Ground Service Equipment Technician – Line

Job Description

Job overview and responsibilities

  • Troubleshoot, repair and complete preventative maintenance on Ground Service Equipment (both motorized and non-motorized)
  • Work will include diagnostic testing and repair of gas engines, transmissions, suspension and brake systems
  • Troubleshooting and repair of diesel engines, heavy industrial equipment, including large aircraft air conditioners, air start and ground electrical power units
  • Ground Service Equipment Technicians are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)
  • Schedules are bid and awarded according to seniority
  • Salary increases will be administered according to the current IBT/United contract
  • New employees are required to join the union within ninety (90) days of employment
  • There is an initiation fee for joining the union and subsequent monthly union dues which are set by the Local Lodge

Required

  • 24 monthsof experience with troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of gas and diesel engines, electrical and hydraulic systems,and motorized equipment
  • Must have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Must possess a valid state issued driver’s license
  • Ability to work any shift assigned (nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed) within 24/7 operation
  • Ability to climb and work from ladders, and/or walk for extended periods
  • Ability to work outdoors in all temperatures and weather conditions
  • Ability to work in an environment with exposure to high noise levels 
  • Moderate lifting
  • Computer experience for input and retrieval of data
  • Must be legally authorized to workin the United States for any employer without sponsorship
  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualifications
  • Reliable, punctual attendance is essential function of the position

Preferred

  • Certificate of completion from an accredited automotive school
  • Experience with motorized equipment supporting airport ground operations