Associate Heavy Equipment Mechanic - Den...
The City and County of Denver - Denver, CO

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Denver International Airport is seeking an Associate Heavy Mechanic to perform mechanical and minor overhauls, restricted by supervisor's assignment, on a wide variety of diesel, gasoline, electric, and alternate fuel powered equipment.

Denver International Airport maintains one of the largest and most technically advanced airport snow removal fleets in North America. In this critical position you will be performing preventive maintenance, troubleshooting/diagnosis, repair, and overhaul of a wide variety of state-of-the-art diesel, gasoline, and alternative fuel vehicle and equipment assets.

The Fleet Maintenance mission at Denver International Airport is to ensure availability of over 1,800 City and County of Denver vehicle and equipment assets in support of DIA's 24/7/365 operation.

Denver International Airport (DEN) is the fifth-busiest airport in the United States. We offer an extraordinary opportunity as the scale of our operation spans 53 square miles, we serve 53 million annual passengers, and operate North America's longest commercial runway at 16,000 feet. Additionally, we are well under construction on a substantial project that includes a major hotel and commuter-rail station, and have just begun construction on 5 new gates. As the nation's newest major commercial airport and with the combined assets of good geographic location and large physical size, we have the capacity to double in size and are well-positioned for future growth as the portal for the Rocky Mountain Region and a key link for products and people throughout the world. DEN is one of the busiest hubs in the world and is the primary economic engine of the state of Colorado, generating more than $26 billion in revenues for the region annually.

DEN’s core values are integrity, transparency, collaboration, mutual respect and support, inclusivity, trust and organizational excellence. The successful candidate must demonstrate these core operating principles and work ethic.

Job Responsibilities:
Inspects, diagnoses, disassembles systems, cleans, removes, and replaces work or defective parts, reassembles, installs, and adjusts to specified performance standards.

Tunes gasoline, diesel, and alternative powered engines.

Performs minor overhauls and assists in a training capacity on major overhauls on automatic, standard, and hydrostatic transmissions and internal combustion engines

Repairs electronic and electrical systems.

Repairs mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems.

Repairs power take-off units and performs welding repair and fabrication of parts.

Repairs cooling, heating, air conditioning, and exhaust systems.

Aligns front ends of equipment.

Repairs suspension and steering systems.

Conducts emission checks and prepares new units for service.

Responds to wrecker and service calls from field locations and performs preventive maintenance on equipment.

Observes all common safety standards.

Participates in snow removal duties as assigned.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Any one position may not include all of the duties listed. However, the allocation of positions will be determined by the amount of time spent in performing the essential duties listed above.

Education Requirement:
Graduation from high school or possession of GED Certificate

Experience Requirement:
Two years experience in the diagnosis, repair and maintenance of gasoline and diesel powered equipment.

Education/Experience Equivalency:
Additional appropriate education may be substituted for one year of the minimum experience requirement.

Licensure and/or Certification:
Possession of a valid driver’s license at time of application.
Possession of a Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License with Hazardous Materials endorsement by the end of probation.
Possession of an ASE Airbrake certification mandated by federal regulations by the end of probation. Some positions require an ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling certification mandated by federal regulations by the end of probation.
Must provide own hand tools (tool box size limited to a length of 60”).

Preferred Qualifications:
Associate Degree in automotive maintenance or similar
Experience working on the following equipment at the Associate Heavy Equipment Mechanic level:
Snow Removal Vehicles: (i.e. MB Runway Brooms, Oshkosh Snow Blowers, Multi-Function)
Snow Equipment: (i.e. Plows, Spreader Systems, Chemical Systems, Force America,)
Fire Equipment: (i.e. Oshkosh Strikers, Pierce Pumpers, Pierce Aerial, Access Air Stair Truck)
Farm Equipment: (i.e. Tractors, Mowers, Trackless Multi-Function)
Construction Equipment: (i.e. Loader, Skid Loader, Grader, Ingersoll-Rand Compactors / Pavers)
Lifts / Aerial Bucket Truck: (i.e. JLG, Skyjack, Genie, Haulottes, Hyster, Yales, Terex)
Light Duty Trucks / Utility Vehicles / Sedans: (Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, Dodge, Jeep)
Heavy / Med Duty Trucks: (i.e. International/Navistar, Freightliner, Mack, Western Star)
Alternative Fuel Vehicles: (i.e. CNG, Electric, Hybrid)

Additional Information:
The City and County of Denver values leadership that influences the commitment, ability and willingness of employees to provide quality service to the citizens of Denver.

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.
Extended Work Hours / Snow Duties / Emergency Incidents: Mandatory extended/additional hours can be required, as DIA is a 24/7/365 operation, includes nights, weekends and holidays. Additionally, this position is required to work mandatory snow duties which vary and also include nights, weekends and holidays.

We offer a competitive benefits package including: Medical, Dental & Vision Plans (multiple programs) Paid Time Off (combined vacation/sick leave) Paid Holidays Retirement (Pension Plan & 457 Deferred Comp Plan) Flex Spending Account RTD Discounts Parking Flex Cash Life Insurance; Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance Flex Time Domestic Partner Programs Wellness Center & Classes Education & Training Classes Learn more about our benefits on our website at: or by clicking here .

Relocation assistance is not available . Classification Title : Associate Heavy Equipment Mechanic [CJ2476]
Pay Grade : 616-J
Agency : Denver International Airport
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Testing : Scored Supplemental Questions Background Check/Drug Testing: Candidates must pass a criminal background check, 10 year employment verification and education verification. Additional checks such as credit and drug testing may be required. A FBI criminal background check is required for all positions at Denver International Airport. Probationary Period : The successful candidate will be required to complete a minimum six month probationary period (benefits will be active during this time) prior to attaining Career Status with the City.
Recruiter : LM

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