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MDU Resources Group Asphalt Plant Groundsman in Waco, Texas

Asphalt Plant Groundsman

Company:Knife River - Texas Division

Department:Asphalt Plant

Location:Waco, TX

Hiring Manager:Keith H Tatum

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

Job Type:Full-Time

Job Summary:


Knife River is seeking an individual to assist with maintenance and repair of our asphalt plant, and conveyor systems. Will also perform a wide range of general laboring duties at the asphalt plant to help keep operations running smoothly.

Minimum Qualifications:

-A valid Driver's License is preferred.

-Previous experience working around material plants and construction is preferred.

-Must be able to work overtime and be flexible with hours (day time/night time).

-Ability to work outside in all seasons. Extreme hot and cold temperatures may occur.

-Must have a “safety first” attitude. Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures is required.

Essential Duties/Responsibilites:

Basic knowledge of plant operation, conveyor systems, and maintenance.

Must have good mechanical, troubleshooting, and some welding ability.

Need positive attitude and the ability to work well with others and follow directions.

Must be willing to work overtime as directed, and able to work extended hours if needed.

Equipment operation skills helpful.

Must be able to work long hours in all weather conditions.

Perform clean-up duties, oiling, lubrication, and miscellaneous repairs.

Responsible for seeing that all safety equipment is in place at all times.

Visually and audibly monitor plant components while in operation and notify plant supervisor of any inconsistencies .

Always work safely and take action to prevent any and all unsafe actions, processes, and behaviors.

Timely and regular attendance is essential.

Perform other duties as instructed.


  1. 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 & act courteous/respectful of others.

Monitor and discuss production problems with co-workers and managers/supervisors.

  1. Ensure OSHA, safety and environmental regulation compliance.

  2. Performs other duties as assigned


  • 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 1800 Waco, Texas 76703 or apply in person at 2901 Marlin Hwy 6 Waco, Texas 76705.

Position will remain open until 10/31/2021 or until it is filled.

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.