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Company: Knife River - Western Oregon Division Department: Aggregates
Location: Portland, OR Hiring Manager: Gordon L Jarman Jr
Closing Date: 11/27/2017 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Entry Level: $13.00 - $17.00 /hour    
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.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Perform a variety of skilled duties relating to general building and grounds maintenance, like painting and landscaping work around the Willamette Valley.
- Operate a forklift, bobcat, man lift, various hand tools.
- This is an entry level position and we are looking for a self-motivated worker, who is capable of working alone and getting repairs and improvements completed in a timely manner.
- 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:
- Basic understanding of general repairs, maintenance work, landscaping, construction skills and tools.
- Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
- Ability to travel around to different locations throughout the Willamette Valley. Reliable transportation is required.
- Ability to pass a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen.
- Ability to work flexible shifts which include: days, nights, weekends and overtime.
- Display a professional and courteous attitude towards all team members and customers.
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 Yard/Facilities Maintenance Person position:

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

Rough Terrain Forklift & Loader Operator

Coast Guard:
Damage Controlman

Builder Basic
Equipment Operator Basic

Basic Engineer, Construction and Equipment Marine
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MDU Resources Group, Inc. 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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