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GSE Maintenance Fitter (HGV/Heavy Plant Mechanic)

Employer Swissport
Sector Aviation
Contract Full Time
Hours FT
Wages Competative
Employer Job Reference
Closing Date 28 Jan 2020

Job Description

Job Summary


To service and maintain all Ground Service Equipment (GSE) ensuring Swissport departments and other Swissport business units are continually supported with safe and reliable GSE that meets all local and CAA regulations (CAP-790). 

Job Responsibilities

  • Operate and drive all types of GSE – motorised and non motorised
  • Perform and show competence in preventive maintenance as per established schedules on all GSE
  • Respond to out of hours maintenance requests on all GSE 
  • Provide trouble-shooting and diagnostic assessment of GSE faults as required
  • Modify and overhaul power plant, drive-train, brake, electric and hydraulic systems
  • Prepare and paint ground support equipment in accordance with Swissport GSE branding policies
  • Remove or make safe unserviceable GSE and ensure GSE is not returned to service until any faults have been properly diagnosed and repaired
  • Respond to emergency service calls and accidents involving GSE
  • Collect spares and materials required for GSE maintenance and repairs
  • Own and demonstrate proper use of tools, diagnostic equipment in accordance with PUWER Regulations
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to rigorously enforcing appropriate standards of Health and Safety, in order to ensure performance improves year on year
  • Complete all maintenance/repair documentation consistent with airline, airport, CAA and Swissport requirements
  • Comply with all airport authority, CAA and airline security requirements
  • Keep GSE workshop and equipment clean and serviceable at all times, reporting any deficiencies to management
  • Fuel/de-fuel GSE as necessary with full regard for all safety and environmental requirements
  • Liaise with Operational Management, customers and staff in a professional manner
  • Other duties as assigned

The list is not exhaustive and is not intended to restrict the scope of the job but clearly define a starting point and may vary depending on location and local customer requirements.


Qualifications and Competencies

  • In possession of at least three GCSE’s / O Level or Leaving Cert (and equivalent)
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Outlook) skills and experience are desired
  • A good level of mechanical/electrical engineering experience as required
  • An accredited qualification in the functional area advertised is required
  • Flexible to work on various shifts (days, evening, nights, weekends, and holidays)
  • Ability to be available on-call on a rotating shift basis
  • 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 Swissport processes and procedures
  • 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 valid UK driving license
  • Previous experience working in an aviation environment is desired
  • At least 2 years experience in HGV/Heavy Plant/Construction equipment
  • Knowledge of computer maintenance programs, e.g. Maximo/IMS-Fleet Maintenance Pro is desired
  • Good oral and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to travel when necessary for training or to assist other Swissport stations with GSE needs 

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