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Grade Checker (seasonal)


Company: Knife River - North Dakota Division Department: Construction
Location: Williston, ND Hiring Manager: Bonni S Deede
Closing Date: 05/31/2018 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time - Seasonal
Job Summary:
Responsible for safely setting grade stakes to guide equipment operators and performs activities to verify grade specifications, measurements, and staking.
Minimum Qualifications:
1. Acceptable interpersonal communication skills
2. 2+ years of experience grade checking and staking
3. Experience with Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment for surveying preferred
4. Ability to provide and maintain proper licensure, medical card and acceptable driving record
How To Apply
If unable to apply online, mail completed application to: 3303 Rock Island Place, Bismarck, ND 58504 or 5654 134th Ave NW, Williston, ND 58801

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.
Dutes and/or Responsibilities
1. Sets grade stakes to guide earth moving equipment operators in sloping areas and fill embankments using measuring instruments and hand tools
2. Reads survey stakes along highway right-of-way to determine grade specification for embankment.
3. Measures horizontally and vertically, in specified ratio, from survey stake to juncture of embankment and initial excavations, using survey rod and eye level
4. Sets grade stakes, using hatchet, and chalk-marks excavation reference points on stake.
5. Repeats measuring and staking at specified intervals to form horizontal stake line along embankment.
6. Observes excavating activities to verify conformance to stake references and notifies equipment operators or supervisors of deviations.
7. Collect information using GPS equipment.
8. Communicate effectively (verbal, listening, written) and work with difficult people under high stress situations. Self-motivated, team-player with good interpersonal skills; ability to maintain positive customer relations and act courteous/respectful of others.
9. Troubleshoot and problem solve situations/problems (material quality, equipment operation/repair, etc.). Monitor and discuss production problems with co-workers and managers/supervisors.

10. Ensure OSHA, EPA, DNR, safety and environmental regulation compliance.

11. Assist in loading and unloading equipment for transport, including load securement.

12. Performs other duties as assigned.

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