United Airlines Maintenance Helper III - Denver, CO in Denver, Colorado

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Catering Services

The Catering Operations department develops, creates and provides the great dining experiences on board our aircraft.

Maintenance Helper III - Food Services, Denver, CO (DEN)

Starting salary: $11.95 / per hour with regular increases at six months, one year and every year on the hire anniversary date

Benefits include the following (plus many others not listed): Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K retirement savings, discounted RTD monthly passes

Working at United Airlines also comes with amazing flight privileges that provide the opportunity to see the world!

Equal Opportunity Employer -- Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Please note that this position will be hired under the Chelsea Catering Operations divisional work rules.

Job overview and responsibilities

The United Catering Operations Maintenance Helper III is responsible for the preventative maintenance, repair and upkeep in support of the daily operation. This position is expected to comply with all United training requirements, safety policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). This position will participate in safety meetings and support the Safety Action Team.

  • Maintain the appropriate ice levels for the daily operation

  • Responsible for daily cleaning and sanitizing of the Ice Plant and surge bin

  • Maintain direct communication daily with facility maintenance of any equipment issues

  • Replace bags and tie wires on ice bagging machine to avoid disruption

  • Perform monthly preventative maintenance on the facility and associated systems and kitche equipment (e.g. emergency lighting, fire extinguishers, emergency eyewash, Ice Plant, etc.)

  • Complete work orders assigned by Maintenance Coordinator, Lead and/or Manager

  • Assist mechanics in performing preventative maintenance and repairs on the facility and equipment

  • Operate company vehicles, catering trucks, forklifts, stock pickers, scissor lifts and electric pallet jacks; refuels vehicles with CNG, diesel, gas and/or propane

  • Comply with all Federal (including OSHA, USDA, FDA, HAACP and EPA), State, Denver International Airport City and County regulations associated with the facility

  • Perform snow removal of parking lot and sidewalks with the use of shovel, snow blower and/or snow plow truck

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma, General Education Development (GED) or educational equivalent

  • Working knowledge in one or more related trades to building maintenance and repair (e.g. auto mechanics, boiler maintenance, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, refrigeration or general building repairs) and of the machinery, equipment and tools necessary for the maintenance and repair of buildings

  • Ability to follow safety practices and recognize hazards

  • Ability to operate equipment such as forklift, hand truck, pallet jack, baler and other mechanical equipment

  • Ability to use hand and power tools

  • Ability to perform work in areas 10 feet or higher

  • Ability to communicate effectively in order to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all departmental staff

  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, including a working knowledge of MS Word, MS Power Point and MS Excel

  • Minimum of (2) years experience training in one or more of the following trades: auto mechanics, boiler maintenance, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, refrigeration or general building repair

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must possess a valid state-issued driver's license

  • Must be willing and able to work any shift in a 24-hour / 7-day-a-week operation including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed

  • This position does not provide for relocation assistance

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualifications

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of this position

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 67 Catering Operations

Function: Food Services - Line

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled