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MDU Resources Group Mechanic in Beaumont, Texas


Company:Knife River - Texas Division

Department:Equipment Shop

Location:Beaumont, TX

Hiring Manager:Devon M Fontenot

Closing Date:10/31/2021at 11:59pm CDT

Job Type:Full-Time

Job Summary:

Knife River is looking for a Mechanic to support our team in the Equipment Shop. We have a lot of work and that means we need to keep everything in working order. The Mechanic crew repairs and maintains trucks as well as any other type of machinery that may be brought in for maintenance and/or repairs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience working on large trucks, heavy equipment and construction type vehicles both diesel and gasoline.

  • Current Drivers License and good driving record.

  • High School Diploma, GED and/or equivalent combination of experience.

  • Ability to push, pull and lift up to 50lbs.

  • Ability to work overtime with some nights and weekends.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge and experience with construction equipment and vehicles.

  • Ability to safely use hand tools and equipment.

  • Must be able to troubleshoot and problem solve.

  • Independently work to assess and repair equipment appropriately.

  • Class A or B Commercial License would be preferred, not required.

Duties and/or Responsibilities:

  • Utilize manuals, hand tools & power tools.

  • Utilize on-line computer research and diagnostics resource tools.

  • Strong knowledge of electrical power, transmissions, brake, hydraulic and other equipment systems.

  • Ability to read job orders, observe and listen to equipment in operation to determine system malfunctions.

  • Repair cylinders, elevator chains, undercarriages, planetaries, recharges and replaces batteries, overhauls diesel and gasoline engines, transmissions, torque converters, planetaries and hydraulic pumps using mechanic hand tools, welding equipment, standard charts and hoists.

  • Examine and replace protective guards, loose bolts and specific safety devices on heavy equipment/trucks as needed.

  • Lubricates moving parts and drives repaired truck or equipment to verify conformance to specifications.

  • Completes appropriate paperwork to support preventative maintenance and repair activities.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

This position will remain posted until 10/31/2021 or until position is filled.


  • Paid Company Holidays * PTO * Two Medical Plans with GENEROUS Employer contributions * Health Savings Account, partially funded by Company* Prescription Card * Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care * Dental * Vision * Company Paid Life and AD&D Insurance * Company Paid Short Term Disability Income Replacement * Company Paid Long Term Disability Income Replacement * Profit Sharing * 401(k) with Company Match * Voluntary Life Insurance, Critical Illness, Accident, and Hospital Indemnity for Employees, Spouses, and Dependents * Company Paid Employee Assistance Plan, Travel Insurance, Access to Legal Advice * Employee Discount Plan for National Vendors * College Scholarship Program for Dependents * Gift Matching Program

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. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check.

If you are unable to apply online you can apply in person or mail your application to 4825 Romeda Road, Beaumont, TX 77705.

This Employer Participates inE-Verify (PDF) (Downloads/EVerifyPoster.pdf) . Download PDF Application (PDF) (Downloads/KRC-59.pdf)

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.