UIC Alaska

Heavy Equipment Operator - UIC Real Estate

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Travel Requirement


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.


Job Description:

  • Work activities will include operating various pieces of Heavy Equipment including rock trucks, bulldozers, roller compactors, scrapers, shovels, excavators, tractors, loaders, and forklifts. Applicant will be responsible for performance of assigned tasks in accordance with established safety policies.


This is a temporary position for a construction project in Barrow, Alaska. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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 rock trucks, bulldozers, roller compactors, graders, scrapers, shovels, excavators, tractors, 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.
  • Not been terminated within the past 6 months of employment with UIC or its family of companies.
  • Work well with in a team setting
  • Must be able to have good motion of range for body and limbs
  • Be able to reach in all directions
  • Handle and manipulate objects and material
  • Coordinate the movement of eyes, hands, feet and fingers to complete assigned tasks
  • Perform prolonged standing (2-3 hour intervals).
  • Able to utilize adequate visual skills.
  • Able to utilize adequate hearing skills.

Ability to work at heights above 12’ while working from ladders, scaffolding, and/or man lifts.


Required Experience:

  • CDL certification required.
  • Must have comprehensive working knowledge of commercial construction.
  • Must have 5+ years of related experience in commercial construction.
  • Must have 5+ year of prior work history as a heavy equipment operator.
  • Must possess and maintain current driver’s license.
  • Must have a punctual work history.
  • Experienced excavator

Must have a high school diploma or Equivalent.



Applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification.  In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course (Smith Driver Training) to be authorized to operate a UIC company vehicle, or, to operate a rental vehicle paid for by the company.

Applicants will be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC’s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements.

UIC Construction, LLC., 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, UIC Construction, LLC., as a subsidiary of Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation, may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Candidates must apply online at www.uicalaska.com, and submit an application for all positions for which they wish to be considered.

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.



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