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Company: Knife River - Western Oregon Division Department: Construction
Location: Portland, OR Hiring Manager: Gordon S Mathern
Closing Date: 01/31/2018 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
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 immediate opening for a Paving Superintendent in Portland, Oregon!

Hours are typically 60+/week, but may vary depending on work load. The candidate must be willing to work weekends and nights.

- Continual expansion of present market base.
- Assist Estimators in project procurement, supervise daily paving operations and administration of construction projects.
- Study and understand plans and specifications related to construction projects.
Understand requirements for each phase of project.
- Effectively communicate with direct personnel and sub-contractors in planning and executing work to prevent delays.
- Effectively communicate with engineering personnel, inspectors, and suppliers to resolve issues and move projects forward.
- Must be adept at creating and following schedules. Adjust to ongoing schedule changes.
- Assist in hiring, training, and progressive discipline, including termination of employees.
- Must be committed to creating and promoting a safe work environment.
- Other duties as directed by supervisor.
Minimum Qualifications:
- Minimum of five (5) years experience in highway construction industry. Preference will be given to strong paving background.
- Computer skills required using Microsoft Office and related software.
- Knowledge of JD Edwards software and AGTEK takeoff software is a plus.
- Must have knowledge of available tools, equipment, methods and materials.
- Must have strong written and oral communication skills.
- Supervisory experience.
- Must be able to read and analyze financial information.
- Requires a positive attitude and the ability to work well with others.
- Estimating experience helpful.
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 Paving Superintendent position:

Operations Officer, Naval Construction Forces
Commanding Officer, Naval Construction

Facilities/Contract Construction Management Engineer
Construction Engineering Technician
Construction Engineering Supervisor

Combat Engineer Officer
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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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