Maintenance Specialist - Santa Maria Airport District

Santa Maria, CA

Company Profile: 

Santa Maria Public Airport District. 

Job Summary: 

Under the direct supervision of the Maintenance Foreman, the Maintenance Worker will perform a variety of routine maintenance and construction tasks, which includes operating trucks and other motorized equipment.


Accurately diagnose and solve problems with the most cost-effective, long-term solutions;

Complete projects in accordance with work order instructions and any applicable regulations;

Coordinate and monitor maintenance work being performed by outside contractors;

Complete maintenance service requests in a timely manner;

Identify maintenance issue/problem behind the service request quickly and accurately; recommend and implement most efficient solution;

Must be available to be called upon for urgent maintenance issues after regular working hours;

Drive light trucks and operate motorized equipment, which can include backhoe, forklift, mower and dump truck;

Build or repair on-site facilities such as overhead shelters, toilets, fences, retaining walls and barriers;

Perform building maintenance to include plastering, masonry work, wood, tile, linoleum floor installations, roofing and painting;

Install and repair electrical, plumbing systems and interior fixtures;

Perform landscaping maintenance to include, irrigation systems, application of fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, etc. around buildings, airfields and along roadways;

Maintain building safety systems, while ensuring compliance with all company, local, city, state and federal guidelines;

Maintain accurate, detailed and timely maintenance records for all activities / projects;

Assist in keeping on-site facilities safe, clean and organized;

Develop and implement changes in maintenance procedures to proactively address recurring issues;

Assist with the implementation of process improvement initiatives.


At least 1-2 years of experience in general construction; grounds, landscaping and facilities maintenance, or airfield maintenance;

Proficiency with the use of tools, materials and equipment used in the landscaping, grounds maintenance and construction trades;

Knowledge of carpentry, electrical repairs, painting, plumbing, cement work, plant care, gas-powered equipment and other related tools / equipment;

Any combination of education, training and related experience for this type of role;

Valid California driving license and clean driving record.

Compensation Range:

$16.68 per hour (34,704 annual) - $26.51 her hour ($55,140 annual), depending on experience, for this non-exempt position.


Health; Dental; Life Insurance; Short-Term / Long-Term Disability; CalPERS Retirement; 10 vacation days; 12 sick days; 11 public holidays annually.