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Lead Mechanic – Automotive – (CAT 23) - 28608

Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Jul 20, 2022
Posting End Date: Aug 23, 2022


Job Description


Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the best Airline in North America. 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 a dynamic individual to fill a permanent full- time position as of a Lead Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Mechanic.

The Lead GSE is responsible to ensure there is a proper coverage of Cat23/24 on all shifts. The incumbent will be responsible for the Parts Status/Parts here reports (maintain it throughout the shift), ordering of parts (ensure all correct parts are ordered the first time), checking incoming parts in Sage and ensure parts are picked up and signed. This position also ensures that all PMI’s are completed within the allotted times and all snags are reviewed with the mechanics The Lead GSE ensures the weekly shop safety audit is completed, signed off and necessary repairs to equipment carried by the Health and Safety committee members following a review with the Manager.

The Lead GSE maintenance professionals should have the following skill sets:

  • Knowledge of drive-trains, diesel and gasoline engines, propane fuel systems, complex electrical and hydraulic systems, and metal fabrication and welding.
  • 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.


  • High School diploma.
  • Valid Automotive Service Technician, Commercial Transport Mechanic or Heavy Duty Mechanic trades certification.
  • A minimum of five (5) years experience in the trade.
  • Able to successfully pass the pre-employment qualifying exam.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain any applicable transportation security clearances and additional authorizations depending on the work location. Please refer to Transport Canada site for more details.


  • Advanced Fuel Injection & Diesel Engine Tune-Up certificates/licenses.
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration certificates/licenses.
  • Previous experience maintaining Airline support equipment, 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.
  • First-Aid
  • EV Technologies

 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.