Work in Iowa Energy Jobs

Job Information

Alvest Equipment Services USA, Inc. GSE Mechanic in Des Moines, Iowa

COMPANY INTRODUCTION ALVEST is the world leader in airport ground support equipment manufacturing and distribution, through its entities TLD, Smart Airport Services (SAS), and Alvest Equipment Services (AES), with consolidated sales in the range of 750 million USD. Alvest Equipment Services (AES) is dedicated to ground support equipment maintenance, rental, leasing, and overhaul services with a high level of growth in Europe, the USA, and the Middle East. COMPANY BENEFITS

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Company Provided Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Company Provided Life Insurance
  • Annual Profit Sharing Bonus
  • 401(K) and Roth Matching
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Free Safety Shoes and Safety Prescription Eyeglasses

POSITION SUMMARY The GSE Mechanicwill be representing AES and its core principles before our customers. He/she will complete scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems, adhere to and comply with service bulletins, and perform computer-based software updates, diagnostics, and troubleshooting for Unique Ground Support Equipment (UGSE). All maintenance technicians will report directly to the Site Manager. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Troubleshoot and diagnose mechanical, hydraulic, HVAC, and/or electrical discrepancies on various Ground Support Equipment (GSE) systems and subsystems.
  • Inspect, repair, and/or overhaul components, such as mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, HVAC, and hydraulic systems.
  • Disassemble components, inspect for quality factors, and reassemble to OEM specifications.
  • Meticulously document all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance actions utilizing computer-based Maintenance Information Systems (MIS).
  • Strictly adhere to common aviation practices of Tool Control, FOD Prevention, Safety, and Parts Accountability.
  • Strict adherence to all environmental safety and regulatory commissions, including (but not limited to) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • Professional interaction with internal and external customers.
  • Perform routine housekeeping duties, including cleaning work area, toolboxes, and company vehicle(s).
  • Ensure proper safety while operating equipment on-site.
  • Other assignments as designated by the Site Manager and/or the Lead Technician.


  • Minimum 3 years of service repair experience in hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, and industrial skills with some PLC and HVAC experience.
  • Minimum 2 years performing repair and maintenance on Mobile Heavy Equipment and related components, experience with diesel-powered vehicles preferred.
  • Strong electrical and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair required.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to perform corrosion control utilizing proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Familiarity with the use of repair manuals, wiring (electrical) diagrams, and schematics (electrical and hydraulic) necessary to troubleshoot and/or repair failed components.
  • Average to advanced computer skills necessary with an aptitude to acquire increased skills preferred.
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the job (prolonged physical exertions, including standing, lifting, pushing, pulling, squatting, bending, kneeling, climbing, and working in awkward positions and tight areas).
  • Must be able to properly lift weights exceeding 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions.
  • Must possess the hand tools necessary to perform assigned tasks.
  • Opportunities for O/T as needed


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to communicate effecti ely and professionally with internal and external customers.
  • Must be able to read and speak the English language.
  • Ability to work both as a team and/or independently with great success.
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a valid drivers license.
  • No travel restrictions.