UIC Alaska

Spill Technician

Health & Safety
Position Type
Location : Location
US-AK-Point Lay
Travel Requirement


Join the UMIAQ Environmental North Slope Brough Spill Response team! UMIAQ Environmental is looking for residents in all North Slope communities to join an ‘on call, as needed” spill technician to assist in spill clean-up as they occur.

This position will provide general land-based oil spill response labor or equipment operations support as assigned. Equipment may involve oil skimmers, boom, front-end loaders or other ancillary gear. The spill technician may be called upon to participate in spill response drills and exercises as needed to maintain client’s spill response compliance. Spill technician will be asked to take pictures of the spill and work with the project manager to help determine the type of response needed, they will be asked to inventory the spill conex monthly and provide a report back to the project manager. Spill technicians will be required to follow all UIC and client safety policies and procedures and perform other duties as assigned by the Project Supervisor.

This is an on call as needed position. These positions are flexible to match your availability. UIC will provide paid spill response training online.  This position could be called on as a field technician for other projects UMIAQ Environmental is working on in the community.

Travel is not required. Village spill responders may be asked if they are willing and able to travel to other North Slope communities depending on need.

This is an on call as needed position. These positions are flexible to match your availability.  This position requires the spill technician to be 40-hour HAZWOPER trained. UIC will provide paid spill response training online and HAZWOPER training.

Travel is not required. Village spill responders may be asked if they are willing and able to travel to other North Slope communities depending on need.

UMIAQ Environmental, LLC is headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska and supports its parent company, Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation’s (UIC), mission to provide social and economic resources to its Iñupiat shareholders and their descendants through the development of long-term, meaningful career opportunities. UMIAQ Environmental is committed to delivering superior, cost-effective solutions with unsurpassed customer service. Our core values guide our daily actions and are grounded in the safety of our employees, protection of the environment, a diverse and open workplace, and a demand for the highest ethical standards. These principles form the foundation for our employees to use their leadership, teamwork and creative abilities that result in opportunities for our shareholders and exceptional value to our customers.


In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, candidates should be aware that they may be required to have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire. All job offers in connection with a covered contract will be contingent upon providing proof of vaccination prior to your anticipated start date.

Minimum Skills/Experience Required:

• Ability to learn oil spill response tactics for Arctic environment.

• Ability to execute instructions and remain flexible in a dynamic work environment.

• Must be able to successfully complete a 40-hour HAZWOPER course and annual 8-hour refresher course.

• Must be able to read and write the English language.


Physical Demands:

• Twisting/turning upper and lower body.

• May be required to climb ladders and stairwells.

• May be required to work at heights.

• May be required to wear a respirator.

• Lifting, carrying and pushing/pulling up to 50 pounds.

Environmental Conditions:

• May work in cramped, confined spaces.

• May work in fog, dark, and other visibility limiting conditions common to the North Slope.

• May be exposed to fuels, solvents, cleaners, dust, fumes, smoke, and gases.

• Irregular working hours.

• Arctic environment including low temperatures, high wind, icing, plenty of moisture.

• Predominantly working outdoors; may be on slippery/uneven ground.

• Frequent hazards include hypothermia, heat stress, pinch points, sprains, strains, slips, falls, concussive impacts, and lifting injuries.

Applicants may 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. Applicants may be subject to a random drug screen, and must follow UIC's Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program.

Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, 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 to be authorized to drive for company purposes.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance (http://www.uicalaska.com/contact-us/human-resources/).

UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant's resume/application may be subject to verification.


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