made up of hard working people who work safely and deliver high-quality results to our customers.

This is a full time, year-round position that comes with great benefits! Start at 3 weeks vacation and a separate sick time balance, paid holidays, excellent health insurance and wellness plans, company paid life insurance, 401k with company match and profit sharing, plus more!

Role Overview:
This position is responsible to perform maintenance and repairs on various types of diesel/heavy equipment to keep them in safe working condition. Will need to display a professional and courteous attitude with customers and team members.

Minimum Qualifications:
As a successful Diesel Technician you will have:
- Minimum 2 year post secondary education in the diesel technician field or related experience.
- Ability to hold and maintain proper licensure and acceptable driving record.
- Ability to work flexible shifts, including overtime, possible nights and some Saturdays.

How To Apply
If unable to apply online, mail completed application to:
4787 Shadow Wood Drive NE
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

Knife River is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.

Duties & Responsibilities
1. Responsible for performing maintenance and repairs of a significant nature on all types of equipment and/or assisting with repairs/improvements/maintenance of equipment to assure it is in safe working condition.

2. Safely operate equipment, standard and specialty tools, welders, hoists and other lifting devices, etc. on a daily basis.

3. Troubleshooting equipment maintenance problems to properly diagnose components to determine method and extent of repair necessary. Read, interpret, analyze and apply information in technical manuals and schematics.

4. Anticipate needed parts and supplies, disassemble equipment and parts, fabricate parts when needed and reassemble equipment and parts.

5. Use cutting torch and perform welding tasks.

6. Clean work areas.

7. Fill out shop repair orders daily.

8. Drive and maintain mechanic's truck.

9. Communicate effectively (verbal, listening, written). Frequent contact and communication with others within and outside the company. Self-motivated, team-player with excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work independently or in a team setting; ability to maintain positive customer relations and act courteous/respectful of others.

10. Proven experience handling multiple projects and priorities while maintaining tight deadlines; highly organized with attention to detail.

11. Accurately complete work orders or other maintenance repair documentation.

12. Ensure OSHA, DOT, MSHA, EPA, DNR, safety and environmental regulation compliance.

13. May be required to operate and maintain company vehicle to perform field service repair then operate repaired equipment to ensure proper working condition after repairs have been completed.

14. Responsible to provide own basic hand tools, pneumatics and some specialty tools. A tool allowance is available.

15. Performs other duties as assigned.

This Employer Participates in E-Verify (PDF).
Knife River 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.

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