TWU Mechanic- B838

Date:  Mar 30, 2024

Chicago, Illinois, US

Custom Field 4: 
Company:  Worldwide Flight Services, Inc.
Compensation:  TBD

About WFS

Join our Worldwide Flight Services family and contribute to the timely delivery of cargo shipment, luggage, business to customer delivery, and on-time flights while operating safely and securely.  We perform at the highest level for our customers every day, and strive to be an exceptional leader in our industry with our teams of cargo, passenger, ramp handling, and technical service experts in 164 airport locations, 18 countries, and on 5 continents.  Are you ready to take off on your next career with us?

Job Summary

The work of the Mechanic classification includes the following:  troubleshooting, disassembly, checking and cleaning, repairing, replacing, testing, adjusting, assembling, installing, servicing, fabricating, or towing any ground equipment while in service or while undergoing overhaul and/or modification.  Certifies for quality of workmanship, including signing mechanical releases on field work.  May be assigned to order, receive, inventory, secure or disburse parts and supplies on or off airport facilities.  May have other Mechanic personnel assigned to assist in completing an assignment.  Works according to Company regulations and procedures and instructions from lead, supervisor or general manager.  Completes forms connected with work assignments according to established procedures and will communicate with other Company personnel as required in a manner designated by the Company.  Remain cognizant of WFS staff, security contractors, and visitors’ activities and report security breaches, suspicious occurrences, or non-compliance with the site security plan to managers or via the WFS whistleblower program.  Comply with WFS site security procedures for assigned warehouse and other operations.  This job is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.


  • Bend, stoop, and crawl to work in tight, restricted spaces including fuel cells an aircraft belly area.
  • Push, pull, lift, and parts and components weighing up to 60 pounds in the process of assembling, disassembling, repairing, or installation of these parts and components from a sitting, standing, bending, squatting, or overhead position.
  • Drive vehicles weighing up to ten (10) tons (up to forty (40) tons in select assignments) in congested areas requiring good depth perception and ability to distinguish colors red, green, and yellow.
  • Work with color-coded wiring and other components which requires the ability to differentiate colors to include but not limited to red, green, yellow, blue, black, brown, white, and orange.
  • Operate a variety of tools, including power tools, in the process of assembling, disassembling, repairing, and installing parts and components while reaching, twisting, turning, and gripping.
  •  Diesel equipment knowledge like the Main deck Loader, Lower deck loader, Transporter, GPU, APU and regular vehicles
  • Read and interpret printed or computerized maintenance manuals, write legibly to complete forms/paperwork as required.
  • Reports to work on a regular and timely basis.

Minimum Requirements

  • HS Diploma, GED or Equivalent.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Valid driver's license, ability to work rotating shifts including weekends (i.e., Friday, Saturday, Sunday), holidays, and days off.
  • Ability to read and work from diagrams as required.
  • Paint and body experience preferred.
  • Diesel experience required.
  • Must possess minimum established Company tool requirements.
  • Must be able to regulate own work with little supervision and accomplish tasks on own.
  • May be required to possess Commercial Driver's License (CDL) depending on assignment.
  • If CDL is required, then the position is subject to random Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing.

Preferred Skills

  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

  • Must be able to perform all functions in variable weather and environmental conditions.
  • Ability to lift up to 70 lbs.
  • Work in a high noise-level environment.
  • Lift and carry tools and equipment weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Bend, stoop, and crawl to work in tight, restricted spaces including fuel cells an aircraft belly area.

Perks & Benefits

  • Want your pay in advance?  Access up to 50% of earned wages before payday and get paid up to two days early through the Branch app!
  • Are you a top performer who thrives on recognition?  On the spot awards offered through the Awardco Platform including gift cards and more!
  • Need quality medical care?   Multiple options for both full and part-time employees!
  • Want WFS Employee Extras? Travel Discounts, Pet insurance, Discount Shopping & More!
  • Looking to stay healthy and improve your life?  Wellness Programs offered to all employees!
  • Want to invest in your future?  401k program offered with company match!
  • Looking to grow and have a career with us?  Opportunity for Internal Mobility and transfers available!


WFS is an equal opportunity employer committed to employment equity and inclusion. We accept applications from all qualified individuals.