MDU Resources Group YARD LEADSPERSON in Salem, Oregon

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’re growing! We are adding people to our team every day — people who are committed to working safely and to delivering high-quality results for our customers.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Yard Leadsperson in Salem, Oregon!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide the necessary leadership and direction for daily activities of the crusher, wetside, train load out system and dredge crew.

  • Operate and maintain crusher, wetside and dredge in safe and efficient manner.

  • Keep inventory, prepare production schedules/reports and maintain operators log that is compliant with all MSHA regulations.

  • Participate in quality control program to meet specifications.

  • Assure all safety policies and procedures are followed to prevent any and all unsafe actions, processes and behaviors observed.

  • Other duties assigned as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have some knowledge of crusher operation with screen and conveyor systems.

  • Requires some degree of skills in planning, organization, supervising, communication and observation.

  • Must be able to read and comprehend specifications, operators manuals and instructions.

  • Must have welding/fabrication and mechanical skills.

  • Must be willing to travel throughout Oregon’s KRC companies.

  • Display a professional and courteous attitude towards all team members.

  • A valid driver’s license in good standing.

  • Ability to pass a criminal background and pre-employment drug screen.

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.

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 Leadsperson position:

Air Force: Pavement and Construction Equipment Journeyman Pavement and Construction Equipment Apprentice Pavement and Construction Equipment Helper

Army: Construction Equipment Supervisor Motor Transport Operator General Construction Equipment Operator Rough Terrain Forklift & Loader Operator Heavy Construction Equipment Operator Horizontal Construction Engineer

Coast Guard: Damage Controlman

Navy: Equipment Operator Equipment Operator Basic Advanced Equipment Operator Constructionman

Marines: Basic Engineer, Construction and Equipment Marine

Company: Knife River - Western Oregon Division

Department: Materials

Location: Salem, OR

Hiring Manager: Michael E Glazier

Closing Date: 12/14/2018 at 11:59pm CDT

Job Type: Full-Time

Entry Level: $23.56/$23.56 - $24.51/$24.51 /hour