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Equipment Operator II

Company: City of Colorado Springs
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Description / Position Overview

Equipment Operator II

In this position, you will perform construction and maintenance, and repair tasks for the Airfield Maintenance Division of the Colorado Springs Airport (Airport).


Come join the team at our

Small Airport

as an

Equipment Operator II


(This information may change annually).

Essential Job Functions - the basic job duties an employee must be able to perform:

  • Perform manual labor such as mowing, erosion control, snow removal, and fence repair
  • Perform airfield and landside painting
  • Maintain, repair, and replace concrete/asphalt surfaces and drainage systems
  • Operate mowing, light construction, and airfield snow removal equipment
  • Ensure all work is performed according to applicable safety regulations
  • Perform general grounds maintenance

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of practices, methods, and materials used in grounds maintenance
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety practices
  • Ability to safely operate assigned vehicle, machinery, and equipment
  • Ability to learn pertinent FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) airfield regulations
  • Ability to adhere to Airport and FAA safety standards

Successful candidate will have

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Three years of full-time time grounds maintenance and/or general construction experience working with asphalt and/or concrete
  • Possess and maintain a valid non-probationary Colorado Class B CDL not subject to restriction related to alcohol and/or drug violations or pending charges (NOTE: CURRENT CDLs MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) DRUG AND ALCOHOL CLEARINGHOUSE AT

Ideal candidates will also have

  • Experience with airfield and/or street snow removal
  • Experience with all types of concrete repair and replacement
  • Experience with all types of asphalt repair and replacement
  • Experience with control tower radio communications

Additional Information

This position requires on-call availability for snow removal operations.

The selected candidate must pass a fingerprint-based criminal history records check as required by the Transportation Security Administration.

Physical Demands: This position requires the ability to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods; lift up to 50 pounds occasionally, up to 25 pounds frequently, and up to 10 pounds constantly; distinguish colors; pull, reach, bend, climb, and kneel; and the use of fingers, both hands, and both legs.

Environmental Conditions

Primary Work Environment - Outdoors (heavy traffic conditions)

Extreme Temperature - Daily

Wetness and Humidity - Daily

Respiratory Hazards - Daily (dust, fumes, odors, and gases)

Noise and Vibrations - Daily

Physical Hazards - Daily (heavy machinery and toxic chemicals)

Mechanical and/or Electrical Hazards - Continuously

Exposure to Communicable Diseases - Frequently

NOTE: This job announcement is not intended to include a complete listing of all responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the position.

The City does not sponsor applicants for work visas. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the United States.

Apply to Join Our Team

  • Please visit Colorado Springs Jobs and click on 'Apply for a City Career' > 'City Career Postings - Apply Now' button to complete an online application. All job applicants will need to create a new login and online application (unless you already have a NEOGOV/ user ID and password).
  • Completing your application in full, including the entire work experience section, will assist Human Resources (HR) in the applicant screening process. Your application may not be considered if all of the information requested for each employer you list is not provided.
  • Our NEOGOV application system does not allow you to edit your application after it has been submitted for a position. If you want to make changes, you may submit another application prior to the position's closing date and time listed in the job posting. HR will review the last application you submit for a position.

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