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Airship / Blimp Crew


Wf Lake, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Location:  Wingfoot Lake, OH 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Goodyear. More Driven.





About the Position 
Goodyear is excited to introduce this newly opened opportunity to work for the Goodyear Blimp team and travel the country with the airship and crew. Looking for someone that is highly collaborative and thrives in a team-based environment, this role will hit the ground running by supporting the team in a variety of facets and becoming an expert on all things Goodyear Blimp including performing duties necessary to maintain safe and efficient operation of the airship. While at the hangar or on the road, will represent Goodyear and Airship Operations in a professional and appropriate manner, including various interactions with the general public. Some of the daily responsibilities will include participating in safely launching and retrieving the airship, and tending to pressure watches, in rotation with other team members (including overnight shifts). The Airship Crew will also drive various ground service equipment (GSE), as detailed below. On a regular basis will also assist Airship Mechanics, GSE Mechanics, and other technicians in daily tasks as required.  
Primary Responsibilities

  • The Airship Crew will work in conjunction with other blimp team members to ensure that all Airship operations run smoothly and efficiently, both at the base and on the road (usually up to 100 days/ year).
  • Participates as a member of the ground crew in launching and retrieving the airship as required in a safe and acceptable manner. Perform airship pressure watches as needed.  Maintain a safe moored condition for the airship including security, proper trim, pressure, and ballasting and cleanliness of both airship and GSE. Tend the airship for pressure watches (helium & air) as scheduled in a rotation with coworkers, including overnight shifts. 
  • Assist in the safe handling of the airship and its passengers and drive all necessary equipment as needed including bus, semi-truck, mast truck, van, pickup truck/trailer combination vehicles. 
  • Provide a positive public image for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and the Airship Operations team to the general public, media outlets, and customers.  Represent the Company and Airship Operations in a professional and appropriate manner.
  • Perform maintenance/janitorial duties as directed by the Manager of Ground Crew Operations/Assistant Crew Chief. 


Required Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Previous aviation experience and commercial driving experience desired 


Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work at heights
  • Ability to lift 75+ lbs regularly
  • Ability to obtain a CDL within 180 days
  • Ability to obtain and pass DOT physical within 90 days




Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 74,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 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 regard 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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