Airport Maintenance Laborer

Maintain and repair airport facilities and grounds.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Airport Maintenance Laborers do?

Maintains and repairs airport facilities and grounds by performing any combination of following tasks: Operates sweeping machine to clean streets of dust and trash [STREET-SWEEPER OPERATOR]. Operates power mower to mow lawns and fields of airport. Plants, waters, fertilizes, and prunes shrubs and plants to beautify airport grounds. Drives light truck to haul dirt and trash and to move equipment. Cleans runway drain ditches, catch basins, and drains, and fills holes in fields and grounds, using shovels, hoe, and rake. Repairs damaged fences, replaces defective or damaged parking meters and weathered traffic signs, using handtools. May assist maintenance workers in performing repairs to electrical, plumbing, or heating systems.

Should I be an Airport Maintenance Laborer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Kiln Maintenance Laborer

    How to Become an
    Airport Maintenance Laborer

    Most Airport Maintenance Laborers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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