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Grade Setter/Checker

Company: Knife River - Texas Division Department: Construction
Location: Bryan, TX Hiring Manager: Jay S Martin
Closing Date: 03/31/2017 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary:
Set grade stakes to guide earth moving equipment operators in sloping highways and fill embankments, using measuring instruments and handtools.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. A minimum of 1 to 3 years of relevant experience.
Duties and/or Responsibilities:
1. Read and interpret blue prints relevant to site work activities and projects.
2. Sets grade stakes to guide earth moving equipment operators in sloping highways and fill embankments, using measuring instruments and handtools.
3. Set blue tops for the trimming of aggregate base.
4. Reads survey stakes along highway right-of-way to determine grade specification for embankment.
5. Measures horizontally and vertically, in specified ratio, from survey stake to juncture of embankment and initial excavation, using survey rod and eye level.
6. Establish and check grade for utility installations.
7. Sets grade stakes, using handtools, and chalk-marks excavation reference points on stake.
8. Repeats measuring and staking at specified intervals to form horizontal stakeline along embankment.
9. Observes excavating activities to verify conformance to stake references and notifies equipment operators or supervisor of deviations.
10. Shovel and rake gravel or soils to set survey stakes.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Ability to identify complex problems, develop and evaluate options, and implement solutions
2. Must have the ability to manage own time and adhere to production schedules
3. Ability to navigate computer software systems
4. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
5. Must be capable of working in a self-managed work environment
6. Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas as presented by supervisor
Benefits:
* Paid Holidays * Paid Vacation * Three Medical Plans with generous Employer contributions * Health Savings Account (partially funded by Employer) * Prescription Drug Plans * 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, Accident, and Critical Illness plans for Employees, Spouses, and Dependents * Company Paid Employee Assistance Plan, Travel Insurance, and Access to Legal Advice * Employee Discount Plan for National Vendors * College Scholarship Program for Dependents * Gift Matching Program
How To Apply:
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 674, Bryan, TX 77806.
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