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Asphalt Paver Operator


Company: Knife River - Midwest Division Department: Construction
Location: Sioux City, IA Hiring Manager: Megan S Dejong
Closing Date: 04/01/2022 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time - Seasonal
Job Summary:
Responsible to safely operate machine that spreads and levels hot-mix bituminous paving material on subgrade of highways and streets. This is a seasonal position with a typical schedule of 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM Monday - Friday with Saturday as needed.

DUTIES AND/OR RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Uses safe work procedures that comply with safety policies and regulations. (Federal, state, local and company policies.)
2. Perform daily equipment, walk around and site inspections to identify and correct any unsafe conditions and keep equipment properly maintained.
3. Safely and properly perform maintenance (lubricating, fueling and cleaning) on paver.
4. Safely and properly operate paver (including starting engine, shifting gears to control machine). Controls flow of material into hopper and through paving machine. Observes distribution of paving material and controls direction of machine.
5. 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 and act courteous/respectful of others.
6. Troubleshoot and problem solve situations/problems (material quality, equipment operation/repair, etc.). Monitor and discuss production problems with co-workers and managers/supervisors.
7. Ensure OSHA, EPA, DNR, safety and environmental regulation compliance.
8. Communicate with trucks for proper placement of asphalt into the hopper of the paver.
9. Performs other duties as assigned.

The Asphalt Paver position starts at $19.80/HR and up, depending on experience and has the opportunity to earn $33,000+ with overtime.
Minimum Qualifications:
1. Previous experience preferred.
2. Acceptable driving record.
3. Driver’s license, preferred.
4. Mechanical skills to perform maintenance, light repair and assembly/disassembly for transporting equipment 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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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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