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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Field Maintenance Technician I
1 FT Position

Issue Date:  10/7/21
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled
Hourly Salary: $21.93
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Summary:  Maintain airport grounds by performing the following duties.

The Field Maintenance Technician I is required to be on continuous 24-hour call, 365 days per year.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Performs semi-skilled tasks in grounds maintenance, as directed by written or verbal instructions from supervisor, including: mowing lawns, planting, watering and maintaining shrubs and flower beds; spraying lawn, shrubs, and trees with fertilizer, herbicides, and insecticides; removing litter and cleaning drainage ditches and culverts; maintaining fences, gates, walls, walks, runways, taxiways and roads; removing snow, spreading deicing chemicals.2.
  2. Performs basic maintenance on tools and equipment, as directed, including: sharpening tools such as weed cutters, edging tools, and shears; greasing or performing other routine maintenance on equipment.
  3. Undergoes training and testing in operation of heavy equipment and snow removal operations to qualify for Field Technician II.  Maintains airfield lighting system.  May use a variety of shop equipment, including: welder, cutting torch, air sprayer, power washer, and mechanical hand tools.  Assists in removal of disabled aircraft from runways.

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Desirable Education/Experience:
Six-months to one year of related work experience.

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:
Basic skills in: operating landscaping equipment, working in a variety of settings and outdoor work situations.

Language Ability:
Ability to read a limited number of two- and three-syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers.  Ability to print and speak simple sentences.

Math Ability:
Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions.  Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.

Computer Skills:
None required.

Certificates and Licenses:
Valid Illinois Driver’s License (CDL license required for advancement to Field Technician II)

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and vibration.

The noise level in the environment is loud.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds. The vision requirements include: distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

How to Apply:

Submit Cover Letter and Resume / Applications In-Person:
Mr. Tom Cleveland
Director, Operations and Facilities 
DuPage Airport Authority
2700 International Drive, Suite 200
West Chicago, Illinois 60185
630-208-6172 – Office
8a.m – 4:30p.m. Monday – Friday

Email Cover Letter and Resume / Applications To: 
employment@dupageairport.com

DuPage Airport Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer