This skilled work involves installation, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of airfield lighting, building systems, electrical equipment and/or systems, using hand tools, power tools and various measuring and testing instruments. Work is reviewed by a supervisor who occasionally inspects work in progress, and upon completion for compliance with instructions and for serviceability of equipment repaired or installed. Assume the duties of Crew Chief during periods of his or her absence.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Considerable knowledge of the practices, methods, materials and tools commonly used in Airfield Systems, electrical and building trades. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trades. Ability to read, interpret and work from blueprints, wiring diagrams, rough sketches, specifications and operating manuals. Skill in the repair and maintenance of all related equipment. Ability to maintain accurate records and paperwork, as required. Ability and willingness to work unusual hours, i.e., nights, weekends and holidays when required. Ability to perform manual labor occasionally under adverse weather conditions.
Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to climb a ladder and work at elevated heights, lift weight up to 50 lbs., bend and be able to operate company equipment. Ability to communicate freely using two-way radios, sometimes in very noisy environments. Has a thorough knowledge of FAR Part 139 and all security requirements. Ability and willingness to assume responsibility, and to provide supervisory control of subordinates as directed by supervisor.
Training and Experience: High school diploma/GED and five years experience as an electrician, HVAC mechanic or other major trade or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience in the maintenance and repair of airport airfield lighting systems preferred. Computer literate with experience in Microsoft Windows applications desirable. Knowledge of FAR Part 139 preferred.
Licenses and Certificates: Required possession of a valid Florida driver’s license and good driving history. Possession of valid certificate of competency, Journeyman in one of the major building maintenance trades, i.e., air conditioning, electric, plumbing, etc., or an Associate Degree in a related field desirable.
About Southwest Florida International Airport
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