Salt Lake City

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Minimum Salary 
USD $17.45/Hr.
Maximum Salary 
USD $22.75/Hr.
Post End Date 
US-UT-Salt Lake City

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Under the direction of airport senior supervisors and facilities supervisors, serves as an equipment operator performing skilled/semiskilled level work in a wide variety of facilities and crafts required to maintain the Department of Airports airfield and grounds maintenance functions. Operates and trains co-workers on the safe and proper use of all construction/snow removal and other miscellaneous equipment used to perform all required maintenance needs. General duties includes maintaining the airports airfield and grounds facilities; i.e., maintenance of all concrete and asphalt surfaces, cleaning terminal and airfield areas using proper tools and equipment. Performs cleaning, sweeping, garbage removal, fence repair and installation, airfield moving, pavement marking, asphalt/concrete repairs and installation, sub-drainage cleaning or repairs, demolition/construction needs and irrigation/landscaping maintenance. Maintains and prepares equipment for use, performs preventive maintenance such as inspections, cleaning, and lubrication on construction and snow removal equipment. Adjusts and changes equipment attachments as needed.



  • Functions as an equipment operator performing snow and ice removal operations according to FAA guidelines regarding airport winter safety and operations using specialized snow removal equipment; i.e., runway snow blowers, runway plows and brooms or ramp push plows. May function as a lead plow or snow blower operator. May be assigned to runway deicer truck as necessary or any other snow removal machinery to complete snow removal operations. Performs minor repairs and maintenance on equipment/vehicle.
  • Operates specialized heavy equipment such as asphalt pavers, rollers, cranes, loaders, graders, skid steers, backhoes, trenchers, track hoes, sub-drainage equipment, bobtails, ten wheelers, tractor trailers, airfield tractors, sweepers, high-pressure washers, scrubbers, sub drainage equipment and aerial lift equipment. Performs minor repairs and maintenance on equipment/vehicle.
  • Operates and maintains computerized pavement marking equipment, pavement marking trucks, shot blasters, pavement grinders, sandblasters and hand stripers. Rebuilds and maintains pumps, spray guns, high and low pressure paint systems.
  • Performs skilled level work in a variety of maintenance areas including aircraft movement environment, asphalt-concrete pavement, road construction, building demolition, fencing and terminal facilities.  
  • Performs skilled level work in a variety of landscaping and grounds keeping duties including computerized irrigation systems, mowing, weeding, planting, pruning, spraying, cultivation of shrubs, trees, and flowers, and pesticide application.  
  • Reads blueprints, uses maps to detail location of water and drainage lines, determines grades, and makes calculations relating to application of chemicals used on A.O.A. and grounds. Discusses material specifications and effectively makes recommendations to crew lead-person/supervisor. 
  • Maintains contact with airport tower ground control in course of performing airfield maintenance duties; functions according to FAA regulations and A.O.A. movement area (runway, taxiways, etc.) procedures. 
  • Performs duties as a crew lead person, oversees crew maintenance functions ensuring that crew members are on task utilizing proper tools, equipment and personal protective equipment used to perform all required tasks safe and efficiently.
  • Trains co-workers and new employees on the safe and proper use of all airport heavy/light equipment. 
  • Reports problems, status on assigned projects, maintains a daily log keeping records of hours, and materials used to crew lead person/supervisors. Recommends action plans on issues resolution. 
  • Responds and assists in aircraft emergencies, knowledge of proper equipment needed for aircraft incidents and removals, coordinates with lead person/supervisors, managers, FBO’s and arcraft owners for recommendation for removal of disabled aircraft. 
  • Inspects airport property according to federal and TSA mandates.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Four years’ experience in the operation of heavy/light equipment and a thorough understanding of the laws governing the operation of motor vehicles. Knowledge of proper operation, safety requirements and daily maintenance requirements of various types of heavy/light equipment used to maintain all facilities and maintenance functions.
  • Possession of a medical card and valid Commercial Driver's License. Minimum - Class "B," Class "A" optional, or must obtain a valid CDL within 30 days of hire. 
  • Thorough knowledge of all airfield and landside operations as they relate to general maintenance functions and snow removal requirements. Understanding of all rules, guidelines and regulations surrounding operation of equipment and vehicles in an airfield environment; i.e., runways, taxiways, ramps and terminal areas. 
  • Ability to work shifts which may include days, afternoons, graveyards, weekends, and holidays. 
  • Thorough knowledge of all safety rules, hazards and applications of accident prevention measures associated with the operation of heavy/light equipment. 
  • Demonstrated ability to perform duties as a crew leader; overseeing all crew maintenance functions ensuring that crew members are on task utilizing proper tools, equipment and personal protective equipment used to perform all required tasks safe and efficiently. 
  • Must meet the physical requirement of the Post Offer employment Test. 
  • Ability to work in a “lead” capacity and relate well with co-workers and supervisors. 
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints. 
  • Maintain yearly FAA certification allowing access on the airfield SIDA, or must obtain within 30 days of hire. 
  • Required to maintain current confined space, flagger and forklift certifications.



  • Familiarity with basic computer applications. 
  • Ability to communicate both orally, and in written form. 
  • Aviation experience – knowledge of FAR 139, FAA Advisory Circular (Standards for Specifying Construction of Airports). 
  • May be required to have a backflow technician certification.
  • May be required to have a non-commercial pesticide applicator license.

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