Down River Equipment is Hiring.


We’re Looking for a Few More Good People

Who We Are
Our Mission is to provide the most sought after river products, deliver the best customer service and provide beneficial information to our customers. To manufacture the best rowing frame, frame accessory line and cargo gear in the industry. Our customers are river runners; whether they are private rafters, outfitters or resellers. We will contribute time and resources to positively impact the river community and be a resource for river running history. Our Vision is to be a leader in the rafting niche of the outdoor industry and the company that best understands and satisfies the equipment and information needs of those that recreate on and around rivers. Our Core Values include offering a helpful, caring & informative environment where we provide quality customer service, best products, innovative ideas and a good working environment that is family/friends owned and operated.

Our team is full of river professionals and outdoor enthusiasts who believe in an open-door, open-minds philosophy. If you want to have a real impact on a medium sized outdoor company, Down River is the spot for you. See more about our team! (Click Here)

All jobs are located at our headquarters in Wheat Ridge, CO. We’re on the western edge of greater Denver, a great jumping off point to your next adventure. You can get to the nearest trailhead with a 15 minute mountain bike ride from our building. Or, drive 15 minutes to Golden and jump on Clear Creek for an evening paddle. And, cruise up into the mountains for a head start on your days off. (Click Here for Map)

Where else can you explore your own passion for rivers, help others with their next adventure and become part of a team with the same desires?

Perks include discounted rafting gear, flexible scheduling, staff river trips and a casual dress code.
Benefits include a health insurance program, paid holidays, paid on-river days, paid volunteer days, a paid time off program and a personal rafting equipment stipend.

Compensation varies depending on experience and type of position. Our current entry level positions start at $13 per hour for no experience and will be higher as experience level dictates.

At Down River we’ve continually implemented new policies to keep our staff safe and on the payroll throughout the Covid outbreak.

What is Down River?
Down River Equipment is a growing outdoor industry company that has been manufacturing, distributing, and selling a multitude of rafting equipment and paddle sports related gear for over 30 years. DRE is most known for custom fabrication of aluminum rowing frames, kitchen boxes, camp tables and raft rigging gear. Everything we produce is made in Colorado. We also distribute just about everything needed to get on the river. We are the source for all river rafting equipment.
Ready to Join our Team?

We are hiring the following positions:

Warehouse Associate– entry level. no experience required

Welder – mid level, some experience expected

Light Duty Fabricator – entry level, experience not required

Purchaser/Buyer – mid to upper level, experience required

To see more detail about all these positions see our Employment Page. All positions are available to start immediately.

Let us know you’re interested by emailing us a little about yourself and include your resume to: [email protected]

Down River Equipment
11937 West I-70 Frontage Road North
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Phone 303.467.9489
Fax 303.940.8812
Email [email protected]


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