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GSE Mechanic

Transportation and Logistics

Vehicle Mechanic


Panama City, Florida, United States


Work Where it Matters

Akima Facilities Operations (AFO), an Akima company, is not just another federal facilities contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At AFO, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , AFO provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , AFO sustains mission readiness and ensures quality of life by maintaining high value assets and operations at peak performance and successfully manages these operations through accurately forecasting, managing, and aggressively controlling costs.

As an AFO employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

Akima Facilities Operations (AFO) is seeking a Ground Support Equipment Technician (GSE) for the United States Air Force Contractor Logistics Support contract at Tyndall AFB in Panama City, FL.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Inspects and identifies defective or broken parts on vehicles as well as make repairs to gas/diesel engines, hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical systems
  • Hydrates electric equipment according to the Hydration Schedule
  • Repairs all non-motorized equipment
  • Repairs and replaces all tires and wheels
  • Performs monthly, quarterly and annual quality control checks on the equipment
  • Maintains records relating to maintenance
  • Drives and operates service equipment vehicles
  • Able to perform an accident inspection on involved equipment
  • Reports all accidents to Shop Supervisors and Managers
  • Answers all radioed repair calls on the ramp
  • Ensures our aircraft services team can operate effectively by providing proper preventative care to equipment and timely repairs to broken equipment
  • Must be able to safely operate all vehicles and Ground Support Equipment (GSE) -Perform Daily Equipment Checks (DEC’s)
  • Maintains a safe and secure work environment, in accordance with local health, safety, and security policies and procedures


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3 to 5 years mechanical experience
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must possess valid US driver’s license
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen
  • Ability to proficiently read, write and speak English
  • Must be comfortable lifting/moving 70lbs
  • Must be available and flexible to work variable shifts including weekends and holidays
  • Must be comfortable working in all weather conditions
  • Must have a High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED), or one to three months related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must possess mechanical tools and tool box

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, or have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Aviation

Travel: Yes, 25% of the time

Organization: AFO - Akima Facilities Operations

Clearance: Not Applicable

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-8305