ARFF/Airfield Maintenance Worker – Billings

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DEPARTMENT: Billings Logan International Airport

DIVISION: Airport Operations

 OPENING DATE: April 3, 2024

 CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled


 Salary Range: $24.0021 – $26.4884/hour. Salary reflects Step 1 and Step 3 of a 7-step pay scale. Salary at hiring will be dependent upon the applicant’s education, experience, and training.

Work Schedule: Varies

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, to perform a variety of duties involved in the repair and maintenance of airport grounds, buildings, facilities, and related equipment; and to train in and respond to aircraft and other airport emergencies.

The Airport is a federally regulated facility under the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and as such, must comply with safety and operational regulations contained in CFR Title 14, Part 139.

Scope of Responsibility:

Incumbents have a high degree of understanding of department or functional operations and are able to work with significant initiative.  Working under limited supervision, incumbents are able to make decisions that are non-routine, but within established parameters. Incumbents will solve problems through analysis and interpretation of data.  Work product has noticeable impact on departmental operations with moderate impact on the overall organization.  Incumbents have frequent interaction with staff, co-workers and key customers to provide detailed procedures and respond to technical questions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Acts as a lead during incident command

Airport Operations

Safety, Emergency Response and Training Activities

  • Train in and respond to aircraft and other airport emergencies. Training includes but is not limited to; ARFF vehicle operations, emergency response, suppression operations, aircraft rescue operations, EMS operations, hazardous materials operations, and wild land firefighting operations.
  • Perform various types of inspections in accordance with FAA regulations that include; airfield, snow and ARFF vehicles.
  • Perform a variety of duties involved in Airport Security in accordance with applicable TSA, FAA and other Federal, State, and local regulations.


Airport Grounds and Building Maintenance

  • Train in and respond to weather emergencies including but not limited to snow, wind, and rain in accordance with FAA and applicable rules and regulations.
  • Operate a variety of light and heavy motorized equipment and power tools.
  • Perform a variety of duties involved in the repair and maintenance of airport buildings and facilities including plumbing, electrical, carpentry, mechanical, welding, fabricating, and custodial work.
  • Perform a variety of duties involved in the repair and maintenance of airport grounds including airfield weed control, snow removal, pavement maintenance, painting, maintenance and repair of airfield lights and navigational aides, design and installation of landscape systems, fence and gate repair and installation, and general grounds keeping.


Administrative Activities

  • Maintain records of activities related to inspections, training and airport emergencies in accordance with FAA and applicable rules and regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must possess a Montana Emergency Medical Technician license or must be obtained within one (1) year of employment
  • Must have a valid Montana Class B, Type II commercial driver’s license with airbrake and passenger endorsements or must be obtained within ninety (90) days of employment
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test, Federal fingerprint-based criminal history background check and a driving records check

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Two (2) years’ experience related to Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting, structural or wildland fire fighting
  • One (1) year construction, facility maintenance, snow removal experience, with experience operating light and heavy equipment

Physical Demands & Working Conditions:

Work is a typically physical activity in both the indoors and outside environments. Requires heavy physical effort, moving 60 pounds or less, where effort is occasional, between 15% and 45% of the time. Requires high attention to detail or deadlines frequently (between 45% and 70% of the time). Work requires exposure to multiple disagreeable elements, none of which are of greater than moderate intensity, on a frequent basis (between 45% and 70% of the time). Department applications may make it necessary to drive on occasion.

Some requirements in this job description may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.  All requirements are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

 Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and experience required.  To perform this job successfully, the worker must possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

 This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise.  The City retains the discretion to add duties or change the duties of this position at any time.


210 North 27th Street

Billings, MT 59101


[email protected]

Position #202400069


Derrek Shepherd
Author: Derrek Shepherd