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Airfield Markings Supervisor-3rd Shift #2302-166900-01

Chief Maintenance Mechanic

Date Opened
Thursday, February 02, 2023 1:30 PM
Close Date
Thursday, February 16, 2023 11:59 PM
  • $75,820-$88,455/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

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This is high-level technical and administrative work overseeing maintenance and repair of airfield markings, parking lot markings, and TSA signage. Work requires extensive experience reviewing airfield construction drawings, overseeing airfield construction projects, and 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.  Technical supervisory work also includes managing airfield markings contracts.

General Information:

  • Generally the hours are from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM.  Schedule subject to overtime, irregular hours, including evenings and weekends based on assignment; also, schedule subject to change and emergency calls back to work.   
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to qualify for and maintain City driving permit. Ability to acquire MAT endorsement within 6 months.
  • Pass security check in advance of start date, and maintain security authorization. Certain criminal convictions will disqualify individuals from unescorted access privileges and therefore exclude from employment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Supervises and participates in the proper installation, repair, and maintenance of surface markings on the airfield and parking lots.
  2. Through the conduct of primary duties, peruses airfield for discrepancies and either repairs or reports these discrepancies to appropriate personnel.
  3. Assign and review work of airfield maintenance technicians and other personnel engaged in airfield markings maintenance duties; providing technical assistance on unusual or complex assignments.
  4. Inspect equipment to determine needed repairs and necessary parts.
  5. Ensure the airfield is compliant with all marking requirements set by the FAA.
  6. Assemble quotes and prepare necessary documents for contractor work.
  7. Work with the Airport Development Group on various roadway and airfield marking projects.
  8. Assist Airport Operations with assessing airfield markings related to the annual 139 inspection.
  9. Review records of work performed and materials used in systems maintenance and repair to ensure accuracy and quality of work.
  10. Authorize requests for parts, materials and supplies. Prepare cost and materials estimates on breakdowns and repairs.
  11. Perform related work as required such as concrete and asphalt pavement repairs.
  12. Ensures that employees are informed of, and comply with, safety rules, operating policies and personnel regulations.
  13. Various management duties with painting contracts.
  14. Oversee all aspect of rubber removal and ensure runways are in compliance with FAA circulars.
  15. Assist with annual operating and capital budgets.
  16. Responds to calls outside of normal work hours and returns to work as needed to resolve urgent problems 24/7/365.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of methods, tools and materials used in mechanical and markings installation, maintenance or repair. 
  • Thorough knowledge of Part 139 Airfield Certification Criteria and applicable FAA Advisory Circulars for airfield markings and construction.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards, environmental regulations, safety precautions or trade and the ability to enforce adequate safety precautions against such hazards.
  • Excellent organizational and reasoning skills required, as well as the ability to follow directions, communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and complete projects accurately and on schedule. 
  • Ability to supervise, assign and review work of subordinates.
  • Working knowledge and experience of traversing the airfield and coordinating with FAA Air Traffic Control.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental employees, other public and private agencies and the general public.
  • Must have AAAE ACE Airfield Operations Certification or AAAE CM Certified Member Certification within one year. 
  • Must be capable of obtaining Aircraft Movement Area authorization within 90 days of employment. 

Preferred Qualification

High school graduation with five years of experience or an Associate’s degree with three years of experience required.  Must be familiar with or have the ability to become familiar with FAA part 139 standard requirements for the airfield environment and TSA airport security requirements.  

Minimum Qualifications

High School Graduate or Equivalent and five years related work experience


Associate's Degree and three years related work experience


Bachelor's Degree and one year 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.

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

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

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