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Employer: City of Liberal
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Job Title: Airport Maintenance Technician
Salary: $0 


Job Description:

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. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • 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.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • 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.

 

Ability to:

  • 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 Environment:

  • 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.

Additional Requirements:

  • 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.



Vacancy Number: 25432

Open Date: 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: