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Equipment Manager

Company: Knife River - Belgrade Division Department: Equipment
Location: Belgrade, MT Hiring Manager: Leo R Zwemke
Closing Date: 03/27/2018 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary:
1. Provides shop management support to all operations to maximize utilization and
reduce costs. Directly supervise maintenance personnel.
2. Works closely with other KR shops for consistency in repair techniques, safety,
policies and practices.
3. Coordinates activities of all shop personnel engaged in repair and
and equipment.
4. Review requests for repair, complaints and recommend course of action to foreman.
5. Monitor fleet compliance: work with locations to assure regulatory compliance and
6. Attend Operation and Production meetings to understand upcoming needs and to
provide operations with updates on equipment.
7. Develop safety awareness programs for shop/field mechanics. Attend safety
meetings in all locations.
8. Participate in the review of any accidents or near misses involving shop personnel. Be
prepared to report to Vice President on incident and suggestions for preventive
9. Assist in annual budget process and establish long term targets.
10. Work with operations on all major repairs and PM's and to manage monthly expenses.
11. Provide guidance on shop scheduling workload and monitor yard activities and
housekeeping in shop areas.
12. Assist in resolving service issues.
13. Assist with training schedules for all mechanics and operators.
14. Monitor tire program and review bills monthly with local vendor reps.
15. Supervise shop location, mechanics, welders and foreman.
16. Always work safely and take action to prevent any and all unsafe actions, processes
and behaviors.
17. Perform tasks that may require lifting 50# occasionally; 10# frequently.
18. Perform other duties as assigned
19. Ability to get along with a wide variety of personalities and communicate effectively.
Minimum Qualifications:
1. Minimum of 2 years experience in a supervisory level position in shop and
maintenance related field.
2. Extensive heavy duty diesel mechanic experience with knowledge of construction
equipment and trucks. Minimum 5 years.
3. Must have a current valid driver's license and maintain acceptable driving record.
4. Computer literacy using Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel preferred.
5. Strong supervisory skills.
Preferred Qualifications
Experience using JDE, Spreadsheet Servers, BI and Fuel Force.
Knowledge of mechanic and equipment repair requirements.
How To Apply
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.

We offer a full benefit package which includes 401k, Medical, Dental and Vision. We are a drug free work environment requiring pre-employment and random drug testing. Subject to background check.

You may apply online at

If unable to apply online, mail completed application to:
PO Box 9
Belgrade, MT 59714-0009
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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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