Airside Operations, Customer Service & Support, Landside Operations
4 Year Degree
Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) is seeking motivated candidates for the position of Operations Specialist. This entry-level position is responsible for ensuring safe and efficient day to day operations of the airport. Qualified candidates will be self-motivated and able to prioritize duties efficiently. A working knowledge of FAR Parts 77, 139, TSR 1542, and 150 Airport Series Advisory Circulars, in addition to all other applicable statutes, regulations, and requirements, is required. Duties include but are not limited to airfield inspections, responding to airport alerts, snow removal, safety and environmental compliance, emergency response, NOTAM management, wildlife management, airport driver training program management, and other duties as assigned.
Prefer a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an aviation related field. Candidates must have the ability to interact effectively with the public and airport stakeholders. Prior experience with a Fixed Base Operator (FBO), airline, air cargo carrier, airfield maintenance, and/or airport emergency services and possession of a Private Pilot Certificate is desirable. Candidates must be available for night, weekend, rotating, or irregular shift assignments. Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Adobe or other applicable software required. Must be able to pass a criminal history background check and obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances required to work at an airport. FWA offers competitive pay along with an excellent benefit package, which includes health, dental, life and LTD insurance; paid vacation, personal, and sick leave; retirement plan through the Indiana Public Employee Retirement Fund; among others. If you meet the requirements and would like to become an integral member of our team, please visit our website at www.fwairport.com/airport-authority/employment/.
About Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority
If you're looking to take your talents to a whole new altitude, consider working for the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority!
The Airport Authority operates Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) and Smith Field Airport (SMD) in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Authority also operates Fort Wayne Aero Center, the Fixed Base Operation at FWA.
There are 93 full time positions at the Airport Authority. The 2018 operating budget is $15.6 million with a capital budget of $11.4 million. Over 727,800 passengers utilized FWA in 2017, and the annual operations figure was over 34,000.
FWA currently serves four airlines – Allegiant, American, Delta, and United – which serve 12 non-stop markets: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Minneapolis, Myrtle Beach (seasonal), Newark, Orlando, Phoenix, Punta Gorda, and Tampa-St. Petersburg. FWA is also the home of the Indiana Air National Guard 122nd Tactical Fighter Wing and is served by FedEx and UPS.