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Blimp / Airship Mechanic


Pompano Beach, FL, US

Company:  Goodyear

Location: Pompano Beach, FL 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 



About the Position

Under the direct supervision of the  Blimp /Airship Lead Mechanic, The Blimp Mechanic is responsible maintaining Goodyear’s Airship in accordance with manufacturers technical data. The Lead Mechanic will provide technical direction to new mechanics in training. The Airship Mechanic will work directly with the Lead Mechanic, organizing, planning, and executing planned and unplanned maintenance. This position will also provide additional operational support as required.   


Primary Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the Airship Lead Mechanic responsible for performing all maintenance activities on the airship ensuring all work is performed in accordance with approved manufactures technical and FAA data.  Responsible for maintaining all airship maintenance records in accordance with current FAA Regulations.                        


  • Leads mechanics in planned and unplanned maintenance, including troubleshooting and making adjustments to the airship control systems using the maintenance software system.  Works with the Airship Lead Mechanic coordinating and planning line maintenance activities.


  • In partnership with the Airship Lead Mechanic manages spare part, consumable inverntories and tool control. 


  • Under direction of the Airship Lead Mechanic, will be responsible for maintaining all airship maintenance support equipment, hydraulic power packs, maintenance platforms and any additional equipment used to support the airship. Will also provide operational support, standing watch, and driving vehicles assisting with airship ground operations.


  • Responsible for leading technical training for other mechanics. Maintain training requirements to be engine run qualified.   


Required Education and Experience

  • FAA Airframe and PowerPlant license required.
  • High school degree required. Associate’s degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology desired.
  • Prior Aviation or airship maintenance experience is desired.
  • Required to maintain a personal body weight equal to or less than 240 lbs.


Desired Skills and Abilities

  • Comply with all environmental health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Proficient with using calibrated tools, calipers, micrometers, torque wrenches, and other hand tools.
  • Proficient in using of electrical, hydraulic, fuel schematics, and mechanical drawings. 
  • Proficient in operating man lifts, scissor lifts, boom lifts, and maintenance platforms.
  • Proficient with maintaining Airship logs and FAA Records.                                                                                                      


Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 facilities in 23 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

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.

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Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami

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