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Heavy Equipment Operator

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: December 8, 2022
Reference Code: 18824
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Facilities and Site Services Program Support group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Heavy Equipment Operator.
Our team works an on-site 4x10 schedule located at our Central Facilities with every Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
  • Operate mobile equipment such as forklifts, loaders, bulldozers, cranes, dump trucks, tank trucks, semi-trucks, tractor trailer combinations, and flat beds. Qualify and build comprehension and experience in hoisting and rigging.
  • Earn and maintain qualifications for applicable job code.
  • Comply and progress with provisions of the applicable Helper Program guidelines.
  • Work to drawings, schematics, and work specifications to produce successful outcomes using modern techniques and tools of the trade.
  • Develop and qualify to operate trucks of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling, and unloading of various equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Be diligent and responsive to all employees.
  • Mentor others, when called upon, in all phases of work.
  • Read and understand technical and industrial signs, manuals, and labels.
  • Maintain information on time sheets and other records.
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers and supervisors.
  • Work independently to complete daily activities according to work schedule.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Participate in work planning walk downs and work-hour estimating.
  • Participate in maintenance assessments as required.
  • Perform material procurement duties as required.
  • Perform work to proper work control and clearly document and record work that is performed.


Minimum Requirements:
  • High School Diploma, or equivalent, and 6 years of related experience. Related experience includes relevant work experience, Vocational Certification, or Trade Apprenticeship.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Current NCCCO qualification or equivalent.
Job Information
  • Pay: $40.53/hr (Rate can vary based upon individual work location, clearances, and qualifications. Rates are accurate for current posting and subject to change. These are bargaining unit positions.)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP-Testing designated position; you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of your employment.
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
Growing INL: An Overview of New Facilities and Capabilities

INL Mission
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

INL Vision
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.

Selective Service Requirements
To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information
When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits, Salary, and Relocation
We have an extremely competitive salary structure and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview/
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.