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Diesel Mechanic II - Airport Equipment - JFK Airport

globalgse · 14 days ago
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Level II Mechanic for Ground Support Equipment - No Planes - JFK Airport

3+ Years of experience 

4/10 Schedule - Wednesday - Saturday OR Sunday - Wednesday, 2:00 PM - Midnight

$32.00 per hour

We currently have an immediate opening available for a candidate who is knowledgeable with servicing diesel engines, components of medium/heavy duty trucks, vehicles and other mechanical equipment.  Do you like a variety of work, great benefits and opportunities to grow?  If so, then please read on-  

PrimeFlight GSE, the largest provider in Ground Support Maintenance, maintains and services airfield ground support vehicles/equipment across the U.S. for major airlines and aviation organizations.  We are looking for a Technician who can provide quality maintenance practices that will drive PrimeFlight’s vision to “be the maintenance service provider of choice in every location we do business.”  The location is based at our shop at the JFK airport.


What we offer is a great benefits package that includes:

o   Health, dental and vision plans

o   401K

o   Vacation and sick time

o   Life insurance/long and short term disability

o   FSA & HSA Flex Savings Plan

o   Boot allowance for qualified employees ($100 per year)

o   Uniforms



If you are interested in hearing more or would like to be considered for this role, please respond via email or by phone.



Essential Functions:

As a valued member of the PrimeFlight team, you will be responsible for repairing and maintaining motorized and non-motorized Airline & Aircraft Ground Service Equipment. In this position you will provide a prompt and efficient service by performing the following duties:

  • Service equipment with fuel, water, oil, hydraulic fluid and compressed air
  • Log equipment numbers to be repaired with description of work to be done on each piece
  • Inspect, Maintain, Troubleshoot, Replace, Repair or Modify:
    • engines and transmissions
    • brakes and braking systems
    • hydraulic and pneumatic systems on mobile lift and conveyor systems
    • bumpers and body work
    • bag cart curtains & curtain rods
    • towing hitches and towing bars
    • undercarriages, wheels and tires
    • bushings, shafts, end places, springs, coils, armatures, push rods, valves, manifolds, tubing, hose and wiring

·         Performs scheduled maintenance including changing oil, filters, checking lights, tires & greasing, replace or repair light components and perform operations check 

·         Replaces worn or broken parts, aligns wheels, adjusts bakes and tightens bearings.

·         Troubleshoots equipment or components to diagnoses concerns

·         Make repairs and replace major parts or systems on equipment including: engines, transmissions, electrical, brakes, tires/wheels, Cooling/HVAC, and Hydraulics.

·         Help estimate time and material costs on repairs

·         Develops or obtains requisitions for new parts and equipment. 

·         Records paper and electronic records in connection with maintenance performed

  • Carry out other duties as assigned



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Problem Solving, Customer Service, Interpersonal, and Oral Communication.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this Job Description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 General Qualifications

  • 18 years of age
  • Reliable transportation
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Complete background and drug screening
  • Complete motor vehicle check and have valid driver’s license




 Mathematical Ability:  

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.   

 Language Ability:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to communicate effectively in English. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, supervisor, as well as other employees of the organization.

 Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

 Computer Skills:

Basic knowledge of Excel and Word applications.

 Certificates and Licenses:

Valid State Driver’s License with a verifiable safe vehicle operating record. Some states require a State’s Mechanic license.

 Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

 Work Environment:

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.

 The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but may become high at various times.  Employee must be willing to wear/utilize company-supplied personal protective equipment (hearing protection) to mitigate their noise exposure. 

 Some work is in an outside environment, with exposure to hot and cold temperatures and inclement weather.

 Physical Demands:

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.

  • Continuously stand and walk for 6-8 hours
  • Lift 70 pounds or more:
    • Must be able to lift, push, pull, or carry heavy loads
    • Must be able to bend, stretch, twist, squat, and reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs
  • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel and operate hand tools.
  • Be able to hear and respond to the spoken voice and to audible alarms generated by terminal environment.
  • Specific vision abilities required for this job include: Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less); distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more); color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors); peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point); depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships); ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)


PrimeFlight Aviation Services is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at PrimeFlight Aviation Services without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, uniform service member and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, disability, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state/province, and local laws.




Last updated on Jun 1, 2024

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