Lea County
  • Hobbs, NM, USA
  • 15.00 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time


  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.

  • Performs preventive maintenance as well as repair of machinery, plumbing, physical structure and electrical wiring and fixtures of airports and other County buildings in accordance with blueprints, manuals and building codes, using hand tools and carpenter, electrician and plumber tools.

  • Conducts daily inspection of runways per FAA standards and performs related documentation.

  • Issues NOTAMS as required of all airports.

  • Conducts crack sealing repairs and patching of ramp ways, runways and taxiways at all airports.

  • Must have and maintain telephone and reliable transportation to ensure on-call availability.

  • Inspects machinery and mechanical equipment for defects.

  • Dismantles machines or equipment to gain access to defective parts and repairs them using hand tools.

  • Replaces canvas, leather or rubber drive belts on machines as needed.

  • Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears, pulleys and other parts of machines using rags, brushes and grease guns.

  • Measures, cuts and installs pipe and tubing for gas, water and hydraulic lines.

  • Repairs and replaces gauges, valves, pressure regulators and other plumbing equipment and opens clogged drains using plunger and plumber tools.

  • Installs electrical equipment and repairs and replaces wiring and fixtures.

  • Makes and repairs counters, benches, partitions and other physical structures using saws, braces, bits and other carpenter tools.

  • Paints walls, floors, woodwork and fixtures using spray guns, rollers and brushes.

  • Repairs plaster and lays brick.

  • Tends furnace, air conditioner and boiler to provide heat, cool air and hot water.

  • Notifies management concerning need for major repairs or additions to lighting, heating and ventilating equipment.

  • Mows lawns, trims shrubbery and cultivates flowers using hand tools and power tools, etc.

  • Moves materials, cleans work areas, and assists skilled workers.

  • Operates some motorized equipment, i.e., loaders, sweepers, dump trucks, tractor mowers; tolerance of extended hours on mowing equipment over rough terrain required.

  • Irregular hours, evenings or weekends, 24-hour on-call availability and overtime may be required.


  • May perform custodial functions, as more fully described in Custodian job description, as need requires.

  • Welds, as needed, within safety guidelines and individual training.

  • The functions for which the Airport Maintenance staff is responsible are not limited to those set forth above. Staff will perform such functions, duties or assignments as given by a supervisor, consistent with ability, background and expertise.



  • High School diploma or GED required.

  • Training or education in electrical, plumb?ing, heating, air conditioning, construc?tion, automotive mechanics, welding preferred.

Certification, Skills and Licenses:

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in English.

  • Valid New Mexico driver's license

  • Computer literacy required in order to maintain activity logs and order supplies on-line

  • Current Class A C.D.L. preferred.

  • Contractors, plumbing, or electrical licensing preferred

ARFF certificate must be obtained within one year of employment

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