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Company:Knife River - Western Oregon Division

Department:240902 Salem Shop

Location:Salem, OR

Hiring Manager:Colin K Milligan

Closing Date:12/07/2021at 11:59pm CDT

Job Type:Full-Time

Entry Level:$29.67 - $37.09 /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 Working Shop Foreman (Day Shift) at our Shop in Salem, Oregon!

  • The working shop foreman will perform repairs, coordinate activities of shop personnel engaged in repair and service of trucks and equipment

  • Review requests for repair, help determine problems and recommend solutions

  • Schedule and assign work, coordinate efforts, provide technical guidance and review progress of all assignments

  • Communicate with the Shop Manager daily

  • Complete all paperwork that may be necessary

  • Manage repair projects internally and with outside vendors

  • Must have own journeyman hand tools, but Knife River does provide large tools and has a replacement policy

  • 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:

  • Five plus years of heavy duty diesel mechanic experience with knowledge of paving equipment and trucks

  • Strong trouble shooting skills

  • Previous supervisory skills

  • Strong verbal, written and computer skills needed

  • Must be very reliable, able to work well under pressure and have the ability to organize and prioritize work

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

  • Display a professional and courteous attitude towards all team members


Usually 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM, but may vary depending on work load.

The candidate must be able to work overtime, flexible hours and occasional Saturdays as needed.

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 Working Shop Foreman position:

Air Force:

Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Journeyman

Special Vehicle Maintenance Journeyman


Caterpillar Diesel Technician

Construction Mechanic


Engineer Equipment Mechanic


Heavy Wheel Vehicle Mechanic

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

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