Aviation Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Mechanic

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Salinas, California, United States, United States

Posted on: 2024-06-13

Category: transportation

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



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About the company:

Archer is an aerospace company building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft focused on improving mobility in cities. The company's mission is to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. Archer is designing, manufacturing, and operating a fully electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 60 miles at speeds of up to 150mph while producing minimal noise. Archer's team is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Archer is an aerospace company based in San Jose, California building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with a mission to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. We are designing, manufacturing, and operating an all-electric aircraft that can carry four passengers while producing minimal noise.

Our sights are set high and our problems are hard, and we believe that diversity in the workplace is what makes us smarter, drives better insights, and will ultimately lift us all to success. We are dedicated to cultivating an equitable and inclusive environment that embraces our differences, and supports and celebrates all of our team members.

What You’ll Do:

  • Be responsible for all Flight Test Ground Support Equipment (GSE)
  • Carry out daily, weekly, and monthly GSE maintenance schedules ensuring all equipment is functional, clean, and organized
  • Manage Archers scheduled vendor services such as fuel delivery, equipment rentals, and site services ensuring no gaps in coverage
  • Create and carry out Flight Test maintenance GSE policies and procedures including maintenance schedules, records recording, 5s, FOD prevention, work orders, and tool control.
  • Ensure that products, parts, supplies, and consumables for GSE are adequately stocked to meet Flight Testing operations
  • Provide plans and status updates back to the Flight Test Maintenance Manager on assigned projects
  • Provide input on the design and fabrication of GSE & fixturing from a perspective of hands on repairability and maintainability
  • Marshall, charge, & ground handle aircraft ensuring they are ready for daily flight test operations.
  • Follow Flight Test safety policies and procedures for ground operations as a part of Archers Safety Management System
  • Maintain GSE maintenance records required by FAA regulations, manufacturer recommendations, and company policy
  • Work from a variety of technical materials such as blueprints, schematics, handbooks, drawings, and engineering work orders providing feedback as required
  • Report facilities repair needs through the Archer Help Portal and follow up on corrective action
  • Meet scheduled timelines and, in some cases, aggressive deadlines to meet project milestones
  • Assume any duties as delegated by the Flight Test Maintenance Manager

What You Need:

  • 5+ years of experience with Ground Support Equipment (GSE) & heavy equipment
  • Previous experience in the aerospace industry
  • Driving of aircraft tugs, carts, and lifts within an airport environment
  • Advanced troubleshooting and repair of hydraulic and electrical systems
  • Experience working with high voltage systems
  • Knowledge of wiring techniques and best practices (crimping, routing, securing, etc.)
  • A collaborative attitude, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and meticulous attention to detail with the ability to communicate and build cross-functional relationships
  • Work with all levels of personnel and effectively interact with technicians  and engineers
  • Excellent planning and organization skills, including the ability to give direction to others
  • Ability to drive continuous improvement activities to exceed expectations and help promote a professional shop and organizational environment
  • Working Hours: Ability to work a flexible schedule  including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Travel Requirements: This position requires travel 5-10% of the time

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with electric aircraft/eVTOL
  • Multi-process welding
  • Licensed Rigging & Crane Operator
  • Experience working with CAD, NX, Confluence, JIRA

At Archer we aim to attract, retain, and motivate talent that possess the skills and leadership necessary to grow our business. We drive a pay-for-performance culture and reward performance that supports the Company’s business strategy. For this position we are targeting a base pay between $39.00 - $54.00/hour.  Actual compensation offered will be determined by factors such as job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.




Archer is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with physical or mental disabilities, and those with sincerely held religious beliefs. Applicants who may require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should provide their name and contact information to Archer’s People Team at [email protected]. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.


Archer is unable to provide work visa sponsorship for this position at the present time.
Archer is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Archer Aviation does not engage with external recruiting agencies/individual recruiters with whom it does not have a prior written agreement. Archer reserves the right to make use of any unsolicited resumes that it receives and bears no responsibility for payment of any fees asserted from the use of unsolicited resumes. If you are a recruiting agency or individual recruiter wishing to do business with Archer, please reach out to [email protected]. All employment processes are managed by the Archer People Team.

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