Line Service Operator Mechanic - Aerospace/Flight Support

Grand Forks, ND
Jun 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information: DescriptionThe Line Service Operator Mechanic will provide service and maintenance for the vehicles and equipment used by the UND Aerospace Line Service Department. The position will also perform line operations support for flying activities.

Duties & Responsibilities
    Service and repair fueling vehicles, support equipment. Maintain line maintenance area and office. Perform or coordinate, general maintenance and repairs to the line operation ground support vehicle/equipment including: fueling vehicles, tug tow tractors, pre-heaters, helicopter trailer carts, ground power units, and defrost/deice fluid carts.  Duties encompass the following: engine overhaul, tune-up, valve and seat rework, oil and filter changes, tire, wheels and brake work, major and minor repair, and some vehicle body and coatings. All servicing of fuel trucks including leaks, electrical, air brake service, fuel system filter elements replacement, installation of new hoses, nozzle repair or replacement, and automated fuel servicing computer.Schedule and coordinate repairs and testing for vehicles and Ground Support Equipment (GSE).Purchase replacement parts and equipment to maintain vehicles and GSE purchasing guidelines and restrictions.Maintain and control an on-site inventory of GSE and vehicle expendable parts and supplies such as lubricants, filters and spar parts.Arrange for maintenance of UND Fuel Farm storage equipment and coordinate maintenance actions at the fuel storage facility.Properly dispose of contaminated fuel, oil, solvents and other waste products.Compile and maintain current inspection requirements, documentation, and maintenance history for AIMS data entry, fuel equipment inspection requirements and a general safe equipment operation and environment.Use wire feed and gas welders and other tools and equipment to repair and manufacture support equipment.Utilize available line operator manpower; request assistance from the Line Supervisor for assistance on vehicle repair and cleaning, moving heavy objects, shop projects, and clean-up. Assign specific duties to part-time student staff, effectively supervising and utilizing manpower.Maintain accountability for personal tools and shop specialty tools/equipment.Maintain cleanliness and organization of: Maintenance Shop and Administration Office area. Ensures safe, orderly, and organized work environment.Provide support to line operations during manpower shortages and as operation requires such as during weather or storm stacking of aircraft.Provide training to line operator staff on the proper operation of vehicles and equipment. 
Perform Tank Farm operations and perform line support operations.Sump fuel farm, perform differential pressure checks, document daily inventory, and inspection requirements. Off-load commercial tanker trucks and on-load mobile fuel trucks.Performing line support operations such as fueling, aircraft ground movements (towing and stacking), and all other required ground support operations.Train Staff on Line support operations.Train Line Operator’s on the mechanical operation and proper procedures of mobile fuel trucks and ground support equipment including: tug tow tractors, fuel trucks, heaters, external power carts, tow bars, Deicing/defrost carts, and other support equipment. Train Line Operator’s to proficiency in the operation of pickup truck snow plow operations and utilization of the various attachments for Bob Cat (Tool Cat) operations.Train part time student staff to assist with line maintenance duties.Required Competencies

    Mechanical aptitude required

    Ability to fulfill responsibilities with limited supervision.

    Ability to comply with policies and procedures incorporating the principles of Safety Management System to eliminate or

    Minimize associated risks to the lowest level.

    Strong communication skills necessary in coordinating duties with internal staff and external customers.

    Requires good mechanical and electrical troubleshooting skills.

    Requires sufficient personal tools to perform required maintenance and repairs.

Minimum Requirements
    High School Diploma or GED equivalent3 years’ experience working in the aviation ground support or transportation related industry as a Mechanic.Experience in welding - wire feed and gas welding.Valid Driver’s LicenseSuccessful completion of criminal history records check.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Diesel or Engine Mechanic certification or similar previous experience.

  • Prior experience maintaining and performing repairs on aviation tug tractor equipment or similar vehicles

  • Prior experience maintaining and performing repairs on mobile fuel trucks. 

  • Prior experience maintaining and performing repairs on various types of aviation ground support equipment.

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification$20.91/hour – Non-Exempt, Benefited, Full-Time

Work Schedule/Start DateVariable work schedule.

BenefitsIncludes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

To ApplyFor full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 11:59PM on the closing date.

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Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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