MDU Resources Group Concrete Plant Operator in Sioux City, Iowa

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 and jobsites.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Plant Operator on our Concrete team. We offer competitive wages with a full benefits package. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Responsible to safely operate concrete plant to batch materials used in construction. Moves controls on panel board or control board to weigh and mix aggregate, cement and water to produce concrete. Ensure conformance to quality specifications.

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION AND/OR WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS 1. High School or GED plus higher trade or technical school or equivalent in related field.

  1. Plant maintenance and operation.

  2. Electrical knowledge.

  3. Ability to provide and maintain proper licensure, medical card and acceptable driving record.

  4. Able and willing to travel and work in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

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

  2. Safely and properly operate plant. May be required to operate additional company vehicle during plant tear down, moves and set up.

  3. Identify appropriate material to produce quality asphalt or concrete material per job specifications.

  4. Communicate with quality control personnel and make required adjustments to material blends.

  5. Monitor inventory levels of all mix materials (aggregate, oil, cement powder, fly ash, etc.)to ensure no depletion during production demand.

  6. Monitor production levels and adjust production as needed.

  7. Schedule trucks and start times, communicate with operations supervisor prior to loading trucks.

  8. Tear down, set up and calibrate plant.

  9. 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.

  10. Lead personnel at plant and work with dispatch to schedule drivers. Monitor plant site to ensure safe and efficient traffic flow.

  11. Troubleshoot and problem solve situations/problems (material quality, equipment operation/repair, etc.). Monitor and discuss production problems with co-workers and managers/supervisors.

  12. Proven experience handling multiple projects and priorities while maintaining tight deadlines; highly organized with attention to detail.

  13. Accurately complete plant reports and other documentation as needed.

  14. Ensure MSHA, OSHA, EPA, DNR, safety and environmental regulation compliance. Maintain safe working environment and foster safety culture, ensure good housekeeping skills and lockout/Tagout procedures. When needed, accompany employee to medical facility when injured and manage work comp claim by working closely with medical provider on treatment plan.

  15. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Paid Holidays * Two Medical Plans with generous Employer contributions * Health Savings Account (partially funded by Employer) * Prescription Drug Plans * Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care * Dental * Vision * Company Paid Life and AD&D; Insurance * Profit Sharing * 401(k) with Company Match * Company Paid Employee Assistance Plan * Employee Discount Plan for National Vendors * College Scholarship Program for Dependents *

How To Apply

Please visit our website at; If unable to apply online, mail completed application to: 2220 Hawkeye Drive, Sioux City, IA 51105.

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.

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check.

Company: Knife River - Midwest Division

Department: Concrete

Location: Sioux City, IA

Hiring Manager: Shana M Munsen

Closing Date: 08/31/2019 at 11:59pm CDT

Job Type: Full-Time - Seasonal