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Airport Mechanic Technician Helper - Washington DC

Date: Sep 8, 2022

Location: Arlington, Virginia, US

Company: Worldwide Flight Services, Inc.

Overview: The maintenance mechanic helper is main responsibility is to assist the mechanics team. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Essential Functions (Job Duties and Responsibilities):

  • Conduct service and preventative maintenance on equipment and vehicles.
  • Observes mechanical devices in operation and listens to their sounds to locate causes of trouble.
  • Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts.
  • Examines parts to detect imperfections.
  • Repairs or replaces defective parts.
  • Assists and inspects diagnostics
  • Installs special functional and structural parts in devices.
  • Initiates purchase order for parts and machines.
  • Repairs electrical equipment.
  • Inspect diagnose and repair mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Clear communication with various parties on the work performed and present status of specialty systems.
  • Preventive Maintenance – Inspection, adjustment, cleaning, replacement and prepare follow-up CM work orders if needed.
  • Attending to stoppages and bag jams as needed.
  • Completion of daily housekeeping duties individually and as a team.
  • Other duties as given by management team.


Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Basic handy man experience and ability to use basic hand tools
  • Flexible work schedule for 24/7 operations
  • Valid Driver’s License


Other Requirements:

Must be able to attain and sustain an Airport I.D. Badge

Pass Background Check


Knowledge-Skills-Abilities (Competencies)

  • Flexibility with time, able to shift priorities quickly based on staff and system needs
  • Team player with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer and service oriented
  • Proactive and strong work ethic and initiative, who would like to grow and  develop within the organization.
  • Working knowledge of computers and equipment
  • Ability to solve problems under pressure
  • Pro-active attitude towards process improvement


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

Full time position-40 hours per week; overtime; weekend and holiday work are common.



This position requires local travel only.


Supervisory Responsibility:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment and Physical Demands:

The work environment/physical requirements described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job:


Technicians work in the secured baggage handling areas, in repair stations, or on airfields. They often must meet strict deadlines to maintain flight schedules.


Workers frequently bend, stoop, and reach from ladders and scaffolds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee frequently lifts and/or move items over 50 pounds with the help of teammates. They will be lifting parts and tools for extended periods of time and handling equipment such as conveyor systems.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is working with and exposed to the baggage handling system, mechanical parts and vibration. The environment can also be loud because of aircraft engines and equipment.


While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.