Denver International Airport (DEN) is seeking full-time Equipment Operators.

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.

If working outdoors and being part of DEN's exciting aviation environment excites you then this job is for you!

Denver International Airport (DEN) is the 17th-busiest airport in the world and the fifth-busiest airport in the United States, serving more than 54 million passengers each year. DEN is one of the busiest airline hubs in the world's largest aviation market, and the airport is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $26 billion for the region annually. Spanning more than 53 square miles, DEN is the largest and newest commercial airport in the United States. The airport also includes the Westin Denver International Airport, an on-site hotel and conference center located just steps from the iconic Jeppesen Terminal. The base of the hotel features a rail station that connects the airport with Denver Union Station via the University of Colorado A Line commuter rail service (beginning April 22, 2016). DEN has the capacity to double in size and is well positioned for future growth as a global gateway to the Rocky Mountain Region and a key link for products and people throughout the world. At DEN, the core values of the organization are transparency, collaboration, mutual respect and support, diversity, integrity, trust and organizational excellence. The successful candidate must demonstrate that these are the core operating principles upon which they have based their career. Join the team at DEN and be part of the future for the world's most exciting and forward-thinking airport. Learn more about DEN at

DEN's core values are transparency, collaboration, mutual respect and support, inclusivity, integrity, trust and organizational excellence.

NOTE: Hiring range: $16.92 to $18.10 (depending on qualifications).

Job Responsibilities
Operates equipment in all environments which equipment is used.
Operates light to medium size equipment in the performance of a variety of construction and maintenance activities at the airport or throughout the City.
Performs general laboring duties for projects to which the equipment is assigned.
Observes all common safety practices associated with small engine, hand and power tool equipment operations.
Inspects the equipment for running condition, wear and damaged parts for safety and related areas as may be required by agency or Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles.
Performs operator maintenance that includes maintaining proper fluid levels of all systems and reports to supervisor if minor repairs are needed.
Inspects fluid levels, leaks, condition of hoses and belts, tire pressure, brake lights and related areas as required by agency or Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles.
Assists in the preventive maintenance of equipment such as adding oil, greasing, changing bulbs, and changing air filters as assigned, also cleans interior and exterior of equipment.
Maintains maintenance records on equipment and coordinates regularly servicing, completes daily work reports and paperwork as required.
By assignment, performs lead work overseeing the work of other personnel.
Responds to questions regarding work from the public or other city employees.
Participates in snow removal duties.
Other duties as assigned.
The formal job description is listed under Job Specifications (Equipment Operator) on our website:

Education Requirement

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate.

Experience Requirement:
Equipment Operator differential 700 hour - Or -
1 year of experience as a Senior Utility Worker in Career Service System - Or -
1 year of experience servicing equipment at the Equipment Operator level or higher - Or -
2 years of experience as a Utility Worker in the Career Service System - Or-
1 year of experience operating equipment at the Equipment Operator level or higher

Required Licensure:
Requires a Class-B Commercial Driver's License with appropriate endorsements.
Requires Air Brake (L) endorsement.
License must be kept current as a condition of employment.

Additional Information

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

Shift Work / Snow Duties / Emergency Incidents:
This position does require shift work as DIA is a 24/7/365 operation (includes nights, weekends and holidays). 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.

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