Plant Operator - Ready Mix

Williston, ND posted on August 22

More Knife River Corporation jobs


Our History:

We are the materials supplier and construction division of MDU Resources Group Inc.   The North Central Region currently serves the Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota and North Dakota areas.


Products from our companies have helped build U.S. military installations, interstate highways, major sports and business facilities, airports, county and township infrastructures, energy plants, wind farms, residential and farm structures.  


Our success didn’t happen by chance. It’s the result of dedicated, hardworking people throughout our company. Our workforce is committed to excellence, devoted to quality, and has the expertise that means the difference between a job completed - and a job well done.


Our Future:

We strive to be a leader in the markets we serve, be a positive force in the communities in which we live and work, and provide growth opportunities for our employees while sustaining our profitability which funds our growth.


We are proud to be a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU) a multidimensional natural resource enterprise.  We are excited to work with a bigger team and share best practices to continually improve our products and services.  Knife River Corporation mines and markets aggregates and related value-added construction materials products and services in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho,  Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming.


Job Summary: Responsible to safely operate concrete plant to batch materials used in construction. Moves controls on panel board or control board to heat, dry and mix ingredients; to weigh and mix aggregate, cement and water to produce concrete. Ensure conformance to quality specifications. Minimum Qualifications: 1. High School or GED plus higher trade or technical school or equivalent in related field

2. Plant maintenance & operation

3. A CDL Class B license with two years truck driving experience. Preference given for experience driving a ready mix truck. 

4. Ability to provide and maintain proper licensure, medical card and acceptable driving record. Additional Information How To Apply
If unable to apply online at , mail completed application to: 3303 Rock Island Place, Bismarck, ND 58504.

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. 
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. 

3. Identify appropriate material to produce quality 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 & start times, communicate with operations supervisor prior to loading trucks.

8. Drives truck equipped with auxiliary concrete mixer to deliver concrete mix to job sites as needed and performs all duties necessary for successful delivery to job site.

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. 





Thank you for taking the time to view our position at Knife River Corporation.  Please click the apply button,  submit your resume and continue through the application process if you are interested!  We appreciate your time and look forward to building a relationship!

-Knife River Corporation