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Our people make us successful!

At Knife River, we employ nearly 5,000 people each year - and they are the key to our success. Our workforce is just as diverse as our capabilities and our service territories. That diversity helps us excel. To find out about our job openings, please use our searchable menu at the right.

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Accounting Internship Good pay! 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... more>> Medford, OR Knife River - Southern Oregon Division 01/12/2018
Administrative Assistant 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/con... more>> Central Point, OR Knife River - Southern Oregon Division 12/15/2017
AGGREGATE DELIVERY DRIVER 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/con... more>> Portland, OR Knife River - Western Oregon Division 12/31/2017
Aggregate Delivery Driver 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/con... more>> Bryan, TX Knife River - Texas Division 12/31/2017
Aggregate Delivery Driver 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/con... more>> Waco, TX Knife River - Texas Division 12/31/2017
AGGREGATE SALES REPRESENTATIVE 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/con... more>> Corvallis, OR Knife River - Western Oregon Division 01/12/2018
Aggregate Scale/Loader Operator Responsible to safely and accurately run the Spindletop Aggregate Materials Plant and operate batch computer used in construction. Operate and maintain loader to feed conveyors, hoppers, or load truck... more>> Beaumont, TX Knife River - Texas Division 12/30/2017
AGGREGATE SITE SUPERINTENDENT 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/con... more>> Portland, OR Knife River - Western Oregon Division 12/15/2017
Asphalt Distributor Drivers (2) Stockton This position is responsible for operating an asphalt distributor truck safely and efficiently. Under the direction of the dispatcher, the driver will be responsible to deliver and apply product to cu... more>> Stockton, CA Pacific Northwest Oil Company 12/31/2017
Asphalt Plant Groundsman Maintenance and repair of asphalt plant, and conveyor systems. Will perform clean-up duties, oiling, lubrication, and miscellaneous repairs. Responsible for seeing that all safety equipment is in plac... more>> Waco, TX Knife River - Texas Division 12/31/2017
Asphalt Plant Laborer The employee will be involved and responsible for the daily operations of the asphalt plant. Will perform a wide range of general laboring duties at the asphalt plant. Bryan, TX Knife River - Texas Division 12/31/2017
Batch Plant Operator/Mixer Driver Responsible for scheduling and dispatching concrete mixers. Operate and maintain the concrete batch plant to produce concrete. Must also operate a concrete mixer and maintain properly to maximize pr... more>> Cheyenne, WY Knife River - Cheyenne Division 12/29/2017
BEAM TRUCK DRIVER 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/con... more>> Harrisburg, OR Knife River - Western Oregon Division 12/31/2017
Bridge/Structure Carpenter Builds rough wooden structures, such as concrete forms, scaffolds, tunnel and sewer supports, and temporary frame shelters, according to sketches, blueprints, or oral instructions. Bryan, TX Knife River - Texas Division 12/31/2017
Concrete Finisher Float and finish concrete to a final acceptable condition; meeting Owner/TXDOT requirements. Bryan, TX Knife River - Texas Division 12/31/2017
Concrete Form Setter The form setter constructs built-in-place or prefabricated wooden and/or metal forms for the construction of concrete sidewalks, curbs and gutters and other concrete structures. Bryan, TX Knife River - Texas Division 12/31/2017
Concrete Form Setter The form setter constructs built-in-place or prefabricated wooden and/or metal forms for the construction of concrete sidewalks, curbs and gutters and other concrete structures. Waco, TX Knife River - Texas Division 12/31/2017
CRUSHER OPERATOR/CRUSHER MECHANIC 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/con... more>> Portland, OR Knife River - Western Oregon Division 12/31/2017
Diesel Mechanic Responsible for safely keeping equipment running and maintained properly         Glencoe /Hutchinson, MN Knife River - Central Minnesota Division 12/31/2017
Diesel Mechanic Responsible for safely keeping equipment running and maintained properly         Sauk Rapids, MN Knife River - Central Minnesota Division 12/31/2017
Drivers Responsible to operate straight truck, tractor-trailer equipment or concrete mixer and maintain properly to maximize production and quality Cheyenne, WY Knife River - Cheyenne Division 12/31/2017
Equipment Operators Responsible to safely operate various machinery needed to perform various tasks on highways and streets. Equipment may include dozers, loaders, backhoes, blades, rollers, pavers and paver screeds ... more>> Cheyenne, WY Knife River - Cheyenne Division 12/31/2017
