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CDL Equipment Operator II (EO II) – Denver International Airport – Hiring Bonus!

CDL Equipment Operator II (EO II) – Denver International Airport – Hiring Bonus!

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Mar 18, 2024


About Our Job

Denver International Airport (DEN) is seeking an CDL Equipment Operator II (EO II) to join our team! 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 $21.47 – $32.21 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

As an Equipment Operator II at DEN, your role involves operating medium-sized, specialized machinery to carry out a range of tasks in construction, maintenance, and related activities. This includes using attachments designed for specific functions in conjunction with the equipment's operation and engaging in physical labor, ranging from light to heavy. Additional duties include:

  • Inspect the equipment for loose components, and damaged or worn tires, and ensuring proper tire air pressure, all of which are essential for safe operation

  • Perform pre-and post-trip inspections according to federal guidelines

  • While operating the equipment, you'll closely monitor onboard instruments and take immediate corrective measures if malfunctions are detected

  • When not operating or driving the equipment at work sites, you'll engage in manual labor related to construction and maintenance tasks

  • Contribute to equipment maintenance by washing and servicing vehicles with water, oil, and fuel, conducting basic maintenance, and making minor repairs

  • Keep detailed trip records and promptly reporting vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage are crucial aspects of your role

  • Interact with the public courteously, providing information within your assigned area

  • Train other employees in equipment operation and use

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. 

Our ideal candidate has some or all the following experience, skills, and characteristics:

  • Knowledge of motor vehicle engines, parts, and systems, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance

  • Understanding of the designs, installation, uses, repair, and maintenance of machines and tools

  • A thorough understanding of safety hazards and necessary precautions to establish a secure work environment for yourself and others

  • A team-focused work ethic emphasizing punctuality, flexibility, collaboration, and innovation

  • Availability to commit to a variable work schedule, especially during emergencies and inclement weather

  • Attention to detail in the field as well as basic computer skills, are also desired qualities

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: 3 years of general labor experience, with at least 2 years involving the operation of light to medium-sized equipment (Patch Truck, Pelican Sweepers, Crosswinds, Telescopic forklift, and Airforced one)

  • 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.


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

CJ1905 Equipment Operator II

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Position Type


Position Salary Range

$21.47 – $32.21

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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