Equipment Operator
Job TypeFull Time
CompanyNorth Wind - Portage
Job Description

Equipment Operators for the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project safely operates heavy equipment and trucks excavating, placing, receiving, loading, and transporting low-level radioactive waste tailings at the and Crescent Junction site. Equipment may include front end loader, water wagon, compactor, back hoe, excavator, dozer, 40-ton articulated dump trucks, reach stacker, water trucks, service trucks, etc. The operator other duties include, but are not limited to:

  • 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
  • Properly completing all necessary paperwork as required by project procedures and federal, state, and local laws
  • Performing work required in a timely manner and maintaining adequate production in order to meet service schedules.
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 3+ years of experience operating and driving construction-related equipment as described above.
  • 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. 
  • Motivated and willing to work as part of a team and perform multiple job functions.
  • Possess the ability to execute tasks after receiving written or oral instructions. 
  • Physically able to perform job tasks, including lifting of 50 lbs alone. 
  • 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.).
  • 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.
  • Must have knowledge of and comply with all regulations and procedures governing safe driving, and inspection and maintenance of equipment.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including overtime, weekends, and night shifts, pending demand.
  • Experience on UMTRA type projects is highly desirable.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen. 

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.