02 May 2020


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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.

We are currently looking for a dedicated Operator to join our skilled team at our Prestress Division in Harrisburg, Oregon.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

- Efficiently operate and maintain various types of equipment, such as a forklift, water truck, skid steer, front end loader, mag truck.

- Perform routine maintenance, such as lubricating, oiling and cleaning.

- Assist senior operators as a ground person.

- Must learn all types of rigging used for our specific types of precast products.

- Assure all safety policies and procedures are followed to prevent any and all unsafe actions, processes and behaviors observed.

- Other duties assigned as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Ability to read a tape measure and add measurements.

- Basic math skills.

- Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with good driving record.

- Ability to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, physical/functional exam and drug screen.

- CDL preferred.

- Ability to work flexible shifts, including weekends, night shifts, and overtime.

- Display a professional and courteous attitude towards all team members.

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 Operator position:


General Construction Equipment Operator

Heavy Construction Equipment Operator

Coast Guard:

Equipment Operator


Engineer Equipment Operator


Equipment Operator

Crane Operator

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