Airport Operations Coordinator II

MKE Airport

Join the Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport family and live in the vibrant city of Milwaukee known for its rich history, summer festivals, delicious food, and vibrant art scene. With plenty of shorelines and parks, Milwaukee offers a unique blend of natural and urban beauty.

As an Airport Operations Coordinator II with Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport, you will be a part of a family you can connect with, grow with, and have fun with!

Do You Have What It Takes?

Do people notice your positive attitude, your work ethic, and your excellent communication skills? Do you have the ability to work in a high-volume, fast-paced and team-focused environment? A successful candidate will be passionate to provide exceptional guest service and ensures passengers’ safe, legal, and efficient flow through the busiest airport in Wisconsin. The AOC2s spend their day outside driving on the airfield ready to react and respond to incidents, events, opportunities, and complaints in a professional manner and takes appropriate actions. Every day and every shift are different at MKE. AOC2s need to be adaptable, detail-oriented, and can think on their feet in a potentially stressful environment. All while remembering and ensuring compliance with 14 CFR 77, 139, and 49 CFR 1542.

This position exists to comply with Federal Aviation Administration 14CFRPart139 and Transportation Security Administration 49CFRPart1542 regulations required to operate a commercial airport, General Mitchell International Airport (MKE), and a general aviation airport, Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport (MWC).  The Airport Operations Coordinator II performs daily inspections to ensure facilities and airfield are within applicable standards; represents airport management until relieved by higher authority.

We Need YOU.

Your Job Duties Will Include:

  • Daily inspections of airfield and airport facilities – Ensures compliance with Federal, State, County and Airport policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and ordinances.
  • Coordinate snow removal efforts on airfield and airport facilities – Make sound decisions based on established procedures and resolve issues in a professional manner.
  • Coordinate airport construction and maintenance airfield projects – Anticipate consequences of airfield construction/repair projects relative to maintaining airport, airfield safety and operational needs.
  • Respond to incidents, accidents of various size – Take charge until relieved by higher authority; investigate cause; take appropriate measures to correct issues. Make sound and timely decisions under stressful conditions.
  • Complete assorted reports to document events at airport – Write clear and concise reports; possess knowledge of computer systems.
  • Coordinate VIP movements and special operations/events – Anticipate effects that large crowds and/or special VIP-handling requests will have on normal airport operations.
  • Respond to terminal, facility, and security incidents as needed – When dispatched, respond to terminal, facility and security events as needed. Assist Milwaukee County Fire Department in second-responder capacity.
  • Meet with airport users/tenants to resolve operational problems – Make sound decisions based on established procedures; maintain good working relationships with internal and external agencies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management – Prioritize tasks accordingly based on operational need; resolve issues in a professional manner.
  • Training – Provide and support on-the-job training for new employees.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Authorized to work in USA.
  • Valid Driver’s License at time of application with the ability to obtain a Wisconsin Driver’s license within six (6) months of hire. Must maintain a valid license throughout employment.
  • Employees must undergo a criminal history background check to maintain security clearance for unescorted access to secured areas of the airport.
  • High school diploma and 1 year of work experience in Aviation.
  • Ability to lift/carry up to 30 lbs. and push/pull up to 30 lbs. on an occasional basis.

Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in aviation management or related field only
  • AAAE Airport Certified Employee-Operations
  • AAAE Certified Member

This role is 40 hours a week, 7 days a week, variable schedule, rotational weekends, occasional OT.

Closing Date: 05/31/2024 @ 10:59 pm or upon receiving 50 applicants.

Note: This Original Examination is open to all qualified applicants authorized to work in the United States. The incumbent must establish residency in Wisconsin within six (6) months of appointment and maintain such residency throughout their incumbency. The selection process will be job-related and will depend on one or more of the following: education, experience, evaluation (written, oral, or performance tests), other assessment methods.


Milwaukee County is committed to fostering an equitable working environment, free from discrimination and harassment, on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. We prohibit any form of discrimination, harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, pregnancy related condition, national origin, age, disability, FMLA status, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, or any other category or status that is now or in the future protected by federal, state, and local law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

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