SHOP FOREMAN
at Air T, Inc.

Date Posted: 5/4/2017

Job Description

Join Global Aviation Services, the largest provider in the U.S. of GSE (ground service equipment) and facilities maintenance services! We are dedicated to delivering high quality maintenance with skilled technicians who are customer friendly and operate with a sense of priority and urgency. Our experienced mechanics provide maintenance at more than 79 airports across the county.

Do you have the knowledge, skills, and ambition it takes to run and operate a productive fleet maintenance facility? If so, step up to the challenge at Global Aviation and work hands-on while you lead your staff. You will direct staff to ensure that quality maintenance repairs are done safely, reliably, timely and in a cost-effective manner. As the Shop Foreman you will manage, train and mentor your staff in maintenance best practices, safety, and customer service and you will have direct contact with vendors and customers to develop good, solid relationships.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  •  Meet 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.
  • 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 and discipline employees who violate company policy or fail to meet company standards.
  • Perform scheduled preventive maintenance inspections and unscheduled repairs, air and hydraulic brake repairs, tire repairs, warranty procedures and repairs on Ford 700/800 trucks, International trucks and support vans and pickups.
  • Plan and carry out complex maintenance assignments requiring knowledge of electrical, plumbing, and/or electronic systems. In addition, welding may be required.
  • Use complex troubleshooting, testing and repair equipment such as but not limited to, load banks, impedance bridges, multi-meters and flow meter panels.
  • Participate in continuing education classes.
  • Keep informed on all technical changes related to fleet requirements.
  • Diesel engine operation preventative maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Perform the sequence of operations to troubleshoot truck fleet in order to remove, disassemble, clean, check, repair, rework, replace, fabricate, install and adjust many building components, automotive and fleet machinery, accessories, parts, etc., and explain the work procedures to personnel assigned to assist in that work.
  • 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.


BENEFITS
Our comprehensive list of benefits gives our employees and their families the flexibility they need.

  • Medical Insurance with two plan options (Prescriptions included)
  • Flex Spending Plan and HSA
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Care
  • Life/Supplemental Life (Employee, Spouse, Child) and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Disability Insurance (Long-term disability company funded)
  • 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan with company match
  • Educational Benefits
  • Wellness/Fitness Benefit, Smoking Cessation Program
  • Vacation - Sick - Holiday (Two Floating) - Bereavement

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR FULL-TIME MECHANICS

  • Tool Allowance - Bi-Weekly
  • Safety Boot and Red Wing Discount Program - Yearly
  • Prescription Safety Glasses Allowance - Yearly
  • Free Uniforms
  • ASE Certification Pay Increase Program
  • Technical Training

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 Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years of proven repair experience in the mechanical field.
  • Must have strong mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to read and understand repair manuals, instructions, electrical and hydraulic schematics and codes and instructions on the computer.
  • 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 Certified and/or mMilitary AGE experience preferred.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment is conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check that includes employment verification, motor vehicle record (MVR), and school verification. All mechanics must have an MVR that is compliant with our company motor vehicle insurance.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Lifting ability up to 70 pounds.
  • Ability to assume various lifting positions and static postures.
  • Ability to kneel, stoop, sit, climb on and lay under GSE.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Depending on the task, you may be required to work indoors in a garage or outside on shop grounds or elsewhere on the field. Be prepared to work around jet fumes and other vehicle emissions. Work with cleaning solvents, paint thinners and other hazardous products in the course of a normal workday.


WORKING HOURS

Schedule to be determined; must be willing to work weekends, holidays and additional shifts as assigned.

REPORTS TO

Shop Lead, Supervisor, or Manager.


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.