GSE Maintenance Fitter

Swissport UK
£12.6 per hour
03 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
This role offers a salary of £12.61 per hour. Standby/Callout and overtime will be available. Please note that all applicants must have a maximum of 6 points or less on their driving licence.

Job Summary

To service and maintain, keeping in good order all Ground Service Equipment at this Swissport station. To keep Swissport Ramp and other Swissport service agency’s with safe and reliable equipment that meets all local and governing laws.

Job Responsibilities

Operate and drive all types of equipment – motorized and non motorized
Perform and show competence in preventive maintenance per established schedules on all ground support equipment
Respond to requests for on-call maintenance after hours on all ground support equipment if GSE Manager deems necessary
Provide trouble-shooting and diagnostic assessment of ground support equipment as required
Modify and overhaul power plant, drive-train, brake, electric and hydraulic systems
Prepare and paint ground support equipment to Swissport standards as required
Remove malfunctioning ground support equipment from service and ensure GSE is not returned to service until malfunction has been properly diagnosed and repaired
Respond to emergency service calls as well as accidents involving ground support equipment
Pick-up parts and material required for ground support equipment maintenance and repair
Own and demonstrate proper use of tools, diagnostic equipment, etc. required for equipment maintenance and repair
Complete all maintenance/repair documentation consistent with carrier, station, airport authority, municipal, state, federal and SP requirements
Comply with all federal, provincial, municipal, airport authority and carrier security requirements
Will retain a motor vehicle driver’s license for both air side / non airside in good standing at all times
Follow all safety guidelines set out by WCB, EPA, WHIMIS, and SP management
Keep GSE shop and its equipment clean and serviceable at all times, report any and all deficiencies to management
Fuel equipment as necessary with full regard for all safety and environmental requirements.
Will liaise with Ramp management, customers and staff in a professional manner when neededThe list is not exhaustive and may vary depending on location and local customer requirements.

Qualifications and Competencies

Flexible to work on various shifts (days, evening, nights, weekends, and holidays)
Ability to speak and understand the English language
Ability to travel to the airport at times where public transport is not available
Ability to follow processes and procedures and apply flexible approach when required
Willingness to work in inclement weather
Physically fit, able to work in a manual environment and repeatedly lift up to 32kg throughout a shift.
Able to work as a team in a fast paced environment
A full driving license
Previous experience working in an aviation environment is desired
At least 5 years experience in HGV / Heavy Plant / Construction equipment
Good colour vision including the ability to pass an airside driving medical

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Swissport as an equal opportunity employer bases its hiring decisions on the business need and the best qualified candidates available, and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of any protected category. Candidates who are offered employment may be subject to a criminal record and other background checks as permitted or required by company policy or applicable law.

About us

Swissport International Ltd. is the leading Ground Services Provider to the aviation industry. Swissport is employing over 60,000 dedicated professionals, serving over 700 client companies at 269 stations in 48 countries on five continents. Swissport delivers unparalleled value in the areas of Ground Handling, Cargo Services, Executive Aviation, Travel Services, Fueling and Aircraft Maintenance. We strive to operate with the core values of People, Professionalism, and Partnership in all that we undertake. Our mission is simple – “To provide the aviation industry with consistent and tailor-made solutions around the globe, for a better customer experience”.