Apprenticeship Coordinator

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Northwest College of Construction is accepting applications for a full-time Apprenticeship Coordinator.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Apprenticeship Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of managing craft training apprenticeship programs. Duties include:

  • Dispatch of apprentices to contractors which requires frequent and articulate
    communication with both the apprentices and the training agents (employers).
  • Management of apprenticeship records to ensure the apprenticeship requirements for both classroom and on-the-job training meet or exceed the requirements of the Bureau of Labor and Industry and the accrediting agency of the college.
  • Acting as the Program Liaison between the college, the apprentices and the employers.
  • Represent the college at career fairs and other events for the purpose of recruitment of students and apprentices.
  • Conduct orientations for incoming new apprentices.
  • Meet with applicants to complete BOLI paperwork to become a registered apprentice.
  • Prepare committee meeting agendas and minutes.
  • Assist with the front office tasks, including answering phones and greeting walk-ins.
  • Incumbent will digitize bookkeeping invoices and develop a process to crosscheck documents for accuracy across departments.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 1+ year(s) experience as an Apprenticeship Coordinator preferred.
  • For the right candidate, we will accept 3+ years’ administrative/clerical experience with no or little Apprenticeship Coordinator experience.
  • Experience with apprenticeship trade programs, preferred.
  • Proficient with MS Office products, database management and report generation, and spreadsheet development.
  • Experience with FileMaker Pro is preferred.
  • Excellent communication, customer service, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize projects and meet strict deadlines.
  • Attention to detail is necessary.
  • Ability to work productively in a fast-paced, sometimes stressful, environment.
  • Able to work independently, without many detailed instructions, and cooperatively with others.
  • Willingness to lead, take charge and offer opinions and direction.
  • Public speaking skills, a plus.
  • Ability to read bookkeeping reports, a plus.
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Project Engineer

June 10, 2019
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RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Material quantity takeoffs for ordering, purchasing, and estimating.
  • Scheduling of various crew activities and subcontractors
  • Records management, including costs, progress, materials, and equipment.
  • Various safety enforcement and implementation tasks
  • Project reports related to traffic control, erosion control, pollution control, etc.
  • Problem investigation and solving by using various engineering practices.
  • Produce field drawings & calculated elevations, stations, and offsets from contract plans.
  • Basic surveying activities to establish line and elevations in the field.
  • Begin, follow, and complete shop drawing and submittal process to the owner/agencies.
  • Work with Project Manager and Superintendent, and help support the field foremen.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, construction management or similar discipline.
  • 5 years related experience in heavy civil construction including bridges, highway, transit and rail a plus.
  • Strong understanding of field operations and an aptitude for building complex projects.
  • Commitment to getting things done; effectively and efficiently.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, P6 and Viewpoint a plus.
  • Ability to access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments.
  • Valid driver’s license.

BENEFITS

  • Competitive Pay Package.
  • Vehicle Reimbursement Program.
  • Cell Phone.
  • Medical Insurance.
  • Dental Insurance.
  • Retirement Benefit.
  • 401K.
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HVAC Sheet Metal Installer

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JOB DESCRIPTION

This position is for a HVAC sheet metal worker in our commercial construction department.

The right candidate will have excellent technical skills and outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. This person must have the ability to work in a fast paced environment and must also possess a high degree of integrity and the ability to analyze a variety of problems and work independently. This position requires mature judgment and initiative.  Time management and organizational skills are also essential.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 3 years experience in commercial HVAC sheet metal industry.
  • Visualize objects in three dimensions from plans and drawings.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Familiarity with LEED construction practices and commissioning is a plus.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Uses hand and power tools to cut, punch, flange, shear, and solder sheet metal ducts and parts.
  • Select gauge and type of sheet metal according to product being fabricated and knowledge of metal.
  • Locate and mark dimensions and reference lines on metal sheets.
  • Lay out openings and coordinates with other trades.
  • Inspects assemblies and installation for conformance with specifications.
  • Erect air handling equipment.
  • Reads and interprets system blueprints, specifications, and performance data to determine proper configuration and arrangement of system components.
  • Maintaining proper documentation of daily work using work orders.

PLEASE BE ADVISED:

  • Must have a valid drivers license.
  • Be able to pass a drug screen.
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Carpenter

June 10, 2019
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RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Report each day on time and ready to work.
  • Ensure reliable transportation to jobsite.
  • Ensure project safety rules and environmental regulations are followed at all times.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience on heavy civil construction projects including bridges, highway, transit, and rail preferred.
  • A strong background in forming and pouring of footings, walls, columns, & bridge decks.
  • Standard carpenter hand tools (Power tools supplied)
  • Must be comfortable working at heights.
  • Ability to access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments.
  • Ability to travel and relocate within Oregon as required.

BENEFITS

  • Competitive pay packages.
  • Medical Insurance.
  • Dental Insurance.
  • Retirement Benefit.
  • 401K.

ABOUT HAMILTON

Hamilton Construction Co., in business since 1939 and now operating in 13 western states, is a heavy civil contractor specializing in bridge, highway interchange and rail bridge construction. Hamilton is a hands-on contractor recognized for a highly skilled workforce that shares a commitment to excellence. Hamilton is a privately held company, providing excellent career advancement, benefits, and work environment. Our employees are committed to “Building What Makes America Work”.

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Groundsperson / Equipment Operator

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JOB SUMMARY

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. 

Get a jump start on your career at Knife River! We are currently looking for dedicated Groundsperson/Equipment Operators to join our skilled team at one of our crushing operations/quarries in Portland, Oregon (Columbia County). Come join our Aggregate department today!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Efficiently operate and maintain various types of mining equipment, such as a dozer, high wall excavator, skid steer, front end loader and haul truck.
  • Perform routine maintenance, such as lubricating, oiling and cleaning around the crusher plant.
  • Assist crusher plant operator in the operation of the plant.
  • 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

  • Basic knowledge of crusher operation, conveyor systems and maintenance.
  • Mechanical, troubleshooting and welding/fabrication skills preferred.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, physical/functional exam and drug screen.
  • 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 jobs.mdu.com by the posting deadline.

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.
 

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