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Ground Support Equipment Mechanic, Unmanned Air Striker

Transportation and Logistics

Vehicle Mechanic


Fort Cavazos, Texas, United States


Work Where it Matters

Akima Support Operations (ASO), 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 ASO, 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 , ASO 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 , ASO delivers comprehensive services for facilities, maintenance, and repair and critical services required to operate and sustain facilities and equipment of all sizes.

As an ASO 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:

As a Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Mechanic, Unmanned Air Striker specializing in unmanned air systems, this position will play a crucial role in maintaining, repairing, and troubleshooting ground support equipment used in aviation. The responsibilities will include working with a variety of equipment, ensuring their serviceability, and keeping them operational for critical unmanned air missions.

Please note that this position is CONTIGENT upon award.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Equipment Maintenance and Repair:
  • Perform necessary maintenance on a variety of ground support equipment used in unmanned air operations.
  • Diagnose mechanical and electronic circuitry issues.
  • Disassemble, repair, clean, and reinstall components as needed.
  • Equipment Evaluation and Troubleshooting:
  • Effectively evaluate equipment performance and troubleshoot equipment and process problems.
  • Utilize critical analytical skills to identify issues and recommend solutions.
  • Preventive Maintenance:
  • Show competence in preventive maintenance per established schedules for all GSE.


Minimum Qualification:

  • 3+ years of GSE experience working with unmanned air systems.
  • Relevant technical training or certification in aviation maintenance or related field.
  • Ability to pass Pre-Employment Drug Test and Background Screening
  • Ability to receive a favorable TIER-1 Investigation result and obtain a CAC.
  • Ability to bring and use own tools.
  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Valid Driver’s License

Desired Qualifications

  • U.S. Army 91 series MOS qualification or civilian equivalent

Pay and Benefits.

  • Hourly Compensation: $31.04
  • Retention Bonus of $5,000 upon completion of 50 hours.
  • Referral Bonus of $500
  • Completion Bonus of $7,000 (Prorated, Performance Period: 5/1/2024 - 2/7/2025)
  • Relocation Assistance: 50 miles or greater distance

Physical Demands:

Physical requirements include (but are not limited to) the ability to lift 60 pounds, pushing, pulling, carrying, stooping, bending, squatting, and reaching. Work environment includes periodic overtime, exposure to heat, dust, cold, and inclement weather conditions.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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: Installation, Maintenance & Repair

Travel: None

Organization: ASO - Akima Support Operations

Clearance: Not Applicable

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-8581