LS – Lead Ground Service Equipment (GSE) Mechanic JobBurbank, CA

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Why You'll Love This Job

Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Atlantic Aviation welcomes customers at more than 100 fixed base operator (FBO) locations – from the Hawaiian Islands to Caribbean islands and all points in between throughout the US. We offer a wide range of aircraft ground handling and flight hospitality services, including fueling and line services, hangar and ramp storage, modern executive terminals for passengers and crews, and much more. We are firmly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our network and aspire to be the employer of choice in our dynamic segment of aviation. We invest in enhancements to our safety, service, technology, and strategic infrastructure in order to provide more choices, improved experiences, and better value for customers. Atlantic Aviation intends to lead the way to a more sustainable future for business and general aviation. Atlantic Aviation is “local everywhere” - providing a safe, friendly, and familiar experience across North America. To learn more about Atlantic Aviation or to make a reservation at any of our 100+ FBOs, visit


The Lead Ground Service Equipment Mechanic is responsible to the GSE Manager for the maintenance and repair of all FBO’s mechanical equipment including various facility repairs.  This position is responsible for the direction of all employees assigned to the shift.  All equipment is maintained in accordance with the appropriate weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly preventive maintenance programs.


General Duties
  • Maintain, repair, and determine repair and maintenance requirements of ground support equipment, vehicles, and aviation support equipment, including heavy equipment, diesel and gas powered equipment, and aircraft power units.
  • Must adhere to all safety and housekeeping standards established by the Company and regulatory agencies. Maintain a clean and orderly workplace.
  • Ensure all work is conducted in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Function as a Line Service Technician on an as needed basis.
  • Application of the principles of the “Atlantic Attitude” at all times.
  • Communication of work progress and significant issues with the Line Manager or the Operations Manager.
Essential duties and responsibilities include (but not limited to):
  • Maintain site practices and procedures that contribute to a safe, profitable, positive, and enjoyable work environment.
  • Coordinate and direct the activities of GSE mechanics assigned to his/her shift.
  • Responsible for training personnel in proper maintenance procedures and equipment use.
  • Advise and report personnel issues to GSE Manager/Operations Manager.
  • Operate and maintain heavy equipment, diesel engines, vehicles, and otherwise be knowledgeable of electrical troubleshooting methods and technology.
  • Inspect equipment to diagnose and troubleshoot problems identified by users.
  • Perform equipment repair including portable powered equipment, aircraft power units, aircraft ground generators, tugs, and other aircraft ground support equipment.
  • Perform inspection of equipment following contractor or vendor repair to insure proper operating conditions before release to users.
  • Perform periodic and annual inspections and maintenance of equipment.  Assist other mechanics in diagnosing and troubleshooting of equipment.
  • Prepare required records and reports on all assigned GSE equipment, identify and order parts required, and provide assistance in training employees in areas of specialties.
  • Enforce good housekeeping practices and uniform standards to employees.
  • Operate fuel trucks, tugs, baggage handling and various other pieces of equipment as needed.
  • As needed, this position will execute all duties related to daily line service operations.
  • Daily quality assurance and accuracy of paperwork and auditing of repair paperwork.
  • Any additional duties that may be specific or unique to your location assigned by Management
Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Skills & Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Minimum one (1) year experience as a GSE Mechanic.
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Prefer knowledge have work experience in aircraft ground support equipment diagnostics and repair, heavy equipment repair, diesel engines, drive systems, transmissions, hydraulic pumps and servos, and general equipment maintenance specific to the identified equipment.
  • Hands-on experience in the maintenance and repair of the identified equipment and be capable of utilizing the mechanical tools of the trade, including diagnostic tools, as required by the essential job functions.
  • Valid state driver’s license and at least 18 years of age.
  • Good organizational skills.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions including extreme heat and cold; chemicals including aviations fuels, oils and lavatory fluid.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust and focus.
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