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Company: Knife River - Western Oregon Division Department: Ready Mix
Location: Portland, OR Hiring Manager: Kelly L Alexander
Closing Date: 05/31/2018 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Entry Level: $0 - $0 /month    
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 Ready Mix Sales Rep in Portland, OR!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Maintain regular contact with current and potential customers.
- Review plans and specifications prior to bidding, calculate and quote material prices to customers, complete project submittals and maintain project files.
- Track and document market data relating to product and price.
- Perform on-going market analysis.
- Entertain customers and resolve customer complaints, questions, and assist in collections.
- Develop haul routes and evaluate job site access.
- Trouble shoot production and quality deficiencies.
- Develop a good working relationship with fellow team members, driver teams, and central dispatch team.
- This position will require active involvement in trade and community associations.
- Be actively involved in production & quality teams.
- 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:
- Excellent communication and customer service skills.
- Associates degree in related field or equivalent experience.
- Ability to obtain Quality Control Technician (QCT) and Concrete Control Technician (CCT) certification.
- Must have the ability to establish rapport with a wide variety of personality types and accept rejection.
- Ability to work safely in a busy construction environment.
- Willingness to work odd hours and Saturday’s if necessary.
- Must work as a member of a location team.
- A neat, professional appearance and a good driving record are required.
- Prefer someone with knowledge of local market area.
- Ability to speak effectively before contractors or employees of organization.
- Must be a self starter and be able to organize and manage time effectively and handle difficult situations.
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 Ready Mix Sales Rep position:

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