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Company: Knife River - Western Oregon Division Department: Materials
Location: Salem, OR Hiring Manager: Fred R Sondermayer
Closing Date: 10/29/2021 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Entry Level: $28.42 - $30.32 /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.

We are currently hiring for a Reed Dredge Superintendent in Salem, OR. Will coordinate and plan production/repair schedules of the Dredge, work daily with Crushing Superintendent.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Insure all operations are in compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements, including air and water quality, permit conditions, dumpsite policies and MSHA, OSHA
- Assure all safety policies and procedures are followed to prevent any and all unsafe actions, processes and behaviors observed
- Work day-to-day with frontline and crew leaders providing overall guidance and direction while promoting the individual development of all team members
- Insure that quality of all materials exceeds customers expectations
- Keep downtime to a minimum
- Coordinate with internal customer and to determine production schedules
- Responsible for dredge, dewatering plant, pit lines and inventory
- Dredge currently operates 7 days and 7 nights per week with production expected to near/exceed one million tons/year
Minimum Qualifications:
- Safety first attitude required
- Previous supervisory experience required
- Computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
- Requires high degree of skills in planning, organization, supervising, communication and observation
- A valid drivers license in good standing
- Ability to pass a criminal background and pre-employment 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.

If you are an individual with a qualified disability as defined by federal, state, or local law and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application for any reason, please contact your state employment agency or you may call 541-693-5960 to speak with a human resources representative.

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 Dredge Superintendent position:

Air Force:
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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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