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Company: Knife River - Western Oregon Division Department: Prestress
Location: Spokane, WA Hiring Manager: Bradley R Wright
Closing Date: 12/31/2022 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Entry Level: $20.01 - $27.58 /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 have an excellent opportunity for a Yard Equipment Operator at our Prestress Division in Spokane, WA!

Responsibilities includes, but are not limited to the following:
- Operates 4-Post or Conventional Crane
- Works at ground level attaching rigging to concrete pieces and ensuring a safe perimeter around moving cranes
- Responsible for load securement (either through personal work or through inspection of other’s) on all product leaving company property
- Interprets part drawings to ascertain appropriate pick points
- Interprets load lists and erection drawings to ensure appropriate products (including ship loose, when required) are sequentially loaded
- Inspects and assembles rigging equipment and attaches appropriate rigging to loads
- Clearly communicates with standardized hand signals both with other riggers and production foremen
- Follows all plant safety protocols and protects the safety of coworkers and visitors at all times
- Identifies opportunities for safety improvements in the weld shop and/or production yard
- Follows directions with minimal supervision
- Maintains good housekeeping
- Maintains tidy workspace at all times
- Cleans up waste as work progresses
- Returns tools to appropriate storage
- Other duties as assigned

Earn $3 million at Knife River Prestress. Watch our video and learn how you can make $3,000,000 over the course of 45 years working at Knife River.
Minimum Qualifications:
- Previous construction experience preferred
- Equipment operating experience is a plus
- Welding skills are a plus
- Must know how to read and understand a tape measure
- Proficiency with hand and power tools
- Ability to understand and apply basic math skills

Physical Environment:
- Lifting may be required with assistance provided if needed
- Ability to stand regularly, walk, use hands and fingers to handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms
- Ability to work in all outdoor weather conditions
- Ability to sit in bridge crane for extended periods of time
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 Yard Equipment Operator position:

Air Force:

Crane Operator
Construction Equipment Supervisor
Heavy Construction Equipment Operator

Coast Guard:
Construction Equipment Operator

Crane and Tower Operator
Construction Equipment Operator

Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Construction Equipment 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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