The Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) is the most successful small hub airport in the country. The airport property consists of 3000 acres and four runways. The Director of Building Maintenance leads the twenty-five (25) member airport maintenance department. This department is tasked to carry out the safe and efficient maintenance of the airport land, tenant buildings, pavements, and systems. The main passenger terminal building or parking structure is not included as it is the responsibility of the airport’s private contracted partner company. If you have the experience, credentials, and ability to jump right in and join our great team in beautiful Florida, we look forward to reviewing your resume.
This position manages the approximate twenty-five maintenance department staff responsible for the care of airport property performance, grounds, pavements, and some facility assets. Including functions to respond to requests for maintenance, repairs, and construction projects, oversee and develop the software-based work order system, supervise and direct the activities of grounds and facilities team members. The critical aspect of this position is to plan the routine maintenance to sustain the airport’s safety and efficiency.
Manages the Sanford Airport Authority Maintenance Department to ensure the airfield, airport grounds, tenant facilities, and Authority equipment are maintained in a safe, reliable, and operational condition.
Receive, review, and prioritize all requests for maintenance or repairs, including lighting systems, pavements (airfield, lots, roads), grounds, airfield, and roads markings, signage, and any of the airport tenant buildings that require the airport to maintain certain parts of the building according to the lease agreement.
Create and maintain all pertinent building records of completed and anticipated maintenance and items. Manage the department's expenditures consistent with the budget parameters previously planned, and manage all procurement associated with the budget.
Plan and assign team members and contractors duties, ensuring that all comply with Building Codes, 14 CFR FAA Part 139 or 49 FAA CFR Part 1542, as applicable to maintain airport according to regulations and tenant obligations. Read and review plans and blueprints.
Develop departmental operating budgets for Maintenance, conduct the associated procurement of goods and services, and monitor these expenditures, and complete approvals for payment of these obligations.
Plan, organize, and manage all maintenance department obligations through subordinate supervisors and administrative staff to ensure effective planning and execution of Airport asset life cycle maintenance and help establish infrastructure management standards. Work with the management team to develop capital improvement project budgets.
Proactively monitor conditions in and around the Airport to ensure regulatory compliance and safety. Orchestrate ongoing preventative maintenance tasks by staff and special assignments as required.
Interact with vendors, contractors, and team members, in determining the extent of project requirements and expectations. Work with other larger airport construction project management staff to coordinate the interface with other airport grounds and facilities while keeping functionality.
Participate in the interviewing of maintenance staff candidates, then manage the training of new hires. Provide consistent technical oversight, direction, and mentoring, of the maintenance team, both as a department and individually. Evaluate performance, conduct counseling, cross-training, and coaching to employees. Inspire and maintain a harmonious team and employer relations focused on the airport mission.
Review safety procedures with team members and ensure procedures are followed, and appropriate PPE is used. Report immediately on any workplace accidents. Ensure team members are aware and operate in compliance with Airport security restrictions and TSA procedures.
Work cohesively with the airport management team in planning and decision making. Interact harmoniously with tenants and the general public at the highest customer service level.
Optimize the daily maintenance operations as required to maintain productive workflow to meet schedules and quality requirements
Plan and manage time off maintenance staff consistent with the demands of meeting the airport maintenance performance objectives and ongoing responsibilities.
Create scope of work and specifications documents to use in the procurement of services and materials.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Use computer and computer systems, common office equipment, including Microsoft Office and other applications, maintenance work order software, vehicle, equipment, and radio systems.
Minimum of five years related full-time management or supervisory experience in facility maintenance, construction management, technical trade, engineering, or construction.; AND some level of degree, license, or certification in facilities management or related field. In addition, training or work experience in basic wiring, plumbing, HVAC systems, mechanics, carpentry, refrigeration systems, pavement maintenance, or building construction preferred. Airport experience preferred but not required.
Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License or ability to obtain within 30 days from date of hire.
Must able to obtain and maintain a Secure Identification Display Area (SIDA) Badge.
Additional Salary Information: DOE
Internal Number: MAINT120720
About Sanford Airport Authority
It is the mission of the Sanford Airport Authority to operate, maintain, improve, expand and professionally manage the Orlando Sanford International Airport for the convenience and benefit of the air traveling public and economic development of the Central Florida community. In furtherance of this mission, the Authority shall seek both aviation and non-aviation business and industry to utilize the land, services and facilities located at the airport, and shall manage the airport resources in a prudent, lawful, community-conscious and fiscally responsible manner.