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Ground Handling Technician

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
PDS Tech Inc
Physical Address

Mobile, AL 36607
Job Description

Our Client in Mobile, AL is seeking candidiates to fill Ground Handling Technician positions.

In this role you would be responsible for Apron Service supporting aircraft movement and basic activities around the aircraft, especially related to customer requirements prior to departure. Provides MCA (Master component Assembly) offloading and delivery activity.

Primary Responsibilities:

Apron Service responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

+ Provides movement support with aircraft, such as use of “follow me car”; guides aircraft in/out of parking position (aircraft marshalling); tows aircraft to/from different locations using pushback tractor and tow truck.

+ Performs aircraft catering loading using catering truck and Air Cargo handling using cargo dollies/cargo loaders.

+ Supports flightline team with equipment movement such as, but not limited to, PAX stair, ground power unit, hydraulic mule, air-conditioning/ventilation unit, etc.

+ Performs basic internal/external aircraft cleaning activities, lavatory drainage, and refill of fresh water tanks.

+ Understand and support fueling/defueling activities.

+ Communicate and coordinate with Apron Control.

MCA (Master Component Assembly) Service responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

+ Off load major aircraft sections (MCA) from transport jigs and trucks, using a variety of equipment such as but not limited to Overhead crane and forklift.

+ Transfer MCA from transport jigs to Production jigs.

+ Coordinate with Quality for MCA inspection process.

+ Obey the Production schedule for MCA delivery to respective flowline station.

Additional Responsibilities:

+ Obey, respect and promote safety around aircraft movement, GSE (Ground Support Equipment) handling and Apron Control.

+ Responsible for initiating and responding to all intra-team communication including safety issues .

+ Perform and document all related daily inspections required prior to equipment use. Document and communicate any maintenance issues related to equipment and Apron area to appropriate individual.

+ Perform daily Apron FOD/condition inspection and report/document condition.

+ Perform daily MCA hangar FOD/condition inspection and report/document condition.

+ Responsible to attend and successfully complete all required training in a timely manner.

+ Perform other duties and tasks as assigned.


+ Required: High school diploma or an equivalent combination of training/experience.


+ Preferred: Minimum of 3 years commercial/vocational/U.S. Military training in a recognized aeronautical field.

Physical Requirements:

+ Vision: able to see and utilize fine work tools, computer screens; able to move through office and from point to point to find specific co-workers and in-house experts.

+ Hearing : able to hear in normal conversations and respond to warnings and signals.

+ Speaking: able to participate in normal business conversations.

+ Equipment Operation (personal computer, telephone, copies, fax machine, and related office equipment and using electronic identification card to enter building floors and internal doors): able to use work tools defined in job description with skill and acceptable results; able to operate standard office equipment and utilize electronic id to enter building

+ Carrying: able to carry up to 40 lbs./18kg. when transporting documents, printer paper and similar items.

+ Lifting : able to lift up to 40lbs/18kg. on occasion.

+ Pushing / Pulling: able to push/pull equipment, tools, production carts and office chairs and pieces of equipment

+ Sitting: able to sit for extended periods of time in front of a machine, on a tool bench or computer terminal while writing bulletins or participating in meetings.

+ Squatting / Kneeling: able to regularly squat/kneel to access items or tools stored on low shelving.

+ Standing: able to stand for long periods of time in meetings and discussions.

+ Travel: able to travel through office/work complex and occasionally within US for business meetings.

+ Walking (include routine walking such as to a shared printer to retrieve documents): able to walk through office and production areas sometimes on uneven surfaces to obtain items for work, retrieve/replace tools and to reach meetings, visitors and direct others to meetings.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

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