YVR Airport Jobs – Operations Specialist Airfield


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Job Description:

This position is open to both Airport Authority employees and external candidates. Previous job performance will be taken into consideration for all internal candidates that apply for this position.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining perimeter fences, road safety equipment (barriers and other traffic control devices) and seaplane facilities.
  • Supporting irregular operations (aircraft emergencies and incidents).
  • Maintaining storm water drainage systems.
  • Assisting with equipment maintenance, special events and projects.
  • Operating heavy equipment on the airfield to maintain grass and signs, in compliance with wildlife, safety, and security mandates.
  • Controlling Foreign Object Debris (FOD) on the airfield through the use of specialized FOD removal equipment and manual techniques.
  • Monitoring and conducting surface inspections and repairs of asphalt and concrete on the airport’s runways, taxiways, aprons and airside roads.
  • Providing snow and ice control through the application of specialized de-icing chemicals and/or aggregates and operating heavy snow removal equipment.

Job Requirements:

Qualification & Experience:

  • A strong concern for the health and safety of self and others.
  • Effective and efficient computer skills in an MS Office operating environment.
  • Two years of recent, related experience supplemented by a high school diploma or GED equivalent (some post-secondary education would be an asset); or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment physical and medical exam Class 3 Drivers License with Air Brake endorsement Clear Drivers Abstract Ongoing requirement for: maintaining fitness levels and maintaining all security clearances, passes and certifications
  • The ability to work safely and effectively under pressure.
  • Strong work ethic with a high level of initiative and enthusiasm, and an ability to excel in a fast-paced environment Exceptional interpersonal skills, including communication and judgment, are required so that operational issues are addressed in a professional and efficient manner.
  • A team player, capable of working both collaboratively and independently.
  • Ability to safely operate heavy equipment, power tools and hand tools.

Job Details:

Company: YVR

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Richmond, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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