An airport maintenance employee has usually the grade of technician or equipment operator. Nonetheless, airport maintenance activities regroup a large variety of different jobs including managerial workers as well as engineers or attendants. An airport maintenance worker should be familiar with heavy equipment and his role is to take care of airport facilities’ maintenance.
Among the many different activities an airport maintenance worker can be assigned, some will be related to runway maintenance, aircraft and related heavy equipment maintenance as well as the usual maintenance of the airport buildings. An airport maintenance employee is likely to evolve within an organized team, and tasks must often be handled in coordination with other departments and services or companies.
Under the responsibility of a team manager or/and maintenance engineer, the general airport maintenance operator will have to perform most tasks related to ground and building maintenance operations, as well as simple equipment maintenance. The responsibilities can include cutting the grass and keeping the runway nice and clean, or taking care of minor carpentry, electrical or other building repairs. Typically, it will be an advantage to:
• Be able to work either alone or in a team
• Have a strong sense of responsibilities
• Be able to take initiatives