Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has Heavy Equipment Mechanic Apprenticeship Opportunities
Learns to determine causes of operating problems and make repairs to heavy equipment, from elementary to fully proficient levels, as consistent with the Trades Apprentice Employment Program.
Learns to proficiently use manuals, technical guides, electrical diagrams and schematics, various and hand and power tools, instruments and devices, used by the trade.
Assists full performance (journey) level Heavy Equipment Mechanics to assemble and transport tools and materials to the job site, and at the job site to complete the work to include handling of tools and cleaning up.
Guided by a full performance (journey) level Heavy Equipment Mechanic, learns to perform preventive maintenance, determine causes of operating problems, trace and locate defects, and make repairs and modifications to mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems for light and heavy mobile gasoline and diesel fueled equipment.
Performs other tasks as assigned including storing and stocking materials and equipment, removing debris and cleaning shop/work areas shop keeping tasks common to the trade requiring elementary to fully proficient levels of Heavy Equipment Mechanic knowledge and skill consistent with the Trades Apprentice Employment Program.
Learns and applies knowledge of US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for proper handling of refrigerants, and other codes and regulations pertinent to the trade or airport environment.
Assists in preparing and maintaining work orders, trouble calls and preventive maintenance; utilizing the Airports Authority’s computerized work order system.
Drives a pick-up truck or similar vehicle (with tools, parts, etc.) on the airport complex, to landside and airside and to/from suppliers with tools, parts, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire.
Must be eligible to work in the United States.
Ability to learn bodies of knowledge and gain skills in the Equipment Maintenance trade consistent with the schedule for progression as an Apprentice in the Trades Apprentice Employment Program.
Ability to drive a pick-up truck and learn to use similar vehicle (with tools, parts, etc.).
Ability to work safely and knowledge of the safety rules, regulations and procedures needed to do so.
Ability to speak and write effectively.
Skill in using a computer, computerized work order and time and attendance system.
Ability to successfully complete an Airports Authority background investigation.
A high school diploma or a Certificate of General Educational Development (GED) at the time of hire.
Completion of at least one trades course (such as Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Automotive Mechanics) in high school OR be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program at a trades school accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Labor.
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES REQUIRED
A state driver’s license in good standing.
Depending on assignment, may be required to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License within 90 days of hire, promotion, or placement in the job.