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Company: Knife River - Western Oregon Division Department: Quality Control
Location: Newman Lake, WA Hiring Manager: James R Moss
Closing Date: 12/31/2023 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
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!

Knife River has an immediate opening for a Quality Control Technician in Newman Lake, WA! No Quality Control experience? We will train!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Perform daily concrete tests
- Check all concrete members against drawings before and after casting
- Document product status by recording and summarizing preliminary, in-process and finished product data
- Ensure products are manufactured to meet specifications
- Other duties as directed by supervisor

The wage range for this position is $24.42 - $26.69/hr, DOE
Minimum Qualifications:
- Good math, record keeping and problem solving ability
- Computer spreadsheet experience preferred
- Engineering and statistics background helpful, but not necessary
- Ability to study, take and pass QC certification exams with adequate time and training provided
- Must be able to lift material samples of 75 lbs. approx. 10 to 15 times per day and on occasion more depending on duties required
- Ability to work overtime
- Strong communication skills and positive interactions with a variety of customers required
- Ability to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, physical/functional exam and drug screen
- Display a professional and courteous attitude towards all team members and customers
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 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 541-693-5900 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 Quality Control position:

Petroleum Laboratory Specialist


Supply Chain and Material Management Specialist
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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