I just heard from a friend who works for one of the largest contractors on the slope. His supervisor told him that they are in need of truck drivers and equipment operators for ice-road construction. They usually have hundreds of applications to choose from but this season they haven’t received many at all.

Making the problem worse is that ice-road construction is about 2 weeks ahead of schedule. It was a very cold November.

If this well-known contractor is having difficulty finding applicants then I’ve got to believe other companies are having the same problem.

Listed below you’ll find employers who are looking for ice-road construction workers: truck drivers, finish blade, loader and articulated haul truck operators, rolligon drivers, & general equipment operators – along with their other open positions.

To apply for a position listed below you’ll need to submit your application/resume directly with the company advertising the opening. You cannot apply for a job through my website.

Links for each employer can be found on the Job Resources page of www.AlaskaPipelineJobInfo.com Once on a company’s website look for a “jobs” or “career” link. When you find the position you're interested in, apply directly online with that company.

If asked where you heard about a job opening, please mention my website. Thank you!

  • Operator, Heavy Equipment
  • Fuel/Potable Water Truck Driver
  • Insulator Class B
  • Light Duty Shop Foreman/Service Writer
  • Mechanical Tool Rebuild Technician
  • Safety Proctor
  • Scaffold Builder III
  • Technician, Facility Maintenance
  • Administrative Asst. II

  • Equipment Operator-Maintenance – OMS
  • Turbine Mechanic
  • Maintenance Fabrication Supervisor
  • Project Planner
  • Downhole Diagnostics Tech
  • MPU Support Technician
  • Pigging Support Foreman
  • Instrument Tech - OMS
  • FMP Pipefitter – Maintenance
  • Field Mechanical Engineer

  • Truck Drivers/Operators for Ice Road: CDL A, vac truck, supersuckers, finish blade, loader, articulated haul truck operators, winch trucks, rolligon drivers and truck drivers. Experience a plus but not required.
  • Journeyman Pipe Welders
  • Skilled Mechanic
  • Crane Riggers
  • Crane Mechanic
  • Volvo Equipment Mechanic
  • Journeyman Generator Tech/Heavy Diesel Mechanic


Nanuq/AFC is an ice-road construction and maintenance contractor. They hire a mix of union and non-union employees – it all depends on the particular contract. I called their office and was told they expect to start hiring for winter ice road work in mid-December. Right now, the projects they’ve secured will use primarily union laborers out of the Fairbanks office.

You can find out more about union labor in Alaska on my site page titled Union Job Info.


Alaska Interstate Construction is another ice-road construction specialist on the north slope. They are still a few weeks away from hiring for the ice road season. The AIC Anchorage office collects applications and maintains a contact list of qualified, local hires. If you are an Alaska resident, you can contact the Anchorage receptionist for information on how to get your name on this list.

Not an Alaskan? Don’t despair. There are simply not enough qualified Alaska residents to fill every job on the slope. Put together an impressive resume and apply for openings that meet your needs. Follow up with a phone call (unless the ad states NO CALLS). Don’t be afraid to make a few cold calls and fish around for a lead. Be creative.

Don't forget, if asked where you heard about a job opening, please mention my website. The more employers hear about AlaskaPipelineJobInfo.com the more opportunities I'll be able to bring your way.
For more information about these and other North Slope employers visit the Job Resources page of www.AlaskaPipelineJobInfo.com

Thanks everyone,