Profession ground lighting officer

Ground lighting officers carry out the inspection and maintenance of airports' lighting systems. They record their findings and formulate the actions to be followed.

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  • Differentiate between airfield lighting

    Identify the differences between various types of airfield lighting e.g. incandescent lighting and LED.

  • Electrical wiring plans

    Pictorial representation of an electrical circuit. It shows the components of the circuit as simplified shapes, and the power and signal connections between the devices. It gives information about the relative position and arrangement of devices and terminals on the devices, to help in building or servicing the device. A wiring diagram is often used to troubleshoot problems and to make sure that all the connections have been made and that everything is present.

  • Airport lighting equipment

    Know various types of lighting systems and airport lighting equipment e.g. low-intensity runway light (LIRL) systems, medium-intensity runway light (MIRL) and high-intensity runway light (HIRL).

  • Electrical engineering

    Understand electrical engineering, a field of engineering that deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism.


  • Ensure functionality of airport lighting systems

    Ensure that the airport lighting installations and lighting systems work properly by performing quality checks following the completion of maintenance, and by instructing staff on the diagnosis of flaws or breakdowns in airport lighting system. Keep and follow the airport light maintenance schedule to ensure service standards and perform routine checks according to the type of equipment, its location, and usage.

  • Give instructions to staff

    Give instructions to subordinates by employing various communication techniques. Adjust communication style to the target audience in order to convey instructions as intended.

  • Manage risk of lighting failure

    Identify and resolve lighting issues and reduce the risk of lighting failure.

  • Meet deadlines

    Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.

  • Train staff in safety procedures

    Educate and train team members in the safety procedures relevant to the mission of the team.

  • Exert a goal-oriented leadership role towards colleagues

    Embrace a leadership role in the organisation and with colleagues as to provide coaching and direction to subordinates aiming at the achievement of specific objectives.

  • Lead inspections

    Lead inspections and the protocol involved, such as introducing the inspection team, explaining the purpose of the inspection, performing the inspection, requesting documents, asking appropriate questions, and maintaining a high level of professionalism when investigating subjects.

  • Train staff in quality procedures

    Educate and train team members in the quality procedures related to the mission of the team.

  • Make independent operating decisions

    Make immediate operating decisions as necessary without reference to others, taking into account the circumstances and any relevant procedures and legislation. Determine alone which option is the best for a particular situation.

  • Manage staff

    Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.

  • Work in an aviation team

    Work confidently in a group in general aviation services, in which each individual operates in their own area of responsibility to reach a common goal, such as a good customer interaction, air safety, and aircraft maintenance.

  • Supervise routine maintenance of airport lighting systems

    Supervise routine maintenance tasks for airport lighting systems: replace components such as lamps and lenses, clean filters, cut the grass, remove snow, etc.

  • Develop work plans to solve problems

    Ability to develop specific goals and plans to prioritise, organise, and accomplish work.

  • Produce airport lighting system reports

    Produce operational reports on inspection and intervention of airport lighting systems. Transmit reports to the airport operational department and ATC.

  • Apply airport standards and regulations

    Know and apply the accepted standards and regulations for European airports. Apply knowledge to enforce airport rules, regulations, and the Airport Safety Plan.

  • Follow airport safety procedures

    Comply with airport safety procedures, policies and legislation to ensure a safe working environment for all employees, and to ensure the safety of passengers.

Optional knowledge and skills

design customised maps identify airport safety hazards conduct quantitative research cartography

Source: Sisyphus ODB