Airfield Maintenance Manager

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CLT Airport

Located at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the Field Maintenance Manager is responsible for maintaining the appearance and function of the airport airfield, landside and other property, in accordance with federal requirements and department standards, by scheduling and overseeing the work of employees performing maintenance, repair and construction.

General Information
• Basic work hours 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  Work required at other times for supervision, training and during special events, inclement weather and urgent/emergency situations.
• Valid driver’s license, with no more than 6 points, required.  Ability to obtain and maintain a City Driving Permit.
• Certain convictions will disqualify individuals from unescorted access privileges and therefore exclude from employment.
• AMA driver endorsement (obtain within 90 days of employment).

• Supervises and directs the activities of supervisors and crew members in the areas of a) heavy equipment operations, b) airfield lighting & electrical, c) landscaping, d) grounds clean-up, and e) airfield, roadway & ramp pavement repair and painting.
• Oversees weekend and third shift crews
• Manage and oversee construction projects both airside and landside from conception to completion with varying dollar amounts.
• Manage solicitations and contracts for professional services for various construction projects.
• Manage and oversee Airport’s storm water controls, structures and ponds program to ensure compliance with county regulations and best management practices.
• Ensures compliance with Federal Aviation Regulation Part 139 annual airport certification and Airport Certification Manual; ensures daily inspection discrepancies are corrected in a timely manner.
• Ensures compliance with all City, Airport, and Environmental regulations; apply safety rules and regulations and ensure crew follows same.
• Plans and implements construction repairs including scope of work, plans, specifications, and cost estimates pertaining to these projects and works with Aviation Finance to ensure compliance of all procurement policies and guidelines.
• Solicits, manage, monitor, review and inspects various maintenance contracts including landscaping, surface cleaning, fence repair, airfield lighting and other contracts as needed; inspects all work to ensure contract compliance with specifications.
• Coordinate various work and or projects with airlines, FAA, tenants, and other aviation department staff to ensure minimal impact on operations.
• Motivates, instructs and coaches subordinates; identifies and resolves performance issues.
• Identifies needs and makes recommendations for improvements to further develop employee knowledge, technical skills and the efficiency of the operation.
• Prepares annual operating and capital budgets including CIP projects and equipment. Effectively manages and controls expenditures.
• Evaluates, recommends and requisitions current and future equipment purchases
• Responds to calls outside of normal work hours and returns to work as needed to resolve urgent problems 24/7/365.
• Coordinates activities of snow operations crews and annual inspections.
• Assists with various other FAA and TSA airport requirements including security, wildlife management, etc.

• Effective leadership, management, human resources, and organizational skills, including the ability to motivate, instruct and coach subordinates are required, as is the initiative to identify, solve and follow-up on any performance issues or projects.
• Must be able to enhance team spirit and improve conflict resolution and problem solving skills amongst employees.
• Considerable knowledge of the airfield and other airport property, including related procedures and operations and the ability to communicate effectively and clearly, verbally and in writing, including radio communications are required.
• Must be able to work effectively with tenants, co-workers, other agencies and the traveling public and represent the airport in a professional, positive manner.
• Time and project management skills
• Familiar with construction processes, means and methods, and materials
• Respond calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

Prefer a minimum of five years’ experience in airport operations, airport management, and/or grounds and pavement management, including supervisory experience, required.  Prefer AAAE-CM (American Association of Airport Executives –Certified Member) certificate.

High school graduation or equivalent and nine years relevant work experience


Associate’s Degree and seven years relevant work experience


Bachelor’s level degree and five years relevant work experience


Master’s level degree and three years relevant work experience


The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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