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Head Mechanic - Ground Service Equipment

Company Description

Porter Airlines is committed to delivering its signature ‘flying refined’ experience to customers across North America. Effortless travel and genuine hospitality are offered in style and comfort while restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. 


Porter is proud to be an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating®.

Visit www.flyporter.com or follow @porterairlines on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Details of growth plans to provide North America-wide service are available at flyporter.com.

Job Details

Reporting to the Manager, Facilities, and Equipment, this individual is responsible for maintenance of all Ground Service Equipment.


  • Perform Preventive Maintenance in GSE including outstations as assigned

  • Travel to outstations for inspections and repairs as necessary

  • Train new team members

  • Participate in co-op programs with students

  • Aid in recruitment, hiring and retention of GSE team members

  • Actively monitor and update GSE software (Hippo) for all work orders

  • Monitor and report on outstation PM programs

  • Provide monthly performance updates to Supervisor and Manager

  • Provide technical support for GSE group including outstations

  • Assign daily, weekly and monthly tasks to all GSE personnel

  • Order GSE parts and monitor inventory of spare parts

  • Interact with contractors when needed

  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures for mechanics

  • Build strong relationships with internal and external customers

  • Inspect work to ensure compliance with plans and standards

  • Ensures proper housekeeping practices are observed

  • Recommend and participate in long range planning

  • Support Facilities Maintenance when required

  • Actively participate in Porter’s Safety Management System (SMS) including reporting hazards and incidents encountered in daily operations; understand, comply and promote the Company Safety Policy

  • Other tasks and duties as assigned


  • Concern for Safety - Identifying hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and taking appropriate action to maintain a safe environment for self and others.

  • Teamwork - Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals. 

  • Customer Service - Providing service excellence to internal and/or external customers (passengers).

  • Initiative - Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise.

  • Results Focused - Focusing efforts on achieving high-quality results consistent with the organization’s standards.

  • Fostering Communication - Listening and communicating openly, honestly, and respectfully with different audiences, promoting dialogue and building consensus.



  • 310S or 310T mechanic license

  • Strong troubleshooting

  • Ability to learn new technology, service procedures and specifications

  • Strong time management and organizational skills

  • Candidate should be able to read and understand various schematic diagrams for maintenance troubleshooting

  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and good working habits

  • Able to work different shifts as required

  • Class “G” or higher driver’s license with a clean Driver’s Abstract

  • Excellent physical condition

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience in Microsoft Office

  • Able to work in varied weather

  • Dependability (must have a clear attendance record and reliable on time reporting for work)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain required security clearances
    Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination

LOCATION: Toronto (Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport - YTZ) #LI-DNI

  • August 9, 2022
  • 03-60-21


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