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Are you currently one of the below? If so, we want you! Find out about available career paths on this page and apply today.

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Automotive Mechanic/
Technician
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Diesel Mechanic/
Technician
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Stationary Equipment/
Technician

No experience? That’s okay! If you have the desire to work a fast-paced job that has great benefits, find out more about available career paths below.

WhyJoinUs CareerPaths CTA Global Aviation

What is a GSE Mechanic?

Ground Support Equipment (GSE) mechanics are a special group of men and women who enjoy a fast-paced, hands-on work environment with challenging tasks that vary from day-to-day. One day could be painting or welding passenger stairs and the next day could be installing an engine, prepping a de-ice truck, or fixing a baggage tractor.
Why Become a GSE Mechanic

Defined Career Paths at Global Aviation

Unlike other industries or employers, Global Aviation has defined career paths for their GSE mechanic employees, many of whom advance quickly.

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GSE Mechanic Assistant

  • Former Experience: 0-2 Years Experience
  • Role/Responsibility: On-the-job training while assisting mechanics in performing routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment
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Junior GSE Mechanic

  • Former Experience: 0-3 Years
  • Certification Considered: A1-A9*
  • Role/Responsibility: Assisting other mechanics and performing routine service and maintenance on vehicles and equipment

*Global Aviation provides education/tuition reimbursement.

Move to Level II

GSE Mechanic

  • Former Experience: 3-6 Years
  • Education Considered: AAS Degree in Automotive/Diesel Technology*
    Certification Considered: A1-A9 and/or T1-T8*
  • Role/Responsibility:
    • Repairing and replacing major parts or systems on vehicles or equipment
    • Mentoring others

*Global Aviation provides education/tuition reimbursement.

Move to Level III

Senior GSE Mechanic

  • Former Experience: 6-10+ Years
  • Education Considered: AAS Degree in Automotive/Diesel Technology*
  • Certification Considered: A1-A9, T1-T8, L1-L3*
  • Role/Responsibility:
    • Performing major overhauls of engines or repairing difficult and complex problems on vehicles or equipment
    • Leading a team of mechanics to troubleshoot and diagnose

*Global Aviation provides education/tuition reimbursement.

Move to Level IV

Shop Lead

  • Former Experience: 6-10+ Years; 1-3 Years Leadership or Proven Skills
  • Education Considered: AAS Degree in Automotive/Diesel Technology*
  • Certification Considered: A1-A9, T1-T8, L1-L4*
  • Role/Responsibility:
    • Performing major overhauls of engines or repairing difficult and complex problems on vehicles or equipment
    • Leading a team of mechanics to troubleshoot and diagnose
    • Supervising a small group of employees
    • Filling in for the supervisor or complete oversight of shop

*Global Aviation provides education/tuition reimbursement.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a GSE mechanic?

    A Ground Support Equipment (GSE) mechanic specializes in maintaining ground support equipment and facilities in and around airports. Many of our GSE mechanics have former experience as automotive, diesel or facility technicians.

  • Do I have to have previous GSE or airport experience?

    No. Some Global Aviation recruits have little to no direct GSE experience. The most successful recruits have the desire to work in a fast-paced, hands-on work environment with challenging tasks that vary from day-to-day.

  • Do I have to have a certain certification or education?

    No. Some Global Aviation recruits are not ASE certified and have no degree. However, we do offer education/tuition reimbursement for employees who would like to become certified or earn an AAS degree in Automotive/Diesel Technology.

  • Are there opportunities for travel or relocation?

    Yes! As a service provider in and around nearly 80 airports throughout the United States, many of our employees enjoy living in and near to some of the country’s most desirable metropolitan areas.

  • Can I make a career out of being a GSE mechanic?

    Absolutely! As outlined above, Global Aviation has defined career paths for their GSE mechanics, with the ultimate goal of a leadership position in a relatively short amount of time.