Job Description

Salary: $42,806.40 Annually
Closing: Continuous
Nature of Work, Essential Functions & KSA's

Under the immediate supervision of the Airport Manager/Supervisor and under the general supervision of the Public Works Operations Superintendent, is responsible for duties associated with the safety, operations, maintenance, and security of the Delaware Municipal Airport. Must respond to and take appropriate action to address issues as they arise and to maintain the positive image of the airport. This position is subject to emergency call-outs and must be able to work overtime, including nights, weekends and stand-by, as required.

The days and work hours for this position are: Tuesday - Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Technician I (entry level)

  1. Assists in maintaining the Delaware Municipal Airport to meet Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and advisory circulars for airport operations; ensures compliance of City codified ordinances and general airport rules and regulations.
  2. Conducts daily inspections of all airport safety, security and operational areas and equipment including runway and taxiways, airfield lighting, parking aprons, hangers, terminal buildings, fuel storage areas and perimeter fences and gates for compliance with Federal, State and local airport rules and regulations, including NAV aid inspections and FOD removal.
  3. Performs daily fuel quality check, and orders and receiving fuel loads.
  4. Reconciles previous day’s sales accurately and completes weekly and daily fuel sales reports.
  5. Receives payment for aircraft fuel and oil sales; prepares sales tickets and credit card forms related to sale transactions.
  6. Performs semi-skilled and skilled labor in the construction, maintenance and repair work of airport buildings, hangers, pavement, airfield lighting, security lighting, security fencing, aviation fuel storage and dispensing, as well as other facilities and grounds.
  7. Responds to and provides assistance during aircraft emergencies (in conjunction with Fire, Police and FAA personnel), facility equipment failure, airfield navigational aids, airfield lighting failures, building/structure emergencies, pavement failures, hazardous incidents and related emergency situations.
  8. Maintains work records, including complaint resolutions, maintenance and repair logs, vehicle inspection forms, daily work logs, FAA inspection records and other documentation.
  9. Assists the public; responds to routine questions or complaints and requests for service; initiates problem resolution.
  10. Work independently with daily oversight.

Technician II (intermediate level) In addition to the functions listed above:
  1. Ensures compliance of airport Rules and Regulations.
  2. Resolves minor tenant and transient issues.
  3. Proficiently refuels a variety of corporate and GA aircraft.
  4. Proficiently moves corporate and GA aircraft to include into and out of hangars.
  5. Operates all snow removal equipment proficiently, including single axel dump truck, pickup truck, tractor mounted snow blower, rotary snow broom, runway sander.
  6. Issues accurate NOTAM's to include runway conditions in winter months through FAA NOTAM's manager web site.
  7. Work independently with minimal oversight.

Technician III (advanced level) In addition to the functions listed above:
  1. Schedules daily work duties for technicians.
  2. Resolves minor and major tenant and transient issues including enforcement of airport rules and regulations. Makes airport operations decisions without direct oversite.
  3. Contacts and works with contractors on airport repair and development projects.
  4. Issues hangar and tie-down leases, receives and files required tenant documents, aircraft insurance, state registration etc.
  5. Works independently.
  6. Trains inexperienced technicians on airport maintenance and operational procedures.
  7. Fills in for Airport Manager during their absence.

  • Skilled in the use and care of tools and equipment necessary to perform facility maintenance and repair tasks.
  • Skill in working independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction.
  • Skill in performing a variety of duties which may include changing tasks often and without advanced notice.
  • Knowledge of airport facility and ground maintenance procedures and equipment including but not limited to carpentry, painting and basic electrical and plumbing.
  • Knowledge of airport operations, maintenance and security.
  • Knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations governing general aviation airport maintenance and operation.
  • Knowledge of aviation and emergency radio communication procedures and techniques.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, materials and tools used in the maintenance, installation, repair and modification of electrical systems.
  • Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions associated with aircraft operations, high voltage airfield lighting systems, aviation fuel systems, on-airfield FAA navigation aids and heavy equipment.
  • Knowledge of applicable electrical, plumbing, fire, building and construction codes.
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations for hazardous materials and spills.
  • Knowledge of traffic laws involved in vehicle and equipment operation.
  • Knowledge of equipment and tool operation and maintenance practices.
  • Ability to work a non-traditional, flexible schedule to include work during evening hours, on weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to maintain and repair general and specialized airport facilities and equipment.
  • Ability to learn and apply emergency response procedures related to aircraft/facility incidents/accidents and the procedures for notifying regulating authorities.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations in order to calculate quantities, trends, times, distances, measures and weights.
  • Ability to stay alert and aware at all times in order to prevent injury or accidents.
  • Ability to act in emergency situations or under pressure with minimal guidance or directions.
  • Ability to operate aviation and emergency radios.
  • Ability to read and interpret maps, blueprints, diagrams, technical specifications, operational manuals and regulatory publications.
  • Ability to learn job-related material primarily through oral instruction and observation; comprehend and apply advanced training techniques.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively with individuals in a face-to-face one-on-one setting; by phone or two-way radio and through written form.
  • Ability to respond appropriately to complaints using tact and diplomacy in order to maintain a positive public image.
  • Ability to interpret, apply and stay current on changing federal, state, county and local guidelines and regulations pertaining to airport operations and maintenance.
  • Ability to operate and coordinate daily activities in close proximity to both large and small aircraft, corporate jets and student pilots.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle and related equipment skillfully, safely and in accordance with traffic laws and regulations and to diagnose and resolve equipment problems.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and related software and to demonstrate proficiency in preparing work orders, documents, e-mail communications, time sheets, activity reports, inspection reports, maintenance logs, etc.
  • Ability to perform work in a safe manner and report unsafe activities, conditions and faulty equipment.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with fellow City staff, associates, contractors, airport tenants and the general public.

