UIC Alaska

Laborer - UMIAQ Environmental

Location : Location
Travel Requirement
50% - 75%


Company Overview
Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) is the village corporation of Barrow, Alaska and is recognized as one of Alaska's top 10 companies with approximately 4,000 employees nationwide and revenues above $700M annually. UIC is projected to grow substantially in the coming years to become a top 3 company in Alaska by 2030. 

As a proud Alaska Native Corporation, our success brings growth and benefits to our Inupiat shareholders. The size and diversity of our operations means we have a broad variety of career opportunities. We recruit only qualified people looking to join a workforce characterized by strong leadership, competent and hard-working staff, and a superior work environment with a focus on career development, great wages and benefits.


UMIAQ Environmental, LLC is headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska and supports its parent company, Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation’s (UIC), mission is to provide social and economic resources to its Iñupiat shareholders and their descendants through the development of long-term, meaningful career opportunities.  UMIAQ Environmental identifies potentially impacted resources, communities, organizations, and individuals to help define project issues and constraints associated with future development projects and their potential impacts to natural, environmental, and human resources.

UMIAQ Environmental, LLC is committed to protecting the health and safety of our employees and the environments in which we conduct business.  We recruit qualified people looking to join a workforce characterized by strong leadership, competent and hard-working staff, and a superior work environment with a focus on career development, great wages and benefits.


Essential functions will include: 

  • Must have hazardous waste experience and/or be able to successfully complete a 40 hr HAZWOPER certification (prior to start date).
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States (verified through E-Verify).
  • Must be able to interpret and follow written and oral instructions and assignments.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to read text on a computer screen and in hard copy, stand or sit, talk, and hear.
  • Exposure to moderate levels of noise in a well-lit, well-ventilated and moderately paced environment.
  • Employee must always have good balance and coordination in order to safely walk over uneven and/or slippery surfaces.
  • Must be able to kneel, climb ladders, and stairs.
  • Must be able to work in cold/hot weather while wearing required PPE (e.g. chemical protective clothing, respirators, goggles, etc.).
  • Employee must be able to write in English, read in English
  • Repetitive and prolonged postures involving standing, sitting, twisting, squatting, kneeling, stooping and reaching to full range from above the head to the ground.
  • Employee must have the ability to move extremities and spine through full physiological range of motion that will permit the employee to work in a variety of postures involving postures allowing reaching with hands from ground level to overhead level.


Physical Demands:

  • Operation of motor vehicles
  • Driving, riding ATV/UTV
  • Operation of heavy equipment, aircraft, marine craft, etc.
  • Walking, Standing, Twisting, turning upper body, Twisting, turning arms, legs, Crawling, kneeling, stooping, Wear ANSI approved safety footwear, Wearing hard hat
  • Lifting/Carrying/pushing/pulling: 1 – 75 lbs.

Environmental Conditions:

Outside work

Excessive cold < 0o F

Exposure to dust, fumes, smoke or gases,

Solvents, chemicals,

Walking on slippery, uneven surfaces, Working on or around hazardous machinery

Working alone

Remote work sites (no dispensary or hospital)

Long and/or irregular hours

Day shift and/or night shift rotations


Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs

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.


Important Notice

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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