GSE - Equipment Technician

GSE - Equipment Technician
Thunder Bay
As per operational requirements
Ground Operations
Deadline To Apply
Until Filled

Job Summary

The GSE technician 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
  • 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
  • Any other related duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent is an asset.
  • 2-4 years previous maintenance experience or completion of a journeyman ticket or license in a related vehicle, heavy equipment or small motors trade
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to obtain T.B.I.A.A. AVOP license is required.
  • Ability to meet security requirements necessary to obtain Restricted Area Pass is required.
  • Welding experience is an asset
  • 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
  • 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
  • First Aid skills and/or certificates are considered assets
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally always.
  • The ability to communicate in Oji-Cree or Ojibway is an asset.
  • Previous airline experience is an asset.
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of First Nations Organizations is an asset.

Working Conditions

  • Overtime as required
  • 24/7 availability may be required
  • Travel to off-site locations will be required
  • Safety equipment will be required, e.g. steel-toed boots, safety glasses, etc
  • Hazards associated with trade
  • Indoor and outdoor work is required
  • Basic hand tools are required

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift to 70lbs.
  • Manual dexterity is required to use desktop computers and peripherals.


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 P7E 6V3
Fax: (807) 789-1645