Airport Grounds Maintenance (with CDL)

Recruitment #230509-2346TC-002


Do you enjoy working outside?  Do you have a Class A or B Commercial Driver's License?  Are you ready to take your driving skills from roads to runways, operating specialty airport equipment?  If so, apply to work for the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks!

The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) is now accepting applications for Transportation Maintainer 2 (Airport Grounds Maintenance/CDL Driver) in Windsor Locks, CT, for the following shifts:  Monday - Friday, 7am-3pm; Monday - Friday, 3am-11am; Tuesday - Saturday, 7am-3pm; Sunday - Thursday, 7am-3pm.


  • To work for a Forbes top company: 'Forbes' State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule.
  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage 
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings 
  • Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Professional growth and professional development opportunities
  • A healthy work-life balance for all employees!


Airport Maintainers are responsible for performing a full range of grounds, equipment, and facilities duties, which include andscaping, mowing, asphalt and concrete repair, pavement line-striping and runway snow removal.  These positions require a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class A or B with Air Brake endorsement, and a valid Medical Examiner's Certificate at the time of application, and both must be kept current as a condition of employment with the CAA. Please be sure to indicate your license number, class, expiration date and issuing state in the "Licenses and Professional Certificates" section of your application.


  • There is a one-hour response time when called into work.   
  • To support the safety of the traveling public, various storm events will require employees to be at work prior, during and after a storm or weather event, which at times could be up to period of several days, and include holidays and weekends.  
  • Airport safety and security are a priority. As essential employees, individuals in these positions must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties including snow and ice removal and glycol recovery whenever those services are needed.  The airport is staffed 7 days a week.  Overtime work is required on nights, holidays and weekends. There is mandatory winter overtime from November 1st through April 30th.  
  • Military members and recently honorably discharged veterans who possess at least two years' experience in operating a commercial motor vehicle as part of their military job requirements may qualify for these opportunities based on meeting the CDL Skills Test Exemption for Military Applicants as outlined on the CT DMV website at the time of application.


    The CAA is a State of Connecticut quasi-public agency that was established to develop, improve and operate Bradley International Airport (BDL), as well as five General Aviation Airports throughout the state. It is the CAA’s mission to provide excellent customer service and top-quality facilities for its passengers while making Connecticut’s airports more attractive to new airlines, establishing new routes, and supporting Connecticut’s overall economic development and growth strategy.  By keeping our airports operating at their best, we deliver a powerful and positive impact on the state's economy. BDL was recently voted as the 2nd best airport in the country by Conde Nast Traveler, and for the sixth consecutive year BDL has finished in the top 10.

    Selection Plan

    To Apply: 

    • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening and must specify your qualifications on the application.
    • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.  Please ensure your application is complete before it is submitted. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application.
    • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to

    NOTE:  An individual serving in this position must be able to successfully undergo a thorough background and security screening, physical examination, including pre-employment drug screening, fingerprinting and maintain required security clearance during the duration of employment.  Incumbents in this class must obtain Bradley movement area certification, allowing them to independently operate vehicles and equipment on Airfield movement areas while effectively communicating with Air Traffic Control for proper clearance.  Movement area certification must be maintained during the duration of employment.

    After You Apply: 
    • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board daily to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
    • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders daily in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 
    • At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 
    • In addition to the checking of references, an investigation of facts stated in the application may be made before candidates are certified for permanent appointment

    Connect With Us:

    • Updates regarding the recruitment process will be available through your JobAps portal account.  Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees, which is available at
    • Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Carol Stewart at


    In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for performing a variety of moderately skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance, and repair of state roadsides, roadways, bridges, airports, and other departmental facilities; operates and maintains complex mechanical equipment; works as a moderately skilled mechanic in garages in the routine repair of mechanical equipment.


    See attached addendum.


    • Knowledge of
      • the construction, maintenance, and repair techniques of roadsides, roadways, bridges, or airports; 
      • the processes and materials used in the construction and maintenance trades; 
    • Skills
      • interpersonal skills; 
      • oral and written communication skills; 
    • Ability to
      • use and make routine repairs to complex mechanical equipment; 
      • to operate equipment as listed on the attached addendum; 
      • understand and follow written and oral instructions; 
      • to utilize computer software.


    One (1) year of experience in the construction, landscaping, commercial driving, snow plowing, maintenance and repair of roadsides, roadways, bridges or airports, in work involving the operation and care of mechanical equipment or work in one of the recognized maintenance trades.


    Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of the subject requirements in one of the maintenance trades may be substituted for the General Experience.


    The preferred candidate will have:
    • Work experience in an airport or high security environment; 
    • Good mechanical skills; 
    • 1-2 years of experience operating various types of heavy equipment; 
    • 1-2 years of snow removal experience; 
    • Experience with radio monitoring and communications. 


    • Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
    • Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal, whenever his or her services are required.


    At state airports: In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.


    • Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness in order to perform the duties of the class.
    • A physical examination will be required.


    • Incumbents in this class are exposed to extremes of weather conditions, to frequent lifting of heavy weights, to highly dangerous road and traffic conditions, including exposure to heights when working on bridges, to poison ivy, insect bites and allergy irritants during summer months, and to loud and potentially dangerous machinery.
    • The appointing authority may require completion of an asbestos removal program consistent with EPA guidelines for operations and maintenance during employment in this class. Incumbents may be required to use protective equipment such as respirators and safety goggles.



    The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.


    As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.