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Mechanic - Conveyor Belt Systems - Newark Airport EWR

Date: Jan 23, 2023

Location: Newark, New Jersey, US

Company: Worldwide Flight Services, Inc.

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Mechanic - Conveyor Belt Systems


Oxford Technical Services, a division of Worldwide Flight Services


The Mechanic - Conveyor Belt System, Class B is the main responder to emergency situations. They perform preventive and corrective maintenance at the electrical and mechanical level of the material handling system. This will be done during the periods of permanence between flights and in the other non-operational hours. The mechanic must have experience in troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining all mechanical portions of the Bagage Handling System (BHS). The mechanic must be able to work autonomously or with a work team and know how to competently replace any mechanical device, structural part or support involved with the efficient and safe operation of the BHS. The Mechanic should be familiar with 3-phase 480v connections; however, they will only be responsible for working with voltages below 120v. Mechanics must be able to understand and work on single-phase connections of 110v and lower voltage under the supervision and approval of the main mechanic.


Essential functions (job duties and responsibilities):

  • Maintain superior customer service and safe working practice in every way.
  • Troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains machinery and electrical equipment such as motors, electrical circuits, diseased ATR systems, baggage management equipment, and conveyor systems according to diagrams, electrical drawings, operational manuals, and manufacturer specifications using hand tools and instruments that measure and test accuracy.
  • Examine diagnosis and repair mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Communicate with various parties about the work done and the current state of specialized systems.
  • Analyze the root causes of electrical failures and propose remedy and resolution as well as continuous monitoring for ways to improve and optimize the system.
  • Interpret engineering schematics and drawings in reference to the layout, location, and operation of systems.
  • React to calls from the control room operator or administrator executing CM, PM, and EM service calls.
  • Preventive maintenance: inspection, adjustment, cleaning, replacement and preparing cm follow-up work orders if necessary.
  • Attend to stoppages and bag jams as needed.
  • Completion of daily cleaning tasks individually and as a team.
  • Other duties as given by the management team.


Education and experience required:

  • High School Diploma
  • Electrical training and experience in an industrial environment or minimum 1 year of experience as a maintenance mechanic
  • Flexible working hours for 24/7 operations
  • Valid driver's license


Other requirements:

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an airport identification badge


Preferred qualifications:

  • Strong electrical troubleshooting systems, conveyors and controls
  • Siemens, Allen Bradley PLC Systems
  • Working knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems and electromechanical devices up to 480 volts such as motors, C.C. clutches, switches, panels, controls, etc. Knowledge of dc drives un plus
  • Experience working on Conveyor and/or Baggage Handling Systems



  • Flexibility over time, able to change priorities quickly based on staff and system needs
  • Team player with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer and service oriented
  • Work ethic and proactive and strong initiative; who would like to grow and develop within the organization.
  • Knowledge of computer and equipment work
  • Ability to solve problems under pressure
  • Proactive attitude towards process improvement


Type of position/Expected working hours:

  • Full-time position: 40 hours per week; night); overtime, weekend, and holiday work are common
  • 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 assured management areas of baggage, at repair stations, or at airfields. They often have to meet strict deadlines to maintain flight schedules.
  • Workers bend, lean, and frequently reach ladders and scaffolding.
  • While performing the duties of this job, they require the employee to regularly speak and hear.
  • The employee is often required to reach with their hands and arms.
  • This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, bending, croding, crawling, and climbing all day.
  • The employee frequently lifts and/or moves items over 50 pounds with the help of teammates.
  • They will lift parts and tools for long periods of time and handle equipment such as transportation 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 noisy due to aircraft engines and equipment.


Other duties:

  • Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a complete list 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 that includes:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Our employees also receive paid vacations, holidays and personal days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.


Note: The title for this position at Newark EWR is "OXF - Belt Mechanic B"