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GSE Technician - Get Hired Fast

Southwest Airlines New York, New York
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February 19, 2023
Southwest Airlines
New York, New York
We are on the lookout for a brilliant GSE Technician to join our all-star team at Southwest Airlines in Las Vegas, NV.
Growing your career as a Full Time GSE Technician is an awesome opportunity to develop productive skills.
If you are strong in creativity, adaptability and have the right personality for the job, then apply for the position of GSE Technician at Southwest Airlines today!

All of Southwestu2019s People come together to deliver on our Purpose; Connecting People to whatu2019s important in their lives through friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel. The Ground Service Equipment (GSE) Technician performs mechanical maintenance work. This role maintains ourautomotive, ramp, provisioning, and deicing equipmentthrough duties such as dismantling, repairing, fabricating, welding, altering, and paintings. The GSE Technician is detail oriented and looks forward to making an impact as a part of this integral Team.As a GSE Technician, you can expect:
  • Electrical experience may be beneficial to transitioning to this role, but is not required.
  • A union-based role that includes working assigned shifts based on seniority. Shifts can include early mornings, late evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Opportunities for overtime and shift pick-ups. Mandatory overtime is a possibility based on operational need*
  • Fly for free, as a privilege, on any open seat on all Southwest flightsu2014your eligible dependents too.
  • Up to a 9.3 401(k) Company match, dollar for dollar, per paycheck.**
  • Potential for annual ProfitSharing contribution toward retirement - when Southwest profits, you profit.***
  • Explore more Benefits youu2019ll love: swa.is/benefits
  • U.S. citizenship or current authorization to work in the U.S. required and no current or future work authorization sponsorship available.
Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We continue to look for opportunities to reflect the communities we serve, and welcome applicants with diverse thoughts, backgrounds, and experiences.
  • Responsibilities
    • Diagnoses and repairs various types of automotive, ramp, provisioning, and deicing equipment utilized within the airline industry
    • Performs both preventative maintenance and unscheduled maintenance on all airline ground equipment
    • Attends initial and ongoing training (classroom and/or on-the-job), and keeps current on knowledge, information, and equipment to maintain proficiency in their work
    • Create and track work orders performed in a timely manner into maintenance tracking program
    • Required to wear Company visual identification card, prominently displayed above the waist for ready recognition
    • Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description
    • May perform other job duties as directed by Employees Leaders
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Proficiency in the maintenance and repair of electrical and hydraulic systems
  • Ability to perform minor or major body repair
  • Ability to read documents, follow instructions, learn and understand procedures, rules, and regulations including federal and local security regulations
  • Ability to read and research technical manuals and electrical & hydraulic schematics
  • Ability to work under tight time constraints to accomplish job tasks
  • Ability to effectively communicate in both written and verbal form
  • Ability to work well under stressful situations
  • Ability to work well with others as part of a Team
  • Proficiency in arc, gas, and MIG welding, as well as cutting torch
  • Proficiency in metal fabrication
  • Proficiency in equipment spray painting
  • Education
    • Required: High School Diploma or GED
    • Preferred: Associate's Degree or automotive/equipment repair technical degree
  • Experience
    • Required: 3 Years Heavy truck and/or equipment repair experience with a technical degree
    • Required: 5 Years Heavy truck and/or equipment repair experience in lieu of a technical degree
    • Preferred: Experience using a computer inventory tracking system
  • Licensing/Certification
    • ASE and A/C Certification preferred
    • Must possess and maintain valid state motor vehicle operator's license
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a SIDA badge and meet all local airport requirements
  • Physical Abilities
    • Must be able to work in vicinity of ramps, hangers and terminals
    • Must be able to lift and move items up to 50 pounds on a regular basis
    • Must be able to climb, bend, kneel, crawl and stoop on a frequent basis, and for extended periods
    • Must be able to perform job functions within a confined space or in potentially hazardous areas
    • May be required to work thru inclement weather
  • Other Qualifications
    • Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986
    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    • Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines
    • Required to have a complete set of mechanic s tools
    • May be required to travel by airplane to other cities to perform field service work outside of the normal shop environment. May also include overnight stays
    • Must be able to work varied shifts and/or overtime, as well as on holidays and weekends
    • Must be able to satisfactorily complete training program and six-month probationary evaluation period
*Overtime pay is computed solely on base pay rate
**401(k) match contributions are subject to the plan u2019s vesting schedule and applicable IRS limits
***ProfitSharing contributions are subject to plan u2019s vesting schedule and are made at the discretion of the Company Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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