Airport Maintenance Specialist I/II

Aviation, 2933 Airport Blvd., Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #396
Monday, September 19, 2022
Under general supervision, assist in maintaining the Regional Airport to a standard required by Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 139 and Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) 1542.  These standards include but not limited to, airfield lighting and signage, pavement and maintenance management, maintenance on perimeter and internal security systems, building and grounds maintenance.  
Airport Maintenance Specialist I exercises no supervision.  Airport Maintenance Specialist II may exercise technical and functional supervision over Airport Maintenance Specialist I.
Develop understanding of 480/208/120 high voltage series circuits and a variety of electrical test and measurement equipment for troubleshooting and repairs on airfield lighting systems in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements.
Perform inspections, repair, and replacement of all taxiway and runway light fixtures and signs.  Ensure the correct application of all airfield lighting and signage.  Performs routine maintenance on rotating beacon and maintains all wind cones located throughout the airport in accordance with FAA regulations.
Read and understand wire schematics as they apply to a multitude of applications for preventive and corrective maintenance.  These applications include, but are not limited to, airfield lighting, building electrical systems, electrical operated doors, baggage conveyors, heating and cooling systems, and passenger boarding bridges.
Perform routine preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, and emergency repairs on baggage conveyors, jet bridges, gates and other airport mechanical and electrical systems.
Possess an understanding of computer controlled cooling and heating systems and the ability to be trained to perform preventive and limited corrective maintenance on all types of heating and cooling systems.
Perform repairs to asphalt and cement surfaces.  These include but are not limited to repairs to surface cracks and holes on taxiways and runways and other paved airport surfaces; paint runways and taxiways paved surfaces and other airport paved surfaces using mobile high pressure painting equipment and the proper application of reflective bead material in accordance with FAA requirements.
Maintain the airport operational capability during inclement weather by performing snow/ice removal using a variety of snow/ice removal equipment.  This includes the operation of snow plows and brooms, the spreading of anti-icing materials and cleanup after each weather event.
Perform mowing and maintenance techniques of all taxiway and runway edges and safety areas; trims trees and brush; spray mesquite and weeds to ensure compliance with FAA and Department of Homeland Security requirements; maintain other grass areas to support the Airport Wildlife Management Program.
Maintain the serviceability of security fencing supporting Department of Homeland Security regulations.
Perform various cosmetic and functionality repairs in airport buildings.  These include but are not limited to ceiling and sign lighting in terminal, overhead manual and electric roll-up doors, minor repairs to elevators and escalators, plumbing repairs, drywall repairs, flooring repairs and painting.
Airport Maintenance Specialist II
Assists with the training of the Airport Maintenance Specialist I on all types of equipment used by the maintenance division.

Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Knowledge of:

Methods, materials, and equipment used in installation and/or repair of high voltage             lighting, basic asphalt and cement repairs, building maintenance.
Principles, practices, and occupational hazards, hazardous material control, and safety precautions of general maintenance work.
Safe driving principles and practices.
Skill to:
Operate and care for a variety of tools, materials, and equipment used in airfield and building maintenance trades.
Safely operate a motor vehicle.

Ability to:
Understand airfield ground maintenance practices and operate equipment.

Perform general carpentry, electrical, and plumbing work.

Safely and effectively operate machinery, such as, backhoe, sweeper, front-end loader, dump truck, tractor, bat-wing shredder, riding lawn mower, snowplow and forklift.

Perform specialized manual tasks.

Respond to after-hours repair calls.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.
Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.
Airport Maintenance Specialist II
            Lead and manage a team in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.
Experience and Training Guidelines:
Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.  Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:
A high school diploma or GED is required.
License or Certificate:

A valid Texas driver’s license, the ability to obtain one within ninety (90) days of employment, or a military waiver is required.
Airport Maintenance Specialist I:
One (1) year of experience in performing heavy manual work is required.
Previous experience in general building maintenance work is preferred.
Airport Maintenance Specialist II:

Two (2) years of experience comparable to Airport Maintenance Specialist I with the City of Abilene is required.
The Airport Maintenance Specialist II has the ability to work independently and without supervision.
Special Requirements:
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:
Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, crawl, twist, and climb.

With or without accommodation, ability to lift up to 100 pounds.

Exposure to cold, heat, noise, outdoors, vibration, chemicals, explosive materials, electrical hazards, and mechanical hazards.

Individuals must pass a security background check including a fingerprint check and pass Airport Class I driving test.

Must be able to effectively communicate with FAA personnel in the airport tower by VHF radios and operate equipment around moving aircraft in accordance with FAA standards.
Must be able to comprehend FAA circulars and pass annual FAA testing to satisfy compliance with FAA part 139 requirements for commercial aircraft operations on airports.

Considered Essential Personnel in the event of City Offices closure and reports to work as assigned by the Director.


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $15.04
  • Max Hiring Rate $19.79
Location on Google Maps
  • Aviation, 2933 Airport Blvd., Abilene, Texas, United States of America