Airfield Superintendent is responsible for assisting the Director of Operations in the assessment of operations, airport rescue and fire fighting, safety and security needs.
Assists in planning the operations department functions and scheduling and conducting training and in reporting and dissemination of information regarding airport conditions, safety and hazards.
Assists in ensuring that programs are in compliance with regulatory agencies, and recommends changes or improvements to the Director of Operations concerning the daily operations of the airfield.
Assists Operations Director in monitoring aircraft rescue and fire fighting, air traffic control, fixed base operations, and airport operations area maintenance.
Assists in developing, maintaining, and enforcing airport policies, regulations, and operating procedures, safety and environmental rules and regulations. Evaluates and recommends changes in air traffic operations, changes in ground and passenger traffic at airport, and service improvements. Acts on behalf of the Director of Operations in his absence and performs other duties as assigned.
Coordinates the operations of the airport to include collaboration with tenants, airport users, and the other staff departments.
Reports and disseminates information regarding airport and facility conditions, safety programs and hazardous conditions.
Monitors all airport operations are in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulation Part 139 and recommends changes or improvements to the Operations Director concerning airport operating policies and procedures.
Completes airport pavement inspection for; runways, taxiways, taxi lanes and ramps, safety areas, airfield lighting, markings, signs, visual aids, construction inside air operations area, perimeter security fencing, perimeter road, fueling facilities, approaches, and wildlife hazards for safe airport operations.
Updates Airport Certification Manual and Airport Emergency Plan for Federal Aviation Administration Part 139 compliance.
Participates in annual Federal Aviation Administration Part 139.337 Wildlife Hazard Management Training are conducted for Airport Employees.
Conducts flight line drivers training program. Provides initial and recurrent Ground Vehicle Safety Training under Part 139 for all users/operators in the Air Operations Area to include, but not limited to Chennault employees, tenants, and contractors.
Issue appropriate Notice to Airmen (NOTAMs) when safety hazards exist on or adjacent to airport.
Advises Operations Director of all Navigational Aids, Visual Aids, Weather reporting equipment, Air Traffic Control equipment, and coordinate repair(s), when required, to support safe and efficient air traffic operations.
Maintains all Federal Communication Commission Licenses at required facilities.
Ensures the Airport Lightning Prediction System is operqtional and updated as necessary
Assists in management all environmental permits for compliance with Department of Environmental Quality and Environmental Protection Agency.
Enforces airport operating policies and procedures for all environmental rules and regulations. Coordinates the maintenance of environmental permits.
Monitors, and evaluates Crash Rescue / Fire Response, Air Traffic Control, Fixed Base Operations, and Facility Maintenance.
Coordinates with Operations Director the development of Air Traffic Control and Crash Rescue / Fire Response procedures to meet the needs of the airport tenants and users.
Assists in planning and execution of Air Shows, Fly-ins, Safety Programs, and other Educational Programs.
Acts as the Operation Director’s Lead upon his absence to collaborate / coordinate with the Federal Aviation Administration, Louisiana Department of Transportation Aviation Division, and other governmental organizations in support of airport operations.
In concert with the Airport Security officer to maintain AOA access, badging and security programs
Performs other duties as assigned by the Operations Director
Associate degree or better in aviation or 5 years work experience in airfield operations
Knowledge of airport operational requirements
Knowledge of FAA rules and regulations and understanding of the Nation Aerospace System (NAS)
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
Certification from a certified program such as AAAE Certified Operations course (ACE) or similar certified courses
Computer experience is required
Posses valid driver's license
Additional Salary Information: Range is $40,000 - $65,000 (negotiable)
About Chennault International Airport Authority
Chennault International Airport is a world-class facility, home to Northrop Grumman and Landlocked Aviation Services, that can support your aircraft manufacturing facility needs. Our Part 139 airfield features a 200-foot-wide by 10,700-foot-long runway with 17-inch pavement capable of accommodating aircraft ranging in size from a small business jet to wide-body commercial airliners. Chennault is incorporated into Foreign Trade Zone 87 and features 13 million square feet of concrete and over 1.5 million square feet of hangar, office and warehouse space. Five large, certified development sites provide future tenants a range of development opportunities. Four of the sites have rail frontage and all provide direct access to the airport’s runway facilities. Conveniently located on Interstate 10 between Houston and New Orleans, Chennault International Airport provides connectivity to Interstates 10 and 210, rail lines and the deepwater Port of Lake Charles.