Ground Equipment Mechanic

Ground Equipment Mechanic
Pickle Lake
Full Time
7 on / 7 off
Deadline To Apply
May 23, 2019

Job Summary

The Ground Equipment Mechanic ensures general ground service and aircraft support equipment is serviced and maintained according to company policies, procedures and manufacturer. 

Duties and Responsibilities

• General and preventative maintenance; including repairs and servicing on forklifts, automotive and utility vehicles

• Prepare, paint or clean interior and exterior surfaces of ground equipment

• Perform minor manufacturing work, e.g., building baggage carts, aircraft tow bars, etc

• Troubleshoot, repair, install, and maintain various electrical components and equipment in accordance with pertinent codes, the preventative maintenance program and departmental procedures

• Troubleshoot, install, and repair hydraulic hoses, piping, and related equipment

• Involved in all aspects of vehicle maintenance requirements for all company vehicles at associated base

• Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service

• Perform general and preventive maintenance on ground equipment and vehicles

• Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties

• Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision

• Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas

• Update and maintain information in Wasaya records systems and department databases

• Maintain adequate supplies and equipment for the maintenance department

• Liaise with Staff and Base Managers for reporting or receiving reports of equipment defects

• Complete all necessary reports and records related to the department as required

• Maintain inventory of new equipment, manuals and warranties

• Perform and uphold Wasaya’s Customer Care Commitments to both internal and external customers  and any other related duties as assigned 

Skills and Qualifications


• High school diploma or equivalent

• 2-4 years previous maintenance experience or completion of a journeyman ticket or license in a related vehicle, heavy equipment or small motors trade


• Highly motivated and able to work independently

• Ability to multi-task and establish priorities

• Ability to maintain organization of maintenance schedule and files in a changing environment

• Possess a valid driver’s license

• Strong communication and problem-solving skills

• Excellent time management and project management skills

• High level of sound independent judgment and troubleshooting

• Able to work well under pressure

• Strong attention to detail

• Good working knowledge of Microsoft computer software (e.g. Excel, Word, etc.) and email


• Ability to communicate in Oji-Cree or Ojibway

• Welding experience is an asset

• First Aid skills and/or certificates are considered assets

Accommodations and Working Conditions:

• Rotational 1 week on/1 week off

• Food and accommodations are provided

• Transportation to and from Thunder Bay to Pickle Lake provided

• Overtime as required

• 24/7 availability may be required

• Travel to off-site locations will be required

• Safety equipment will be required, e.g. steeltoed boots, safety glasses, etc

• Hazards associated with trade

• Indoor and outdoor work is required

• Basic hand tools are required


• Ability to lift up to 70 lbs; Repetitively

• Manual dexterity


If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources
Wasaya Airways LP
201 Kelner Place
Thunder Bay, ON P7J 1H9
Fax: (807) 475‐7093


Applications received for this position will only be acknowledged if you are being contacted for an interview.

As a 100% First Nation owned organization, it is the policy of Wasaya Airways LP to hire the most qualified candidate for the position, but to give preference to First Nation candidates, especially those from our owner communities.

Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.