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Lead Ground Support Maintenance Mechanic

Date: Aug 6, 2019

Location: Gardena, CA, US

Company: Goodyear

Goodyear. More Driven.


About the Position

Responsible for maintaining operational ground support equipment implementing repairs and preventative maintenance. Responsible for managing spare part inventories for all ground support equipment. Responsible documenting all maintenance activities for all ground support equipment. Responsible for scheduling and leading the GSE shop & mechanics, assuring operational readiness of all ground support equipment.    

 Primary Responsibilities

  • Required to trouble shoot and maintain the following electrical mechanical, hydraulic, and power plant systems.  Will be required to input, extract, and interpret data and parameters into and from digital circuits. Will be required to use a multimeter, megger and other electronic test equipment. Ability to read and understand electrical & structural drawings.  Required to maintain vehicles. This will include scheduling for maintenance, repairs, DOT Inspections and servicing as needed. 


  • Will be responsible for scheduling and leading other mechanics in the repair and maintenance of all ground support equipment.  Will provide training and technical guidance to other Ground Support Mechanics in all maintenance activates.


  • Responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing all helium purification and compression equipment. Responsible for maintaining all equipment used to remove and replenish helium into the airship, hoses, blower motors, and nurse bags.


  • Will be responsible for maintaining spare parts inventory for all ground support equipment.  Will be responsible for maintaining all MSDS logs for all airship equipment ensuring they meet all DOT regulations.
  • Responsible for participation in all general crew duties & responsibilities at the direction of the Manager, Ground Crew Operations. This includes pressure watch on the airship on rotating shifts, ground handling activities for launching, operating, and landing the airship, driving airship support vehicles including semi-trucks, mast trucks, other commercial vehicles, and industrial vehicles, occasional basic cleaning & facilities upkeep, as well as coordination with Public Relations, media & public relations events, and any other general needs for sustaining safe operations at the direction of management.


Required Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma is required.
  • Associates Degree in a related technical field and ASE Certifications preferred.
  • 5 years Equipment Maintenance Experience.
  • 5 years Electrical Experience.
  • 5 years Hydraulic Experience.   
  • Strong electrical and mechanical background.
  • Technical reading and writing.
  • Basic computer skills required in function of position, (Lotus notes, Internet, MS Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Knowledge and understanding of engineering drawings and blueprints, be able to work with the tools associated with it.
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills capable of working in a team environment. 


Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 64,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to


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