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Job Role:
Maintenance Repair Operations, Unlicensed Mechanic / Technician
United States
Not specified
Job description


Security Clearance: Secret

Job Summary

The Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Mechanic repairs and maintains a variety of aviation ground support equipment and commercial vehicles to original equipment manufacturers specifications with minimum supervision.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Interprets and implements directives and publications pertaining to maintenance, including environmentally safe maintenance practices
  • Inspects maintenance activities, evaluates resource use, and recommends corrective actions
  • Inspects, operates, services, and diagnoses malfunctions GSE/Vehicles using visual, auditory, test equipment, and technical references
  • Evaluates and performs troubleshooting on GSE/Vehicles before assigning repair action
  • When required prepares GSE/Vehicles for storage, shipment, and mobility deployment. Solves repair problems by studying drawings, wiring diagrams and schematics, and technical publications
  • Uses automated maintenance data systems to monitor maintenance trends, analyze equipment requirements
  • Maintain equipment records, vehicle forms, and document maintenance actions
  • Maintains and updates paper and electronic equipment forms
  • Checks batteries on GSE/Vehicles for serviceability and performs preventative maintenance
  • Checks GSE external fuel and grounding systems for serviceability and performs preventative maintenance
  • Removes, disassembles, repairs, cleans, treats for corrosion, assembles, and reinstalls malfunctioning components
  • Stencils and marks GSE in accordance with technical references
  • Stores, handles, labels, uses, and disposes of hazardous materials and waste according to environmental standards
  • When required, coordinates all maintenance actions with the lead personnel
  • Train contractor personnel as needed
  • Provides Subject Matter Expert (SME) services as required
  • Responsible for ensuring proper disposal of hazardous waste
  • Will be required to drive on the flight line
  • Place orders for parts and receive and log delivery of parts
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge & Skills

  • Extensive knowledge of diesel-fuel and gasoline engine repair is required
  • Must have the ability to use automated maintenance systems
  • Must have an advanced understanding of tools and use
  • Capable of interpreting technical data, drawings, wiring diagrams, and schematics
  • Must have knowledge of environmental safety
  • Must have knowledge of GSE repair and mechanical principles
  • Must have knowledge of automotive repair and mechanical principles
  • Working knowledge of forklifts
  • Must have knowledge of supply systems
  • Ability to troubleshoot using computerized diagnostic testing devices
  • Ability to troubleshoot using conventional and digital multimeters, voltmeters, oscilloscopes, and circuit card testers
  • Refrigeration recovery certification/license is desired but not mandatory

Experience & Education

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in GSE/Automotive maintenance is required. ASE certification is desired but not mandatory
  • High school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Completion of specialized courses in general maintenance and repair of small engines or military equivalent schooling is required

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for up to six hours per day and sit for up to two hours per day
  • Must be able to climb stairs, ramps, and ladders and work stands
  • Must be able to crouch, crawl, grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders
  • May be required to carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds
  • May be required to lift up to 50 pounds to height of four feet and be required to lift up to 35 pounds to height of 7 feet
  • Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sounds
  • May be required to operate power vehicles, machinery, hand tools, ground support equipment, fork lift, etc.
  • Will be exposed to surface obstructions (ladders, stairs, etc)
  • May be exposed to rapid or extreme temperature changes, wind, and dust
  • May be exposed to chemical, mist, gas, vapors, ultra-violet and infra-red radiation
  • Will be exposed to loud noises
  • May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft. May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; may be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts, vehicles, or aircraft


  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally