Equipment Operator Job at Charleston International Airport, North Charleston, SC

  • Charleston International Airport
  • North Charleston, SC

Job Description


Operates a variety of light and heavy equipment to support the facilities and grounds of the CCAA in a safe and efficient manner: operates a concrete cutting saw, Bobcat forestry cutter, bush hog, backhoe, John Deere zero turn mower and front deck mower, forklifts and hand trucks, dump truck and flatbed trucks, excavators and other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions; and performs preventative maintenance on equipment to ensure safe operations and long-life cycle of equipment.

Transports equipment and other supplies (tables and chairs for event planning); operates pressure washer equipment and maintains parking decks and other surfaces; cuts and fills asphalt holes on site; prepares storm water reports and observes any pollution issues that may harm storm water and completes storm water reports, and escorts others to the appropriate on-site locations. 

Requires the ability to understand and comply with safe work practices when operating or maintain light and heavy equipment and maintains a productive and cooperative working relationship with other team members, supervisor, vendors, tenants, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Performs other related duties as required

  • Requires the level of formal education typically acquired by completion of post high school vocational course work or technical training leading to a certificate in equipment maintenance or related discipline. 
  • Requires moderate vocational experience. Involves knowledge and comprehension of techniques, information, methods, procedures, which are related to specific jobs such as an equipment operator and which can be acquired from some combination of vocational training, apprentice training, on the job training, or essential experience in lower-level jobs during a period of up to 2 years. 


  • Requires a valid Driver’s License. CDL A License preferred, but not required. Forklift Operators certification preferred.

About Charleston International Airport:

Charleston International Airport (CHS) is a joint civil-military airport located in North Charleston, South Carolina. The airport is operated by the Charleston County Aviation Authority under a joint-use agreement with Joint Base Charleston. It is South Carolina's largest and busiest airport. The runways at CHS are owned by the U.S. Air Force and Joint Base Charleston and are shared through what is the longest running civilian/military join-use agreement of its kind with the Department of Defense. The airport, located in North Charleston, is approximately 12 miles (19 km) northwest of downtown Charleston. The airport is also home to the Boeing facility that assembles the 787 Dreamliner. Interested candidates should visit our website to apply.

Job Tags

Full time, Apprenticeship,

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