Missoula Montana Airport

Facilities Operations Manager

The Missoula Montana Airport is now accepting applications for the job of Facilities Operations Manager. Application closing date is Sunday, December 3rd, 2023, at 5:00PM. Applications submitted after that time will not be accepted. Salary range is $80,000-$95,000, DOE. EEO Employer.

Missoula County Airport Authority (MCAA) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Please contact Nikki Munro at nmunro@flymissoula.com or (406) 728-4381 if you need assistance with this process.




November 17, 2023

This position is subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Montana wage and

hour law, i.e., non-exempt.

JOB SUMMARY:  Under general supervision of the Deputy Director, manages and oversees building operations, maintenance, repair, inspection, alteration, and janitorial services of Airport owned facilities. Responsible for the preparation of plans and quality of workmanship on all buildings and building equipment repairs. May also oversee construction projects. Supervises staff and prepares facilities budget.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (The following are intended to illustrate typical duties; they are not meant to be all inclusive or restrictive.)

Completes the formulation of equipment and operational budgets and directs the purchasing of building supplies and equipment.

Negotiates energy prices and works as a liaison between airport tenant managers and the Authority.

Participates in the planning and development of Airport Capital Improvement Projects, Airport Improvement Projects, and Passenger Facility Charges projects.

Responsible for maintenance, repair, and alteration of the airport facilities.

Directly supervises, assigns, and directs the work activities of all facilities maintenance employees who conduct building maintenance, repair, inspection, alterations, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and janitorial services.

Prepares, develops, and maintains an ongoing comprehensive preventative maintenance program.

Performs safety checks to ensure ongoing compliance with regulations as well as checks to ensure conformance to all building codes, plans and standards.

Prepares and maintains reports and records related to the facilities maintenance department.

Responsible for the administrative and construction coordination for modernization projects within the Facilities on the airport and participate in design planning and review.

Assists in recruiting, screening, interviewing, selecting, and training of new employees. Monitors staff performance and recommends resolution of employee relations problems.

Coordinates, inspects, troubleshoots, and performs technical repair and maintenance of airport facilities and equipment, in accordance with established schedules, practices and procedures.

Instructs employees on proper equipment use, maintenance and safety procedures.

Uses radios to maintain contact with other personnel for communication and safety purposes.

Enforces Airport Rules and Regulations on Airport Authority premises.

Assists as needed with snow removal activities.


Performs related duties as required or directed.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Works under the direction of the Deputy Director.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  Directly supervises facilities maintenance employees.


Work environment is dictated by the activities of the airport, duties will occur both indoors and outdoors, under adverse weather conditions. Extended periods in difficult work environments may occur as a result of emergency conditions. The position may intermittently be subject to stress as a result of critical time schedules, human behavior, and emergency conditions.

Position is subject to shift work outside traditional hours, emergency call out, and extended operating days.

Requires occasional heavy lifting, up to 50 pounds.

Requires standing, climbing, walking, reaching, stooping, crouching, kneeling, and crawling.

Raises, lowers, and climbs ladders.

Work environment noise level is frequently loud. Requires hearing which falls within normal limits for both pure tone and speech, per audiogram.

Relies on feeling, handling, fingering, talking, hearing, seeing, tasting, and smelling to perform duties.

Works on and around 480, 3 phase power and electric generating plants.

May be exposed to toxic chemicals, noxious odors, and vibrations due to the nature of the job.


KNOWLEDGE:  Must have knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and general construction skills. Knowledge of all Federal, State and Local regulations applicable to the operation and maintenance of a commercial service airport. Basic knowledge of airport security. Knowledge of principles, practices, material, and techniques of building maintenance; budget development and administration; applicable laws, codes and regulations related to airport maintenance and operations. Familiarity with operational activities that include both in-house and outsourced resources. Familiarity with union work rules.

SKILLS:  Skill in the use of a personal computer and related software (word-processing, e-mail, spreadsheets, internet, and web-based applications). Construction and/or carpentry skills.

ABILITIES:  Ability to exhibit emotional stability and remain calm in stressful environments. Ability to communicate effectively and maintain a strong working relationship with other employees, tenants, and the general public. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, in the English language. Ability to perform manual labor under adverse weather conditions. Familiar with, and able to operate heavy equipment.


**An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

EDUCATION:  Requires high school graduation or G.E.D. Requires associate degree or higher in engineering, electronics, drafting, or construction management is highly preferred.

EXPERIENCE:  Experience as a Master Electrician or in Mechanical or Structural Engineering is preferred. Five years of progressively responsible experience managing building maintenance operations and directing the work of others. Experience managing building operations in winter weather and emergencies.

SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE:  Three years of experience managing and supervising direct reports, including hiring, coaching, developing, disciplining, rewarding, and terminating employees.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  A current Montana Driver’s License is required. Must pass a 10-year background investigation and fingerprinting. Requires current unrestricted MT DLI Low Pressure Boiler Operator license or the ability to obtain it within 1 year of employment.

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