GSE Skilled Mechanic - SJC

Unifi - Posted 2 months ago
$35/hour  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Mechanical Engineer salary records


San Jose, CA

2+ years
Company size
147 employees

Airport:  San Jose Intl (SJC)

Mechanical Engineer Job description

Travel Required: 100%

Essential Functions / Key Responsibilities

  • Performs preventative and routine maintenance such as oil changes, replacing/adding coolant and fluids, brake and tire changes, etc. on ground equipment.
  • Performs minor/major repair of ground support equipment such as carburetors, starter motors, alternators, batteries, radiators, hydraulic drive components, diesel engines, etc.
  • Transports vehicles to be repaired by driving, towing, or pushing vehicles into the service bay.
  • Inspects parts and motor vehicles to identify defective or broken parts, proper fluid levels, and general wear.
  • Troubleshoots problems with ground support and stationary equipment. Receives work orders and obtains the necessary tools required for the repair. Completes work orders and provides status on any "open" work orders.
  • Ensures tools and equipment are maintained in a practical, safe working condition.
  • Orders parts, stocks parts and maintains inventory with accurate record keeping.
  • Assists GSE Mechanic (Skilled) as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned within the appropriate skill and experience capabilities expected for this position.

Basic Qualifications


  • Must be a local (in-state) resident.
  • Valid In-State Driver’s License.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug screen.
  • Ability to pass up to a 10-year background check.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have the authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.
  • Must complete ramp and SIDA training to obtain airport authority identification security.


  • One+ years of relevant ground support equipment experience. Must be open-minded and ready to work as part of a detail-oriented team.
  • ASE Certification (Society of Automotive Engineers), CIMM (Certified Industrial Maintenance Mechanic) or licenses in one or more of the following disciplines is required:
  • Refrigeration/Partial Refrigeration
  • Welding/Partial Welding
  • Electrical/Relay
  • Hydraulics/Electrical/Mechanical on large industrial machinery
  • 400HZ/Generator/Ground Power

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Able to understand GSE manufactured manual.
  • Knowledge of hydraulic systems and experience with heavy ground equipment.
  • Basic electrical knowledge.

Preferred Qualifications


  • High School diploma or GED.


  • Two+ years of relevant ground support equipment experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of industry compliance safety rules, regulations, procedures and applicable laws.

Working Conditions

Work Schedule:

  • You will need to have the flexibility to work a variety of shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime. We operate in a shift-bid environment.

Work Environment:

  • Must be able to be alert to moving vehicles or aircraft and use radio equipment.
  • Enjoy the outdoors on a daily basis (sun, rain, sleet or snow!) May be exposed to a wide variety of weather conditions, jet and machinery noises, fumes, dirt and dust for extended periods.

Physical Demands/Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift/carry / push/pull and move items of 70 pounds and/or more on a regular basis and repetitively lift weights of 40 to 50 pounds on raised surfaces.
  • Must be able to walk, climb, bend, kneel, crawl, and stoop on a frequent basis and for extended periods.
  • Must be able to work in cramped or high places.
  • Must be able to carry heavy items up and down stairs.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None.

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