Heavy Equipment Operator

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National Response Corporation Published: April 21, 2017 (9 days ago)
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NRC is a global leader in the provision of diversified environmental, industrial and emergency response solutions with a focus on providing highly responsive local service with the highest safety standards, innovative technology, modern efficient equipment and dedicated professional employees.


  • We have a solid reputation that sets the bar high in our industry
  • We’ve successfully developed a network of clients who value our services
  • Industry knowledge and wealth of operation experience which allows us to provide a broad range of environmental, industrial and emergency response solutions and products
  • An unyielding commitment to maintaining the highest operation and safety standards


Fundamental to everything we do is our commitment to valuing the talents of each individual and harnessing the combined strengths of our diverse work force. The people of NRC are committed to this partnership and are the cornerstone of our overall success. NRC provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k with company match, Paid Time Off and much more! 

We are currently seeking an Heavy Equipment Operator to join our growing team! 

Position Overview:

Support NRC’s 24/7/365 operations on emergency response, land service and maritime contracts or projects.

“On Call” to respond to marine casualty and oil spill incidents 24/7

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execution of fieldwork encompassed in land services/excavation, marine services, industrial cleaning, UST removal, waste packaging and disposal, site demolition, emergency spill response and site cleanup projects while under limited no supervision.
  • Qualified with the operation of heavy equipment, rubber tire or trackhoe (backhoe, excavator, compactor, crane, loader, grader, bobcat) along with all associated attachments.
  • Execution of advanced skills in work associated with one or more of the skilled trades/crafts.
  • Proficient in the completion of all job-specific, employee related NRC paper work including Timesheets, Daily Work Reports and Daily Tailgate Safety Meeting Forms. Correct completion of Driver’s Logs and Notes/Incident Action Logbook. Correct completion of Hazardous Waste Manifests, Health and Safety Forms, Job Start Forms and Client Summary of Event Forms as required.
  • Respond to petroleum/chemical spills on shoreline and uneven terrain under varying weather conditions.
  • Load/ unload drums, cylinders, equipment from and into vans, flatbeds, trailers
  • Assist in retrieval or cleanup of biomedical waste
  • Follow directions; read/write/speak and understand English; read and understand common danger placards / labels and hazardous warning literature including site safety plans.
  • Must be able to understand and comply with company and client safety standards.
  • Execution of competent person training which includes field calibration of combustible gas indicators (CGI).
  • Operate a forklift, blowers, diaphragm pumps, man lift, vacuum trucks, bin trucks, overhead/truck-mounted cranes and boats/trailers.
  • Attach and operate equipment attachments for various vehicles (forklift, bobcat, etc).
  • Set up a containment reduction zone consistent with OSHA regulations.
  • Calibrate and use air monitoring equipment.
  • Familiar with all project related forms and documents as well as being an expert in the layout and operation of Company equipment as well as a variety of construction/rental equipment.
  • Must be clean shaven at all times to allow for immediate donning of respirator.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Requires High School or GED (or equivalent reading, writing and reasoning skills)
  • 5-7 years of experience performing directly related work (fire fighting, emergency response, general construction, industrial cleaning).
  • Qualified employees must possess or be able to complete the 40-hour HAZWOPER certification, plus possess current 8 hour hazwoper refresher certificate.
  • 8 hour OSHA Supervisor Certification.
  • Class “A ” License with Hazmat Endorsement preferred; with a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) that meets the NRCES Business Driving Policy standards and
  • Demonstrate level B competence with both SCBA and air-line respirators
  • Ability to safely operate all NRC skiffs and boats to 32’ FRV and Marco Skimmer.
  • Must have completion of applicable training to operate assigned equipment including large centrifugal pumps, pressure washers (all types, including hydroblasters) and all other small equipment (generators, compressors, light towers etc.)
  • Need HM181 / 126F DOT Driver Training. Must have training in hazardous materials management and compliance, or equivalent topics.
  • Must have advanced skills in marine oriented project experience or one or more specific labor trade task abilities, which greatly enhance job performance.
  • Completion of applicable trade or craft training or apprenticeship programs preferred.
  • Confined Space Qualified and have CPR/First Aid Training.

Successful completion of a pre-employment background and substance screening process including, but not limited to, employment verifications, criminal search and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) search as well continued verifications throughout employment to ensure that all records meet company policy standards.

NRC is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in a drug free work environment to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniform service member status, marital status, pregnancy, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, disability or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

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