United Airlines Mechanic I - Catering Operations in Denver, Colorado

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Mechanic (FULL-TIME) - Catering Operations, Denver, CO (DEN)

Starting salary: $17.80 / 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

Catering Operations

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

Job overview and responsibilities

The United Airlines Catering Operations Mechanic is responsible for the on-going maintenance, repair and upkeep of the facility and equipment in support of the daily airline and retail operation in a 150,000 sq. ft. flight kitchen. This position is responsible for performing daily checks and inspections on all facility and equipment. This position is expected to comply with all United training requirements, safety procedures and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Additionally, the Mechanic will participate in safety meetings and support of the Safety Action Team.

  • Conduct a daily inspection of the facility and equipment taking corrective action as needed (e.g. maintenance shop, boiler room, electrical rooms, cooling tower, coolers and freezers, Hot Foods, Warehouse, Ice Plant, docks, Dish Room, Compactor Room, cardboard baler, restrooms and locker rooms, office areas, roof, building exterior and lighting)

  • Perform daily checks and record readings for boiler, water softener and PH water treatment; recording meter readings and temperatures for electric, gas and water

  • Troubleshoot minor maintenance problems involving HVAC, electrical, structural, plumbing and equipment repair or replacement (e.g. slicing machines, sealers, tilt skillets, refrigeration, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, etc.)

  • Perform monthly preventive maintenance on facility and associated systems and kitchen equipment (e.g. AHU, MAU, RTU, exhaust fans, dish machines, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers, emergency eyewash, EPA requirements, Ice Plant)

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

  • Operate Ice Plant and ice bagger equipment to produce product for daily operation

  • Perform preventive building maintenance such as repairing standard doors, dock roll-up doors, air curtains, and cooler and freezer doors; electrical repairs such as replacing small motors and pumps, sensors, replacing equipment electrical cords, changing and/or repair of lighting; plumbing repairs such as drain problems and water leaks; repair of floors walls and ceiling including tile work

  • Paint interior floors, walls and parking lot restriping as needed

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

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

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

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma, General Education Equivalent (GED) or the educational equivalent to these (from another country)

  • Working knowledge in one or more trades related 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

  • Experience in reading and following blueprints and assembly instructions

  • Experience in following safety practices and recognizing hazards

  • Ability to use hand and power tools

  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently and the ability to communicate effectively establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with departmental

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

  • Ability to lift, carry, push and/or pull

  • Ability to work at heights over 10 feet

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including MS Word, Power Point and Excel

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience, certification or training in one or more of the following trades (e.g. auto mechanics, boiler maintenance, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, refrigeration or general building repairs)

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

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification

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


  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in reading and following blueprints, schematics and/or assembly instructions


  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • Must have a valid, state-issued Driver's license (from any state in the United States)

  • Must be flexible, willing and able to work any shift in a 24-hour / 7-day-a-week operation including early mornings, late nights, overnights, weekends and holidays

  • This position does not provide for relocation assistance

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

Division: 67 Catering Operations

Function: Food Services - Line

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled