CAREERS

Let’s Build Your Perfect Career Together

BEYOND BENEFITS

We’re Building a Place of Belonging

At Knutson, opportunities to shine happen daily. We value what makes you different and empower you to act on your ideas. Our culture is one that encourages, supports, and feels like a family, which is why Star Tribune named Knutson Construction a Top Workplace in both 2022 and 2023, and Workforce Development, Inc. named Knutson Construction a Best Place to Work in Southeast Minnesota in 2024.

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Join Our Team!

At Knutson Construction we empower our employees to shape the communities they live, work, and play in. Regardless of where you are in your career, this is your chance to transform communities and make your dream of a great career a reality.

At Knutson, we want you to feel like you are more than just part of a team, so we jump at every opportunity to get you engaged within our organization. Employees routinely meet to share company progress toward goals, discuss where the company is headed, and celebrate employee achievements and milestones. Whether it’s volunteering for one of the many organizations that we support, or joining us for our parking lot parties, we truly value fun as part of the employee experience at Knutson. Each spring, employees gather at a fun off-site location for our annual meeting, and every summer we come together again for our annual summer picnic.

We believe that employee satisfaction starts with creating a supportive and inclusive environment where every employee feels welcome, no matter their personal or professional backgrounds. We strive to recognize your hard-earned efforts through our Special K program, Knutson Challenges, Years of Service, Safety Awards, and more—our simple way of saying thanks and recognizing employees for going above and beyond or overcoming challenges and obstacles.

We want to create an environment where great people can do great work; a place where employees can be themselves, are allowed to take risks, and are pushed to continuously learn and develop new skills. Below is a list of ways we help you grow and develop your talents at Knutson:

  • + The Knutson Experience
  • + Presentation Skills
  • + Safety Seminars
  • + LEED Certification Training
  • + Lean Construction Work Sessions
  • + Mentoring Program
  • + Goal Setting and Continuous Feedback

We work hard and play hard. Together, we’ve created a dynamic, fun, inspiring environment where we can be ourselves and grow each day. Fun is one of our core values, so we always want to provide you with opportunities that allow you to take a break from work, whether that’s utilizing our fish houses on Lake Mille Lacs, competing in our annual biggest & smallest buck contest, participating in golf tournaments, joining us for happy hours, or enjoying some great food at our annual summer picnic. The possibilities for fun are endless—and we always make sure there’s something you, your friends and your family can come do with us at Knutson.

Benefits

Your Time

Paid Time Off
Holidays
Jury Duty
Bereavement Leave

Your Salary

Competitive and Rewarding Compensation Package
Opportunity for Annual Bonus & Profit Sharing

Your Future

Life insurance
Tuition reimbursement opportunities
401(k)

Your Health and Family

Medical, vision and dental insurance
Optional flexible spending and dependent care account
Short and long-term disability
Paid Parental Leave
Why Knutson
Opportunities at Knutson

Internships

Embark on a transformative journey in the construction industry with Knutson’s internship program. Experience the dynamic realm of construction firsthand, working alongside seasoned professionals who are eager to share their expertise and mentorship. At Knutson, you’ll gain invaluable hands-on experience, cutting-edge technical knowledge, and a supportive environment that fosters growth and empowers you to build a remarkable career in construction.

Opportunities at Knutson

Investing in the Future

While construction provides a promising career path to many, today’s high school students seldom seem to consider the industry when weighing their professional options after graduation. At Knutson, we’re investing in the future of the trades, making a way for a new generation. We have teamed up with several local schools in our communities to offer industry education and pull back the curtain on possible career paths high schoolers might have missed when thinking about their post-secondary plans.

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Our Team
Vice President of Human Resources

Casey Sarver

As the Vice President of Human Resources, Casey provides HR leadership to all offices and leads collective efforts to establish Knutson as best-in-class in attracting, developing, and retaining talent. In his role, he also establishes collaborative HR services that align with Knutson’s culture, values, and strategic plan, ultimately contributing to the sustained growth of the company. Casey believes that Knutson’s most important resource is its people, and he has been working to engage, enable, and empower each employee in their work since he joined Team Blue in January 2022.

Human Resources Manager

Steph Ekeren

Knutson’s Human Resources Manager, Steph, has worked to implement programs that aim to foster employee engagement, improve existing initiatives, and align with Knutson’s culture since she joined the team in August 2022. She finds great satisfaction in delivering collaborative services that create a positive employee experience and takes pride in her ability to actively engage, enable, and empower both employees and leaders in her role. Steph most enjoys how her position allows her to work closely with employees, helping contribute to their personal and professional growth while also being a supportive resource as they navigate challenges.

Human Resources Coordinator

Melissa Kilian

Melissa is Knutson’s Human Resources Coordinator, initially joining the team in 2018. In her role, she is a resource to Knutson’s employees first and foremost, working on processes like employee onboarding and benefit administration among other supportive tasks. She also works to enhance employee engagement and organization culture by implementing recognition and appreciation programs company wide. Melissa loves being able to deliver The Knutson Experience to all of Team Blue by supporting Knutson’s employees in professional growth while having fun along the way, and wants others to feel valued, empowered, and appreciated in their roles the same way she does.

Corporate Trainer

Kane Lindsay

As Knutson’s Corporate Trainer, Kane focuses primarily on employee training, leading internal programs like the Knutson Development Academy and providing project management software support to all teams. His favorite part of his job is how closely he is able to work with Knutson’s top-notch people; he frequently engages in one-on-one conversations with employees in his work, which gives him insight to ways to improve The Knutson Experience internally and externally. Kane joined Team Blue in July 2017.

Talent Acquisition Manager

Christa Holmen

Christa joined Team Blue in July 2023 as the Talent Acquisition Manager, bringing with her extensive experience in company growth, staffing, recruitment, and retainment. Within her position, she focuses on finding top talent prospective candidates to fulfill open positions on Team Blue as well as supports future employees throughout the hiring process. Christa also works to enhance Knutson’s growing internship program and further numerous diversity initiatives.

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Dedication
1Knutson Culture

Together, We Are Team Blue

Our team is rooted in tradition and community. Not unlike a family, we all play different roles, but we each embody The Knutson Experience in our work. To us, that means taking pride and ownership in all aspects, including the projects we work on, people we hire, communities we love, and goals we set. That’s why we believe it is an employer’s duty to continually engage, enable, and empower each employee to continue on their quest for greatness and live out Knutson’s values to the fullest — so we provide those opportunities, day in and day out.

We also know that our people are our greatest asset. They build much more than buildings; every single member of Team Blue contributes to our first rate culture, partner relationships, communities, and beyond. We aren’t surprised when our people exceed expectations or win awards, because we see the incredible work they do every single day. As such, we’re here to support and sincerely celebrate you when you achieve success in your professional journey.