Airfield Summer Student

Number of positions available: 8

Status: 4 month term


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.


Our Airside Operations team is passionate about our Airfield, Groundside and Apron Operations. They ensure our campus operates efficiently and effectively. Whether it’s rain or shine, or even snow, this team makes certain that our field is safe and secure through site inspections, wildlife management, snow removal, grass cutting, pavement maintenance and so much more. Our Airside Operations team are high performers who make substantive change every day. There is never a dull moment with this team which adds to the excitement of being a part of YYC! 

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

The Calgary Airport Authority manages and operates YYC Calgary International Airport and YBW Springbank Airport and collaborates with the many partners who make up YYC - from airlines to government agencies and retail outlets. This is an exciting time to join our #YYCCrew and drive YYC forward as one of Canada"s best airports!


Under the supervision of the General Manager, Field Maintenance and Mobile Services, you will learn what is required to keep an airport running. Our rapidly expanding environment provides exposure to a variety of outdoor tasks in and around the airport terminal building and airport lands.


  • Spring Cleaning – Sweeping, backpack blowing, curb stop replacement and other maintenance related duties
  • Maintenance of turf areas and tree watering on over 5000 acres of airport land
  • Performance of Apron and Groundside Self-Site Inspections using Authority vehicles
  • Landscaping requirements – watering, weeding, fertilizing, operating; mowers, weed whackers, painting and rototillers
  • Assist with set up of special events – stampede breakfasts, BBQ’s, etc.
  • Escort and assist contractors on airport lands
  • Periodic assistance with administrative duties
  • Support Corporate values and initiatives


  • 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 take initiative and demonstrate strong time management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Obtain steel toed shoes or boots (an allowance will be given)
  • Flexibility to work on a 4 on, 4 off shift with a team of Airfield Equipment Operators


  • 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 

Our Values:

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.

Are you looking for the journey of a lifetime? One that’s focused on creating effortless and memorable experiences for millions of guests and travelers each year. Click the apply button for your chance to learn how you can be a part of one of Alberta’s Top Employers.

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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