Equipment Operator
Town of Vail

$1,000 CDL Sign-On Bonus! Starting at $27.10 per hour

THE Premier International Mountain Resort Community

  • year round

Equipment Operator

Town of Vail
$27.10 - $27.10 / hour
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts immediately!

$1,000 CDL Sign-On Bonus!

Starting at $27.10 per hour

Housing Available!

The Town of Vail is now hiring a motivated & experienced Heavy Equipment Operator.  Responsibilities include operation of a variety of light, medium, and heavy weight public works vehicles and equipment to perform street construction and repair, structure construction but mainly snow removal in high traffic areas with pedestrians present.  During the winter season this position focuses on snowplowing and removal for the town.  This requires a regular call-in schedule, early mornings and overnight shifts.  Snow removal experience is required. In addition, the position may be assigned to any functional area in Public Works as needed on a daily basis.

Vail is a guest service oriented and resort destination community. We realize that to set the standard for world-class alpine resorts, our employees make all the difference! That is why we are looking for passionate individuals who strive for excellence in all that they do. Qualified applicants must be self-motivated and have the ability to work individually without direct supervision to accomplish multiple tasks. 

In addition, they must meet the following requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Snow removal experience is required; preferably snow removal in heavy traffic areas.
  • Working knowledge in multiple areas of public works operations (IE: road construction, heavy equipment operations, trash removal, drainage maintenance, sign fabrication, special events, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience in safely operating loaders, backhoes, dump trucks and all pieces of equipment from small hand tools to the large pieces of equipment.
  • Flexible schedule; including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Experience working with the public; in busy, congested areas with vehicle and pedestrian traffic. 
  • Commercial Driver’s License (or ability to obtain) with good driving record required.

Position has exposure to the outdoors in all weather conditions and all types of equipment noise, traffic, chemicals and fumes.  Stooping, standing, kneeling and lifting is required the entire shift. 

Are you interested in living and working in Vail, CO?  Vail, which is centrally located in the Rocky Mountains, offers easy access to Denver (100 miles to the east) and is surrounded by the White River National Forest, offering world class outdoor activities in summer and winter (skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, white water).

When asked, most of our employees say that working for the Town of Vail feels like family.  Our values-based culture is nurtured by the employees’ strong desire to foster teamwork, take ownership in Vail’s future and an overall pride for serving their community.  Let’s not forget that our efforts not only benefit the community but also allow us to enjoy the spectacular amenities and culture in the Vail Valley which we call home! To find out more about our community, please visit our website and click on Vail Information.

Year-Round Benefits

The Town of Vail offers an excellent benefits and compensation package to our Full-time employees. This includes health and dental coverage, town-funded retirement, 457 pre-tax savings plan, life/survivor insurance, tennis pass, golf pass and other ski pass/wellness benefits.

What’s more, the town offers many other benefits to help employees make Vail their “home” including employee housing options, home buyer/renter assistance programs, day care assistance, education reimbursements, professional development opportunities and much, much more.

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