GSE Technician @ Southwest Airlines

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Job Description:


    • Diagnoses and repairs various types of automotive, ramp, provisioning, and deicing equipment utilized within the airline industry
    • Performs both preventative maintenance and unscheduled maintenance on all airline ground equipment
    • Attends initial and ongoing training (classroom and/or on-the-job), and keeps current on knowledge, information, and equipment to maintain proficiency in their work
    • Create and track work orders performed in a timely manner into maintenance tracking program
    • Required to wear Company visual identification card, prominently displayed above the waist for ready recognition
    • Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description
    • May perform other job duties as directed by Employee’s Leaders
  • Skills and Abilities
    • Proficiency in the maintenance and repair of electrical and hydraulic systems
    • Ability to perform minor or major body repair
    • Ability to read documents, follow instructions, learn and understand procedures, rules, and regulations including federal and local security regulations
    • Ability to read and research technical manuals and electrical & hydraulic schematics
    • Ability to work under tight time constraints to accomplish job tasks
    • Ability to effectively communicate in both written and verbal form
    • Ability to work well under stressful situations
    • Ability to work well with others as part of a Team
    • Proficiency in arc, gas, and MIG welding, as well as cutting torch
    • Proficiency in metal fabrication
    • Proficiency in equipment spray painting
  • Education
    • Required: High School Diploma or GED
    • Preferred: Associate’s Degree or automotive/equipment repair technical degree
  • Experience
    • Required: 3 Years Heavy truck and/or equipment repair experience with a technical degree
    • Required: 5 Years Heavy truck and/or equipment repair experience in lieu of a technical degree
    • Preferred: Experience using a computer inventory tracking system
  • Licensing/Certification
    • ASE and A/C Certification preferred
    • Must possess and maintain valid state motor vehicle operator’s license
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a SIDA badge and meet all local airport requirements
  • Physical Abilities
    • Must be able to work in vicinity of ramps, hangers and terminals
    • Must be able to lift and move items up to 50 pounds on a regular basis
    • Must be able to climb, bend, kneel, crawl and stoop on a frequent basis, and for extended periods
    • Must be able to perform job functions within a confined space or in potentially hazardous areas
    • May be required to work thru inclement weather
  • Other Qualifications
    • Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986
    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    • Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines
    • Required to have a complete set of mechanic�s tools
    • May be required to travel by airplane to other cities to perform field service work outside of the normal shop environment. May also include overnight stays
    • Must be able to work varied shifts and/or overtime, as well as on holidays and weekends
    • Must be able to satisfactorily complete training program and six-month probationary evaluation period

Experience Level: Senior
Work From: Onsite

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