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Stayton Yard Loader Operator

Knife River
Job Description
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.

Knife River has an immediate opening for a Yard Loader Operator in Stayton, Oregon!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Operate loader to feed plants, stockpile and load trucks

  • Must be able to operate wash plant, if needed

  • Keep plant areas clean/free of excess material, maintain own equipment, assist with maintenance of plant as needed and assist the crusher foreman with the tracking of the Mid-Valley crusher parts inventory

  • Maintain required onsite MSHA and DEQ logs

  • - Always work safely and take action to prevent any and all unsafe actions, processes and behaviors observed - Other misc. duties as directed by supervisor. Must be able to work overtime & weekends if necessary.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Experience in the safe and efficient operation of a loader

  • Fabrication/welding skills are helpful

  • Must have basic knowledge of parts used to maintain crushing plants

  • Must have a positive attitude, the ability to work well with others and follow directions
How To Apply:
To be considered for this position, candidates must complete and submit an employment application at by the posting deadline noted above. If unable to complete an application online you may print and send completed application to any Knife River NW address or stop in one of our locations to complete an application. 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.
Veterans: Put Your Skills to Work with Us!
At Knife River, we are committed to helping our military transition to civilian life. We are constantly looking to add veterans to our workforce and want to make the transition as smooth as possible. There are many jobs within the military that are transferable to our Yard Loader Operator position:

Air Force:
Pavement and Construction Equipment Journeyman
Pavement and Construction Equipment Apprentice
Pavement and Construction Equipment Helper

Construction Equipment Supervisor
Motor Transport Operator
General Construction Equipment Operator
Rough Terrain Forklift & Loader Operator
Heavy Construction Equipment Operator
Horizontal Construction Engineer

Equipment Operator
Equipment Operator Basic
Advanced Equipment Operator

Basic Engineer, Construction and Equipment Marine
Motor Vehicle Operator
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