Illustrative Examples of Work / Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

Technician I
  1. Maintains, repairs, troubleshoots and inspects high voltage constant current airfield lighting systems, runways, taxiways, obstruction lighting, navigational aids, airfield signage along with various security and general lighting of the airport for safety and security.
  2. Maintains, repairs and inspects building and grounds including painting, mowing, irrigating, carpentry, weed control and related duties; assists with snow and ice control operations.
  3. Operates and communicates daily with VHF radio equipment.
  4. Performs traffic, pedestrian and crowd control operations.
  5. Responsible for removing foreign objects and/or debris from airfield.
  6. Responsible for performing general custodial services to ensure acceptable appearance of airport facilities.
  7. Performs duties to monitor and enforce security regulations, fire and life safety codes and vehicle operation and parking rules.
  8. Notifies pilots, tenants and businesses of work being performed; responds to questions or complaints, notifies affected users of outages or requests for service and initiates problem resolution.
  9. Operates and performs inspections on all vehicles and heavy equipment including but not limited to scissor lifts, haul truck, tractor and attachments, and service vehicles.
  10. Performs general cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep vehicles, equipment and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, checking fluid levels, replacing fluids, greasing equipment, replacing parts, washing/cleaning equipment, or cleaning shop/work areas; responsible for monitoring equipment operations to ensure and maintain efficiency and safety.
  11. Exercises the necessary care and caution in handling and/or operating vehicles, equipment and tools related to the performance of essential functions and follows City-wide and department-specific safety policies/practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety, prevention, reporting and monitoring.
  12. Performs other related duties as necessary.

Technician II - In addition to the examples listed above:
  1. Assists with fueling of general aviation and corporate jet aircraft
  2. Moves aircraft in and out of hangars
  3. Service jet aircraft pre/post flight
  4. Assists with issuing Notices to Airmen (NOTAM's) to report activity or conditions affecting flight operations.
  5. Provides or coordinates activities related to aircraft towing and emergency removal.

Technician III - In addition to the examples listed above:
  1. Order GA and Jet A fuel delivery
  2. Performs various administrative duties such as issuing lease agreements/renewals and access control cards.
  3. Meet with/oversee vendors and contractors regarding repair and maintenance to airport facilities and equipment.
  4. Attend Airport Committee or related meetings to discuss Airport issues, concerns, or to provide updated information as may be requested.

  • The primary duties of this position are performed in an outdoor environment that may involve exposure to adverse weather conditions, aviation and vehicular traffic, and related hazards including low to medium electrical voltage, the use of power tools and equipment and hazardous chemicals and materials.
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodations, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions, operate aviation and emergency radios, discern emergency warnings and alarms and understand department and safety rules and regulations.
  • Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, comprehend written work instructions and work orders, technical manuals and related diagrams, and move through unfamiliar buildings and work sites.
  • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate a personal computer, operate equipment, operate hand and power tools and to make repairs and adjustments to equipment.
  • Sufficient strength to lift and carry objects up to fifty (50) pounds for varying distances.
  • Sufficient body flexibility, mobility, stamina and balance to perform maintenance and repair operations that require bending, stooping, kneeling, stretching and other physical exertions including working under vehicles, climbing and working on ladders and power lifts up to 35 feet high, on building roofs and towers and in an airport environment.
  • Ability to perform relatively heavy manual work for extended periods of time and the ability to withstand exposure to variable weather conditions.

Training, Experience, and Qualifications

1. High school diploma or GED and some technical training or coursework to ensure the ability to read, write, perform basic math.
2. Experience in ground and facilities maintenance operations, preferably at an airport:

  • Technician I - one year preferred
  • Technician II - two years required, including experience in the operation of heavy equipment
  • Technician III - four years required; including experience in the operation of heavy equipment
3. NATA Safety 1sttraining:
  • Technician I - Basic level training completed within 6 months of hire
  • Technician II - Intermediate level training
  • Technician III - Expert level training to include Line Service Supervisor track
4. Possession of a valid State of Ohio Motor Vehicle Commercial Drivers' License class B with air brake and tanker endorsement within 6 months of hire.
5. Must be able to work a non-traditional, flexible schedule to include work during evening hours, on weekends and holidays.
6. Must be honest, dependable and trustworthy and pass background check and drug test.

Supplemental Information / Special Requirements

This position is part of the Management Pay Plan. Details about the compensation and benefits for this position can be found in the agreement by clicking here.

The class specification which appears above is intended to be sufficient merely to identify the class and be illustrative of the kinds of duties that may be assigned to the position allocated to the class and should not be interpreted to describe all of the duties which may be required of employees holding a position assigned to this class.

The City of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA), the City of Delaware will provide reasonable accommodations, upon reasonable request, to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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