Equipment Operator III- Denver International Airport. $2500 hiring bonus!!

  • City and County of Denver
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Sep 24, 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.

Denver International Airport Field Maintenance team is looking for Job duties for this position include but are not limited to the following:
  • Operates large, heavy industrial equipment and/or semi-tractor trailer equipment which requires a substantial degree of monitoring and/or coordination of the working attachments used in construction, earthmoving, and/or hauling heavy equipment and ground and waste materials and performs light to heavy physical labor.
  • Performs supervisory duties over non-supervisory and/or working supervisory employees involved in the operation, construction, maintenance, and/or repair of City facilities, infrastructure, parks, and urban forests or in the collection and disposal of solid waste.
  • Identifies equipment needs for each assigned project and ensures the safe and efficient operation of equipment and a variety of work-related tools.
  • Inspects vehicle for loose parts, damaged or worn tires, proper air pressure in tires, and other items affecting its safe operation and completes a pre/post trip inspection as defined by federal guidelines.
  • Observes on-board instruments while operating equipment and takes routine corrective action if malfunctions are indicated.
  • Performs manual labor in construction, maintenance, and/or other work-related duties when not driving equipment to or operating it at the work site.
  • Assists in preventative maintenance of equipment by washing and servicing vehicles with water, oil, and fuel, performs basic maintenance, and makes minor running repairs.
  • Keeps trip records and logs, reports defects in the vehicle's operations, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicle.
  • Responds to public inquiries in a courteous manner and provides information within the area of assignment. By position, participates in snow removal duties.
About You
We are looking for candidates for some or all the following skills and experience:
  • Team-focused work ethic that focuses on punctuality, flexibility, collaboration to assist others, and innovation.
  • Flexible to work a variable schedule due to possible emergencies and in inclement weather.
  • Attention detail in the field and data entry.
  • Basic computer skills

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Education: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate.
  • Experience: Three (3) years of experience operating medium sized, specialized equipment which must include two (2) years of experience operating large, heavy industrial equipment.
  • Additional appropriate experience may be substituted for the minimum education requirements.
  • Licensures/Certification(s): This job requires driving. Requires a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL "B") with appropriate endorsements at the time of application.
  • Equivalency: Additional appropriate experience may be substituted for the minimum education requirements

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.
About Everything Else

Job Profile
CJ1931 Equipment Operator III
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Position Type

Position Salary Range
$21.28 - $31.92

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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Job Address

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