Alaska Airlines

Ground Support Technician (GSE Mechanic) + $2,000 Bonus

Alaska Airlines - Posted 23 days ago
$23/hour  + Equity


Portland, OR

Technician Servies
Career Level
Mid-Level, Senior
Company size
23k employees

Airport:  Portland Intl

Technician Servies Job description

The Team

Airports are expensive. That’s why we rely on our ground vehicles (trucks, transports, vans, automobiles, and other ground vehicles) to be as reliable and safe as our aircraft -- to be sure we're where we need to be quickly and safely. If you are an auto mechanic, good with electrical systems, and diagnostics, can problem-solve on the fly, and share our values and commitment to creating an airline people love, we want to hear from you.

Role Summary

The Ground Support Technician is responsible for Ground support equipment repairs at Horizon Air. As a member of the Ground Support team, this individual contributor role ensures properly maintained ground equipment.

Key Duties

  • Responsible for cost-effective repair of ground support equipment
  • Prioritize equipment repair needs
  • Work with the manager to provide adequate equipment to the field
  • Maintain equipment in a safe condition
  • Keep track of parts and create work orders
  • Analyze maintenance programs
  • Troubleshoot equipment problems
  • Work with leads, supervisors and managers to provide responsive service to the station's repair needs
  • This position will require travel to other cities to repair equipment
  • Other duties as assigned

Pay Details

  • $2,000 hiring bonus paid after 30 days of employment (includes $2,000 tool bonus)
  • There is a premium available of time and a half when working outside of the base station (field work) and performing duties on behalf of the company (field work is about 50% of the employee's schedule)

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • A minimum of 2 years of maintenance experience, which may include experience with fabrication, auto body, automotive mechanics, heavy-equipment (diesel) mechanics, and electric vehicle and generator mechanics.
  • Ability to be qualified to operate a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), and is not currently disqualified from operating a CMV
  • Must be able to obtain a current DOT medical certificate
  • Ability to provide a list of violations or the certificate required to qualify as a DOT driver under the provisions of the FMCSA as listed in the 49CFR.
  • Must have an adequate complement of own tools
  • Authorization to enter and exit Canada
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to consistently lift 50 pounds
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, reach and grasp.
  • Ability to travel to other cities up to 50% of the time
  • Ability to work a variety of schedules including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to work in some inclement weather conditions
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to obtain an airport security clearance.
  • Ability to communicate in English
  • High school diploma
  • Minimum age of 21
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S


  • ASE Certification
  • Technical trade school in repair and maintenance
  • Electric-powered vehicle experience

Airport SIDA Badge Requirements

Important update for non-crew employees working at an airport or maintenance hangar: Employees will be required to obtain a SIDA badge provided by the airport authority and maintain good standing in order to keep their SIDA badge. Review the SIDA Badge Requirements document for a comprehensive overview.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.

Total Rewards

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air pay and benefits can vary by company, location, number of regularly scheduled hours worked, length of employment, and employment status.

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 401k program with a company match up to 6%
  • Monthly incentive pay plan up to $150 per month
  • Annual incentive pay plan with a target 5% payout of annual earnings
  • Generous paid time off
  • Unlimited standby travel benefits on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 11/9/2022

Employment Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Non-Exempt

Regular/Temporary Regular

Requisition ID 2022-9146

Equal Employment Opportunity We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees and do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information (including family medical history), political views or activity, or other legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. We may use your information to maintain the safety and security of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, its employees, and others as required or permitted by law. If you’d like to view a copy of our affirmative action plans, please fill out an AAP Inspection Request Form. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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