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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR/LABORER


Company: Knife River - Western Oregon Division Department: Aggregates 241610
Location: Saint Helens, OR Hiring Manager: Kirk J Myers
Closing Date: 12/31/2023 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Entry Level: $0.00 - $0.00 /hour    
Job Summary:
Knife River is a PEOPLE-first company. Our team members are the key to our success, and we are committed to giving them the tools, training and time to do their jobs productively and go home safely each day. Our goal is to build strong teams that, in turn, build strong communities. Join our growing team today!

We are currently looking for a dedicated Heavy Equipment Operator/Laborer to join our skilled team at our quarry in Sherwood, OR.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Efficiently operate and maintain various types of mining equipment, such as a dozer, high wall excavator, skid steer, front end loader and haul truck
- Perform routine maintenance, such as lubricating, oiling and cleaning around the crusher plant
- Assist crusher plant operator in the operation of the plant
- Assure all safety policies and procedures are followed to prevent any and all unsafe actions, processes and behaviors observed
- Other duties assigned as needed

Compensation:
The wage range for this position is $23.15-$30.87/hr.
Minimum Qualifications:
- Basic knowledge of crusher 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
Benefits
Full-time employees are eligible for the following benefits:
-Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
-Health Savings & Flexible Spending Accounts
-401K with Company Match
-Profit Sharing
-8 Paid Holidays
-Paid Time Off
-Life Insurance
-Employee Assistance Program
-Safety Incentives
-Years of Service Recognition
How To Apply
To be considered for this position, candidates must complete and submit an employment application at jobs.mdu.com 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 Foreman position:

Navy:
Advanced Equipment Operator

Army:
Equipment Operator
Concrete & Asphalt Equipment Operator

Air Force:
Pavements and Construction Equipment Journeyman
Pavements and Construction Equipment Apprentice
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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