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Manager, Airport Maintenance - LGA

Job ID: 38428
Department: Aviation
Location: LaGuardia Airport


The Manager, Airport Maintenance, LGA will report to the Manager, Physical Plant and Redevelopment and is a vital member of LGA’s executive management team.  The selected candidate will be held fully accountable and responsible for providing leadership in directing and managing all aspects of the Airport Maintenance Services Division and for coordinating and cooperating with other airport and agency units to achieve agency goals and drive a world-class customer experience at LGA Airport. 

About LGA Airport – LaGuardia (LGA) is among the busiest North American airports.  LGA supports approximately 134,000 jobs in the region and generates over $18 billion dollars in economic activity.  In 2019, LGA served upwards of 30,000,000 passengers arriving and departing on over 375,000 flights amongst 10 airlines across 4 different terminals.

The day-to-day responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Manage a staff of approximately 135 field maintenance, management and clerical employees assigned to one of five functional maintenance units: Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Environmental and Contract Services. 
  • Efficiently maintain:
    • Airport physical plant
    • Unit compliance with all applicable codes, rules and regulations
    • Foster and maintain exemplary safe work practices
    • Fulfill and execute the Airport’s snow plan and lead snow removal activities such as, overseeing Port Authority snow crew and equipment preparedness, snow crew performance, and snow removal contract services
  • Oversee Port Authority asset management systems and manage ongoing efforts to migrate existing facility assets and systems from the Maintenance Management Information System (MMIS) to Maximo at LGA.
  • Identify Capital and Operating Major Works projects
  • Direct maintenance involvement in capital construction projects and reports
  • Monitor and evaluate performance of subordinate staff and service contractors responsible for providing maintenance services
  • Ensure compliance of established contract management procedures by subordinate staff, managing the division’s administrative activities such as budget preparation, preparation of all documents related to board authorization and contract administration, authorization of overtime and expenditures
  • Ensure implementation of the Department’s recruitment in diversity plan with respect to vacancies in the unit.
  • Administer Maintenance labor agreements and participate in Maintenance grievance and disciplinary hearings and other related activities
  • Plan and oversee delivery of maintenance services to all Port Authority units, the public, and airport tenants in a manner that maximizes the customer experience
  • Identify, investigate, and resolve complex problems related to the delivery of maintenance services and the operation of the physical plant
  • Respond to airport emergencies and planning and managing maintenance related activities


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Aviation Administration, Airport Management or Business Management/ Administration from an accredited college or university. In Lieu of a degree 7 years of Aviation Operations, Maintenance, or Transportation experience will be considered
  • Three (3) years’ experience managing diverse workforce that can include union/management staff where you have been responsible for their development and addressing disciplinary actions


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a highly skilled and responsible work force in supporting airport operations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of all FAA regulations related to maintenance of airport infrastructure
  • Demonstrated experience supervising management field and unionized staff
  • Experience having led work force in supporting operations at a Port Authority Facility
  • Demonstrated experience in reviewing and commenting on engineering drawings, technical specifications, equipment and work methods pertaining to aeronautical, building and roadway maintenance
  • Knowledge of Port Authority operating policies and procedures, including those related to administration, budget, human resources, labor agreements, maintenance procedures, business planning, contract administration and the authorization process
  • Ability to develop, implement, execute and fulfill the airport Maintenance Division’s responsibilities for the facilities comprehensive snow removal plan
  • Ability to support subordinate staff in the full range of their technical and administrative requirements of their jobs, in each of five highly technical disciplines
  • Demonstrated experience in negotiation and conflict resolution related to labor agreements, disciplinary procedures and consensus building to achieve agency goals
  • Must possess strong communication skills, with demonstrated ability to effectively convey complicated information to all levels of Port Authority staff as well as external business partners
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and employ problem-solving approaches that are sensitive to organizational, community and customer concerns
  • Ability to work effectively in an intense aeronautical and commercial environment with minimal guidance
  • Knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems and their application at PA Facilities, particularly Aviation Facilities
  • Must be proficient in computer systems: Word, Excel, PeopleSoft, Outlook, BudgetPro and SAP
  • Available to respond to airport emergencies on a 24 hour/7 day a week basis
  • Valid driver’s license

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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