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MDU Resources Group Assistant Plant Operator in St. Joseph, Minnesota

Assistant Plant Operator

Company:Rail to Road


Location:St. Joseph, MN

Hiring Manager:Molly J Smith

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

Job Type:Full-Time

Job Summary:


Coordinate activities of transportation and material-moving machine and plant helpers.


Assist workers in tasks such as loading and unloading vehicles.

Compute or estimate transportation, personnel, or storage requirements.

Confer with customers, supervisors, contractors, or other personnel to exchange information or to resolve problems.

Direct workers in transportation or related services, such as moving, storing, or loading or unloading of materials.

Drive vehicles or operate machines or equipment to complete work assignments or to assist workers.

Enforce safety rules and regulations.

Examine, measure, or weigh cargo or materials to determine specific handling requirements.

Explain and demonstrate work tasks to new workers or assign training tasks to experienced workers.

Inspect or test materials, stock, vehicles, equipment, or facilities to ensure that they are safe, free of defects, and consistent with specifications.

Perform or schedule repairs or preventive maintenance of vehicles or other equipment.

Plan work assignments and equipment allocations to meet transportation, operations or production goals.

Prepare, compile, and submit reports on work activities, operations, production, or work-related accidents.

Recommend and implement measures to improve worker motivation, equipment performance, work methods, or customer services.

Requisition needed personnel, supplies, equipment, parts, or repair services.

Review orders, production schedules, or shipping or receiving notices to determine work sequences and material shipping dates, types, volumes, or destinations.

Other duties may be assigned.

Certain job tasks may require you to wear a half mask respirator in which you will need to meet the osha guidelines based on 1910.134(g)(1)(i).

Typical hours during Production are M-F 5am-3pm. Saturdays are rare. Typical hours during Maintenance are M-F 7am-3pm. Saturdays are rare.

Minimum Qualifications:


High school diploma or general education degree (GED);

Or one to three months related experience and/or training;

Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

How To Apply

Concrete Materials/Sweetman/Ellis & Eastern & Rail to Road are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. 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.

Mail completed application to Sweetman Construction Co., 1500 North Sweetman Place, Box 84140, Sioux Falls, SD 57118-4140

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check.

This Employer Participates inE-Verify (PDF) (Downloads/EVerifyPoster.pdf) . Download PDF Application (PDF) (Downloads/KRC-61.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.