Airport Line Operator

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Submission Deadline

May 21, 2019

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POSITION:                           Airport Line Operator                      

DEPARTMENT:                    Public Works

WORK SCHEDULE:            As scheduled  

JOB CATEGORY:                LTC (Labor, Trades, Crafts)

SALARY:                              $25,475.40-$28,306.00 Annually

STATUS:                              Full-time

FLSA STATUS:                    Non-exempt


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  The City of Richmond provides reasonable accommodation to qualified employees and applicants with known disabilities who require accommodation to complete the application processor perform essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would cause an undue hardship.


Incumbent serves as Airport Line Operator for the Public Works Department, responsible for maintaining buildings, grounds, equipment, and aircraft at the municipal airport.


Arranges car rentals and charter flights for patrons as requested. 

Maintains grounds at city airport, including mowing lawns,shoveling and plowing snow, and trimming hedges. 

Inspects runways and runway lighting on a weekly basis, repairing and removing foreign debris from runways, and replacing lighting as necessary. 

Operates, maintains, and fills fuel trucks to re-fuel gasoline and jet-powered airplanes and helicopters.   

Operates Unicom to inform pilots of wind speed, direction,and barometer and altimeter readings. 

Answers telephone, responding to inquiries, and providing information and assistance to members of the general public. 

Performs general maintenance of office area, including cleaning and repairing plumbing and electrical fixtures as needed. 

Moves airplanes to and from hangars either by hand or with wheel horse. 

Responds to emergencies from an off-duty status. 

Performs other duties as assigned by supervision. 

The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal function of the job and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.



High school diploma or GED. 

Must be at least 18 years of age. 

Thorough knowledge of proper radio communications and ability to speak clearly and distinctly, hear and be heard and understood when communicating in person, by radio, or by telephone. 

Knowledge of and ability to make practical application of Board of Aviation Commissioners guidelines. 

Knowledge of safety precautions and practices applicable to working with equipment,vehicles, and chemicals, with ability to assure safety of self and others at all times. 

Knowledge of and ability to operate basic maintenance equipment, such as fuel trucks, snow plow, aircraft wheel horse, dump truck,front-end loader, bush hog, riding/push mowers, snow blower, tractor, manual post driver, and bucket truck. 

Working knowledge of fueling procedures for both gasoline and jet-powered airplanes and helicopters. 

Ability to read and understand various indicators, such as altimeter, barometer, and wind direction. 

Ability to properly and safely operate a variety of standard equipment, such as computer, radio, binoculars, fire pump, generators, extraction tools, aerial device, chain saw, and vent fan. Ability to use computer word processing and spreadsheet software. 

Ability to properly and safely operate a variety of hand and/or power tools, such as hammers, screw drivers, wrenches, drills, air hammer and compressor, grinder, cutting torch, tap/die sets, shovel, rake, mop,broom, sander, hedge trimmers, pruners, and masonry trowel. 

Ability to physically perform assigned duties, including standing/walking for long periods, moderate to heavy lifting, carrying/pushing/pulling objects, reaching, bending, crouching/kneeling, and handling/grasping/fingering objects. 

Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, pilots, other federal, state and local officials, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities, and disabilities. 

Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and with others in a team environment, often under time pressure, and on several tasks at the same time. 

Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information and records according to state requirements. 

Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct. 

Ability to competently serve the public with diplomacy and respect, including occasional encounters with difficult persons. 

Ability to understand, memorize, retain, and carry out verbal or written instructions. 

Ability to quickly and accurately perform arithmetic operations, such as calculating fuel inventory and collecting fuel payments. 

Ability to work extended, evening and/or weekend hours and occasionally travel out of town for parts and supplies. 

Ability to respond to emergencies from an off-duty status. 

Possession of a valid Indiana driver’s license and demonstrated safe driving record.



Incumbent performs duties according to supervisor and service needs of the public following standard operating policies and procedures.  Incumbent must have supervisor’s permission to deviate from standard operating procedures.  Errors in work are primarily detected or prevented through procedural safeguards. 

Incumbent reports directly to Airport Operations Manager.



Incumbent lifts materials and supplies of moderate to heavy weight and performs most duties while standing or walking.  Strain is not prolonged and effort is exerted for short to moderate periods of time, usually in connection to such duties as mowing grass, trimming hedges, clearing snow and ice from runways and fueling aircraft.


Incumbent performs a majority of duties in a standard office environment and outdoors, involving standing/walking for long periods, lifting/pushing/pulling objects weighing up to 100 pounds, keyboarding, reaching, bending,crouching/kneeling, close/far vision, color/depth perception, hearing sounds/communication,speaking clearly, and handling/grasping/fingering objects.  Incumbent is regularly exposed to toxic chemicals, dust, fumes, moving parts, extreme weather conditions, excessive noise, and heights normally associated with maintenance duties.  Safety precautions must be followed at all times to avoid injury to self and others.  

Incumbent regularly works extended, evening and/or weekend hours and occasionally travels out of town for parts and supplies.  Incumbent is occasionally required to respond to emergencies from an off-duty status.

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