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MDU Resources Group LOADER OPERATOR in Portland Metro, Oregon


Company:Knife River - Western Oregon Division


Location:Portland Metro, OR

Hiring Manager:Patrick E Budlong

Closing Date:12/31/2021at 11:59pm CDT

Job Type:Full-Time

Entry Level:$23.00 - $28.00 /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.

Get a jump start on your career at Knife River! We are currently looking for dedicated Loader Operator join our skilled Asphalt department today!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Travel between asphalt plants depending on work load at each location

  • Operate loader to feed aggregate to asphalt and ready mix plants

  • Run and maintain rail off load system for rock deliveries

  • Stockpile incoming material, monitor stockpile volumes and coordinate deliveries

  • Assist in the maintenance and housekeeping of the asphalt, ready mix plants and the rail off load system

  • This position will include asphalt load out when needed and will require night shifts and weekends when needed

  • Assure all safety policies and procedures are followed to prevent any and all unsafe actions, processes and behaviors observed

  • Other duties assigned as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience in the safe and efficient operation of a loader

  • Experience with conveyors, aggregate systems, mechanical and fabrication skills

  • Ability to operate automated control systems, and have working knowledge of computers

  • Ability to communicate effectively while maintaining positive interactions with others under stressful situations

  • Must be highly motivated and a self starter with the drive to expand job knowledge and skills

  • Ability to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, physical/functional exam and drug screen

  • Ability to work flexible shifts, including weekends, night shifts, and overtime

  • Display a professional and courteous attitude towards all team members

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 Loader Operator position:

Air Force:

Pavements and Construction Equipment Helper

Pavements and Construction Equipment Journeyman


Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator


Equipment Operator

Advanced Equipment Operator


Equipment Operator

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.