Job Opportunities

Support Equipment Mechanic (Part-Time)


The Support Equipment Mechanic inspects and identifies defective or broken parts on tow tractors, hydraulic lifts, material handling equipment, personnel stands and ladders as well as makes repairs to gas/diesel engines, hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical systems.  The position ensures our aircraft restoration team can operate effectively by providing proper preventative care to equipment and timely repairs to broken equipment.

Status:                Part-time, non-exempt, less than 28 hours per week.

Pay Range:        $25.00 per hour. The museum is not able to offer compensation outside of this posted range.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Inspect, preserve, maintain, repair, restore and identify defective or broken parts on vehicles and support equipment as well as make repairs to gas/diesel engines, hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical systems.
  • Hydrate electric equipment according to the Hydration Schedule.
  • Repair all non-motorized equipment.
  • Repair and replace all tires and wheels.
  • Perform monthly, quarterly and annual quality control checks on the equipment.
  • Maintain records relating to maintenance.
  • Use metal fabrication and welding equipment for repairs and maintenance.
  • Maintain a safe and secure work environment, in accordance with local health, safety, and security policies and procedures.


  • Mechanical repair and maintenance experience
  • Welding and fabrication experience
  • Use of common hand tools
  • Use of power tools
  • Use of metal fabrication equipment
  • Knowledge of electrical systems in association with support equipment
  • Must be able to safely operate all vehicles and Ground Support Equipment
  • Ability to work with and for volunteers.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work in a self-initiating business environment.
  • Team player – ready and willing to help wherever needed or assigned.


  • Job Conditions/Work Location: Work is performed aboard an Aircraft Carrier in all weather conditions, indoor and outdoor.
  • Physical Requirements:  Constant climbing up/downstairs and ladders; bend stoop, and lift to move
  • and retrieve materials; pull/push lift and carry up to 50 pounds; reach both above and below shoulder height.
  • Equipment Operated:  Computer, printer, small and large power tools, and aircraft ground support equipment.