Airport Maintenance Worker
Syracuse, NY Airfield Maintenance
Job Type

The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority is seeking applications for future opportunities as a full-time Airport Maintenance Worker in our Airfield Maintenance division, starting at $20.85 per hour, with overtime and night shift differential available. We are seeking hard-working individuals who want to make a difference through their dedication to keeping Syracuse Hancock International Airport safely maintained. Must be able to work any shift due 24/7 airport operations.

The work involves responsibility for performing a variety of semi-skilled tasks in connection with the maintenance and repair of all facilities and equipment at a municipal airport. The employee keeps the airport facilities hazard free and its buildings and grounds attractive and in good repair. Work involves the operation of motor equipment of heavy weight, as well as the operation of heavy snow removal equipment. An employee in this class is on call under assigned supervision for emergency and snow removal activities. Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities

  • Assists in performing routine carpentry, painting, plumbing, heating and electrical work.
  • Inspects and repairs black top roadways and taxiways, roofs, storm drains, and pumps.
  • Does routine grounds keeping such as cutting grass, raking, weeding and trimming shrubbery.
  • Washes and paints walls, signs, floors and windows.
  • Operates and repairs plows, sweepers, dump trucks, tractors, sanders and other heavy equipment.

Full Performance, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics

  • Working knowledge of the practices, tools and materials used in large scale general maintenance and repair of airport buildings, roadways and grounds.
  • Skill in one or more of the construction or mechanical trades.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively using radios
  • Ability to work professional and respectfully with diverse employees, tenants, vendors, and the public
  • Ability to operate and maintain motor and heavy equipment used in airport maintenance work.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Basic understanding of computers
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position including working long, physically demanding shifts, and lifting up to 75 lbs.

A) One (1) year of maintenance work, or its part-time equivalent, in one (1) or more of the building or mechanical trades; or,

B) One (1) year of maintenance work, or its part-time equivalent, in property maintenance, landscaping, and/or snow-plowing

Special Necessary Requirement

At time of appointment, possession of a valid Class A or Class B commercial driver's license (CDL) license with appropriate endorsements as required by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for the class of vehicle being operated.

**Any offer of employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment background check and security clearance, and pre-employment drug test.


The Authority offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package, including medical/dental/vision coverage, flexible spending accounts, generous paid time off, New York State deferred compensation (457b), Employee Assistance Program and membership in the New York State Local and Employee Retirement System.

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Application Instructions

Interested candidates should apply online and include 3 professional references.

SRAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, dedicated to developing a diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative of the people and region we serve, and encourages people from all backgrounds to apply.
Salary Description
$20.85/hour + .60 per hr. for Night Shift