City of Steamboat Springs
FBO Line Service Technician

SALARY   $24.90 – $33.62 Hourly
LOCATION   Steamboat Springs, CO
JOB TYPE  Full-time
JOB NUMBER  2016-00620
DEPARTMENT  Public Works
DIVISION  Airport Operations
OPENING DATE  03/01/2024
CLOSING DATE  3/22/2024 11:59 PM Mountain


When joining the City of Steamboat Springs, you can expect to work for an organization with:

  • A team that strives to make this the best place you’ve ever worked!
  • A focus on supporting our employees’ mental, physical, and financial well-being
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion that creates a welcoming city
  • A highly engaged workforce proudly serving our community with excellence and distinction
  • A passion for strategically providing outstanding municipal services
  • A promise to each other to support the work we all do for the city, community & Yampa Valley

Uniqueness Fuels Our Innovative Spirit
Our commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity and experiences drives us forward every day. It’s the collective sum of our experiences that makes Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley a powerful, insightful and welcoming community.  

The City of Steamboat Springs is pleased to announce a job opening with our Airport Division as an FBO Line Service Technician. Put your talents and skills to work to contribute to our vibrant community!

We offer excellent benefits and competitive pay, but being a part of our amazing team of people is even better.

This position will be subject to initial and regular drug testing. 

This position performs a variety of supervisory, skilled, semi-skilled and technical work in the airport Fixed Base Operations (FBO) including aircraft fueling, ground handling, facilities, customer service and operation of heavy equipment. This position requires a full familiarization of airport Fixed Base Operations (FBO), general airfield maintenance, working knowledge of all airport equipment, use and proper communication of airport radio frequencies, and ability to work unsupervised, independently, and as part of team.

Works under the general supervision of Airport FBO Line Service Senior Technician and Airport Manager.

This position may exercise supervision over assigned staff such as part-time employees.

The Qualified Individual

Work schedules that include weekends, holidays and special events.

Ability to perform emergency operation procedures and work closely with local City Police, Sheriff and Fire Department to coordinate emergency response operations.

Track and Bill FBO related services.

Ordering of FBO related supplies.

Determine runway and taxiway conditions and issue reports to pilots using Digital Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) system and radio communications.

Perform snow removal according to the Airport’s Snow and Ice Control Plan, which includes operation of heavy machinery (loaders, snowplow trucks, and snowblowers hand shoveling and dispersing of ice melting compounds as needed.

Complete all ongoing training and maintain all required certifications as required by the FAA and City of Steamboat Springs.

Provide safety and operational training for part-time and new employees.

Maintain a high level of customer service to exceed industry standards.

Assist with the daily functions of the customer service counter.

Wear appropriate attire and maintain a crisp and clean looking appearance at all times.

Maintain daily record keeping and handle cash and credit card transactions and is accountable for those transactions.

Communicate with aircraft and pilots in an advisory capacity to promote safety and awareness of hazards

Maintain cleanliness and light-duty maintenance of all aircraft parking and tie-down areas.

Perform janitorial and light-duty maintenance of the Airport FBO building and all associated facilities utilized by the FBO operations.

Operate all aircraft fueling vehicles and operations in accordance with Federal, State and local requirements and standards. Participate in continuing education and certification programs.

Assist in the operation and maintenance of all bulk fuel storage systems, and product inventory.

Perform the daily maintenance and cleaning of mobile re-fueler equipment; Airport’s Courtesy Cars and other airport related equipment.

Perform daily fuel quality testing and record results.

Monitor and perform annual inspections and scheduled filter, separator and gasket replacement of fuel tanks and re-fueler systems

Operate a variety of basic hand and/or power tools.

Adhere to safe work practices and procedures.

Attend and participate in staff meetings, safety meetings, and related activities, attend workshops, conferences and classes to increase knowledge and serve on committees as assigned.

Performs all duties in conformance with appropriate safety and security standards.
Perform various administrative duties as assigned/needed.
Perform all other duties and responsibilities as required.

We are seeking the following qualifications

Education and Experience:

  1. High school diploma or GED supplemented by two to four years of specialized training or on-the-job training in one or more of the following areas: construction, building maintenance, vehicle maintenance or grounds maintenance.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

  1. Principles and practices in all aspects of FBO Operations.
  2. First Aid and applicable safety precautions.
  3. Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and web- based applications.
  4. Equipment usage, materials and supplies used to do minor repairs.
  5. Practices, methods, equipment, tools, and materials used in building construction, alteration, repair, maintenance, and operation.
  6. General knowledge of control systems, mechanical equipment, power equipment, sprinkler systems, energy management equipment, electrical systems and equipment, communications systems, and diagnostic equipment.
  7. Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.
  8. Safe driving, equipment and tool use principles and practices
  9. Principles and practices of working safely.
  10. Airport rules and regulations; Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) advisory circulars, airport self-inspection Program; navigational aids, weather reports, separation minimums, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) 830; Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs); aircraft operations and communications; runway conditions reports and runway lighting systems.

Ability to:

  1. Understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  2. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  3. Work in extreme environmental conditions.
  4. Work effectively and safely in the absence of direct supervision.
  5. Establish, maintain and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  6. Perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time.
  7. Work as part of a team, unsupervised and independently.
  8. Operate all types of equipment associated with aircraft operations, aircraft ground handling and airport maintenance programs preferred.
  9. Operate heavy and light equipment, including front-end loaders, snowplows, snowblowers, and power take off machinery
  10. Conduct ongoing competitive analysis to include pricing, selling points and product offerings.
  11. Establish a culture that promotes safety through daily observation, training and documented safety procedures, monthly safety meetings, and routine audits.
  12. Identify key issues; creatively and strategically overcome changes or obstacles.
  13. Provide emergency repair service to disabled equipment.
  14. Exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs.
  15. Develop, coordinate, and direct varied activities involved in an airport FBO; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, airport manager, other agencies, participants, flight instructors, community leaders, and the general public; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to plan and supervise the work of paid staff and volunteers.


  1. Private or Commercial Pilot’s License/Certificate or Military Aviator Rating.
  2. National Air Transportation Association Safety 1st, Fire Safety Training and Professional Line Service Training and/or Supervisor Training certification.
  3. Valid State of Colorado Commercial Driver’s License.

Compensation range is $24.90 – $33.62/hour and placement within the range is dependent upon relevant experience and qualifications.