Utility Specialist Jobs in USA | United Airlines Career


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At United, we have some of the best aircraft in the world. Our Technical Operations team is full of aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, planners, ground equipment and facilities professionals, and supply chain teams that help make sure they’re well taken care of and ready to get our customers to their desired destinations. If you’re ready to work on our planes, join our Tech Ops experts and help keep our fleet in tip-top shape.

Starting pay of $18.30 (as per collective bargaining agreement) per hour with competitive benefits that let you see the world:

Key Responsibilities

As a Ground Service Equipment (GSE) Utility Specialist, you will work in a fast-paced GSE Maintenance Operations department. The GSE Utility Specialist plays a very important role in providing quality service to our internal customers and performs work in accordance with guidelines established in the collective bargaining agreement.
Identifying and checking tools, test equipment and certain commodities in and out of the warehouse, as well as the servicing, receiving, cleaning, transportation, inventory storage and accounting of tools, test equipment, parts and commodities used in the daily operation.
Perform routine maintenance tasks of general nature, such as servicing and transporting equipment.
Light maintenance tasks such as replacing head light/tail lights, wiper blades, oil changes, excluding trouble-shooting.
Routine fluid and vehicle operational inspections.
Limited cart and dolly work, excluding welding and major structural repairs.
Surface treatment on engines, aircraft, and component parts with chemicals and sandblasting equipment.
Automotive and light truck tire build up and servicing.
Perform minor repairs on food service equipment.
Assist Technicians with work as requested
Perform minor repairs on food service equipment
GSE Utility Specialists are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)
Salary increases will be administered according to the current IBT/United Contract
New employees are required to join the union
GSE Utility Specialists must be able to work around the clock shifts including weekends and holidays, in the outdoors in all weather conditions
Schedules are bid and awarded according to seniority
Other tasks as assigned and outlined in the CBA

United values diverse experiences, perspectives, and we encourage everyone who meets the minimum qualifications to apply. While having the “desired” qualifications make for a stronger candidate, we encourage applicants who may not feel they check ALL of those boxes! We are always looking for individuals who will bring something new to the table!

What’s Needed To Succeed
High school diploma/GED or equivalent
Mechanical competence
Working knowledge of tools associated with aircraft and automotive repair or ability to work with cleaning solutions and chemicals
Strong social skills and the ability to function as a team member in a demanding service environment
Good verbal, written, communication and computer skills
Mobility requirements include lifting, carrying, crawling, and ladder climbing
Must be able to work in confined spaces
Customer focused
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must be available to work any shift that is assigned to you within a 24 hour/day, 7 day/week operation which can include late nights, early hours weekends and holidays
Employees may bid for schedules several times a year and schedules are awarded according to seniority
Valid state driver’s license and acceptable driving record (suspended, expired, revoked or denied are not considered valid)
What Will Help You Propel From The Pack
Certificate from an accredited trade school
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