Heavy Equipment Operator
Job TypeFull Time
CompanyNorth Wind Site Services
Job Description

North Wind Site Services is currently seeking a Heavy Equipment Operator to support operations on our Luckey, OH project. 


The Heavy Equipment Operator will operate various types of on-site equipment to include but not limited to; trucks, bulldozers, excavators, motor graders, water trucks, loaders, skid-steers, and generators in a Beryllium and Radiologically Controlled Area.

Heavy Equipment Operators duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • 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.
  • Performing work required in a timely manner and maintaining adequate production in order to meet service schedules.


High School Diploma or equivalent and 5 years’ experience as a skilled equipment operator and familiarity with a variety of equipment, especially heavy-duty construction equipment such as (Komatsu and CAT).

  • Motivated and willing to work as part of a team and perform multiple job functions.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently.
  • Ability to apply reasoning and understanding to carry out detailed, but un-involved written or oral instructions.
  • 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.
  • Possess the ability to execute tasks after receiving written or oral instructions.
  • Physically able to perform job tasks, including lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work in different types of personal protective equipment (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 Radiation Worker 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.
  • Must have knowledge of and comply with all regulations and procedures governing safe driving, and inspection and maintenance of equipment.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • May be required to pass a pre-employment background check.
  • Must be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.
  • Must be able to receive a normal BeLPT test.
  • Ability to work in extreme environments and traverse uneven work surfaces associated with excavations and surface dirt work.   
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including overtime, weekends, and night shifts, pending demand.


  • 40-Hour HAZWOPER
  • First Aid, CPR and AED
  • 30-Hour OSHA
  • Equipment Qualification

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 Group 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.