Ground Service Equipment Technician

January 19, 2022

Job Description

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Technical Operations

Technical Operations is the maintenance, repair, and overhaul division of United. The department includes aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, planners, ground equipment and facilities teams, supply chain teams, and more.

Ground Service Equipment Technician
Location: LGA – LaGuardia, NY Starting Hourly Rate: $24.80 (starting rate based on the lowest hourly rate per CBA) A At United, we offer a competitive compensation package, with benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, accident, and disability, employee assistance program, commuter benefits, paid holidays, paid time off, 401(k) plan with employe and company contribution opportunities, pension, and flight privileges.Benefits are subject to a collective bargaining agreement. Bonus eligible: Yes

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


  • 24 months of 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 work in 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


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