Skip to Main Content

Airfield Maintenance Crew Chief-Internal Only (2nd Shift) #2311-110300-01

Airfield Maintenance Crew Chief

Date Opened
Thursday, November 16, 2023 2:30 PM
Close Date
Thursday, November 23, 2023 11:59 PM
  • $58,275-$67,987/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 15th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 897,000 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


Supervise and participate in the work of semi-skilled and skilled workers performing maintenance and repair of airfield markings, pavement repairs, mowing, heavy equipment operating, and RSA/TSA signage. Knowledge of FAA Part 139 Certification requirements. Work is performed under strict guidelines such as FAA and TSA, time limitations and limited supervision. Follow guidelines for public safety, security, and customer service. Work involves considerable contact with the FAA, contractors, airline tenants and airport employees. This job description applies to two separate Airfield Maintenance Crew Chief positions. While both positions may be tasked with overseeing any aspect of airfield maintenance work at any given time, one position will primarily oversee a heavy maintenance crew and the other position will oversee an airfield markings/removal crew.

  • Works 2nd shift, Tuesday-Friday 1:00 PM-11:00 PM. This position is considered essential and requires the ability to work other shifts and overtime when required by assignment, inclement weather, or urgent/emergency situations. Subject to emergency calls back to work.
  • Certain convictions will disqualify individuals from unescorted access privileges and therefore exclude from employment. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Supervise crews of Airfield Maintenance Technicians consisting of AMT I’s, AMT II’s, and AMT III’s.
  2. Supervise crews of Airfield Maintenance Technicians who are operating airfield sweepers, water flushers, grading equipment, repairing asphalt and concrete pavement, pavement crack filling, FOD removal, airfield mowing, airfield painting and removal, airport specific heavy equipment operations and other miscellaneous duties.
  3. Manage and oversee various work tasks performed by airport staff to ensure division demand and responsibilities are being met, ensuring FAA, TSA, and MAT regulations are being followed.
  4. Monitor and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of assigned technicians by assigning, directing, and participating in their daily work. Ensure technicians follow safety rules and department/airport specific regulations. Keep management fully informed about daily operations.
  5. Review, investigate, resolve, or make recommendations about requests for service or property maintenance needed all while maintaining FAA part 139 and TSA security compliance requirements.  
  6. Coordinate and supervise the daily use and maintenance of supplies and equipment and make recommendations for repairs. Assign, test, and train on specialized airport specific equipment.
  7. Review and maintain accurate records and work orders daily.  
  8. Originate and maintain documentation for employee performance appraisals.
  9. Train new technicians in Department and Division training and provide ongoing training for experienced technicians.  Maintain accurate training records for Division and Aviation specific Training.
  10. Operate a variety of other equipment, such as loaders, backhoes, dozers, skid steers, dump trucks, multifunction snowplows and airport specific snow equipment.
  11. Perform job duties while complying with all MAT and FAA airport requirements and TSA security requirements.
  12. Perform Job duties in/on and around active runway and taxiway environments while following instructions provided by FAA traffic controllers and following airfield signage, lighting and paint marking instructions.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Considerable knowledge of the work performed by workers supervised.
  • Considerable knowledge of occupational hazards, environmental regulations, safety precautions or trade and the ability to enforce adequate safety precautions against such hazards.
  • Considerable knowledge of and skill in the use of the standard methods, materials, tools, and equipment related to the assigned areas of work or specialty.

Skill in:
  • Excellent organizational and reasoning skills required, as well as the ability to follow directions, communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, complete projects accurately and on schedule, and maintain and prepare records and reports.

Ability to:
  • Ability to supervise, assign, and inspect work of a crew of unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled subordinates.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, tenants, and the public.
  •  Successful candidate must successfully pass and obtain Movement Area Training (MAT) Endorsement within the first 6 months of employment in order to maintain employment.

Preferred Qualification

High school graduation/GED plus five years’ experience in general construction, labor and maintenance work or associate degree and three years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work/industry/military/job specific experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the essential job duties.  Supervisory experience preferred. Must be familiar with or have the ability to become familiar with FAA part 139 standard requirements for the airfield environment, TSA airport security requirements, and FAA part 77 standard requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Graduate or Equivalent and five years related work experience


Associate's Degree and three years related work experience

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to


The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

In Conclusion

If you have technical issues submitting your application, click here.

Table displaying apply links.