United Airlines Production Associate [Equipment/Sanitation/Liquor Agent] in Denver, Colorado

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Production Associate (Cold Foods Agent OR Equipment, Sanitation & Beverage Agent) FULL-TIME - Catering Operations, Denver, CO (DEN)

Starting salary: $10.46 / per hour with regular increases at six months, one year and every year on the hire anniversary


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!

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

Please note that this position will be hired under the Chelsea Food Services divisional work rules.

Job overview and responsibilities

Production co-workers may pack food and beverages, unpack/wash airline equipment, push/pull equipment to designated areas and read specifications to determine amount and kind of product to be packed in the applicable airline equipment. Open position(s) may include any one of the following departments and sometimes the actual department will be assigned once background clearances are completed.


Equipment and Sanitation (E & S)

  • Separate trash from inbound equipment (i.e. ovens, carriers, carts, glasses, silverware, linens)

  • Place dirty equipment in appropriate machine and/or containers provided for the specified equipment

  • Place trash in appropriate container (domestic and/or international)

  • Sort product that has been approved for recycling

  • Remove clean equipment from appropriate dish machine and/or sterilizer; place the clean equipment on the appropriate cart/racking and store in assigned location


  • Prepare and pack equipment with the required product that is specified for a specific flight following menus and portion specifications including special meals and service items

  • Operate a silverware-bagging machine

  • Store and organize equipment according to customer specification and move the equipment to a final staging area


  • Maintain beverage inventory in specified work area

  • Follow diagram specifications for accurate packing of required product and equipment to be placed on a specific flight

  • Transport completed carriers and/or beverage carts to area


  • Operate various machines to include: (but not limited to) meat slicer and fruit slicer

  • Prepare food items, sanitize and prepare fruit by specification

  • Maintain integrity and safety of food product by dating/rotating, maintaining temperature and documenting appropriate information on HACCP log as well as product labeling

  • Pack food in appropriate equipment by menu specification


  • Support the unit in the Lean Process initiatives

  • Examine equipment for completeness and appearance of the product prior to storing in refrigerated or assigned area

  • Other duties as assigned



  • High school diploma/General Education Development (GED) or educational equivalent preferred


  • Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently

  • Basic math skills required

  • Attention to detail required

  • Must be able to understand weights and measures (scales)

  • Continuous standing, walking, bending, frequent repetitive motions and reaching for and handling product required

  • Must be able to push and pull, lift and carry heavy equipment or food

  • Must be willing and able to work continuously in extreme temperatures (both hot and cold)


  • This is a FULL-TIME opportunity; a 40-hour per week work commitment is required

  • Must clear a fingerprint-based criminal history check

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

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

  • Must be willing and able to work any shift in a 24-hour / 7-day-a-week operation to include rotating shifts, early mornings, late nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualifications

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

  • This position is located in Denver, CO and United Airlines will not offer 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