Airport Maintenance Worker Job at Hayward, Alameda County, California

Airport Maintenance Worker

City of Hayward , California

Job Information 


Public Works

Mid Level


$70,886.40 - $82,492.80 Annually

Application Deadline 


01/15/2021 05:00 PM PST

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive



The City of Hayward is excited to announce its recruitment for the position of Airport Maintenance Worker. Airport Maintenance Workers will assist Hayward's Transportation and Engineering Department in promoting aviation safety, providing courteous and efficient service to the flying public, attracting businesses that provide a full range of aviation services, physically developing the Airport to reach its ultimate operational capacity, and creating a compatible environment with the surrounding community.

To operate and maintain various pieces of equipment used in maintaining the airport's facilities, building and grounds; perform routine maintenance and repair duties services to airport users; respond to emergencies; and assist in enforcement of rules and regulations.
Positions assigned to this class perform a variety of semi-skilled tasks requiring knowledge of general maintenance of buildings, grounds, and related mechanical equipment. The operation of various types of light automotive equipment as a regular assignment is characteristic of this class.
Essential Duties

Depending upon assignment, duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Operates power blade, drag roller, tandem disc, street sweeper, and other related equipment used in maintaining the airport's facilities and grounds. 

Maintains radio contact with the Federal Aviation Administration control tower, responds to and handles emergencies on the field; notifies appropriate emergency authorities; issues Notices to Airman (NOTAMS) if warranted by calling the tower or Oakland Flight Service Station or other appropriate FAA officials in reference to hazardous operations conditions.
Repairs equipment, facilities and grounds, or other related items.
Performs routine maintenance of equipment including lubrication and minor repairs.
Notifies airport patrons of violations of rules and regulations.
Records daily log of activities.
Grades shoulders of runways and taxiways.
Sweeps runways and taxiways with a motorized street sweeper.

Performs custodial maintenance of grounds and facilities. 

Performs related work as necessary.

Knowledge of:

  • Makes, models and types of general aviation (civilian) aircraft is  desirable.
  • Applicable Federal Aviation Administration regulations pertaining to safety procedures on the ground and taxiing signals is desirable.
Ability to: 
  • Assimilate training and perform functions upon own initiative.
  • Operate and perform minor maintenance on equipment such as power blades, flail mower, street sweeper, tandem discs, and drag rollers.
  • Perform moderately difficult facility and building maintenance.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Deal effectively and harmoniously with users, tenants and co-workers.


Minimum Qualifications

Experience and Education
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: One year of full-time, paid general maintenance of buildings, grounds, and related mechanical equipment at an airport.  Experience in the operation of motorized equipment is desirable.
Education: Equivalent to completion of twelfth grade.
Licenses/Certificates: Possession and maintenance of a valid Class C California Driver's License. Possess and maintain, or have the ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire, a radio-telephone operator's license.

Upon receiving a conditional offer of employment, a current DMV printout (obtained within the last 30 days) may be requested. The DMV printout can be obtained from your nearest DMV office. Online printouts will not be accepted. 


Supplemental Information

Probationary Period:    Twelve (12) Months


Candidates must submit a completed City of Hayward job application, license and responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire, which fully describe the nature of their professional experience and qualifications. Applications submitted without all required materials will not be considered.

Based on the information provided, employment applications will be reviewed for minimum qualifications. Those best qualified may be invited to the next phase of the process, which may include an oral, practical, written examination and/or supplemental questionnaires reviewed by subject matter experts.

The examination process will result in a ranked eligible register of candidates for hiring consideration by the department derived from any of the exam processes mentioned above.  Actual hire depends on success in the departmental selection process.

Candidates under final consideration for employment with the City should expect to undergo an employment background/reference check that may include, but is not limited to: employment history, confirmation of educational credentials and degrees, licenses including driver's license, registrations, certificates, and other credentials as part of the appointment process. Some positions, depending on the nature of the work, also require a credit check and a review of Summary Criminal History obtained from the State Department of Justice through Live Scan Fingerprinting.

Applicants will be notified electronically via Government Jobs as to their status in the selection process.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure they can receive email notice from Neogov/Government Jobs and the City of Hayward.


Date Of Examination(s):
Written Examination - Week of February 15, 2021
Performance Exam - Week of March 8, 2021

The City of Hayward reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.

Candidates are encouraged to apply online at under the Current Vacancies tab or at  Paper applications can be obtained by visiting the Human Resources Department at Hayward City Hall located at 777 B Street, Hayward, CA  94541.  Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least one (1) hour to submit your application if you are a new user to the system.  Our on-line application system is provided by Government Jobs. If you have problems while applying online, please contact the Government Jobs Help Desk at  (855) 524-5627.

The City of Hayward is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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