Snow Removal Worker

Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County Illinois - Moline, IL


Under the direction of the Airfield Maintenance Supervisor, the Snow Removal Worker assists with airport snow removal on an as-needed basis.


The list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.

Operates complex equipment in the removal of snow and ice from runways, taxiways, ramps, airfield entrances and parking lots.
Follows and complies with all safety and work rules and regulations and maintains departmental housekeeping standards.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education, Experience and/or Training:
Graduation from high school or possession of a GED, and
Experience in the operation of motorized and/or complex heavy equipment preferred; or

Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is beneficial.

Required Special Qualifications:
  • Ability to pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen.
· Ability to pass a background investigation to obtain unescorted Airport Identification/

Access privileges.

· Ability to operate a motor vehicle and possession of a driver's license valid in the State of


Physical Activities:
CLIMBING: ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.

BALANCING: maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.

STOOPING: bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.

KNEELING: bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.

CROUCHING: bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.

CRAWLING: moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.

REACHING: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

WALKING: moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for distances.

PUSHING: using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.

PULLING: using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

LIFTING: raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.

GRASPING: applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

TALKING: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

HEARING: perceiving the nature of sounds with no less than a 40 db. Loss @ 500 HZ, 1000 Hz and 2000 Hz with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sound such as when making fine adjustments on machined parts.

Physical Requirements:
MEDIUM WORK: exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Visual Acuity Requirements:
MOBILE EQUIPMENT OPERATORS: this is a minimum standard for use with those who operate cars, trucks, forklifts, cranes, and high lift equipment.

Working Conditions:
The worker is subject to both environmental conditions; activities occur inside and outside.

The worker is subject to noise; there is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

The worker is subject to vibration; exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.

The worker is subject to hazards; includes a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.

Outdoor Work:
Yes No

Work is primarily outside.

Environmental Conditions:
Noise Levels __Equipment noise_____________________

Chemicals __Chemicals for snow and ice removal_______

Temperature __Outside winter temperatures__________

Floor texture (including slippery surfaces) _____________

Dangerous Equipment or Devices:
Yes No

Snow removal equipment

Nights, weekends or non-regular hours:
Yes No

Position is on-call; as needed for snow removal

Yes No