Lead Supervisor - Airfield Maintenance

Aviation, 2933 Airport Blvd., Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #138
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Under general supervision of the Assistant Director of Aviation to supervise and participate in a variety of duties involving both air and land side maintenance at Abilene Regional Airport to standards, including those required by Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 139 and Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) 1542. The federal standards include, but are not limited to, airfield lighting and signage, pavement and maintenance management, maintenance of perimeter and internal security systems, building and grounds maintenance, Passenger Boarding Bridge and Baggage Conveyor systems maintenance and repair.  
Exercises technical and functional supervision over Airport Maintenance Specialist staff.
Performs all maintenance requirements associated with the Airport.
Prioritizes and assigns Airport Maintenance Specialists daily tasks and supervises performance of those tasks.
Teaches and mentors Airport Maintenance Specialists to increase staff skill level.
Completes and maintains a record of inspection forms and work orders.
Conducts performance evaluation of and hiring interviews for Airport Maintenance Specialists and other position interviews as needed.
Will participate in off-hours on-call maintenance rotation.

Maintenance and repairs on 480/208/120 high voltage series circuits and use of a variety of electrical test and measurement equipment for troubleshooting and repairs on airfield lighting systems in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements.
Inspections, repairs, and replacement of all taxiway and runway light fixtures and signs. Ensure the correct application of all airfield lighting and signage. Maintenance on rotating beacon and all wind cones located throughout the airport in accordance with FAA regulations
Routine preventive maintenance and emergency repairs on baggage conveyors, jet bridges, gates, and other airport mechanical and electrical systems.
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. Paints required markings on runways and taxiways and other airport paved surfaces using mobile high pressure painting equipment and the proper application of reflective bead material in accordance with FAA requirements.
Maintains 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.
Mows and maintains all taxiway and runway edges and safety areas. Trim trees and brush. Spray mesquite and weeds to ensure compliance with FAA and TSA requirements. Maintains the other grass areas in accordance with the Airport Wildlife Management Program.
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, or evaluate for outsourcing.
Develop and oversee preventive maintenance schedules for various systems/machinery and paved surfaces.
Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge of:
And a thorough understanding in 480/208/120 high voltage series circuits and a variety of electrical test and measurement equipment for troubleshooting and repairs as found in airfield lighting, passenger boarding bridges and other machinery.
An understanding of ground maintenance practices and equipment.
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.
Operate a motor vehicle safely.
Ability to:
Mentor and teach skills to others.
Work in extreme weather conditions.
Learn to operate on an airfield, including using a radio for communications with the Air Traffic Control Tower.
Respond to urgent repairs or emergencies after hours and in extreme weather conditions.
Learn and comprehend FAA Advisory Circulars and pass annual FAA testing to satisfy compliance with FAR Part 139 requirements.
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.
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:
Three (3) years of previous experience in airfield ground maintenance is preferred.
Two (2) years of supervisory or lead worker experience is preferred. 
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.
Special Requirements:
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:
With or without accommodation, ability to lift 100 pounds.
Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, crawl, twist, and climb.
Exposure to cold, heat, noise, outdoors, vibration, chemicals, explosive materials, electrical hazards, and mechanical hazards.
Individual must pass security background check including a finger print check and pass Airport Class I driving test throughout employment tenure.

Must be able to effectively communicate with FAA personnel in the airport tower by VHF radios and operate equipment around moving aircraft.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Aviation, 2933 Airport Blvd., Abilene, Texas, United States of America