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Company: Knife River - Western Oregon Division Department: Willamette Construction
Location: Salem, OR Hiring Manager: Jason W Chamberlain
Closing Date: 06/28/2019 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Entry Level: $27.11 - $30.12 /hour    
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.

Knife River has an immediate opening for a Heavy Equipment Operator in/around Salem Oregon.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Operate blade, excavator, backhoe, dozer, and check grade.
- Must be willing to do some manual labor.
- Observe hand signals, markings, and/or grade stakes while operating equipment.
- Always work safely and take action to prevent any and all unsafe actions, processes, and behaviors observed.
- Other miscellaneous duties as directed by supervisor.
Minimum Qualifications:
- Previous experience in equipment operation and background in all types of grading. Knowledge and understanding of grades, elevations and reading plans.
- Ability to bend, stoop, lift, push, pull, and be on your feet for long periods of time in all weather conditions.
- Need a positive attitude and the ability to work well with others and follow instructions.
- Ability to travel to different job sites.
- Possess and maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license in good standing.
- Ability to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, physical/functional exam and drug screen.
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 Equipment Operator position:

Air Force:
Pavement and Construction Equipment Journeyman
Pavement and Construction Equipment Apprentice
Pavement and Construction Equipment Helper

Construction Equipment Supervisor
Motor Transport Operator
General Construction Equipment Operator
Rough Terrain Forklift & Loader Operator
Heavy Construction Equipment Operator
Horizontal Construction Engineer

Coast Guard:
Damage Controlman

Equipment Operator
Equipment Operator Basic
Advanced Equipment Operator

Basic Engineer, Construction and Equipment Marine
Motor Vehicle Operator
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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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