Director of Maintenance – MEM

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority is seeking a Director of Maintenance who will be responsible for directing and overseeing the maintenance function for Memphis International Airport (MEM), and General DeWitt Spain, and Charles W. Baker airports. The position is responsible for upkeep, repair and maintenance of structures and infrastructure of authority-owned properties, landside, airside, and terminals as well as utilities, vehicles, pavement, roadways, and grounds.

The Director of Maintenance reports directly to the Executive Vice President of Operations / COO and is responsible for approximately 160 employees and an Operating Budget of $16M and a Capital Outlay Budget of $8M in FY22 (ending June 30).

Preferred Position Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Airport Management, or related field. Five (5) years of supervisory experience in a maintenance function, working knowledge of building and airfield maintenance, budget preparation and necessary FAA regulations. Extensive human relations, planning, collaboration, leadership, and communication skills. Must become a Qualifying Agent for a CMC state contractor license within 24 months of employment. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered including maintenance or systems oversight within comparable industries. Translatable experience may come from manufacturing, warehouse, airport, public works, hospitals, universities, or other similar industry. Considerable senior management and leadership experience is required.

Salary & Benefits

The starting salary for this position is $157,304 with an increase to $165,584 after a 6 month probationary period. A starting salary at or near the higher starting salary is possible for the exceptional candidate. MEM offers an attractive benefits package, including relocation assistance. There is no residency requirement. For additional details on the benefits, click here.

*MEM is undergoing a review of paygrade program and anticipate adjustments in 2022 based on the review that will include COLA increase effective July 1.

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Filing Deadline: February 16, 2022

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