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MDU Resources Group Position Opening at MDU Resources Group in United States

Job Summary:

Responsible for management of facility, safe operation of concrete batch plant, and batch materials used in construction.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School or GED.

  • Four or more years’ experience with plant maintenance & operations in Ready Mix industry is preferred.

  • Prior supervisory experience is preferred.

  • Working computer skills; knowledge of Command and Command Batch system is preferred.

  • Knowledge of health, safety, and environment regulations and standards.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Working knowledge of DOT hours of service regulations.

  • Must be able to work day shifts and night shifts. Shifts may vary according to project demands.

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen.

Duties and/or Responsibilities:

  • Perform daily equipment, walk around and site inspections to identify and correct any unsafe conditions and keep equipment properly maintained, and conduct toolbox meetings daily/weekly.

  • Supervise Drivers, Operators, and Yard personnel.

  • Safely and properly operate ready mix plant.

  • Identify appropriate material to produce quality concrete per job specifications.

  • Maintain adequate levels of all supplies and products, i.e. fuel, cement, admixtures, fiber mesh, etc.

  • Communicate with quality control personnel and make required adjustments to material blends; take samples and test as necessary.

  • 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 at all times.

  • Lead personnel at plant and work with Sales and Dispatch teams as needed to schedule drivers and ensure customer needs are being met; Respond to all complaints in a timely manner and assist in resolution.

  • Monitor plant site to ensure safe and efficient traffic flow.

  • Troubleshoot and problem solve (material quality, equipment operation/repair, etc.). Monitor and discuss production problems with Operations Manager and Maintenance Manager.

  • Safely and properly delegate maintenance (lubricating, fueling and cleaning) on loader and plant.

  • Maintain yard & contaminate free aggregate piles.

  • Some plants may require Manager to occasionally operate loader or other heavy equipment to maintain yard and keep concrete plant fed for maximum production.

  • Perform frequently scheduled plant inspections.

  • Accurately complete company reports and other documentation as needed.

  • Collect COD monies and tickets; complete all required reports and deposits accurately and timely; maintain proper security on all monies as needed.

  • Ensure OSHA, EPA, DNR, safety and environmental regulation compliance, including stocking of PPE supplies. Maintain safe working environment and foster safety culture, ensure good housekeeping skills and Lockout/ Tagout procedures.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Timely and regular attendance is essential to the Ready Mix Plant Manager position.


Position will remain open until 4/30/2021 or until it 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 unable to apply online, mail completed application to Knife River Corporation South, PO Box 674, Bryan, TX 77806.

Company: Knife River - Texas Division

Department: Ready Mix

Location: McGregor, TX

Hiring Manager: Cullen B Brogdon

Closing Date: 04/30/2021 at 11:59pm CDT

Job Type: Full-Time