National Response Corporation Equipment Operator w/CDL A in Portland, Oregon


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 Equipment Operator w/ CDL to join our growing team, and we now offer a $2,000 Sign on Bonus!

Position Overview:

Support NRC’s 24/7/365 operations supporting environmental services such as emergency response, marine services, industrial cleaning, underground storage tank removal, waste packaging and disposal, site demolition, emergency spill response and site cleanup projects by driving a variety of industrial trucks such as Vacuum Trucks, and Tankers.

NRC Equipment Operators get the opportunity to do more than just drive, are paid hourly, and are eligible for overtime pay!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate a variety of industrial trucks and equipment at client sites, on projects while under no supervision

  • Accurately complete all driver required paperwork and logs such as Daily Work Reports, Tailgate Safety Forms, Driver Logs, Manifests, Health and Safety forms, and any other required paperwork

  • Load/ unload drums, cylinders, equipment from and into vans, flatbeds, trailers and assist in retrieval or cleanup of biomedical/chemical waste

  • Understand and comply with company and client safety standards and set up a containment reduction zone consistent with OSHA regulations

  • Calibrate and use air monitoring equipment that checks for combustible gas and other potential safety hazards

  • Safely drive and perform safety checks on all NRC vehicles (including Class A /B) and all NRC marine vessels as required. Attach and operate equipment attachments for various vehicles (forklift, bobcat, etc).

  • Work with other NRC employees to support and potentially lead client projects, understanding and following all NRC personnel policies and appropriate local/federal laws.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Requires High School or GED (or equivalent reading, writing and reasoning skills)

  • 2+ years of experience performing similar work

  • Must have a valid Class “A or B” License

  • Hazmat, Tanker, Double/Triples Endorsement preferred

  • Ability to follow directions; read/write/speak and understand English; read and understand common danger placards / labels and hazardous warning literature including site safety plans.

  • Ability and willingness to travel and work extended hours

  • Ability to complete the 80-hour HAZWOPER certification (Washington only), or already possess current 8 hour HAZWOPER refresher certificate a plus

  • 8-hour OSHA Supervisor Certification a plus

  • HM181 / 126F DOT Driver Training a plus

  • Ability to be Confined Space Qualified and CPR/First Aid certified a plus

  • Must be clean shaven at all times to allow for proper fit and use of respirator

Successful completion of a pre-employment background and substance screening process including, but not limited to, employment verification, criminal search and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) search as well continued verification 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.

EOE‐Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities