The Airport Operations/Maintenance Worker position is a non-exempt, entry level position that is under direct supervision of the Airport Operations/Maintenance Supervisor and/or Aviation Director. This position promotes to Airport Operations/Maintenance Specialist after successful completion of six months of employment. The Airport Operations/Maintenance Worker receives training to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled duties and tasks supporting the operation of the Pueblo Memorial Airport. Duties and tasks include building and basic mechanical trades, performing inspections, enforcing rules and regulations, and monitoring and reporting airfield conditions and performing other tasks to ensure compliance with FAA/TSA standards. This position also responds to and assists with the management of airport disasters and emergencies at or near the Pueblo Memorial Airport.
This job description is an overview and is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It's not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions and tasks required of the position.
Duties & Responsibilities
Inpects the airfield to ensure compliance with FAA standards, then reports and documents those items that do not meet FAA requirements via NOTAMS, work orders, etc.
Maintains the airport terminal, hangars, and airfield ensuring that they are clean and meet security standards.
Provides airport ground security, including driving the perimeter of the airport, inspecting fences and controlling vehicular and personnel access, inspecting equipment, and managing wildlife present on the airfield.
Conducts security checks of the Pueblo Memorial Airport including routine patrol of the AOA and other department grounds, buildings, hangars, terminal, and aviation museum.
Operates heavy equipment including, but not limited to, graders, loaders, back-hoes, rollers, street sweepers, forklifts, jack-hammers, pickup truck, snow plow, dump trucks (with and without) snow plows, and tractor pulled and riding mowers.
Loads and unloads dirt, sand, gravel, cement, supplies and equipment which frequently weigh 50 pounds or more.
Repairs, maintains, and cleans buildings and hangars at the Pueblo Memorial Airport.
Assists with the repair and maintenance of the airport terminal, hangars, and airfield including, but is not limited to, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, asphalt laying, cement finishing, light machinery, and servicing of vehicles and heavy equipment rolling stock.
Performs outside building and ground maintenance, including but not limited to, mowing, painting, the removal of snow from runways, and the repairing of runways, taxiways, and aircraft parking ramps
Repairs, maintains and checks airport lighting systems.
Provides immediate response, in a support capacity, to emergencies and disasters at or near the airport.
Performs any other airport operations-related function to stay compliant with Pueblo Municipal Code, FAR Part 139, and TSAR/CFR 1542 standards.
May perform the duties of the Airport Operations/Maintenance Specialist, Senior Airport Operations/Maintenance Specialist, Airport Operations/Maintenance Supervisor and the Aviation Director as required and in the event of an airport emergency.
The physical standards an employee must meet in order to perform the essential job duties with or without a reasonable accommodation include, but are not limited to:
Lifts, carries, pushes, or pulls equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds, frequently lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
Frequently stands and walks for prolonged periods of time to observe for safety hazards and perform daily functions.
Frequently climbs ladders and stairs in order to perform general custodial/maintenance work.
Requires good hearing to communicate with other staff members, hear audible alarms, and listen to air traffic control and equipment to detect possible problems.
The incumbent must be able to perform a full range of body movements and manual dexterity to inspect, maintain, and repair equipment including the repairing of runways, taxiways, and aircraft parking ramps.
Uses visual acuity to read operating manuals and instructions; safely operate a vehicle and equipment; identify hazards; and perform daily functions.
Frequently performs activities requiring a full range of body movements including sitting, bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, crawling, twisting, and balancing.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to learn applicable Federal Aviation Regulations and report non-compliant conditions;
Ability to learn airport operations, procedures, and federal aviation laws as they pertain to the Pueblo Memorial Airport, including, its surrounding area including runway, gate locations, instrument landing system, critical isolation areas, airfield vehicular traffic controls, controlled access points, aircraft traffic patterns and taxi routes, drainage systems, water supplies, airfield lighting color code/marking systems, airfield pavement marking and signing systems, aircraft navigational aids, and fuel storage and distribution locations;
Skill and ability perform airport security duties and the general maintenance of buildings, paved surfaces, as well as unpaved surfaces, and light machinery;
Ability to learn the Snow and Ice Control Plan and removal techniques and methods, airfield clearing priorities, and the related requirements;
Ability to respond to emergency situations which may include heavy labor in all weather conditions;
Skill and ability to operate light to heavy duty trucks and equipment;
Ability to understand and perform basic mathematical calculations including addition, subtraction and division;
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally;
Skill and ability to learn to operate and transmit data via two-way communications units (radio) in an airport environment;
Working knowledge of hand tools, power tools, plumbing, electrical and carpentry;
Ability to recognize, prioritize and take immediate and appropriate corrective action;
Must be able to perform all the job duties in a safe manner;
Must have keen observational skills and be detail oriented;
Ability to work independently and make critical operational decisions, in absence of supervision or as a member of a team in the presence of emergency situations;
Ability to adapt to fast-changing hazardous airport conditions;
Ability to operate a computer and familiarity with Microsoft products;
Ability to learn the Pueblo Memorial Airport Emergency Plan (AEP), and the duties, responsibilities and command structure of an Incident Commander, the Emergency Alert Level system and the ARFF Index System; and
Ability to work successfully with and provide good customer service to supervisors, other City employees, the public and other agencies and organizations.
In addition to the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above, the position requires:
A high school diploma, GED or higher education;
At least six (6) months of successful, documented experience in general maintenance and repair (specifically auto, plumbing, electrical, and carpentry experience); and;
A valid driver's license by date of application and a valid Colorado driver's license by date of appointment.
Demonstrated ability to upkeep maintenance on vehicles and equipment
In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications at the time of application, within six months of appointment the employee must:
Upgrade and convert the Colorado driver's license to a Colorado Commercial Class "B" Drivers License
Obtain a TSA clearance
The written exam is scheduled for November 19, 2019. Please note that the Civil Service Commission may use a Training & Experience (T&E) evaluation of your application to establish an eligibility list for this classification.