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Ground Support Equipment Technician – (CAT 23) - 35744

Location: VANCOUVER, BC, Canada
Posting Start Date: May 23, 2024
Posting End Date: Ongoing

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Job Description

Description

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada (Onsite)  

Starting Salary: $38.35/hour  

Branch: Airports North America    

Category: Unionized (IAMAW)

 

Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol. Are you passionate about reaching new heights, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.\

 

Air Canada is presently looking for for a dynamic individual to fill a permanent full- time position as a Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Mechanic.

 

The GSE maintenance professionals should have the following skill sets:

  • Knowledge of drive-trains, diesel and gasoline engines. Working knowledge of electrical and hydraulic systems, metal fabrication and welding would be an asset.
  • Candidates should be able to read and understand various schematic diagrams for maintenance troubleshooting and be proficient with computers and diagnostic tools.
  • Individuals need to be "team players" with excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to maintain a customer- focused attitude in a demanding, high-stress environment.

Your benefits 

As one of the leading employers in Canada, we like to ensure our employees are well rewarded with a range of benefits including:

  • Air Canada staff love to travel and we have one of the most generous employee travel programs in the industry. You will be eligible for travel privileges for yourself and other eligible persons once you’ve completed twenty-eight (28) weeks of service.
  • We value your wellbeing which is why we offer a wide variety of benefit plans, including health and dental, for you and your family.
  • Training and development tools to help unlock your full potential. 

Qualifications

  • High School diploma.
  • Valid Automotive Service Technician, Commercial Transport Mechanic or Heavy Duty Mechanic trades certification.
  • Inter-Provincial Red Seal. 
  • A minimum of five (5) years experience in the trade.
  • Able to successfully pass the pre-employment qualifying exam.
  • Employees in this role, conduct safety-critical work and as such, Air Canada medical standards must be met in order to qualify for the role. Candidates will be subject to a medical evaluation, including a drug and alcohol test and are expected to be free of any intoxicating substances.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the country of interest at the time any offer of employment is made and seeking any required work permits/visas or other authorizations which may be required, is the sole responsibility of the candidates applying for this position.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain any applicable transportation security clearances and additional authorizations. Please refer to the Transport Canada site for more details.

Assets

  • Advanced Fuel Injection & Diesel Engine Tune-Up certificates/licenses.
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration certificates/licenses.
  • Propane Fuel Systems certificates/licenses.
  • Automotive Inspection certificate/licenses.
  • Previous experience maintaining mobile ground power (generators), air conditioners (up to 110 ton), air start units (compressors up to 250 cfm), but will also consider experience in Farm or Heavy Industrial equipment.
  • Current security clearance

Linguistic Requirements
 
Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates.

Diversity and Inclusion

Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.

Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.

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