MDU Resources Group Front End Loader in Bryan, Texas

Job Summary:

This is a skilled position involving the safe and efficient operation of a Front End Loader in a Pit.

The successful candidate for this role should be an experienced operator who can drive/operate loader. Job includes operating loader to load haul trucks, load customers trucks and stockpile. May include operating other heavy equipment, general work around the pit operation and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • This position requires a valid Driver’s License.

  • 5 years of prior work experience preferred working in or around heavy equipment, mineral sand and gravel, construction or asphalt.

  • Knowledge of weight requirements of loads leaving the pit.

  • Must be able to load trucks to specific weights.

  • Mechanically inclined.

  • Ability to follow instructions, maintain good housekeeping around the mining site.

Duties and/or Responsibilities:

  • Front End Loader Operator operates front-mounted hydraulically powered bucket to lift and transport bulk materials to and from storage or processing areas.

  • Heavy Mining Front End Loader Operator performs assignments outlined by supervisors and standard procedures are followed in the performance of duties. Ensures work is inspected periodically for safety and economy.

  • Maintains equipment in proper working order.

  • Maintains an effective system of communications with supervisors, drivers and crew, laborers and operators, and customers serviced.

  • Performs all duties in a safe manner and in accordance with company policies and procedures.

  • Loads bins to ensure appropriate stock levels and load haul trucks while maintaining safe area for stock piling and customer load out.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Paid Holidays * Paid Vacation * Three Medical Plans with GENEROUS Employer contributions * Health Savings Account, partially funded by Employer * 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 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: Aggregates

Location: Bryan, TX

Hiring Manager: Windell R Fleet

Closing Date: 08/31/2018 at 11:59pm CDT

Job Type: Full-Time