Job Summary: Under the direction of the Assistant Airport Operations Manager, the Airport Operations Coordinator II ensures compliance with the Federal Regulation requirements of 14CFR Part 139 and 49CFR Part 1542. Performs daily inspections to ensure facilities and airfield is within applicable standards; represents airport management until relieved by higher authority. Complies with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations that are required to operate a commercial airport.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Conducts daily inspections of airfield and airport facilities; ensures compliance with Federal, State, County, and Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) policies and procedures, rules and regulations and Milwaukee County ordinances
Issues appropriate notices to airman (NOTAMS) when hazards exist and initiate closure of all or parts of the Airport if necessary
Coordinates snow removal efforts on airfield and airport facilities; makes sound decisions based on established procedures and resolves issues in a professional manner
Coordinates construction and maintenance on airfield projects; anticipates consequences of airfield construction and/or repair projects relative to maintaining airport, airfield safety and operational needs
Responds to incidents, accidents of various sizes; in-charge until relieved by higher authority; investigates causes and take appropriate measures to correct; makes sound and timely decisions under stressful conditions
Prepares clear, concise yet comprehensive reports; writes various reports to document events at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE); disseminates reports in a timely manner
Coordinates matters of security and safety necessary for special operations and/or events, activities and for the arrival of visiting dignitaries; anticipates effects of large crowd and/or special visiting dignitary requests that may affect normal airport operations
Meets with airport users and/or tenants to resolve operational problems
Trains and tests employees on "movement area" operating procedures; ensures employees understand operating rules and regulations while driving on the "movement area"
Performs other duties as assigned
Valid Driver's License at time of application with the ability to obtain a Wisconsin driver's license within six (6) months of hire and maintain throughout employment
Bachelor's Degree in Airport or Aviation Management, Business or Public Administration and Emergency Management OR a degree in a related field
Two (2) or more years of experience at a Part 139 commercial airport in an airport operations department, snow removal and airfield inspections
Ability to lift, carry, push and pull up to 30lbs on a regular basis
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office software including Microsoft Word and Excel programs.
Note: Four (4) additional years of experience at a Part 139 commercial airport in the area of airport operations, airfield/facilities inspections, may substitute for the Bachelor's degree.
Possession of a Master's Degree in Airport or Aviation Management, Business or Public Administration
Experience coordinating airport construction projects, training and testing employees on movement area operating procedures, and responding to emergency incidents and accidents
Skilled at GIS/Asset Management Software and communication platforms (e.g. PASSUR, City Works)
AAAE Certification; ACE, CM, or AAE Certification
This Original Examination is open to qualified residents of the United States. Appointee must establish Wisconsin State residency within six (6) months of appointment. The selection process will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods.
About Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport
General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) is one of the region’s major economic drivers and an exciting area of growth for Milwaukee County.