Airport Equipment Mechanic

Mccarran International Airport Las Vegas , NV 89134

Posted 3 months ago

About the Position

Performs journey level work in the installation, maintenance and repair of highly complex luggage movement systems, jet ways, commercial overhead doors, vehicle gates, automatic doors and triturators throughout the County airport system. Performs mechanical and electrical troubleshooting and problem diagnosis. This recruitment will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies.

Note: This continuous recruitment may close at any time with three days posted notice.

The Department of Aviation reserves the right to call only the most qualified applicants to the hiring interview.


Equivalent to graduation from high school and equivalent to successful completion of a recognized apprenticeship in an electrical or mechanical trade and one year of full-time skilled experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of building electrical and mechanical operating systems and facilities described above. Additional experience as outlined above may be substituted for an apprenticeship program on a year-for year basis.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Applicants not meeting these requirements will not be considered for employment.

Licensing and Certification: Must possess a valid Class C Nevada driver's license at time of hire. Certification in a specific building trade is desirable.

Working Conditions: Work extended shifts or be called back in emergency situations. Work out of doors in all weather conditions.

Medical and Drug Examination: Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our examining physician, including pre-employment drug testing.

Residency Requirement: Permanent employees must maintain a principal place of residency within the boundaries of Clark County and provide proof of compliance with Nevada motor vehicle registration and drivers' license laws within 90 days of employment.

Background Check: Employment with the Department of Aviation is contingent upon completion of an education/experience background investigation, a fingerprint-based criminal history record check processed by the FBI, and upon the ability to be granted a security badge as mandated by the Transportation Security Administration.

Note: all prospective hires must present two original government issued ID's upon acceptance of job offer. Examples of acceptable ID's include a Passport, Driver's License or DMV issued ID, birth certificate, Social Security card, Voter Registration card, school issued ID with picture, etc.

Customs and Border Protection Security Seal Program: Employment with the Department of Aviation in this job title is contingent upon a five year employment and residency history record check and the ability to present original identity based documentation in order to meet the requirements for a Security Seal.

Physical Demands

Mobility to work in a typical shop, mechanical room, or related maintenance setting, including operating typical trade equipment, hand and power tools and standard office equipment, and to drive a motor vehicle to various work sites; stamina to stand, walk and climb and to work in confined or awkward spaces for an extended period of time; strength to lift and maneuver materials and equipment weighing up to 100 pounds with proper equipment; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over a radio or telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

Examples of Duties

Performs skilled and semi-skilled mechanical work in the installation, maintenance and repair of automatic and commercial overhead doors, luggage movement systems, jet ways, triturators, vehicle gates, and carwash equipment. Performs periodic inspections at appropriate intervals to assure the proper operation of controls and moving parts; adjusts controls to maintain efficient system operation, diagnoses malfunctions and corrects defects in controls, instrumentation, and equipment; replaces worn or damaged parts, removes and replaces system units and balances and checks system operation when new or repaired units are installed; maintains records of repairs, parts used, calibration data, maintenance performed, efficiency and longevity of control and instrumentation units and systems; prepares diagrams and cost estimates and recommendations for system modifications or equipment changes to increase system efficiency; performs maintenance and repairs on machinery, pumps, motors, blowers, air compressors and related system components; repairs, assists service contract personnel in the maintenance of warranty control programs; may instruct and train maintenance and service personnel in equipment installation, maintenance and repair.

Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. Performs inspections and repairs on Hydraulic/Pneumatic systems. Performs other similar and related duties as required.

Participates in the design, layout and planning of the mechanical systems; takes measurements; prepares working drawings and sketches; assists in preparing project specifications. Estimates materials, tools and equipment needed for work assignments; orders and picks up materials and supplies from outside vendors as appropriate; prepares cost estimates for the job.

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Airport Equipment Mechanic

Mccarran International Airport