Equipment Operator (EO I) - Denver International Airport- $2500 hiring bonus!

  • City and County of Denver
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Aviation or Harbor Construction and Skilled Trades Public Works

Job Description

About Our Job

Employment Requirement: City Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 30, 2021. All persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment.
We are offering a hiring bonus of $2,500 to new employees hired from this recruitment. The details of the bonus will be discussed at interview and/or offer. Note: The hiring bonus will not be applicable to current City and County of Denver employees.Denver International Airport (DEN) is the third-busiest airport in the United States and one of the top ten busiest airports in the world, connecting our community globally through flight and business. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $33 billion for the region annually and employing nearly 30,000 people. At DEN, we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. We celebrate individuality and uplift all races, ethnicities, gender identities, national origins, ages, abilities, religion, and LGBTQIA+ communities. We know that our diversity makes us stronger, and we strive to keep diversity, equity and inclusion at the center of all that we do.

As an Equipment Operator at DEN you will operate light to medium sized equipment and perform general labor duties in both a construction and maintenance environment. You will be part of one of the following field maintenance crews:
  • Hot Shot Crew: Handles a little bit of everything; Construction needs, spall repairs in gate, MS4, and maintain movement areas as needed.
  • Pavement Crew: Duties include crack sealing on Airfield, handling MTC Calls, construction work, light repairs, and mowing.
  • Asphalt Crew: Responsible for paving projects on property, roadways, and parking lots.
  • Concrete Crew: Duties include paving projects, from roads to Chem tank pads to fuel tank pads. Also maintains oil field roads on Airfield property.
  • Construction Crew: Handles construction needs, fences, asphalt work, erosion work. Also assists in Airside and Landside trash.
  • Parking Structure Crew: Maintains the West or East parking structure and tunnels top to bottom. They maintain the pet relief area and all landscaping needs. This crew also hands trash, clean up needs, and pressuring washing.
  • East/West Airfield Pavement Crew: Perform repairs on Part 139, erosion and crack seal. This crew also performs pressure washing, Pena Blvd maintenance and, non-movement pavement repair.
  • As an Equipment Operator at DEN you will also be part of our top notch airfield snow removal team. This team is responsible for snow removal on six runways. Five of the runways are 12,000 feet long and 150 feet wide, and one is 16,000 feet long and 200 feet wide (the longest commercial runway in North America) for a total of 12.2 million square feet.

About You

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Education requirement: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate.
  • Experience Requirement: Two (2) years of general labor experience which must include six (6) months of experience operating light to medium sized equipment.
  • Experience Equivalency: Additional appropriate experience may be substituted for the minimum education requirements
  • License/Certifications: Requires a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL "B") with appropriate endorsements at the time of application.
  • Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.

Mandatory extended/additional shifts are required. Excluding snow removal operations this position requires ten hour days, four days a week with either a Day Shift (6:00 AM to 4:30 PM), Swing Shift (4:00 PM to 2:30 AM), or Graveyard Shifts (8:00 PM to 6:30 AM). 8%-12% pay differential depending on shift assigned and equipment operated.

FBI Background Check: FBI criminal background check is required for all positions at Denver International Airport (DEN). Employees are also required to report any felony convictions and/or moving violations to maintain this clearance and be eligible for continued employment. By position, a pre-employment physical/drug test may be required.

Snow / Emergency Duties: Denver International Airport is a 24/7/365 team operation. If weather conditions warrant or an emergency crisis occurs, all DEN employees can be required to work extended hours and/or shifts. (includes nights, weekends and holidays).
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Job Profile
CJ1904 Equipment Operator I
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Position Type

Position Salary Range
$18.94 - $28.41

Starting Pay
Based on Education and experience

Denver International Airport

Assessment Requirement
Performance Test

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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