GSE Shop Manager
at Air T, Inc.

Date Posted: 8/14/2017

Job Description

Summary: You will direct your staff to ensure that quality maintenance repairs are done safely, reliably, timely and are cost-effective to ground equipment/ vehicles at the MSP Airport. As the shop manager you will manage, train and mentor your staff in maintenance best practices, safety, and customer service. You will have direct contact with vendors and customers; developing good, solid relationships. Customer satisfaction, safety, keeping on budget, and meeting productivity goals will be your focus. Best of all, you will still be hands on, keeping your industry knowledge and skills up to date.

Essential Functions:
• Meeting company and customer performance metrics related to shop productivity, budget, and on-time performance.
• Ensure timeliness of preventive maintenance, cost effective repairs and procurement/maintenance of parts inventory.
• Accountable for the achievement of acceptable productivity levels and meeting financial objectives.
• Evaluate equipment repair costs and make recommendations on repairs.
• Prioritize equipment repairs.
• Monitor safety practices and procedures in the shop.
• Evaluate maintenance work practices and identify methods to improve productivity.
• Review work orders for completeness and accuracy.
• Provide technical assistance to Mechanics as needed.
• Coordinate with other departments to obtain equipment needing repair or maintenance.
• Coach/counsel, discipline employees who violate Company policy, or fail to meet company standards.
• Establish a preventive maintenance schedule.
• Perform scheduled preventative maintenance inspections and unscheduled repairs, air and hydraulic brake repairs, tire repairs, warranty procedures and repairs on ground support equipment, boarding loading and/or facilities.
• Troubleshoot, overhaul, rebuild, and repair both powered and non-powered support equipment systems.
• Perform the sequence of operations to troubleshoot both powered and non-powered GSE to remove, disassemble, clean, check, repair, rework, replace, fabricate, install and adjust many building components, automotive and ground equipment, machinery, accessories, parts, etc., and explain the work procedures to personnel assigned to assist in that work.
• Plan and carry out complex maintenance assignments requiring knowledge of electrical, plumbing, and/or electronic systems. In addition, skills in carpentry, painting and/or welding may be required.
• Work is performed on a variety of ground support equipment platforms, such as: jet engine starters, power supply units, lift platform box trucks, and air cycle air conditioners.
• Use complex troubleshooting, testing and repair equipment, such as, but not limited to: load banks, impedance bridges, multi-meters and flow meter panels.
• Document repairs, parts and labor on the computer, using both internal and customer based fleet maintenance software.

Qualifications:
• Minimum 3 years of supervisory experience in a maintenance shop environment.
• Minimum 5 years of proven preventative maintenance, tire and brake experience on medium to heavy-duty vehicles.
• Must have strong mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to read and understand repair manuals and instructions, especially in an urgent and/or emergency situation.
• Ability to read electrical and hydraulic schematics.

Job Requirements

• Minimum 3 years of supervisory experience in a maintenance shop environment.
• Minimum 5 years of proven preventive maintenance, tire and brake experience on medium to heavy-duty vehicles.
• Knowledge of heavy, medium and light duty trucks and automobiles, machine shop equipment or other similar skills.
• Good background in diagnostics to include: electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic. Most diagnostics are not performed using computer assisted diagnostic tools.
• Strong mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to read and understand repair manuals and instructions, especially in an urgent and/or emergency situation.
• Ability to read electrical and hydraulic schematics.
• Must be able to read codes and instructions on the computer.
• Experienced and skilled in the use of welders and torchers
• Valid driver’s license and good driving background.
• Must pass a 10 year background check and drug test.
• Minimum high school diploma or its equivalent.
• Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English.
• Possess at minimum a set of hand tools including a toolbox and multi-function electrical meter.
• ASE certification and/or military AGE preferred.
• Able to lift 70 pounds.

Working Conditions:
Depending on the task, may be required to work indoors in a shop or outside on shop grounds or elsewhere on the airfield. Be prepared to work around jet fumes and other vehicle emissions. May be exposed to cleaning solvents, paint thinners and other hazardous products in the course of a normal workday.

Working Hours:
Hours will be determined at shop level; must be willing to work weekends, holidays and additional shifts as assigned.

SUPERIOR BENEFITS
As a full-time employee you qualify for:
• Medical Insurance with two plan options and HSA and Flex Spending Plans
• Dental Insurance
• Prescription Drug Program
• Vision Care
• Life Insurance/Supplemental Life
• Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
• Disability - Free Long-Term Disability and low cost Short-Term Disability
• 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan with company match and a Profit Sharing Plan
• Adoption Benefits
• Wellness/Fitness Benefit
• Educational Benefits - Mentoring, Tuition and Certification Reimbursements
• Smoking Cessation Program
• Vacation/Sick/Holiday/Bereavement/Court Service Pay
• Free Uniforms and Parking

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer through Affirmative Action. Women and Minorities Are Encouraged to Apply.

We appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to the workforce and encourage opportunities to hire Guardsmen, Reservists, and Veterans.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Global Aviation Services was established in 2007 to meet the growing demand for a GSE, Fleet, and Facilities Maintenance Service Provider who was committed to customer service performed with integrity.

Our leadership team grew up in the aviation industry. We understand, first hand, the challenges and importance of running and efficient GSE operation successfully. We founded our company on these principles:

Hire Great People - Through great people, we provide the best customer service we can as a GSE service provider.

Provide Exceptional Service at a Fair Price - We ensure exceptional service through Quality Assurance and Customer Feedback.

A Deep Commitment to Integrity - We have a deep commitment to integrity in all we do. Integrity with our customers, with our employees, and or vendors that ensure they continue working with Global without reservation

Today, we are one of the fastest growing maintenance service providers in North America. Our network of more than 180 technicians at 53 airports gives us a unique perspective of the current challenges that accompany serving the aviation industry.