JOB TITLE: AIRPORT MASTER MECHANIC
REPORTS TO: AIRPORT FACILITIES DIRECTOR
JOB PURPOSE: FUNCTIONS AS AIRPORT MASTER MECHANIC FOR VEHICLES, AND BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS. MAY INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO VEHICLES, PROPERTY, PLANT, AND EQUIPMENT.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Skilled Certified journeyman level work in the maintenance and repair of gasoline and diesel driven equipment. Work requires the performance of skilled tasks in mechanical repair and maintenance of automobiles, heavy duty trucks, tractors and other standard and special equipment in accordance with standard trade practices. This job also may be required to perform routine maintenance work in the physical maintenance of the airport buildings and grounds. Work is supervised by the Airport Facilities Director.
1. Performs work involved with any repair of vehicles or equipment within the capability of the Airport Maintenance Department.
2. Diagnosis problems using engine analyzers and other diagnostic tools and recommends repairs on all types of equipment owned by the airport.
3. Evaluates the need for replacement parts and places orders for parts and supplies while monitoring usage as to remain within the airport’s budget. Helps with budget planning for the future.
4. Review work orders and discuss with Airport Facilities Director.
5. Perform annual DOT inspections to ensure all important parts are examined including but not limited to belts, hoses, steering systems, spark plugs, brake systems, fuel systems, wheel bearings shocks and other potential troublesome areas.
6. Repair, replace and adjusts brakes, both hydraulic and air.
7. Plan work procedures using charts, technical manuals, and experience.
8. Test and adjust repaired systems to meet manufacturers’ performance specifications.
9. Disassemble units and inspect parts for wear using micrometers, calipers, and gauges.
10. Overhaul and replace carburetors, blowers, Generators, distributors, starters, and pumps, etc.
11. Repair and service air conditioning, heating, engine cooling, and electrical systems.
12. Repair, rebuild or replace parts such as pistons, rods, gears, valves and bearings.
13. Tear down, repair and rebuild faulty assemblies such as power systems, steering systems, hydraulic systems, small engines and linkages.
14. Rewire ignition systems, lights and instrument panels.
15. Install and repair accessories such as radios, heaters, mirrors, windshield wipers and headlights.
16. Welds and uses torches as needed to repair or fabricate parts for airport equipment.
17. Repair manual / automatic transmission as practical and needed.
18. Operates a variety of airport maintenance equipment including but not limited to snow removal equipment, tractor bush hog, mowers, backhoe, heavy equipment, and light vehicles.
19. Performs snow removal of airport facilities as necessary.
20. Responds to evening, weekend, and holiday emergency calls for service.
21. Performs airport inspection functions as needed.
22. Recognizes, evaluates and corrects safety hazards or advises immediate supervisor of same.
24. Other job duties as may be assigned.
KNOWLEDGE- Graduation from high school or equivalent, supplemented by additional coursework and experience in maintenance and repair of automotive and diesel equipment, airport buildings and grounds maintenance work and operation of light to heavy duty automotive vehicles and construction equipment; or any equivalent combination of experience and training; which provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills:
Must have ten (10) years verifiable mechanical experience consisting of light vehicle, heavy equipment, heavy truck, and tractor.
ASE Master certified in both automotive and heavy truck; consisting of ASE test numbers A-1 thru A-8 and T-2 thru T-7
Considerable knowledge of the general practices applied in the care and safe operation of a wide variety of heavy construction and maintenance equipment.
Must have an A/C recovery certificate.
Current Arkansas Commercial Drivers License (CDL) or ability to obtain such.
Ability to complete certified mechanical training on airport equipment as needed.
Specific knowledge and training to perform repairs and maintenance on airport vehicles to include but not limited to snow equipment, fire apparatus, tractors, brush hog, etc.
Ability to make emergency repairs and adjustments to a wide variety of heavy equipment, and to service and maintain assigned equipment.
An application may be obtained through the Administration Office at One Airport Blvd., Suite 100, Bentonville, AR, 72712 or download a copy from our website at www.flyxna.com. An application must be completed to be considered for employment. You may fax the application to ATTN: Steve Keith at 479-205-1001 or email Steve.Keith@flyxna.com EOE.