Mechanic - MCI (MO)

Kansas City, Missouri
full time

Strong Electrical/Troubleshooting 

Mechanics/Technicians with the company perform scheduled preventative maintenance and unscheduled maintenance including general repairs as required on powered and non-powered Ground Support Equipment (GSE) for multiple customers in the commercial and cargo airline industries.

Mechanics/Technicians are responsible for ensuring GSE equipment is fully operational in support of daily equipment requirements. This is accomplished by performing preventative maintenance on diesel and gas engines, checking proper operation, changing filters, servicing with oil, water, coolant, hydraulic fluid, refrigerant, etc. The mechanic updates paper and electronic records in connection with maintenance performed.

Mechanics/Technicians also perform unscheduled maintenance including general repairs, troubleshooting electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic issues. Cleans, treats for corrosion, assembles and reinstalls GSE components in accordance with customer requirements or technical publications.

We provide on-the-job training as well as continuing education opportunities including tuition reimbursement and ASE test reimbursement with an increase of $3 per hour for obtaining the ASE Certifications



  • Meet company and customer performance metrics related to shop productivity, budget, and on-time performance.
  • Ensure timeliness of preventive maintenance, cost effective repairs and procurement/maintenance of parts inventory.
  • Evaluate equipment repair costs and make recommendations on repairs.
  • Prioritize equipment repairs.
  • Monitor safety practices and procedures in the shop.
  • Evaluate maintenance work practices and identify methods to improve productivity.
  • Review work orders for completeness and accuracy.
  • Provide technical assistance to Mechanics as needed.
  • Coach/counsel, discipline employees who violate company policy, or fail to meet company standards.
  • Establish a preventive maintenance schedule.
  • Perform scheduled preventative maintenance inspections and unscheduled repairs, air and hydraulic brake repairs, tire repairs, warranty procedures and repairs on ground support equipment, boarding loading and/or facilities.
  • Troubleshoot, overhaul, rebuild, and repair both powered and non-powered support equipment systems.
  • Document repairs, parts and labor on the computer, using both internal and customer based fleet maintenance software


  • Minimum 3 years of supervisory experience in a maintenance shop environment.
  • Minimum 5 years of proven preventative maintenance experience (Ground Support Equipment preferred.)
  • Good background in diagnostics to include electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic. Most diagnostics are not performed using computer assisted diagnostic tools.
  • Valid driver's license and good driving background.
  • Must pass a 10 year background check and drug test.
  • Strong Electrical Skills, rewiring and diagnostics


  • Minimum 3 years of proven repair experience in a maintenance shop (Ground Support Equipment experience preferred.)
  • Must have strong mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to read and understand repair manuals, instructions, electrical and hydraulic schematics and
                codes and instructions on the computer.
  • Minimum high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Possess at minimum a set of hand tools including a toolbox and multi-function electrical meter.
  • ASE Certified preferred.

To work at Global Aviation you must have or be able to:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Pass background and drug test
  • Valid driver’s license and pass a Motor Vehicle Record check
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Work in a garage or outside on shop grounds or elsewhere on the airfield

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Global Aviation Services, LLC is an equal opportunity and proud employer of employees from diverse backgrounds.

All qualified applications will receive equal consideration for open positions. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against because of their status as a veteran, minority, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected status in any position for which the employee or applicant for employment is qualified and is able to perform.

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