Location: Moab, UT
Title: Mechanic
Schedule (FT/PT): FT
Travel Required: As Needed
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.


The Moab Mechanic will service, repair, and maintain heavy equipment used for the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project, at the Moab site, including, but not limited to, heavy duty trucks and trailers, bulldozers, excavators, forklifts, water trucks, dump trucks, backhoes, trailers, and maintenance on the shipping intermodal containers. The work is performed through the application of a body of knowledge and specific certifications that denote expertise in heavy equipment maintenance and repair. This position includes mechanic/oiler performing more routine and simple tasks to a lead mechanic responsible for more complex assignments and repairs. In addition to maintaining equipment. In addition to routine maintenance of equipment and support vehicles. The mechanic/welder must have welding experience to perform preventative and corrective maintenance on intermodal shipping containers and any welding needs for the Project.


  • Diagnosing, servicing, troubleshooting, and repairing on various systems that are found on pieces of heavy equipment such as mechanical and computer electronic controls, air brake systems, transmissions, generators, and pneumatic systems.
  • Performing equipment service maintenance requirements, including oil and hydraulic changes, according to manufacturers’ recommendations.
  • Maintaining inventory of parts and support supplies to perform routine equipment maintenance.
  • Maintaining service records and preparing cost materials estimates.
  • Overhauling engines, replacing engines, and rebuilding components.
  • Keeping tools, equipment, and work area clean, organized, and in good working condition.
  • Road testing equipment.
  • Perform corrective and preventative maintenance on fleet of intermodal shipping containers.


Other related duties as assigned by management.


Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 2–7 years of heavy equipment service, repair, and maintenance. Diesel mechanic certification preferred but not required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the standard practices, materials, tools, and equipment used in the repair of heavy equipment.
  • Skilled in the use of diagnostic testing and tuning equipment, welding equipment, use of hand tools for repairs, and servicing of heavy equipment.
  • Ability to diagnose mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic malfunctions.
  • Ability to read manuals and schematics.
  • Ability to communicate professionally with other mechanics about repair work needed.
  • Motivated and willing to work as part of a team and perform multiple job functions.
  • Ability to read and comply with project direction contained in project-specific plans and procedures.

Special Requirements:

  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.
  • Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.


  • 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.
  • Welding certifications preferred.


  • 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.).
  • Physically able to perform job tasks, including lifting up to 50 lb alone.


Experience in work environments 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.