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MDU Resources Group Paver Screed Operator in Sioux City, Iowa

Paver Screed Operator

Company:Knife River - Midwest Division


Location:Sioux City, IA

Hiring Manager:Megan S Dejong

Closing Date:04/01/2022at 11:59pm CDT

Job Type:Full-Time - Seasonal

Job Summary:

Responsible to safely adjust machine that spreads and levels bituminous or concrete paving material on subgrade of highways and streets to control width, depth, and quality of material being placed. This is a seasonal position with a typical schedule of Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM with Saturday as needed.


  1. Uses safe work procedures that comply with safety policies and regulations. (Federal, state, local and company policies)

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

  3. Safely and properly perform maintenance on paving machine.

  4. Safely and properly operate adjusting mechanism of paving machine. Bolts extensions to screed to adjust width as needed.

  5. Heat screed at beginning of shift.

  6. Observes distribution of paving material along screed and controls direction of screed.

  7. Clean screed at end of shift

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

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

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

  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

The Screed Operator position starts at $19.80/HR and up, depending on experience and has the opportunity to earn $36,000+ with overtime.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Previous experience preferred.

  2. Equipment maintenance & operation

  3. Ability to provide and maintain proper license and acceptable driving record. Driver’s License preferred. CDL preferred.

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.