Job TypeFull Time
CompanyNorth Wind - Portage
Job Description
The Moab Mechanic will service, repair, and maintain heavy equipment used for the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project, at both the Moab and Crescent Junction sites, including, but not limited to, heavy duty trucks and trailers, bulldozers, excavators, forklifts, water trucks, dump trucks, backhoes, and trailers. 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. The Moab Mechanic’s duties include, but are not limited to:
  • 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.
  • Other related duties as assigned by management.
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 2–7 years of heavy equipment service, repair, and maintenance. Diesel mechanic certification preferred.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including overtime, weekends, and night shifts, pending demand.
  • 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.
  • Experience on UMTRA type projects is highly desirable.

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.