The work involves responsibility for administration and management of the operational needs of fleet maintenance for the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority (SRAA), under the supervision of the Director of Airfield Maintenance. Work focuses on purchasing and inventory management of a large variety and volume of gas and diesel powered motor driven equipment and related parts which may include but is not limited to trucks, buses, heavy equipment, street cleaning equipment, lawn care equipment, passenger vehicles, and snowplow equipment. The work is carried out in accordance with agency policy and involves program administration, production coordination and scheduling, parts and record keeping, and support services. General supervision is received from the administrative superior with leeway allowed for independent judgment in planning directives. Does related work as required.




Manages the fleet operations program, including purchasing and administration, inventory, inspections, preventative maintenance, and repairs/replacement schedules

Monitors and initiates actions to maintain Airport Authority fleet equipment in accordance with recognized trade standards and federal and state regulations

Ensures tasks are completed in a prioritized, timely and professional manner that provides optimum reliability of equipment

Maintains records of all inspections, preventative maintenance, and repairs made on vehicles and equipment

Plans and submits recommendations regarding the repair and replacement of motor equipment for annual budget approval.

Recommends operating budget for motor equipment maintenance section based upon review of budget analysis.

Insures all motor vehicles and motor equipment are properly inspected and are at top operating performance.

Participates in safety programs and safety training, and have total commitment and compliance with all safety and environmental policies

Assists with vehicle accident insurance claims

Maintains inventory through management of supply room activities, maintaining parts and material inventories, controlling the of issuing parts and supplies, and performing inventory audits

Reviews work orders and records to identify such factors as rates of productivity, types of repair tasks performed and the time required to perform such tasks for the purpose of identifying problems and improving the efficient utilization of staff, equipment, supplies and space.

Procures new and used vehicles and equipment as directed to support airport needs

Procures necessary parts and supplies for mechanics to perform required maintenance

Reviews specifications for the purchase and overhaul of regular and unconventional equipment and approves all vouchers for the purchase and payment of automotive and other motor driven equipment supplies.

Researches best pricing of inventoried and non-inventoried parts/materials

Interacts with motor equipment distributors, dealers and sales personnel regarding the ordering and purchasing of motor equipment.

Responsible for the inspection, maintenance, and fueling of all airport standby generators

Maintains fueling equipment and fuel inventories

Performs other duties necessary to keep the airport and airport vehicles operating safely and efficiently

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Good knowledge of the methods and procedures used in stocking, receiving, and dispensing of a wide variety of materials

Good knowledge of the procedures for requisitioning materials

Ability to keep accurate inventory records and make reports from these records

Ability to make accurate arithmetical computations

Good knowledge of repair shop safety rules and regulations

Working knowledge of automotive and maintenance repair parts and equipment as it pertains to the review of equipment specifications and inventory maintenance

Ability to write and to interpret technical specifications relating to the purchase of new equipment

Ability to read and interpret technical maintenance manuals, diagrams, and written reports

Proficiency in the use of a personal computer, including skills in a variety of computer-based technologies including databases, word processing, and spreadsheets

Ability to perform basic financial management principles

Ability to maintain professional, respectful, and cooperative working relationships with employees, visitors, contractors, and vendors, and any other individuals interacted with throughout the course of work.

Able to perform the physical requirements of the position, including frequent standing, sitting, walking, lifting up to 50 lbs., pushing/pulling carts, driving, and working both indoors and outdoors, sometimes during inclement weather.




Open Competitive


  1. Graduation with an Associate’s Degree or higher in Accounting, Business Management, Finance, Automotive Management, Automotive Mechanics, Engineering, Aviation Management or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees and three (3) years of work experience in airfield or vehicle maintenance, fleet management, purchasing, or business management; OR,

  2. Five (5) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in airfield or vehicle maintenance, fleet management, purchasing, or business management, OR,


  1. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).

Special Necessary Requirement at time of appointment: When required to operate motor vehicles, employees must possess a valid non CDL or CDL with appropriate endorsements as required by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for the class of vehicle(s) being operated.


01/2019 Date of original composition