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Shop Mechanic's Assistant

Division/Operation Dickinson Shop
Project Location Dickinson, ND

Northern Improvement Company is an industry leader in the Midwest for highway, heavy, and municipal construction. We are seeking a Shop Mechanic’s Assistant to work at our busy Dickinson Shop.


  • Perform light mechanic-assist and welder-assist work, including small engine oil changes, retrieving parts/inventory/tools, and otherwise generally assisting shop personnel
  • Load/unload oils and trucks
  • Parts inventory, including pulling & stocking
  • Sweep floors, tidy/organize work areas
  • Grounds upkeep at employer-owned RV/camper site
  • Run (pickup/deliver) parts/supplies from local vendors; deliver parts/supplies to local field operations (company vehicle provided)
  • Perform other duties as required, directed, or as the situation dictates


  • Must be able to periodically lift 75 pounds
  • Must be physically able to reach - including overhead, grasp, bend, stoop, kneel, climb, squat, twist, etc.
  • Possess a valid driver license
  • 18+ years of age
  • Able to drive manual and automatic transmission vehicles
  • Parts & tool knowledge
  • Mechanical inclination &/or background strongly preferred
  • Able to see and hear well (naturally or with correction) and speak clearly
  • Self-motivated, reliable, and have consistent attendance
  • Commitment to working a schedule of 6 days per week, approximately 55+ hr/wk during the construction season (Apr/May-Sept/Oct); approximately 40+ hrs/wk off-season (Oct/Nov & Feb/Mar)
  • Commitment to passing a pre-employment urine DRUG test and submit to DRUG and/or ALCOHOL testing during employment


  • Base Hourly Wage
  • Monthly Meals & Lodging Stipend paid during construction season
  • Company Benefits (health, vision, dental, 401k, etc.)
  • Free RV/camper parking spot & hook-up (excluding propane) at employer facility


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or, if applicable, veteran status. [EOE/AAP]

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