Join the Team

As a Dirt Hugger employee you will finish each work day knowing that your job makes a positive impact in the world. Diverting valuable soil nutrients from the landfill and restoring depleted soils is never a dull moment. Nobody is ever bored at Dirt Hugger. As a small, but growing, team each employee’s role is vital to the success of the organization. The Dirt Hugger work environment is one of collaboration, independence, and constant improvement. We work hard. Still, we value flexibility, a healthy work-life balance, and employees’ goals and aspirations both in and out of the work place.


7/23/19 - Diesel Mechanic Helper

Want to work for an organics recycling company that is helping change our community and our environment? Dirt Hugger produces world-class organic compost from recycled materials by using over 35 pieces of heavy equipment. We are looking for some to join our team in helping maintain and repair our heavy diesel equipment.

A balanced work schedule, three weeks PTO, holidays, benefits, profit share, and a newly built shop are some of the perks for this mechanic helper position. The work is challenging and demanding everyday, but our culture and work/life balance are different than most positions in the heavy machinery field. Come join the growing twelve-person Dirt Hugger team by working, living, and playing in the Columbia River Gorge!

This position works directly with our Lead Crescent Wrench to perform all maintenance and repair on our heavy equipment. Lubing, greasing, oil changes, and cleaning equipment are a few of the responsibilities of this role. We will train the right candidate, but you must have some experience around heavy equipment. Experience in welding and fabrication also a plus.

Our culture is relaxed, yet hard working. This position demands accuracy, cleanliness, and a desire to fix things properly the first time. We purchase new or newer equipment with the goal of keeping it in excellent running condition. We prefer preventative maintenance, but understand that repair work happens as well.

04/11/19 -Careful Delivery Driver w/ a Smile (Seasonal w/ long-term Part Time opportunity)

Operate a skid steer to load up customers with 1 to 5 cubic yards of compost, soil mixes, and/or bark mulch.  The spring season at Dirt Hugger is fast paced but rewarding. As a customer representative, you will interact directly with gardeners, landscapers, and weekend project folks to ensure they get the right material for their job.

Attention to detail, attentive listening, and personable customer service skills are a must.  Experience operating equipment (i.e. skid steer) is highly preferred. This position will run through the Spring/Early Summer.  Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 8am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm.

To apply, email your resume and a cover letter to

“Prep Chef” - Pre-Processor & Lead Groundskeeper POSITION FILLED

We run a nine-acre compost and soils manufacturing business that receives and processes an average of 150 tons (350 yards) of compostable materials per day. Each cubic yard of material needs to be pre-processed for product cleanliness. This involves using heavy equipment to turn piles while grounds crew members pick out contamination from the material. Additionally, this role will track and monitor contamination for customer feedback. Over time, we hope that you will help us design a process to guarantee contamination removal from all inbound loads - at 150 tons/day that’s a lot.

This role will be primarily outdoors in all conditions and in compost. We will train the right candidate to run heavy equipment such as skid steers, loaders and excavators. You will be addressing our #1 challenge in the business, which means the job will be challenging, yet rewarding if done well.

If this sounds interesting and you think you would be a good fit to our team please email letter of interest and resume to