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Asphalt Plant Operator

at Northern Improvement Company

Posted: 3/31/2019
Job Reference #: 130207

Job Description

Asphalt Plant Operator

Division/OperationDickinson Operations
Project LocationDickinson-Williston (300 mile radius of Dickinson, ND)

Northern Improvement Company is an industry leader in the Midwest as a highway, heavy, and municipal contractor.  Our Dickinson mobile operations is seeking an EXPERIENCED Asphalt Plant Operator.


  • Operating a Mobile Asphalt Plant with up-to-date computerized equipment controls

  • Oversee plant maintenance and operation

  • Ensure that the equipment & plant functions as designed at all time
  • Assist with troubleshooting equipment malfunctions in order to minimize downtime as well as striving to improve equipment/plant operating efficiency to maximize production, save time, save fuel, and minimize labor

  • In charge of plant tear-down and plant sets

  • Daily reporting


  • We are seeking an a candidate with at least two (2) seasons of experience operating a hot asphalt plant; however, we are willing to perform additional training as required 

  • Moderate to heavy lifting, bending, reaching above shoulder level, climbing stairs and ladders frequently, kneeling, and stooping

  • Clear and effective communication skills (speech, vision, hearing/listening, writing, etc.)

  • Valid driver license

  • Ability to pass pre-employment DRUG test and random DRUG &/or alcohol screens
  • Must be 18 years of age at date of application


Our crews typically work 50 to 70+ hours, 5-6 days per week, depending on the weather & project status. Work is generally from thaw until freeze-up.


  • Base wage: $26.35 per regular hour, $39.52 per overtime hour

  • Full Benefits paid through the Operating Engineers Union [NOTE: North Dakota is a Right to Work state.]

  • Employer-provided camper spots available in the Dickinson-Williston area at no cost to employee.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or, if applicable, veteran status. 

“EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer”