Airside Operations Technician

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Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) is currently accepting applications for the full-time, non-exempt position of Airside Operations Technician at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD).



Under the direction and guidance of the Airside Operations Manager and Supervisor, the Airside Operations Technician is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operations of the Airport to ensure compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations pertaining to airport operations.  This role provides a dynamic environment that requires an Airside Operations Technician to be quickly adaptable, have timely communication, and provide professional engagements to coworkers and customers.  At Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) the major role of an Airside Operations Technician is to Inspect, Detect, and Report.



Represents the Airport in a professional manner with the direction of the Airside Operations Manager and Supervisor.
Ensures compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations 14 CFR Part 139, the Airport Certification Manual, the Airport Emergency Plan, the Wildlife Hazard Management Plan, as well as other federal and local regulations.
Concurrently and separately performs airfield operations activities, including the inspection of airport facilities, perimeter fencing, gate access, buildings, and surrounding airport property; records discrepancies and arranges for corrective actions.
Engages with staff and tenants on Airfield improvements.
Actively promotes Safety and Compliance within the Airport community.
Acts as a representative for PGD while responding to all emergencies, incidents, and accidents; composes and distributes accident and incident reports to all necessary personnel; and coordinates any other assistance as needed.
Provides escort through the secure areas of the Airport Operations Area (AOA).
Remains current on any new FAA and TSA Advisory Circulars and informs the Airside Operations Manager/Supervisor of changes.
Monitors driving habits to ensure driving rules are followed and reports to the Manager/Supervisor if reiteration of the rules are needed.
Executes minor maintenance and assists with emergency repairs.
Performs other duties and works on projects as assigned and delegated by Airside Manager.



Bachelor’s Degree in related field; at least 1 year of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified; or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.  Certification as a private pilot is highly desirable.



Proficiency using standard office technology, including Microsoft Office 365 and database applications.
Able to problem solve independently and to seek assistance.
Knowledge of general and commercial aviation operations and procedures.
Skilled with aviation and ground base radio systems or similar equipment.
Able to provide excellent customer service.
Experience with wildlife management.
Able to drive on and off road in a safe manor.



Capable of working in all weather conditions, including extreme heat and rain.
Able to lift 50 pounds, push, climb, and walk or drive a majority of the workday.
Able to work flexible hours and shift work, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
Able to respond to on-call emergencies as needed.
Able to see with correction 20/20 and not be color impaired.
Able to work with background noises in the office and on the airfield.



Charlotte County Airport Authority promotes opportunities for growth and career development.  Programs such as achieving AAAE ACE-Operations, AAAE CM, FAA NF-Obs Weather certifications, and education tuition reimbursement are available to Airside Operations Technicians.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free workplace.  Background checks, drug and fitness screenings are done prior to employment.


Starting Pay Range:  $17.00 – $21.68 Hourly


Great Benefits Package Including:  Medical, Dental, Vision, Cost-Free Employee Health Centers, Florida Retirement System Pension or Investment Plan, 457b Deferred Compensation/Investment Plan, Vacation, Sick Time, 11 Paid Holidays, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Incentive Plan


About Charlotte County Airport Authority, Punta Gorda Airport:  The Charlotte County Airport Authority owns and operates Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), located in Punta Gorda, Florida.  PGD operates commercial services with Allegiant Air, serving over 1.6 million passengers in 2019 and over 1.1 million in 2020.  PGD also serves a large General Aviation community with 400 based aircraft.


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