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MDU Resources Group Distributor Operator - Portable in Sioux City, Iowa

Distributor Operator - Portable

Company:Knife River - Midwest Division


Location:Sioux City, IA

Hiring Manager:Megan S Dejong

Closing Date:07/01/2022at 11:59pm CDT

Job Type:Full-Time - Seasonal

Job Summary:

Responsible to safely operate and drive truck equipped with tank to spray oil or bituminous emulsions on road surfaces. Will travel up to 150 mile radius of Sioux City.


  1. Perform daily equipment, walk around and site inspections to identify and correct any unsafe conditions and keep equipment properly maintained.

  2. Safely and properly perform maintenance (lubricating, fueling and cleaning) on oil truck.

  3. Safely and properly operates truck equipped with oil or bituminous emulsions.

  4. Connects hose from storage tank to truck tank and moves lever to fill pressure tank with bituminous liquid.

  5. Regulates burner to heat liquid and starts auxiliary pump.

  6. Drives truck at constant speed.

  7. Completes load tickets.

  8. Assists construction crews while waiting to unload.

  9. Maintains proper information in truck cab pouch.

  10. Inventory and order tac.

  11. Cleans tac nozzles.

  12. Barricades commercial parking lots.

  13. Operate power broom.

  14. Communicate effectively (verbal, listening, written) and work with 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.

  15. Troubleshoot and problem solve situations/problems (material quality, equipment operation/repair, etc.). Monitor and discuss production problems with co-workers and managers/supervisors.

  16. Ensure OSHA, EPA, DNR, safety and environmental regulation compliance.

  17. Performs other duties as assigned.

Typical schedule is Monday - Friday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM. Saturday as needed.

This position starts at $20.80 and up, depending on experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. General education, grammar and arithmetic, GED or high school diploma or equivalent.

  2. Equipment maintenance and operation.

  3. Class B CDL with a Tanker Endorsement.

  4. Ability to provide and maintain proper licensure, medical card and acceptable driving record.

How To Apply

If unable to apply online, mail completed application to:2220 Hawkeye Drive, Sioux City, IA 51105.

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.

This Employer Participates inE-Verify (PDF) (Downloads/EVerifyPoster.pdf) . Download PDF Application (PDF) (Downloads/KRC-60.pdf)

MDU Resources Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.