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CDL Equipment Operator – Entry Level -Denver International Airport – Hiring Bonus

CDL Equipment Operator – Entry Level -Denver International Airport – Hiring Bonus

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Jan 24, 2024


About Our Job

Denver International Airport (DEN) is seeking an Entry Level CDL Equipment Operator (EOI) to operate light to medium sized equipment and perform general labor duties in both a construction and maintenance environment.  


With competitive pay, great benefits, and endless opportunities, working for the City and County of Denver means seeing yourself working with purpose — for you, and those who benefit from your passion, skills and expertise. Join our diverse, inclusive and talented workforce of more than 11,000 team members who are at the heart of what makes Denver, Denver. 

What we offer

The City and County of Denver offers a competitive salary commensurate with education and experience. The salary range for this position is $20.26 – $30.39 per hour. We also offer generous benefits for full-time employees which include but are not limited to: 

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision plans effective within 1 month of start date 

  • ShortTerm and Long-Term Disability 

  • Development & Career Growth Opportunities 

  • & so much more!!!

New hires are eligible for a $5,000 hiring bonus!

The details of the bonus will be discussed at interview and/or offer. The hiring bonus will not be applicable to City and County of Denver employees who are currently employed with the city or who have been separated from the city for fewer than 6 months.  

Location and Schedule

  • This position will report to our off site Denver International Airport Maintenance Facility located about 5 minutes from DIA

  • This position requires ten-hour days, four days a week, 100% on site


Shifts Include:

  • Day Shift: 5:30 am to 4:00 pm or 6:00 am to 4:30 pm 

  • Swing Shift: 4:00 pm to 2:30 am  

  • Graveyard Shifts: 7:30 pm to 6:00 am

  • On Call Snow Overtime: 3:00am to 3:00pm or 3:00pm to 3:00am

  • Mandatory extended/additional shifts are required for snow removal operations.

  • If staffing challenges occur, weather conditions warrant or an emergency crisis occurs, all DEN employees will be required to work extended hours and/or alternative shifts (includes nights, weekends, and holidays).

  • Shifts are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

7%-12% pay differential depending on shift assigned and equipment operated

What You'll Do

You will be trained to work on the following field maintenance crews: 

  • 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 

  • Hot Shot Crew:  Handles a little bit of everything; Construction needs, spall repairs in gate, MS4, and maintain movement areas as needed 

  • 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. Denver International Airport is a 24/7/365 team operation.  

About You

What You’ll Bring

We value diversity of ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, sexual identity, gender, religion, language, ability, and experience and exemplify this through the makeup of our team at all levels. You'll be right at home here if you cultivate strong relationships and push yourself, your work, the people around you and Denver to the next level. 

Required Minimum Qualifications

We realize your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you have the following 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 


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.

If you do not meet the above qualifications, check out our Maintenance Worker positions and let us pay for you to get your CDL! 


About DEN

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 $36.4 billion for the region annually and employing nearly 37,000 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.  

Application Deadline

Applications for this position are accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure consideration.  

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Job Profile

CJ1904 Equipment Operator I

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Position Type


Position Salary Range

$20.26 – $30.39

Starting Pay

Based on education and experience


Denver International Airport

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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$$20.26 - $30.39

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8500 Peña Blvd

Denver, Colorado 80249

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