The mission of Northern Air Cargo (NAC) is to provide safe, reliable aviation cargo services for our customers and create a place for employees to build long-term careers. Northern Air Cargo services customers in Alaska, Florida, Hawaii, South America, and the Caribbean.


The starting compensation for this position is $27.11 and is negotiable depending on direct experience.  


  • Comprehensive insurance programs including medical, dental, and vision
  • Company-provided benefits include life insurance, short and long-term disability, and an employee assistance program
  • Competitive 401k match program with zero vesting period
  • Annual bonus and salary review programs
  • Competitive paid time off, personal days, and federal holidays
  • Reimbursement benefits like fitness, transportation, and tuition up to $5,250 annually
  • Plus many employee discounts with major retailers


The GSE Mechanic is directly responsible to the GSE Lead, the mechanic services, maintains and repairs a wide variety of ground service equipment used for support of company aircraft and buildings.


  • Perform preventive maintenance inspections & servicing of company vehicles and equipment; including line trucks and vans, AC and DC generator sets, portable heaters, push back tugs, baggage tugs, belt loaders, compressors, de-icer trucks, box vans, forklifts, maintenance/stair stands and other miscellaneous equipment used in the support of aircraft and buildings. 
  • Troubleshoot and repair of electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems using schematics, wiring diagrams, test equipment and proper hand tools as necessary.
  • Gasoline and diesel engine diagnosis and repair as necessary.
  • Operates a wide variety of equipment including snow removal equipment, man lifts and forklifts. 
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED. 
  • Valid Alaska driver’s license with good driving record required, Class B CDL and Medical certificate preferred.
  • Five years hands on experience required.
  • Trade or technical school may be substituted for a portion of hands on experience. 
  • Experience with Aero-Tec heaters, deicer trucks, cargo loaders, forklifts, auto body repair and stick or MIG welding experience a plus.
  • Previous experience with maintenance related computer programs is highly desirable.
  • Must own all tools necessary to complete maintenance actions listed above. 
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test, 5-year background check, 10-year criminal history check and security threat assessment.
  • Travel on company business for up to two weeks at a time with minimal notification.
  • Regular attendance is required.


  • Ability to read, interpret and follow documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have strong troubleshooting skills in electrical, hydraulics, and mechanical systems with the ability to read and comprehend related schematics and troubleshooting charts.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


  • Most work is performed in the maintenance hangar or outdoors.
  • May be exposed to adverse weather conditions (cold and heat), wet surfaces and icy conditions.
  • May be exposed to high noise levels, dirt, dust, fumes, etc.
  • Will be working around stationary and moving aircraft and aircraft ground equipment
  • May be required to work in confined spaces for extended periods.
  • Use of personal protective equipment may be required


  • Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds.
  • Frequent use hands and fingers feel objects and/or handle tools.
  • Frequently stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb and balance on ladders; stoop, kneel and crouch.


This Description intends to provide a representative summary of the major responsibilities performed and results expected by persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with a job. Incumbents may be required to perform other job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please email

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