Airport Operations and Maintenance Specialist - Aviation


Airport Operations and Maintenance Specialist - Aviation (Open Positions: 1)

Department: Aviation
Job Status: Full-Time
Hour Per Week: 40
Rate of Pay: Starting $25.31/hr - plus comprehensive benefits package
Status: Open until filled
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 Job Description

Grade 17

General Statement of Duties

Performs a variety of maintenance, repair, inspection and construction activities as well as safety and security duties on the field side of the Airport grounds; performs directly related work as required.

Examples of Essential Work

  • Performs a variety of activities involved with the maintenance, repair and construction of airfield facilities including, snow removal, concrete work, runway and taxiway markings;
  • Operates a variety of complex heavy equipment including, Jet Air six wheel truck, street sweeper, 4WD backhoe loader, 4WD cat loader, road grader, aerial bucket, 10 wheel dump truck, de-icer tank, snow blowers, snow brooms, mowers and various tractors;
  • Operates a variety of light equipment including, riding mowers, push mowers, weed eaters and various landscaping equipment;
  • Performs concrete grading and all preparation work, forming and finishing work;
  • Performs snow and de-icing operations using a variety of complex heavy equipment;
  • Maintains constant radio contact with Airport Control Tower and garage base-station;
  • Performs routine cleaning, maintenance and repairs of shop equipment and vehicles;
  • Trims shrubbery, mows grass, maintains landscape, repairs fences and hauls debris and/or trash;
  • Performs electrical and electronic repair on various Airport facilities and equipment;
  • Monitors Airport grounds and flight path for hazards and security violations within FAA guidelines;
  • Enforces Airport security rules and regulations;
  • Responds to airfield emergencies and acts as Airport representative until relieved by higher authority;
  • Serves as a member of Airport emergency response team;
  • Removes wildlife from Airport grounds;
  • Performs daily safety inspections of runways and aircraft areas;
  • Monitors airfield pavement surfaces ensuring adequate standards for airplane landings and takeoffs;
  • Takes braking action readings and reports them to the control tower, during extreme weather conditions;
  • Opens and closes Airport surfaces and/or entire Airport as needed;
  • Issues advisories regarding Airport status;
  • Coordinates parking and ground handling of charter and unscheduled aircraft;
  • Escorts contractors on the Airport grounds and establishes a safe working environment for them;
  • Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions; and more.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Graduation from High School or possession of a GED; and
  • Some experience in general construction and heavy equipment operation; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Required Special Qualifications

  • Class B CDL; (Must obtain license within first six months of appointment)
  • On call status.


City of Manchester
Close Date: 
Friday, September 27, 2024
Starting $25.31/hr - plus comprehensive benefits package