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Blade/Motor Grader - North Branch (Seasonal)


Company: Knife River - Central Minnesota Division Department: Construction
Location: North Branch, MN Hiring Manager: Janelle L Adelman
Closing Date: 02/15/2022 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time - Seasonal
Job Summary:
Responsible to safely operate grader to spread and level dirt, gravel and stone to grade specification
Minimum Qualifications:
1. General education, grammar and arithmetic, GED or high school diploma or equivalent

2. equipment maintenance & operation

3. Ability to provide and maintain proper licensure, medical card and acceptable driving record.
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.

If unable to apply online, mail completed application to:4787 Shadow Wood Drive NE, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379.

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check.
Duties & Responsibilities
1. Perform daily equipment, walk around and site inspections to identify and correct any unsafe conditions and keep equipment properly maintained

2. Safely and properly perform maintenance (lubricating, fueling and cleaning) on blade/motor grader.

3. Safely and properly operate blade/motor grader including: regulating height and angle of grader blade, lowering scarifier and loosening packed soil to permit grading and tilting front wheels of grader when making sharp turns. Drives grader in successive passes over working area, observing reference stakes or hand signals of assisting worker, to level surface to specified grade. Feels level and listens to sound of engine to determine depth of cut. May perform fine or rough grading.

4. Assist laborer or roller operator with dumping trucks and keeping load counts

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. Performs other duties as assigned.
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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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