Excavator Operator Knife River is looking for experienced Excavator Operators to work on projects in Northern Idaho. The following duties are typical for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-... more>> Kellogg, ID Knife River - Southern Idaho Division 12/31/2017
Grade Checker Knife River Knife River Idaho Division is looking for motivated and experienced Grade Checker        We offer a full benefit package after 60 days which include... more>> Kellogg, ID Knife River - Southern Idaho Division 12/31/2017
GROUNDSPERSON/EQUIPMENT OPERATOR 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/con... more>> Portland, OR Knife River - Western Oregon Division 12/31/2017
Heavy Haul Truck Driver Move construction equipment and other related equipment to/from construction and commercial projects. Fill in when needed as laborer and other misc. duties as directed by supervisor. Bryan, TX Knife River - Texas Division 12/31/2017
Heavy Haul Truck Driver Move construction equipment and other related equipment to/from construction and commercial projects. Fill in when needed as laborer and other misc. duties as directed by supervisor. Waco, TX Knife River - Texas Division 12/31/2017
Laborer / Yard Person (Weekend Shift) This position is responsible for providing general labor work to support the plant/yard operations. The position is responsible for general security of the plant and yard. This position is required to... more>> Stockton, CA Pacific Northwest Oil Company 01/12/2018
Laborers Responsible to safely perform any combination of following duties on construction projects usually transferring from one task to another. Measures distance from grade stakes, drives stakes & stretch... more>> Cheyenne, WY Knife River - Cheyenne Division 12/31/2017
Lead Pipe Layer Knife River is seeking capable and driven Lead Pipe Layers to assemble, connect, and construct pipe systems for sanitation sewers, drains, and water mains on projects in Northern Idaho. Responsibiliti... more>> Kellogg, ID Knife River - Southern Idaho Division 12/31/2017
Loader Operator Knife River is looking for experienced Loaders Operators to work on projects in Northern Idaho.     Responsibilities include the following       ... more>> Kellogg, ID Knife River - Southern Idaho Division 12/31/2017
Lube Tech Knife River is looking for a motivated and experienced Fueler/Lube Technician to join our team.        This position will require you to be able to work both in... more>> Boise, ID Knife River - Southern Idaho Division 03/31/2018
Lube Tech Knife River is looking for a motivated and experienced Fueler/Lube Technician to join our team.        This position will require you to be able to work both in... more>> American Fork, UT Knife River - Southern Idaho Division 03/31/2018
Maintenance / Terminal Operator         1. Provide a leadership role in assuring that work performed is done in a safe and environmentally conscious manner. Proper personal protective equipmen... more>> Sioux City, IA Jebro Incorporated 12/22/2017
Mechanic Responsible for safely keeping equipment running and maintained properly.        DUTIES AND/OR RESPONSIBILITIES     • Responsible for perfor... more>> Bemidji, MN Knife River Materials - Northern Minn. Division 12/31/2017
Mechanic The coast operation seeks an experienced Mechanic to safely perform repair and maintenance on a fleet of heavy diesel and gasoline trucks and construction equipment. You will diagnose and repair hydr... more>> Coos Bay, OR Knife River Materials - Southern Oregon Division 12/15/2017
Mechanic The Medford operation is seeking a Mechanic to safely perform repair and maintenance on a fleet of heavy diesel and gasoline trucks. You will diagnose and repair hydraulic systems, brakes, electrical... more>> Medford, OR Knife River Materials - Southern Oregon Division 12/31/2017
MECHANIC 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/con... more>> Sherwood, OR Knife River - Western Oregon Division 12/25/2017
MECHANIC SWING SHIFT 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/con... more>> Eugene, OR Knife River - Western Oregon Division 12/18/2017
Off Road Truck Driver Drive truck equipped with dump body to transport and dump loose materials. Bryan, TX Knife River - Texas Division 12/31/2017
Pipe Layer Knife River is looking for hard working pipelayers to perform the following duties on projects in Northern Idaho who will be responsible to:        • Align and ... more>> Kellogg, ID Knife River - Southern Idaho Division 12/31/2017
Plant Maintenance Technician Mechanically maintaining and fabricating all the components of Ready Mix Facilities including pug mills, pump stations, conveyor systems, rail yards, and plumbing. Identifying and repairing mechanical... more>> Beaumont, TX Knife River - Texas Division 12/31/2017
