United Airlines GSE Utility Specialist in Houston, Texas

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Technical Operations

Technical Operations is the maintenance, repair and overhaul division of United. The department includes aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, planners, ground equipment and facilities teams, supply chain teams and more.

Job overview and responsibilities

As a Facilities Utility Specialist Employee you will work in a fast-paced Chicago, O’Hare Facilities Maintenance Operations department. The Facilities Utility Specialist plays a very important role in providing quality service to our internal customers. The Facilities Utility Specialist performs work in accordance with guidelines established in the collective bargaining agreement.

  • Identifying and checking tools, test equipment and certain commodities in and out of the warehouse, as well as the service, cleaning, inventory storage and accounting of tools, test equipment and commodities used in the daily operation

  • Performing routine maintenance tasks of a general nature, such as servicing, cleaning and transporting equipment as well as cutting, sizing, and forming materials

  • Assisting in the operation of the airline baggage system including and not limited to monitoring, managing and clearing of baggage related jams and operational support of the baggage handling systems

  • Surface treatment of facility component parts with chemicals and sandblasting equipment

  • General shop and housekeeping responsibilities as related to storage, break, and work area cleanliness

  • Supporting the department through the transportation, inventory and accounting of parts and components needed to complete tasks

  • Assisting Technicians with work as requested

  • Facilities Utility Specialist must be able to work around the clock shifts, including weekends and holidays, in the outdoors in all weather conditions

  • Schedules are bid and awarded according to seniority

  • Facilities Utility Specialist are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)

  • Salary increases will be administered according to the current IBT/United contract

  • Shift differentials are paid for working an afternoon or evening shift respectively as outlined in the collective bargaining agreement

  • New employees are required to join the union within ninety (90) days of employment

  • There is an initiation fee for joining the union and subsequent monthly union dues

Required

  • Must have a high school diploma/GED or education equivalent or a certification from an accredited trade school

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to function as a team member in a demanding service environment

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Must be able to bend, reach, stoop, push, and pull

  • Mobility requirements including lifting, carrying, crawling, and ladder climbing

  • Must be able to work in confined spaces

  • Customer focused

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position

  • Must be available to work any shift that is assigned to you within a 24 hour/day, 7 day/week operation which can include late nights, early hours, weekends and holidays

  • Employees may bid for schedules several times a year and schedules are awarded according to seniority

  • Valid Driver’s License and acceptable driving record

  • Overtime available/required depending upon operational need