Location: Moab, Utah
Title: Heavy Equipment Operator
Schedule (FT/PT): Regular Full Time
Travel Required: No
Clearance: Ability to Obtain

Portage, Inc., is a technically diverse company providing consulting and project execution services to clients on their environmental, engineering, and infrastructure projects. Since its establishment in Idaho Falls in 1992, Portage has completed over $1.2 billion of projects focused primarily on investigations, remedial/response actions, and removal of radiological, hazardous, and toxic waste for federal, state, tribal, and local governments and private industry clients. Portage is ISO9001 certified and has an active NQA-1 compliant Quality Assurance Program. Portage is based in Idaho Falls, Idaho, with satellite offices throughout the country. On January 20, 2017, Portage, Inc., was acquired by North Wind Group.

POSITION PURPOSE:

The Operator for the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project safely operates heavy equipment and trucks excavating, placing, receiving, loading, and transporting low-level radioactive waste tailings at the and Moab site. Equipment may include front end loader, water wagon, compactor, backhoe, excavator, dozer, 40-ton articulated dump trucks, reach stacker, water trucks, service trucks, etc.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performing all duties in accordance with project policies and procedures, and complying with all federal, state, and local regulations for secure and safe operation
  • Conducting a thorough inspection of the equipment assigned
  • Safely operating equipment in different configurations as assigned
  • Properly completing all necessary paperwork as required by project procedures and federal, state, and local laws
  • Performing work required in a timely manner and maintaining adequate production in order to meet service schedules.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:


Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Three (3) or more years of experience operating and driving construction-related equipment as described above.


Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to understand the operational characteristics of the assigned equipment.
  • Ability to understand basic maintenance requirements of the assigned equipment.
  • Ability to clearly communicate professionally, both orally and in written form, and to maintain records related to the job.
  • Physically able to perform job tasks, including lifting of 50 lbs alone.
  • Motivated and willing to work as part of a team and perform multiple job functions.
  • Possess the ability to execute tasks after receiving written or oral instructions.
  • Must have knowledge of and comply with all regulations and procedures governing safe driving, and inspection and maintenance of equipment.


Special Requirements:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including overtime, weekends, and night shifts, pending demand.
  • Must pass pre-employment background check.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug testing.
  • Must have a valid driver license.
  • Ability to pass U.S. Government employment background check and acquire U.S. Government Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credential card.
  • Ability to work in different types of personal protective equipment (half-face, full-face respirators, Tyvek, etc.) while performing various tasks/activities (e.g., climbing, walking, stopping, etc.) in different work environments (e.g., cold, heat, etc.)
  • Ability to qualify as a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Radiation Worker II and complete Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) worker qualification and pass a HAZWOPER/respirator user medical exam.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience on UMTRA type projects is highly desirable.
  • Experience in work environments with exposure to all weather conditions and temperature extremes.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will stand/walk for long periods of time in an outside environment, but will also be required to sit, and talk or hear. The employee is often required to use hands or fingers to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Outdoor work environment with exposure to all weather conditions and temperature extremes.

North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.

Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.