QUALITY ASSURANCE/CONTROL TECHNICIAN 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/con... more>> Sherwood, OR Knife River - Western Oregon Division 12/20/2017
Quality Control Laboratory Manager Supervision, coordination, operation, and administration of Jebro’s quality control laboratories to ensure the quality of manufacturing components and finished products.     &... more>> Sioux City, IA Jebro Incorporated 12/15/2017
Quality Control Manager The Quality Control Manager is responsible for assuring the quality of materials produced/sold from Knife River Ready Mix Concrete, aggregate, and Pug Mill operations. The Quality Control Manager plan... more>> Beaumont, TX Knife River - Texas Division 12/31/2017
READY MIX DRIVER 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/con... more>> Bend, OR Knife River - Central Oregon Division 12/31/2017
READY MIX DRIVER 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/con... more>> Corvallis, OR Knife River - Western Oregon Division 12/31/2017
READY MIX DRIVER 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/con... more>> Eugene, OR Knife River - Western Oregon Division 12/31/2017
READY MIX DRIVER 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/con... more>> Portland, OR Knife River - Western Oregon Division 12/31/2017
Ready Mix Driver - Forest Lake To provide products and delivery services to customers in a timely manner to meet customer expectations. Forest Lake, MN Knife River - Central Minnesota Division 12/31/2017
Ready Mix Drivers EXPERIENCED DRIVERS NEEDED. Will be responsible for providing products and delivery services in a safe and timely manner to all our customers. Beaumont/Sour Lake, TX Knife River - Texas Division 12/30/2017
Ready Mix Drivers EXPERIENCED DRIVERS NEEDED. Will be responsible for providing products and delivery services in a safe and timely manner to all our customers. Bridge City , TX Knife River - Texas Division 12/30/2017
Ready Mix Drivers EXPERIENCED DRIVERS NEEDED. Will be responsible for providing products and delivery services in a safe and timely manner to all our customers. Bryan\College Station, TX Knife River - Texas Division 12/31/2017
Ready Mix Drivers EXPERIENCED DRIVERS NEEDED. Will be responsible for providing products and delivery services in a safe and timely manner to all our customers. Port Arthur, TX Knife River - Texas Division 12/30/2017
Ready Mix Drivers EXPERIENCED DRIVERS NEEDED. Will be responsible for providing products and delivery services in a safe and timely manner to all our customers. Rockdale, TX Knife River - Texas Division 12/31/2017
Ready Mix Truck Driver (1) Full-Time Knife River Northern California Ready Mix division serves the greater Stockton California marketplace with ready mix through delivery in our Ready Mix Trucks. We are looking for several Ready Mix Truc... more>> Stockton and multiple Northern CA locations., CA Knife River - Northern California Ready Mix Div. 12/31/2017
Roller Operator Responsible to safely operate heavy rolling machine to compact earth fills, subgrades, flexible base and bituminous surface to grade specifications preparatory to construction of highways, streets and... more>> Bryan, TX Knife River - Texas Division 12/31/2017
Safety Coordinator This position is responsible for assisting the Safety Manager in developing, coordinating and documenting the company safety programs to reduce or eliminate occupational injuries, illnesses and financ... more>> Waco, TX Knife River - Texas Division 12/31/2017
Sales Administrator The Sales Administrator must provide administrative support to the Sales and Dispatch departments through inputting and analyzing daily sales data and communicating with customers. Beaumont, TX Knife River - Texas Division 12/31/2017
Shop Mechanic - Diesel Responsible for safely keeping equipment running and maintained properly.        DUTIES AND/OR RESPONSIBILITIES     • Responsible for perfor... more>> Bemidji, MN Knife River Materials - Northern Minn. Division 12/31/2017
TRANSPORTATION COORDINATOR 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/con... more>> Tangent or Portland, OR Knife River - Western Oregon Division 01/26/2018
TRUCK DRIVER 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/con... more>> Bend, OR Knife River - Central Oregon Division 12/31/2017
Water Truck Driver To safely maintain & operate water truck to transport and spray water on road surfaces at the designated location in a timely manner. Waco, TX Knife River - Texas Division 12/31/2017
Yard Person - Amador This position is responsible for supporting general laborer, Building Materials warehouse with yard housekeeping and general maintenance.        1. * Under the ... more>> Amador, CA Knife River - Northern California Ready Mix Div. 12/23/2017