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Pipelayer


Company: Knife River Materials - Northern Minn. Division Department: Construction
Location: Bemidji, MN Hiring Manager: Trisha A Newland
Closing Date: 05/01/2018 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time - Seasonal
Job Summary:
JOB SUMMARY
Safely and productively assemble various types of pipe systems on construction projects.

DUTIES AND/OR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Safely perform pipe laying tasks including any of the following:
• Assure proper grade/slope and joint quality on every stick of pipe.
• Measures distance from grade stakes, drive stakes & stretch tight line.
• Set up and operate laser level.
• Calculate pipe slope, invert elevations, and locations based on provided information.
• Signals operators of construction equipment to facilitate alignment, movement and adjustment of machinery to conform to grade specifications.
• Levels earth using pick or shovel.
• Hook up and join various types of pipe (concrete, pvc, steel).
• Safely rig various items for picking such as pipe, structures, etc.
• Raise manhole castings.
• Mix grout and seal inverts and castings.
• Operate and maintain water pumps to ensure continuous dewatering activities.
• Clean and organize job trailer daily following work shift.
• May operate small powered hand tools.
• Safely and properly perform maintenance (lubricating, fueling and cleaning) and operate small equipment, such as bobcat, tractor, jackhammer, roller, pickup truck, air compressor, tractor/packer, steel drum or rubber tire roller.
• Ability to work productively once given instruction without constant supervision is essential.
• 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 & act courteous/respectful of others. Monitor and discuss production problems with co-workers and managers/supervisors.
• Ensure OSHA, safety and environmental regulation compliance
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
EDUCATION AND/OR WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
• General education, grammar and arithmetic, GED or high school diploma or equivalent.
• 2 year’s experience installing underground utilities.
• Ability to provide and maintain proper licensure, medical card and acceptable driving record.
• Positive attitude and ability to take direction is a must.

**This is a full time-seasonal position that requires travel to various projects throughout MN and ND. Hours and durations vary based on workload and weather conditions.
How To Apply
If unable to apply online, mail completed application to: Box 40, Bemidji, MN 56619.

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.
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