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Tracking Code UIC Oil & Gas
Job Code 19-0248
Posting Title Equipment Operator
Post Date 2/11/2019
Full Time / Part-Time Full Time
Travel Up to 100%
City North Slope
State AK
Country US
Description UMIAQ, 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 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.

Support UIC incident free safety culture and assume personal accountability and responsibility for the safe performance of the job, both for personal safety and that of fellow workers. This includes the proper use of PPE, safety equipment, and adhering to safe work practices.
Take necessary actions to stop or correct unsafe behaviors or conditions and, if appropriate, report them to the site Supervisor. Become familiar with company policies, pertinent standards, work instructions or safe operating procedures. Maintain good attendance and actively participate with a positive attitude.

Job Title

Pisten Bully Operator


These positions will require lifting, squatting, pulling & stretching during the loading and unloading parts of project. This will consist of about 10% of the time.

The balance of the time will be transporting the materials & supplies from point A to point B and return.

During the transport time of project all employees will be constrained to a confined spaced area sitting in the cabs or pods on the PB’s. This will consist of 90% of the time.

The maximum travel speed is about 12 MPH with an average speed of 8 MPH.

All employees will be required to have cold weather clothing and boots. Misc. PPE will be furnished by company.

Essential Functions:

• The purpose for utilizing these units is to transport material, supplies and other goods from one remote location on the road system to remote villages or job sites.

• Cross trained a operator trainee / laborer trainee for all the operating and driving functions of one of the above units

• Load the sleds and toboggans being pulled by the Pisten Bully’s to provide a balanced load while traveling across the tundra to guarantee the best efficiency for operations

Knowledge and Critical Skills/Expertise:

• Operate all the electronics on the PB’s

• Learn the operational “Safety Rules” on the Do’s & Don’ts during training

Required Experience:

• Knowledge of the mechanical components on the PB’s

• Knowledge to navigate permitted trails required by industry standards

Requirements Physical Demands:

• Lifting, squatting, pulling & stretching during the loading and unloading

• Confined spaced area sitting in the cabs or pods

• Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

• Extensive physical activity. Requires strenuous physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects over 50 pounds.

• While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical part, fumes, airborne particles, outside weather conditions and vibration.

• The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places and risk of electrical shock and loud noise levels.

• 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:

• Below freezing weather conditions

• Confine space

• Confine sleeping space

• Will work in all typed of weather.

• 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.

• Traveling in speed of 12 MPH with an average speed of 8 MPH in confine space

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

All Employees are subject to a Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program. Employees must pass a Non-DOT pre-employment drug screening, and must follow all Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program requirements.

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.

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
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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