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Asphalt Plant Operators/Maintenance

Company: Knife River - Cheyenne Division Department: Asphalt
Location: Cheyenne, WY Hiring Manager: Carolyn Vasquez
Closing Date: 12/31/2020 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary:
Responsible to safely operate and maintain asphalt plant to batch materials used in construction. Moves controls on panel board or control board to heat, dry and mix ingredients such as sand, stone and oil to produce asphalt paving materials. Ensure conformance to quality specifications. Complete all daily, weekly and monthly reporting as required by your supervisor
• Perform maintenance and repairs of a significant nature on all
plant equipment and/or assist with repairs/improvements/maintenance of equipment to assure it is in safe working condition.
•Safely operate equipment, standard and specialty tools, welders, hoists and other lifting devices, etc. on a daily basis.
•Troubleshooting maintenance problems to properly diagnose components to determine method and extent of repair necessary .
*Read, interpret, analyze and apply information in technical manuals and schematics.
• Anticipate needed parts and supplies, disassemble equipment and parts, fabricate parts when needed and reassemble equipment and parts.
• Use cutting torch and perform welding tasks
• Clean work areas
• Fill out shop repair orders daily
• Communicate effectively (verbal, listening, written). Frequent contact and communication with others within and outside the company.
• Self-motivated, team-player with excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work independently or in a team setting; ability to maintain positive customer relations and act courteous/respectful of others.
• Proven experience handling multiple projects and priorities while maintaining tight deadlines; highly organized with attention to detail.
• Accurately complete work orders or other maintenance repair documentation.
• Ensure OSHA, DOT, MSHA, EPA, DNR, safety and environmental regulation compliance.
• May be required to operate and maintain company vehicle to perform field service repair then
operate repaired equipment to ensure proper working condition after repairs have been completed.
• Responsible to provide own basic hand tools, pneumatics and some specialty tools.• Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
**Basic computer skills for data entry, control panel operation and familiar with Microsoft Office programs **Mathematical skill level equivalent to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure including decimal fractions
**3 months verifiable work history
**While performing daily tasks may be required to sit, stand, walk, kneel, bend, climb, twist and/or lift 20-50# occasionally,10-25# frequently and up to 10# constantly.
Demonstrated mechanical knowledge to diagnose component, troubleshoot, repair, communicate and document.

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 20150
Cheyenne, WY 82007-1812
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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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