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Airport Lead Mechanic -EWR

Date: Jan 17, 2023

Location: NEWARK, New Jersey, US

Company: Worldwide Flight Services, Inc.





The Lead Technician is the main responder to emergency situations. They carry out preventive and corrective maintenance for the electrical and mechanical system. This will be done during the dwell periods in between the flights and in the other non-operational hours. Lead Technician coordinates the activities of personnel engaged in meeting or exceeding the delivery of service mandated by the company, customer, and contractual requirements.  Highly motivated individual that can supervise and motivate operational personnel.  Provides technical guidance as required. Ensures work is progressing according to contract requirements and in compliance with established standards related to safety, security, and other personnel related matters. Train and mentor employees in performance of their assigned duties. Assist General Manager, evaluate performance standards of assigned employees.  Coordinate activities of staff and customers relative to specification changes, modifications, and quality assurance. Monitors adherence to good housekeeping, safety regulations and takes appropriate corrective actions to correct unsafe work practices or hazardous situations.  Performs other duties, which may be deemed necessary by management.  The scope of the job may vary with the size of the operation and its primary line of business. 


Essential Functions (Job Duties and Responsibilities): 


  • Always maintain superior customer service and safe working practice. 

  • Troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains machinery and electrical equipment such as motors, electrical circuits, passenger boarding bridge and support equipment (GPU/PC, air potable and water systems) baggage handling equipment and conveyor systems in accordance with diagrams, electrical drawings, operational manuals, and manufacturer’s specifications using hand tools and precision measuring and testing instruments. 

  • Inspect diagnose and repair mechanical and electrical systems. 

  • Communicate with various parties on the work performed and present status of specialty systems. 

  • Analyze root causes of Electrical failures and propose remedy and resolution as well as continuous monitoring for ways to improve and optimize the system. 

  • Interpret schematics and engineering drawings in reference to layout, location, and operation of the system(s). 

  • Preventive Maintenance – Inspection, adjustment, cleaning, replacement and prepare follow-up on Maximo work orders if needed. 

  • Completion of daily housekeeping duties individually and as a team. 

  • Ability to manage and motivate personnel. 

  • Provides technical guidance as required 

  • Other duties as given by management team. 


Required Education and Experience:  

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working on jet bridges. 

  • High School Diploma/GED 

  • Electrical training and experience in an industrial environment or minimum 2 years’ experience as maintenance mechanic 

  • Flexible work schedule for 24/7 operations 

  • Valid Driver’s License Required 


Other Requirements: 

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

  • Pass a Background Check 

  • Hands on working knowledge of PBB and GSE systems with the ability to do PM’s, troubleshoot and repair. 

  • Working knowledge of PBB and GSE support equipment such as HVAC, GPU’s, Potable Water Systems, Vehicle Electrical System Troubleshooting. 

  • Ability to interpret schematics and electrical drawings related to the equipment being maintained. 

  • Ability to resolve PLC issues. 

  • Ability to work with little supervision.  


  • Point of communication with the customer while maintaining superior customer service. 

  • Must have his own basic hand tools. 

  • Support house- keeping duties 

  • Report issues or concerns to the Supervisor 

  • Handy Man skills would be a plus 


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 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; shift work on one of 2 shifts (times to be determined) 

Will include weekends and holidays 

Available for OT call outs as needed   


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 mechanical parts, and vibration. The environment can also be loud because of aircraft engines and equipment.  


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.  



At Oxford ATS, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including: 


  • 401(k) 

  • Dental insurance 

  • Health insurance 

  • Paid time off 

  • Referral program 

  • Vision insurance 

  • Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.