Location: Moab, Utah
Title: Task Qualified Technician
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.


The purpose of the Rad Con Task Qualified Technician is to implement field procedures as qualified on a task-by-task basis with the intent to pursue full qualification as a Radiological Control Technician (RCT) for our two remote federal project sites.


The RadCon Manager and/or RadCon Supervisor will determine which individual tasks each RadCon TQT will be trained and qualified to perform. The RadCon TQT is an entry level position and will be trained and become qualified on individual tasks for the following duties and responsibilities (the following list is representative but not all inclusive of tasks a RadCon TQT may be expected to perform):

  • Implement the day-to-day programmatic aspects of the Radiological Protection Plan;
  • Perform air sampling, radiation surveys, and radioactive contamination control monitoring;
  • Conduct personnel and equipment radiological surveys;
  • Implement access control measures such as posting and labeling and completion and management of records, ensuring personnel are meeting the RWP requirements;
  • Perform instrument source and function checks;
  • Generate radiological data, records, and reports;
  • Provide radiological job coverage;
  • Calibrate and repair radiological instruments if assigned; and
  • Coordinate dosimetry services if assigned.
  • Conduct field inspections for damage after major storm events;
  • Monitor field conditions for unusual environmental conditions


  • Other environmental duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Successfully complete HAZWOPER training and obtain qualification within 180 days of hire.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate the ability to follow procedures, work packages, and/or protocols;
  • Demonstrate the ability to use different levels of PPE (including respiratory protection);
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with field, project management, and client representatives;
  • Ability to work independently on occasion without direct supervision;
  • Ability to participate in physically demanding work while wearing PPE, including respiratory protection

Special Requirements:

  • Medically qualified to wear a respirator, able to lift up to 30 lbs, and able to climb ladders.
  • 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.


  • Current 40 Hour HAZWOPER qualification


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, squat, climb 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 work is conducted both indoors and outdoors. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to extreme outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is normally mild to moderate. The employee may be exposed to moving mechanical equipment, machinery and vehicles.

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.