Airport Maintenance Tech - City of Liberal
AIRPORT/INDUSTRIAL PARK MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN I
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
The fundamental reason this classification exists is to perform a variety of maintenance activities for airport/industrial park grounds, landscaping areas, equipment, and facilities. Work requires a broad knowledge of construction, equipment, maintenance and repair techniques with individual assignments requiring use of skills in a variety of areas or specialized to one area. Work is normally supervised and inspected by an Airport/Industrial Park Maintenance Supervisor in process and upon completion. The Airport Maintenance Supervisor usually reviews work.
- Airfield and industrial park maintenance work;
- Operates light automotive equipment such as: pickup truck, small dump truck, front end loader, mechanical sweeper, tractor mower, or forklift;
- Performs physical labor tasks in addition to equipment operation;
- Operates and performs maintenance on power lawn mowers such as changing oil, and parts lubrication and adjustment;
- Inspects equipment and vehicles on daily basis to ensure it is fully operational and meets safety standards;
- Occasionally operates equipment at a higher level.
- Paints building surfaces;
- Cleans and sidewalks and picks up leaves and litter;
- Trims and prunes tree branches;
- Installs and repairs small signage;
- Installs and repairs security fencing on airfield grounds;
- Installs traffic control devices in pedestrian, vehicle, and aircraft areas;
- Sets up barricades and other warning devices to channel traffic around maintenance areas or other hazards.
- Assists in construction and repair of concrete/asphalt including the use of all related equipment and tools;
- Operates a small mechanical and a hand-held herbicide applicator;
- Loads and unloads materials onto and from vehicles;
- Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality customer service.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Learn job-related material primarily through oral instruction and observation. This learning takes place mainly in an on-the-job training setting.
- Learn the operation of motorized equipment such as push and riding mowers, string trimmers, edgers and hedge shears.
- Learn proper use of hand tools such as hammers, wrenches, picks, shovels, spades, rakes, loppers, saws or similar tools.
- Learn cleaning, maintenance, and gardening methods, materials and equipment.
- Equipment, materials, and tools used in one or more of the construction trades.
- Security fence installation and repair.
- Methods and practices used in the maintenance and/or expansion of airport facilities.
- Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
- The safe operation of trucks and equipment assigned to position.
- The use of hand tools and air compressors.
- Make sound decisions about equipment operation based on fundamental knowledge of automotive mechanics.
- Establish priorities for own workload based upon such factors as the need for immediate action and work objectives.
- Work with cleaning fluid, chemicals, pesticides, insecticides, paints, cleaning agents or similar solutions using only normal protective equipment to maintain airfield and industrial park grounds.
- Use and interpret graphic instructions, such as blueprints, schematic drawings, and penciled layouts to perform maintenance or special projects.
- Operate power driven machinery such as jack hammer, tamper, other similar sized equipment. Work independently in the performance of regular duties.
- Work shifts and weekends.
- Understand and comply with oral and written instructions in the English language.
- Communicate orally with co-workers in face-to-face one-on-one settings, or using a telephone or two-way radio.
- Make fine, highly controlled muscular movements to adjust the position of a control mechanism.
- Coordinate the movement of more than one limb simultaneously (Example: operating the clutch and accelerator on a vehicle).
- Work cooperatively with other City employees.
- Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.
- Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements.
- Work under hazardous conditions where physical danger exists due to mechanical equipment (i.e., grinding, cutting, crushing, etc.).
- Work in small cramped areas.
- Climb ladders or steps to enter or exit an equipment cab.
· Climb ladders or steps to reach objects.
- Lift arms above shoulder level.
- Work at heights greater than ten feet.
- Travel across rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces.
· Move heavy objects (50 pounds or more) short distances (20 feet or less).
· Move light objects (less than 20 pounds) long distances (more than 20 feet).
· Bend or stoop repeatedly or continually over time.
- Some positions will require the performance of other essential and marginal functions depending upon work location, assignment or shift.
- Some positions require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record. In addition, individuals may be required to pass a Kansas Department of Transportation physical exam and possess the appropriate commercial driver's license (C.D.L.). Pre-employment drug testing is required for C.D.L. positions. Employees in C.D.L. positions will be subject to unannounced alcohol and drug testing as a condition of continued employment. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage.
- This classification requires emergency call-back response and on-call participation as a condition of employment.
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Two years of experience operating commercial equipment under two tons, six months of which must be operating on the same or related type of equipment performed by Airport/Industrial Park Maintenance Technician I. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.