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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Open Positions

Knife River is always looking for good people to join our team. Below you’ll find a list of the types of career opportunities you can find at Knife River. This is a short list of the many opportunities available. Please visit jobs.mdu.com to view all of our current open positions.

What is jobs.mdu.com?

Knife River is a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, Inc. Our staffing activities are automated through the corporate employment portal called jobs.mdu.com.

On your first visit to the jobs site, you will need to set up your user profile. You will then be able to log in quickly on future visits and also be able to save job applications that you have started, save applications you have submitted and keep your personal contact information up to date.


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Short-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible health care spending account tax-free options plan (FSA)
  • Dependent care spending account tax-free options plan (FSA)
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • 401(k) company contribution match
  • Profit sharing bonus
  • Paid time off
  • Holidays
  • Safety incentive program
  • Years of service milestones
  • Employee assistance program
  • Educational reimbursement
  • Gifts cards, employee recognition parties, golf tournaments, BBQ’s