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Job #: R-00091363
Location: Bridgewater, VA
Category: Mechanic
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: 12 Hour Shift Pattern
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business. 

Are you ready for your next challenge?

The Defense Group at Leidos has a career opening for a Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Mechanic to work at an OCONUS location based out of our Bridgewater, VA office. The Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Mechanic performs inspections, scheduled maintenance, and repairs on all powered and non-powered aviation ground support equipment to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) specifications with minimum supervision. 

What’s in it for you?

The GSE mechanic reports directly to the Operations Manager and Site Lead and maintains direct liaison with the aircraft maintenance and primary mission equipment (PME) teams. In this role, you will spend time on the flight line, in aircraft, and directly interact with payload systems. You will have opportunities to work with very unique systems that are otherwise specialized to a select few people. You will also be at the forefront of innovation, helping to transition technology from a lab to a real-world environment.

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

THE CHALLENGE (primary responsibilities)

  • Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Preventive, Routine, Periodic, Repair and Overhaul maintenance and inspections. GSE and non-aviation repairs and overhauls will be accomplished in accordance with applicable manufacturer’s manuals and/or industry standard specifications for each piece of equipment. 
  • Ensure the safety and serviceability of all aviation Ground Support Equipment.
  • Manage equipment maintenance/inspection and historical records for equipment. 
  • Enter required data on maintenance forms and in Sprocket.
  • Maintains hand and powered tools in an orderly manner, with tool control process for FOD prevention and safety. 
  • Duties will involve working with fuels, oils, lubricants, and chemical cleaners and solutions. 

WHAT SETS YOU APART (basic qualifications)

  • Have a High School Diploma and a minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience or 3 years’ experience in lieu of degree
  • General mechanic experience maintaining GSE to include:
    • Diagnosing engine mechanical issues and repair (Diesel, gas and LP).
    • Troubleshooting A/C and D/C electrical systems, as well as troubleshoot and repair hydraulic systems.
    • Reading electrical and hydraulic flow schematics.
  • Basic Computer Skills - Must be able to type using a standard keyboard to communicate through e-mail and various database and software applications.

Security Clearance and Passport Requirement

  • Active DoD Secret clearance with the ability to maintain.
  • Be able to obtain a U.S. passport to travel internationally and willing to deploy for rotations of up to 90 days with 90 days off during non-rotation periods (live anywhere).

Travel and Work Requirement

  • Be willing to work long hours and/or non-regular hours (which may include day shift, swing shift, night shift or weekend shift as required) with minimal notice, willing to fly in the aircraft and work in austere locations for long periods of time.

Physical Requirement

  • Be able to successfully accomplish the CONUS Replacement Center course which requires a deployment physical, immunizations, and training.
  • Ability to crawl in and out of tight spaces, comfortable work at elevated heights of at least 40 feet for extended periods of time, and lift, balance, and carry 50 lbs. and able to climb stairs, ramps, ladders, and work stands.

Working environment

  • Wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Work in a shop where the environment is drafty, noisy, and dirty and be exposed to extreme noise from operating equipment.

Preferred, not required

  • Military technical school degree
  • Vocational training certificate, or specialized courses in powered ground service maintenance are preferred.
  • A working knowledge of generators.

Pay Range:

Pay Range - -

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Covid Guidance for the US

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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