NAS Brand
 Anchorage, AK

Requisition Number: NAMSG04733


The Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Lead Mechanic derives his/her authority from and is directly responsible to the General Manager for the maintenance of all Company ground support equipment and supervision of the Ground Support Equipment shop and personnel.

The GSE Lead will assume responsibility for quality and quantity in manpower utilization while promoting Company policies.


In addition to those skills outlined in the GSE Mechanic’s job description a GSE Lead will also be required to show a proficiency in the following areas:

The GSE Lead must show a high skill level as a mechanic and have the ability to supervise personnel to include; evaluating GSE Mechanic’s performance and writing performance reviews; shift and personnel scheduling including vacation, sick and company travel and coverage; assist, train and enhance assigned personnel’s job knowledge and skills; assign duties; counsel and/or impose disciplinary actions if required. The GSE Lead will also be required to; interact with vendors; order parts and supplies; prioritize and schedule maintenance actions; monitor and maintain equipment inventory, maintenance records, manuals and required maintenance action logs; code and process receipts and paperwork for received parts, supplies and services; interact with other department heads concerning equipment maintenance issues and special projects. Other duties may be assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • High school graduate or GED.
  • Experience with diesel and gas heaters, FMC and Global deicer trucks, forklifts, and auto body repair a plus.
  • Minimum of two years of previous supervisory responsibilities.


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.


Must possess strong troubleshooting skills in electrical, hydraulics, motor vehicles and mechanical systems. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


  • Valid Alaska drivers license with good driving record.


  • The work is classified as “moderate” with regards to the physical demands.
  • Lifting/carrying requirements: Up to 70 pounds occasionally. Repetitions will vary with projects.
  • Climbing: Up ladders and stairs.
  • Reaching: Full range of motion may be required to perform the essential functions of this position. To perform the full range of maintenance and repair activities on building projects. Utilization of hand tools overhead and in other awkward positions as needed.
  • Standing/Walking: 75% of the day. Concrete floor in hangar. Paved yard. Shop floor can be wet seasonally. Must exercise caution when stepping around cables/cords, etc.
  • Pushing/Pulling: Up to 75 pounds; required to perform general maintenance tasks throughout shift.
  • Crawling: Minimal crawling required.
  • Repetitive bending/Twisting: Occasional to moderate.
  • Talking: Talking is required throughout the day. Talking on the phone and reciprocal communication with co-workers will be required.
  • Vision: Good vision is required to perform all tasks.
  • Hearing: Good hearing is required for effective and safe communication with co-workers and to assess building maintenance problems.
  • The job is mostly an indoor job. Exposure to hazardous materials, mechanical, electrical and heat. Exposure to exhaust fumes, as well as welding and grinding fumes.

A moderate degree of reasoning skills are required. This is a skilled position.