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Airfield Maint Supervisor
The fundamental reason this classification exist is to oversee and supervise skilled and semi-skilled workers and work crews performing specialized maintenance of the Airport's grounds and facilities. Employees in this class participates in and monitors the Airports runways, taxiways, runway lights, taxiway lights, parking aprons and hangars, automatic electric operated access gates, and the Airports electrical power generating equipment. The essential functions are: plans and implements schedule of maintenance projects; supervises the maintenance and repair of all lighting and electrical systems; plans, directs and schedules the work of employees; performs administrative related duties; and recommends an annual maintenance budget. General supervision is received from the Deputy Airport Director, but the employee will play a leadership role in identifying and correcting maintenance problems on the airfield, taking a hands on approach as necessary.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following list was developed through a job analysis; however, it is not exhaustive and other duties may be required and assigned. A person with a disability which is covered by the ADA must be able to perform the essential functions of the job unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions is to be used as a starting point to determine essential functions for a specific position at a specific location at a specific time. The ADA was intended to be applied on a case-by-case basis with the understanding that one position may differ from another similar position. The performance of non-essential functions is not optional for employees not covered under the ADA.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Plans and implements schedule of maintenance projects using work requests following FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and departmental policies and procedures in order to maintain FAA certification for a safe and efficient airport.

Supervises and assists in the painting of runway center lines, hold lines, taxi lines, and parking lots.
Plans, supervises and assists in the grass cutting activities.
Maintains drainage ditches and washout areas.
Inspects and ensures proper water drainage through drainage system.
Supervises landscaping, tree trimming and maintenance of fencing.
Plans, supervises and assists in the maintenance of paved surfaces such as runways, taxiways, roads and parking lots.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Supervises the maintenance and repair of all lighting and electrical systems using electrical and mechanical hand tools following departmental policies and procedure and FAA requirements in order to ensure aircraft visibility.

Ensures that all runway and taxiway lights are operational.
Replaces bulbs on all runways and taxiways as needed.
Checks lighting position for proper operation of high voltage transformer.
Maintains baggage belts, access gates, sump pumps, hazard lights and emergency generators.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Plans, directs and schedules the work of skilled and unskilled workers engaged in a variety of maintenance activities using work requests, telephone, calculator and two-way radio following departmental policies and procedures in order to ensure projects completed accurately and in a timely manner.

Establishes work schedules for airfield maintenance employees.
Assigns priorities to work completion in accordance with operational needs and administrative directives.
Approves leave requests.
Trains and instructs workers on tasks to be performed.
Trains and instructs workers on safety techniques.
Maintains training records for airfield maintenance staff.
Makes recommendations for hiring of employees under his supervision.
Makes recommendations for discipline of employees under his supervision.
Coordinates and ensures preventive maintenance tasks are performed.
Coordinates the activities for contractors performing maintenance at the airfield.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Performs administrative related duties to include record keeping following departmental policies and procedures in order to document department activities.

Follows up on orders for parts or supplies.
Makes arrangements for repair or replacement of equipment.
Investigates/evaluates maintenance problems of leasors.
Confers with Deputy Director and other staff concerning maintenance needs/projects.
Maintains records of work request completion.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Recommends an annual maintenance budget and makes annual projections for new equipment and consumable supplies using current and previous year's budget, supervisor's request, and budget justifications following departmental policies and procedures in order to maintain efficient and effective operations of the facility.

Maintains inventory of consumable supplies.
Purchases consumable supplies such as paint, gasoline, insecticides and hand tools.
Monitors cost to compare with budget.
Obtains price quotes for equipment purchases such as trucks, tractors, mowers, bush hogs, road graders, bulldozers and chain saws.
Projects and prepares budget request information for maintenance operations.
Knowledge of electricity and electrical circuits including AC and DC currents, amps, volts, ohms, circuit breakers, receptacles and switches needed to ensure safety of working environment, isolate electrical problems and train employees to repair and maintain electrical equipment and systems.

Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of heavy equipment including tractors, motor grader and dump truck as needed to maintain efficient operations of equipment.

Knowledge of the maintenance and repair of asphalt, concrete, dirt and gravel surfaces as needed to maintain various types of surface areas.

Knowledge of methods, practices, and tools used in striping and painting paved surfaces.

Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions as needed to perform maintenance duties.

Knowledge of FAA and Airport Authority Rules and Regulations pertaining to the maintenance and security of airport runways, taxiways, lighting and surrounding approaches.

Knowledge of the principles and techniques used in scheduling work, assigning priorities, calculating cost of equipment and materials for maintenance projects.

Knowledge of EPA and ADEM standards related to the storage, dispensing, disposal and water run-off of fuel and other chemicals.

Skill in the operation, maintenance and repair of heavy equipment, groundskeeping hand and power tools as needed to train, instruct employees and perform various maintenance duties.

Skill in the maintenance/repair of electrical systems and components.

Ability to supervise a group of subordinates.

Ability to work independently with limited supervision to include weighing consequences of actions or decisions, making decisions, time management, and prioritization as needed to ensure repairs are completed timely, work load distributed fairly, and all building equipment and systems operating smoothly.

Ability to plan, organize and manage employees and resources for efficient and effective performance of a variety of maintenance activities.

Ability to perform administrative tasks such as budgeting, time allocation and record keeping.

Ability to work nights and weekends.

Ability to be "on-call" 24 hours a day.

Physical ability to lift weight up to 50 pounds.

Physical ability to walk, stoop, bend, crawl and climb as needed to perform maintenance task or instruct employees.
High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent and five (5) years of airfield maintenance experience involving electrical circuits and equipment, including or supplemented by two (2) years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Must be able to work in various weather conditions such as rain, extreme heat and/or cold. Must submit to a 5-year employment and criminal background check to include fingerprinting in order to satisfy Federal Aviation Administration requirements. Must have a valid driver licenses and an insurable driving record.
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