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Ground Support Equipment Mechanic

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:

ASO is looking for a Ground Support Equipment Mechanic to work in Fort Cavazos, TX. Come join this dynamic team and be part of this critical mission! Apply today!


Job Responsibilities:

  • This position is responsible for all repairs, preventative maintenance to include initial and final inspections, IAW AR 750-1, on tactical GSE equipment consisting of power generation, external fuel delivery systems, refrigerated systems, vans and/or trailers and towing equipment.
  • The Ground Support Equipment Mechanic diagnoses malfunctions and repairs Ground Support Equipment (GSE), advises and trains lower grade workers on diagnosis and repair of less complex repair/maintenance problems, inspects and approves completed maintenance actions, solves repair problems by studying drawings, wiring diagrams and schematics, and technical publications; uses automated maintenance data systems to monitor maintenance trends, analyze equipment requirements, maintain equipment records, and document maintenance actions, and analyzes, diagnosis, and repairs GSE using conventional and digital multi-meters, voltmeters, ohmmeters, frequency counters, oscilloscopes, circuit card testers, transistor testers, and hand tools.
  • This mechanic prepares GSE for storage and mobility deployment; and operates, cleans, inspects, and services GSE towing vehicles. In addition to maintaining vehicle records, this mechanic maintains and updates paper and electronic equipment records, provides dispatch service for GSE, including good housekeeping, tool control, Foreign Object Damage prevention, and safety at all times.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Microsoft Office Skills.
  • Extremely knowledgeable in U.S. Army maintenance procedures and AR 750-1.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug screening and background screening.
  • 10+ years of experience maintaining GSE.
  • Refrigerant Recycling and Recovery Certification.
  • Ability to receive a favorable TIER-1 investigation result and obtain and maintain a CAC.
  • Ability to bring and use your own tools.
  • Valid Driver's License.

Desired Qualifications:

  • U.S. Army 91 series MOS qualification or civilian equivalent.
  • ASE Certification.
  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License (Class A or B) with “X” Endorsement.

Pay Rate and Benefits:

  • Hourly Compensation: $31.04.
  • Retention Bonus of $1,000 upon completion of 750 hours.
  • Completion Bonus of up to $5,000 (a pro-rated bonus based on the total hours worked)

Physical Demands:

  • Physical requirements include (but are not limited to) the ability to lift 60 pounds, pushing, pulling, carrying, stooping, bending, squatting, and reaching.
  • This position involves working both indoors and outdoors. Work environment includes periodic overtime, exposure to heat, dust, cold, and inclement weather conditions.
  • Please note 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: 2024-11176