Overview of Responsibilities
Maintenance Supervisor (MS) is to ensure the overall maintenance of the airfield, building, vehicles, grounds, and other tasks as outlined in the Airport Operating Plan & Maintenance Operating Plan while working closely with the Airport Manager. MS is expected to assess all airport maintenance and repair needs and implement work plans to address all issues & opportunities which includes execution of the work. MS reports directly to the Airport Manager.
MS must be capable of leading other staff in the planning and execution of work. This also involves the selection and hiring of maintenance staff, managing external contractors and suppliers while managing airfield projects. Working closely with other Staff, Contractors, Engineers, Commissioners and Airport Community Members on the larger Airport Improvement Projects.
Seasonal Planning and preparation is considered a critical leadership skill as the airport transitions from warm season work to cold season work tasks.
High Standards & Culture
The Vermilion Regional Airport Maintenance Supervisor is expected to demonstrate & maintain high standards of safety, character, behavior, quality, inclusiveness & professionalism always.
This role requires interaction with many different constituents including airport management, members of the airport community, VIPs within our local and state government and external suppliers and regulators. Team Player is an appropriate description for the MS as we all recognize the airport serves the National Airspace System as well as the broader community of Vermilion County and the members of the local airport community.
This role requires a basic level of aeronautical understanding in order to more effectively, and safely, operate the airport. Your training will include a disciplined approach acquiring aeronautical skills necessary to best understand implications between ground operations and air operations with safety for all involved as a prime objective.
Much of our maintenance requires electrical, mechanical, HVAC and grounds maintenance skill. Airport Lighting systems are medium voltage and require understanding to ensure safety. Airport vehicles and equipment require mechanical skills to maintain a high state of readiness and operability. Our buildings and hangars involve mechanical door operation, hydraulics, HVAC, and roofing skills. In other words, we fix our own stuff to the maximum extent possible.
Our Airport Operating Plan governs the major tasks and processes of Vermilion Regional Airport including:
- Each day starts with runway, taxiway, lighting systems, signage, and navaid inspections to ensure runways and taxiways are safe for aircraft operations
- Repair and maintenance of airfield lighting systems & signage
- Integrity and security of the airport perimeter fence and airfield grounds
- Cleaning & maintaining airport buildings, the rotating beacon, HVAC systems, signs, generators, painting, carpentry, plumbing and electrical
- Ground maintenance, mowing, snow removal landscaping, weed management
- Paved Surface Management Plan, cleaning, repair crack filling & sealing
- Hangar inspections & repairs
- Vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair
- Coordinate material and supply purchasing and inventory of spares, tools & supplies
- Assist with Airport Improvement construction projects
- Coordinate with members of the airport community in hosting community education and engagement events at the airport
Required Certification and Training prior to or expected upon hire
- Illinois Department of Agriculture Pesticide Safety Education Program
- Illinois.gov Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
- TSA Employment Eligibility Verification
- Background check
- Reference check
Position reports directly to the VRAA Airport Manager.