Springbank Airport Maintenance Summer Student

Number of Positions Available: 1

Term Length: Four Month Term (May 2023 – August 2023)
Closing Date: March 28, 2023


We are more than just airplanes and tarmacs. 
Our purpose travels beyond our runway into the communities we serve. We are about connections, stories and life defining adventures made possible by the work we do. We are committed to fostering an environment where our people are rewarded through meaningful work experiences inspired by purpose. 

The Calgary Airport Authority is committed to creating an environment where our students are rewarded through meaningful work experiences and numerous opportunities to connect with employees, stakeholders, and other students just like you. Our program offers students an opportunity to gain valuable industry experience, knowledge, and contacts through full time work in their chosen field.

Working at Springbank Airport and reporting to the Airport General Manager, you will assist in the general maintenance of airport lands while being exposed to different aspects of managing and operating one of the busiest reliever airports in Canada.

  • Landscaping requirements – Operate self-propelled mowers, weed trimmers and other various miscellaneous hand tools 
  • Perform general grounds clean up – Foreign object debris pick up, sweeping, painting, etc. 
  • Maintenance of turf areas on airside and groundside airport lands 
  • Performance of Airside and Groundside Site Inspections using Authority vehicles 
  • Operate and maintain light equipment 
  • Assist in other duties required in general airport maintenance 

  • Must possess a valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License or equivalent, subject to a clean driver’s abstract
  • Enjoy physical work in an outdoor environment
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with others as well as work individually
  • Ability to take ownership and show initiative to complete tasks in an efficient manner
  • Must have steel toed shoes or boots (an allowance will be given)
  • Ability to obtain an Air Radio License and Airside Vehicle Operation Permit (AVOP)
  • Landscaping experience with machinery is considered an asset. 

  • To qualify as a summer student, you must be enrolled in and returning to a post-secondary institution following your work term.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a restricted area identification card (RAIC)
  • This role is considered safety sensitive and will require a pre-employment drug and alcohol test through a third-party provider 
  • Please note that there is no public transportation to Springbank Airport (175 MacLaurin Dr. Calgary AB T3Z 3S4) 

It’s simple – we invest in our people because they are the backbone of our success. We offer:
  • Competitive wages
  • Networking and growth opportunities
  • Opportunities to give back to the community


We are ACCOUNTABLE. We take ownership and step up to get the job done.

We are CUSTOMER-FOCUSED. We consider the customer in all that we do.

We are COLLABORATIVE. We are stronger when we reach out and work as a team.

We are RESILIENT.  We are able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

We are CREATIVE. We strive to find new and better ways of doing things.

The Calgary Airport Authority is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply including women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and others who may contribute to organizational diversification of ideas. 

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