UIC Alaska

Operator - UIC Construction

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Travel Requirement


Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) is the village corporation of Barrow, Alaska and one of Alaska’s top ten companies. We employ over 3500 people generating $350 million in revenues across the United States and the world. As a proud Alaska Native Corporation, our success brings tremendous growth and benefits to our 3,000 Iñupiaq shareholders. UIC’s diversified commercial and government services business lines include technical and professional services, engineering, manufacturing, maintenance, architecture, marine, regulatory consulting, construction, and operations supporting the community of Barrow. We recruit only qualified people looking to join a company with strong leadership, competent and hard-working staff, and a superior work environment. Our pay and benefits are competitive, and we differentiate UIC as an employer by investing in our employees’ professional development.



Heavy Equipment Operator Summary:


Work activities will include operating various pieces of Heavy Equipment.

Work will primarily be at the UIC gravel pit and associated projects.

Job is located in Utqiagvik (Barrow) Alaska.


Essential Functions:


Perform heavy duty equipment operation as directed by the site superintendent. Additional duties as assigned.


Required Skills:

  • Must have operator’s proficiency on a variety of equipment including but not limited to bulldozers, shovels, excavators, loaders, and forklifts.
  • Perform independently without direct supervision
  • Ability to operate basic construction equipment, such as forklifts and loaders.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to perform duties and operation of tools of the trade in strict compliance with OSHA rules.
  • Have punctual and on time work history.
  • Work well within a team setting

Required Experience:

  • Must have working knowledge of commercial construction
  • Must possess and maintain current driver’s license.
  • Must have a punctual work history.


Preferred Experience:

  • CDL License

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to have good motion of range for body and limbs
  • Handle and manipulate objects and material
  • Coordinate the movement of eyes, hands, feet and fingers to complete assigned tasks
  • Able to utilize adequate visual skills.
  • Able to utilize adequate hearing skills.
  • Handle and manipulate objects and material
  • Coordinate the movement of eyes, hands, feet and fingers to complete assigned tasks
  • Extensive physical activity.
  • Requires strenuous physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects over 50 pounds.
  • Be able to reach in all directions
  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical part, fumes, airborne particles, outside weather conditions and vibration.
  • When operating equipment, subject to constant jarring of body due to jerking movement of equipment and operating on uneven surfaces
  • Must be able to sit in the operator’s seat of equipment and safely reach all pedals, switches, levers, buttons, etc. required to safely operate the equipment (if authorized for that piece of equipment);
  • Must be able to sit in the operator’s seat of equipment and have an adequate field of vision of all instruments, gauges, warning lights, as well as an acceptable field of vision out of the windows and/or mirrors (if authorized for that piece of equipment);

Environmental Conditions:

  • Will work in all types of weather. Below freezing temperatures often experienced.
  • Work in different elevations.
  • Job site will contain light to heavy equipment, small to large equipment, materials, communication equipment and tools.
  • People standing, walking, sitting, signaling, and talking
  • May be occasional bells, alarms, and whistles
  • Applicant may be subject to environmental conditions of extreme cold, noise exposure, constantly changing work environment, irregular surfaces, slippery surfaces, moving equipment, open excavations, temporary structures, and general construction hazards.

Authorized Driver Requirement:  Employee must have a valid driver’s license and three (3) year clean driving record. Employee must follow all Authorized Driver Policy and Procedures regarding approved vehicle usage.

All employees must pass Non-DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all UIC Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program guidelines and requirements.

If working on a DOT project, employees must pass a DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program requirements.

Candidates must pass a background check in order to fill this position.

UIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC HR for assistance.

UIC considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, family responsibility, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran's status or any other legal protected status.

Pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation, may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V


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