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Asphalt Plant Groundsperson

Company: Knife River - Midwest Division Department: Asphalt
Location: Sioux City, IA Hiring Manager: Megan S Dejong
Closing Date: 02/08/2021 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time - Seasonal
Job Summary:
To complete various laborer and small equipment operation tasks to produce quality asphalt paving projects.

1. Signals operators of construction equipment to facilitate alignment, movement and adjustment of machinery.
2. Levels earth using pick or shovel (Aggregate or asphalt)
3. May operate small powered hand tools
4. May operate small equipment including bobcat, tractor, or roller or move from one site to another.
5. Safely and properly perform maintenance (lubricating, fueling and cleaning) and operate small equipment, such as bobcat, tractor, jackhammer, pickup truck and air compressor.
6. Shovel excess material away from asphalt plant and conveyors as needed.
7. Hook up and un-hook small trailer to pick-up
8. Change bag house bags
9. Able to operate skidsteer for cleanup of materials
10. Unload oil trucks into proper tanks
11. Monitor oil levels of all AC tanks
12. Monitor belt tension and belt wear
13. Monitor and troubleshoot all aspects of the asphalt plant
14. 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.
15. Ensure OSHA, safety and environmental regulation compliance.
16. Some travel may be required
17. Performs other duties as assigned.

A typical schedule is Monday - Friday 5 AM - 7 PM with Saturdays as needed.

This position is located at the Sioux City location.

Starting wages at $16.45 and up depending on experience.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. General education, grammar and arithmetic, GED or high school diploma or equivalent
2. Equipment maintenance & operation
3. Drivers License, preferred
How To Apply
If unable to apply online, mail completed application to:2220 Hawkeye Drive, Sioux City, IA 51105.

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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