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Heavy Equipment Operators (Group 2-5)

at Northern Improvement Company

Posted: 4/3/2019
Job Reference #: 532865
Keywords: construction

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Heavy Equipment Operators (Group 2-5)

Division/OperationFargo Operations
Project LocationFargo and surrounding areas

Northern Improvement Company is an industry leader in the Midwest for highway, heavy, and municipal construction. We are seeking multiple EXPERIENCED Heavy Equipment Operators. Selected operator applicants will be members of our Fargo area municipal crew operations. 


  • Municipal & Highway asphalt paving 
  • Some light duty handwork 
  • Safe operation of heavy construction equipment, including but not limited to an asphalt screed paver, broom, roller, miller, front end loader, finish dozer, finish motor grader, backhoe, excavator, skid steer. 
  • Following rules, regulations, procedures, policies, and instructions
  • REQUIRED: Minimum 6 months experience with heavy asphalt equipment (asphalt screed paver, broom, roller, miller)
  • Clear and effective communication skills (speech, vision, hearing/listening, writing, etc.)
  • Valid driver license
  • Working 40-70 hours per week during the construction season
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment urine drug test 
  • Perform other duties as required, directed, or as the situation dictates
  • Must be 18 years of age at date of application

EXPERIENCE – Successful candidates for these openings will have an absolute minimum of one (2) season [six months] worth of experience and safe operation with multiple types of heavy equipment. 


  • Our crews typically work 40 to 70+ hours per week, depending on the weather & project status
  • Crews work from thaw until freeze-up


  • Moderate lifting, bending, reaching, and stooping
  • Regularly climb up and down, on, into, and out of equipment
  • Perform light duty asphalt handwork
  • Sit for extended periods of time
  • Walk on uneven ground 


  • Operator Group 2-5 Municipal/Davis-Bacon, depending on experience & project type ($23.25 - $28.25 per regular hour)
  • Full Benefits available through local 49 Operating Engineers Union (I.U.O.E.)

"Equal Opportunity Employer"