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Airfield Mantenance Operator I (Tulsa)

7777 Airport Drive

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compensation: Starting at $15.59/hour
employment type: full-time

Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust operates and manages Tulsa International Airport and RL Jones, Jr. Riverside Airport. We enjoy a smooth and collaborative work environment with a great work/life balance and comprehensive benefit package. Benefits include a pension, partially employer-funded medical insurance and life insurance, 13 paid holidays, and personal time off.


Responsible for performing a variety of job duties involved in the maintenance and operation of RL Jones, Jr. Airport.

•Mows and maintains terminal grounds, as well as airport open space areas. Inspects and performs routine maintenance of airport buildings. Sweeps, washes, paints, and repairs or replaces property belonging to airport inventory.
•Performs minor maintenance of open space structures such as restrooms, shelters, maintenance sheds, etc. by performing custodial, maintenance, painting, plumbing, carpentry, and other types of maintenance as required.
•Performs routine maintenance on lawn and power equipment. Carries out the seeding, fertilizing, top dressing, soil conditioning, watering, and the pest and weed control of airport grounds.
•Maintains and adjusts specialized equipment and tools, including electric motors, pumps, tractors, mowers, and hand-held equipment. Operates tractors, mowers, trucks, brush hogs, and other equipment as needed. Maintains current skills and knowledge in the proper and safe techniques of building and grounds maintenance functions.
•Collects and disposes of solid waste from buildings and grounds; picks up litter from premises.
•Assists in setting up and taking down equipment for various functions and programs, prepares facilities for program use.
•Maintains runway and taxiway lighting and surrounding areas to meet FAA standards.
•Responds to public or other inquiries concerning airport policies and procedures. Exhibits willingness to work with tenants, concessionaires, and patrons on a daily basis.
•Performs custodial work such as required and assigned, including: change light bulbs and fluorescent tubes; sweep floors; buff non-carpeted areas; dump garbage and reline cans with liners; clean and sanitize restrooms and replenish supplies; sweep; empty ash cans; clean spills; clean drinking fountains, mirrors, tables, walls, fixtures, blinds, light fixtures, etc.; dust furniture; wash windows, walls, metal and woodwork; clean rain gutters; sweep roofs.
•Performs backup duties for related positions, as assigned.
•Reports to work on a regular and timely basis.


Education & Experience: Graduation from high school or GED with a minimum of 1 year experience in building maintenance, grounds maintenance, and equipment operation to perform the work.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
•Knowledge of light to medium automotive and power equipment, materials, and supplies used in building and grounds maintenance.
•Knowledge of equipment and supplies used to do minor repairs.
•Knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions.
•Skill in the safe operation of listed tools and equipment.
•Ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule.
•Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods, and to perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions.
•Ability to communicate orally, in writing, and over the radio.
•Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely.
•Ability to understand, follow, and transmit written and oral instructions.
•Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, and the public.
•Tools and Equipment Used: Pickup truck; lawn and landscaping equipment, including tractors, fuel truck, brush hot, box blade, mowers, chainsaw, edgers, weed trimmers, electric motors, pumps, sprinklers, irrigation systems; miscellaneous hand and power tools for turf maintenance, carpentry, and painting. Janitorial equipment including floor buffers, steam cleaner, carpet cleaners, washers, vacuums, mops, brooms, and dusting equipment.

Physical Requirements: Physical requirements include frequent walking and standing; frequent lifting and pushing up to 20 pounds; frequent carrying up to 50 pounds; occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling up to 60 pounds; frequent reaching, balancing, bending, kneeling, handling, smelling, and twisting; occasional crawling and climbing; and vision, speech and hearing sufficient to perform essential tasks.

Licenses and Certifications: Possession of a valid Oklahoma Class "D" Operator’s License; possession of a Class “B” Commercial Driver's License with applicable endorsements within six (6) months from date of hire. Must obtain an herbicide license, as well as demonstrate competency on a mower and loader within twelve (12) months of hire. Ability to obtain and maintain eligibility to hold a Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) badge.

Working Environment: Working environment is primarily outdoors and occasionally indoors, and in inclement weather. May be subject to shift changes or subject to be on 24 hour callback or standby.


This job description lists only the primary job duties normally assigned to this position, but does not restrict the performance of other duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.
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post id: 7024415388


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