Job Description

Pay $20.51/Hour - $32.26/Hour

Nature of Work, Essential Functions & KSA's


You can do great work and love what you do with the City of Delaware. We are an organization that succeeds because of teamwork, dedication, diversity, and the innovative spirit of all our employees. The City of Delaware is an award-winning local government organization known for its professionalism, customer service orientation and a strong commitment to distinctive and well-planned community development. The work environment is stable with excellent benefits and retirement packages.  Our mission is to ensure an effective government, a healthy economy, being a safe city and welcoming you to be a part of this great community!   

Under the immediate supervision of the Airport Operations Supervisor and under the general supervision of the Airport Manger, the Airport Technician is responsible for various activities related to the day-to-day operations and duties associated with the safety, operations, maintenance, and security of the Delaware Municipal Airport.  Heavy emphasis is placed on the ability to respond to and take appropriate action to issues as they arise and to maintain the positive image of the airport.  May be assigned to other maintenance duties in the City's Public Works Department.  This position is subject to emergency callouts and must be able to work overtime, including nights, weekends and stand-by, as required.  

The days and work hours for this position are:  Sunday - Thursday, 8:00am - 5:00pm


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: For purposes of 42 USC 12101

Airport Technician I - Assists in performing the following responsibilities under the immediate supervision of the Airport Operations Supervisor or Airport Manager: 

  1. Performs both 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.
  2. Fuels and moves aircrafts and other vehicles.
  3. Performs 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.
  4. Provides assistance during aircraft emergencies (in conjunction with Fire, Police and FAA personnel), facility equipment failure, airfield navigational aides, airfield lighting failures, building/structure emergencies, pavement failures, hazardous incidents and related emergency situations.
  5. Maintains work records, including complaint resolutions, maintenance and repair logs, vehicle inspection forms, daily work logs, FAA inspection records and other documentation.
  6. Assists the public; responds to routine questions or complaints and requests for service; initiates problem resolution.
  7. Operates a snowplow to removes snow and ice during the winter months.

Airport Technician II - Independently performs the above listed responsibilities under the general presence of either the Airport Operations Supervisor or Airport Manager. 

Airport Technician III - Independently performs the above listed responsibilities and may act as a lead worker to the Airport Technician I and II.



  • Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher, Access, Sharepoint, OneNote, and Teams) and other computer software.
  • City and Department goals and objectives.
  • City and Department policies and procedures.
  • Government structure and process.
  • Safety practices and procedures.
  • Airport facility and ground maintenance procedures and equipment including but not limited to carpentry, painting and basic electrical and plumbing.
  • Airport operations, maintenance, and security.
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations governing general aviation airport maintenance and operation.
  • Aviation and emergency radio communication procedures and techniques.
  • Principles, practices, methods, materials, and tools used in the maintenance, installation, repair, and modification of electrical systems.
  • Hazards and safety precautions associated with aircraft operations, high voltage airfield lighting systems, aviation fuel systems, on-airfield FAA navigation aids and heavy equipment.
  • Applicable electrical, plumbing, fire, building and construction codes.
  • Environmental regulations for hazardous materials and spills.
  • Traffic laws involved in vehicle and equipment operation.
  • Equipment and tool operation and maintenance practices.


  • Excellent organization, attention to detail, accuracy, time management, and critical thinking skills.
  • Using tact, discretion, initiative, and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Civic engagement and customer service.
  • Use and care of tools and equipment necessary to perform facility maintenance and repair tasks.


  • Deal with many variables, define and solve problems.
  • Operate assigned equipment.
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
  • Calculate fractions, decimals, and percentages.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions, policies, and procedures.
  • Be honest, dependable, and trustworthy.
  • Maintain effective working relationships.
  • Communicate effectively, both in oral and written form.
  • Exercise independent judgement and discretion.
  • Perform work in a safe manner and report unsafe activities, conditions, and faulty equipment.
  • Work a non-traditional, flexible schedule to include work during evening hours, on weekends and holidays.
  • Maintain and repair general and specialized airport facilities and equipment.
  • Learn and apply emergency response procedures related to aircraft/facility incidents/accidents and the procedures for notifying regulating authorities.
  • Stay alert and aware at all times in order to prevent injury or accidents.
  • Act in emergency situations or under pressure with minimal guidance or directions.
  • Operate aviation and emergency radios.
  • Read and interpret maps, blueprints, diagrams, technical specifications, operational manuals, and regulatory publications.
  • Learn job-related material primarily through oral instruction and observation; comprehend and apply advanced training techniques.
  • Respond appropriately to complaints using tact and diplomacy in order to maintain a positive public image. 
  • Interpret, apply and stay current on changing federal, state, county and local guidelines and regulations pertaining to airport operations and maintenance.
  • Operate and coordinate daily activities in close proximity to both large and small aircraft, corporate jets and student pilots.
  • Operate a motor vehicle and related equipment skillfully, safely and in accordance with traffic laws and regulations and to diagnose and resolve equipment problems.
  • Work a non-traditional, flexible schedule to include work during evening hours, on weekends and holidays.

Illustrative Examples of Work / Physical Requirements & Working Conditions


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Sufficient strength to lift and carry objects up to fifty (50) pounds for varying distances.
  6. 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.
  7. Ability to perform relatively heavy manual work for extended periods of time and the ability to withstand exposure to variable weather conditions.


Fuel truck, motor vehicles, computer, mowers, GPU, snow broom, tractors, tug, computer software (e.g., Microsoft Office, AVman, and other applicable computer software.)

Training, Experience, and Qualifications



  1. Completion of secondary education or equivalent (high school diploma or GED).
  2. Possess some technical training or coursework to ensure the ability to read, write, and perform basic math.
  3. Experience in grounds or facilities maintenance operations, preferably at an airport.
  4. Technician II - One (1) or more years of experience working as an Airport Technician, ground support, or similar role.
  5. Technician III - Three or more years of experience as an Airport Technician at a general aviation airport. 
  6. Possession of a valid State of Ohio Motor Vehicle Operator's License and ability to maintain insurability under the City's vehicle insurance policy.
  7. Possession of a valid State of Ohio Motor Vehicle Commercial Drivers' License, Class B (class A preferred), including tanker endorsement, or the ability to obtain license within six (6) month probationary period. 
  8. Any combination of training and experience which will indicate the possession of the skills, knowledge and abilities listed below.

Supplemental Information / Special Requirements


**This position is staffed Sunday through Thursday (no exceptions) and performs on-call (after hours) duties.

The City of Delaware offers a complete benefits package to full-time employees including: health, dental, and life insurance, retirement pension and savings plans, paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, and longevity pay and in many positions, paid uniforms or clothing allowance. 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 information above is intended to be illustrative of the kinds of duties that may be assigned to the position and should not be interpreted to describe all the duties which may be required of employees holding this position.

The City of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.  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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