Airport Automation Controls Specialist

  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Sep 20, 2023
Full Time Aviation or Harbor
  • Salary: $31.79 - $49.33 Hourly USD

Job Description


The Clark County Department of Aviation is seeking qualified candidates to apply for the Airport Automation Controls Specialist position. This position supports the development, installation and maintenance of airport automated baggage handling equipment. Processes and implements continuous improvement activities and resolves equipment performance issues. This specialized technical class repairs and maintains computer-controlled systems and robotic devices used within airport baggage handling systems, reducing human intervention and maximizing efficiency.

This is an open and continuous recruitment, scheduling dates will vary depending on when the application was received and reviewed by Human Resources.

This examination will establish an Open Competitive Eligibility list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or be extended as needed by Human Resources.

Human Resources reserves the right to call only the most qualified applicants to the selection process.

Education and Experience:

Associate's degree or equivalent formal training in Industrial Automation Technology, Electrical/Mechanical or Electronics and four years full-time experience in maintaining and troubleshooting industrial or similar large scale automated equipment.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.

Licenses and Certification: Requires possession of a valid Nevada Class C driver's license at time of hire.

Working Conditions: Work extended and/or weekend shifts and be called back in emergency situations.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.

Residency Requirement: Permanent employees must maintain a principal place of residency within the boundaries of Clark County and provide proof of compliance with Nevada motor vehicle registration and drivers' license laws within 90 days of employment.

Background Check: Employment with the Department of Aviation is contingent upon completion of an education/experience background investigation, a fingerprint-based criminal history record check processed by the FBI, and upon the ability to be granted a security badge as mandated by the Transportation Security Administration. Note: all prospective hires must present two original government issued ID's upon acceptance of job offer. Examples of acceptable ID's include a Passport, Driver's License or DMV issued ID, birth certificate, Social Security card, Voter Registration card, school issued ID with picture, etc.

Customs and Border Protection Security Seal Program: Employment with the Department of Aviation in this job title is contingent upon a ten year employment and five year residency history record check and the ability to present original identity based documentation in order to meet the requirements for a Security Seal.

Mobility to work in a typical shop or related maintenance setting, including operating typical trade equipment, hand and power tools and standard office equipment, and to drive a motor vehicle to various work sites; stamina to stand, walk and climb and to work in confined or awkward spaces or from aerial equipment for an extended period of time; strength to lift and maneuver materials and equipment weighing up to 100 pounds with proper equipment; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over a radio or telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.
Performs routine diagnostic checks on airport automated baggage handling systems, monitors system performance and performs data collections and/or analysis as requested by various stakeholders; isolates problems and perform repairs. Analyzes and troubleshoots performance issues and determines if the problem is mechanical, electrical or from the computer systems controlling the process; assists in the repair or replacement of any necessary sensor or electrical components as required. Identifies areas for improvement, additional documentation and/or operator training; supports testing processes for existing and upcoming technology. Follows change management procedures, and assists with developing and evaluating quality improvement projects. Assists in the documentation of new processes and techniques. Reads and interprets blue prints, schematic diagrams, mechanical layout, drawings, ladder diagrams, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) code, meters, gauges, instruments, reports, charts and graphs; documents all required information. Maintains and services a variety of test equipment and hand and power tools. Accesses inventory of frequently used supplies and hardware; alerts appropriate individual when replacements need to be ordered. Ensures adherence to departmental regulations and safety procedures. Checks job sites for potential hazards; ensures appropriate safety equipment is used. Maintains equipment logs and machine intervention documentation, records and logs of work in progress; prepares reports.

Join the Clark County Department of Aviation Family where we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • More Money in Your Pocket
    • 100% Employer Paid Defined Benefit Retirement
    • No Social Security Deduction
    • No State Income Taxes
Two Employer Sponsored Health Plans Offered - Choice of PPO or EPO (hybrid of HMO) - eligible first of the month following15 days of employment
  • Medical - Employer pays 90% of premium
    • Pharmacy Benefits (30, 90-day retail or mail order fills)
    • 24/7 Telephone Advice Nurse - no employee cost
    • Teledoc, Doctoroo, and Dispatch Health
Retiree insurance - eligible after 5 years of service Dental Vision Life Insurance - Employer Paid AD&D - Employer Paid Long Term Disability - Employer Paid Generous Leave Accruals that include:
  • 12 Paid Holidays plus a Floating Birthday Holiday
  • Paid Vacation Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
Other leave options
  • Catastrophic Leave
  • Parental Leave - Up to 90 days
Wide Variety of Voluntary Benefits that include
  • Guardian - Accident, Cancer, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity, and Short-Term Disability Insurance.
  • Trustmark - Permanent Life Insurance benefits and long-term care.
  • Sunlife Financial - Basic and Voluntary Life Insurance, AD&D, and long-term disability insurance
  • TASC - Flexible Spending Account - FSA & Dependent Day Care Debit Card Available
  • Morgan Stanley - Deferred Compensation Plan
Employee Assistance Program Onsite Fitness Center The Department of Aviation, a department of Clark County, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer Community Volunteer Opportunities Comprehensive training program Wellness program

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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