Location: Niskayuna, New York
Title: Laborer
Schedule (FT/PT): Regular Full Time
Travel Required: No
Clearance: Ability to Obtain

North Wind Site Services is focused on providing engineering, program management, environmental remediation services including investigation and characterization, environmental restoration, unexploded ordnance/military munitions response (MMRP), regulatory public involvement services, environmental compliance, logistics, and records and facility management.


The Laborer shall perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble, debris and other waste materials. May assist other craft workers. The General Labor shall have the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, be reliable, and deal with people in a positive manner. They will report to the Superintendent.


  • Lifting and carrying materials such as pipe, moving hoses, decontaminating equipment and materials, flagging, and other strenuous tasks
  • Inspect, maintain, and operate assigned manual and power tools.
  • Operation of tools in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Truck wash with high-pressure hose operation
  • Load/unload/place various materials


  • Provide general labor support with site works as needed.
  • Collection of debris


Education and Experience:

  • High Diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Previous construction and soil removal work experience preferred
  • Department of Energy (DOE) experience is highly preferred

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work safely and efficiently
  • Ability to regularly move at least 50-lbs manually
  • Ability to follow supervisory verbal and written instructions and designated health and safety requirements.
  • Small tools proficient.

    Special Requirements:

    • Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment
    • Security requirements determined by the installation. Limited background check and fingerprinting required.


    • Have a valid State Driver’s License
    • Current 40 hour Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)


    • Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions or difficult terrain.
    • Be able to perform physical labor – lifting, stairs, ladders, etc.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach and signal with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

      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.