Fleet Mechanic

October 22 2021
Industries Vehicles (parts, sales, maintenance)
Categories Mechanical, Trades, Technicians, Construction
Ottawa, ON

Inland Group

Fleet Mechanic

YOW – Ottawa International Airport

The members of the Inland Group of Companies (IDS, Inland Technologies and Quantem Aviation Services) are highly experienced in aircraft de-icing, environmental management, aircraft fuelling, ground handling and pretty much any other aviation support service you can think of. We operate at over 50 airports in four countries. Through our brands we collectively de-ice/anti-ice more than 40,000 aircraft, collect and process more than 40,000,000 litres of glycol impacted stormwater, and handle more than 52,000,000 kilograms of material each year.

Our business is built on a foundation of excellence in customer service, innovation and continuous improvement and safety is at the forefront of everything we do. We provide a workplace where respect, integrity and a high degree of ethical behaviour is a minimum expectation. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at: www.inlandgroup.ca

We are currently providing an opportunity for a well-rounded, detail oriented, and focused professional to join our team in the position of Equipment/Fleet Mechanic to oversee the safe and cost-effective repair of our equipment at YOW Ottawa International Airport.

About You:

The ideal candidate will be someone who is excited by the opportunity to work in inclement weather that occurs at any time of the day or night and, as we all know, weather in Ottawa works on weekends and holidays and, as a result, so do we when it’s required. You thrive in a fast-paced environment, and work well under pressure, demonstrating the ability to manage and prioritize your workload. Open communication and your ability to represent our company in a courteous and professional way and maintain good relations is critical. To see an example of our commitment to excellence, please view our aircraft deicing operation in action at this link: https://player.vimeo.com/video/401377875

About the Position:

The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Supporting and abiding by the company’s Mission, Values and Purpose;
  • Promoting and adhering to our safety and respectful workplace culture and instilling this culture while ensuring safety and regulatory compliance with all provincial and federal rules and regulations;
  • Perform mechanical repairs to all Inland equipment, to include independent diagnosis and repair of engines, transmissions, differentials, electrical, hydraulic systems, brake repair and replacement, pump repair and/or replacement, etc.;
  • Maintain complete and accurate maintenance records and conduct scheduled and unscheduled inspections to equipment to keep in a safe and operational condition at all times;
  • Assess and respond to the necessary repairs and maintenance of all processing, de-icing, recovery and transportation equipment as assigned by leadership;
  • Communicate daily with team members to ensure that all are informed about equipment status and expected outcome from the next shift on maintenance items that are outstanding;
  • Inform the General Manager on equipment issues and new airport/airline policies;
  • Operate equipment within close proximity to airfield personnel, aircraft and other airfield equipment safely and efficiently. AIRCRAFT ALWAYS HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY;
  • Perform/complete other additional projects, duties, and assignments as required and/or by management request.

Please Note: This position requires a Restricted Area Identity Card (RAIC) and an Airside Vehicle Operators Permit (AVOP).


Interested candidates will have demonstrated expertise in the following required skills and experience:

  • Minimum of 1-year previous experience performing general mechanical repairs;
  • Certified Journeyman Heavy Duty Technician or registered apprentice considered an asset;
  • Must possess basic hand tools common to the trade up to 1/2" drive;
  • Valid Driver’s License and driving record that meets Company insurance standards;
  • Working knowledge of manuals, schematics, and diagnostic tools;
  • Knowledge of fluid types, diesel-powered machines, and tools including their designs, uses repair and maintenance;
  • Must possess basic welding and fabrication skills;
  • Successful completion of all classroom and OJT training;
  • Must be available and flexible to work variable shifts including weekends and holidays for the duration of the de-icing season (October 1st to May 31st);
  • Ability to read, write, speak and communicate effectively;
  • Basic computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft programs and the ability to use Inland’s independent computer program “Ice Link – Aircraft Ground De-icing Management System”;
  • Proven success delivering results in a fast-paced, multi-deadline, high-stress environment;
  • Willing to learn new skills and adapt to change in order to support the growth of the company and meet needs of customers.

In this job, you can expect to “get your hands dirty” when you are supporting your team in the hands-on operation of our aircraft re-fueling, reclamation and tank farm management operations. Other physical demands include but are not limited to:

  • Must be comfortable working outside on the pad in all types of weather conditions (SNOW, RAIN, WIND, and whatever else Mother Nature deems necessary for the season);
  • Standing, walking, sitting and using your hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls as well as reaching with your hands and arms;
  • Speaking clearly and fluently in English;
  • Ability to hear efficiently;
  • Ability to climb 15-foot heights;
  • Ability to lift, push, and pull objects up to fifty (50) pounds occasionally and twenty (20) pounds regularly;
  • Comfortable working in an extended bucket attached to a boom of a deicing truck at greater than 15 feet in height;
  • Ability to clearly see close-up and at a distance with ability to differentiate colour; use peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus;
  • Wearing of personal protective equipment when required and full mobility allowing for freedom of movement in high-risk environment.

About Inland:

At Inland, we offer the following benefits, some of which are subject to eligibility requirements:

  • A rewarding and safe work environment (company provided PPE);
  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching;
  • Growth and advancement opportunities for high potential employees;
  • Employee and family assistance program;
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package;
  • Pension plan with employer contribution;
  • Access to group rates and discounts.

If you are a self-starter who is committed to providing the highest level of customer satisfaction and your experience and ability meet with the above minimum requirements, please forward your cover letter and resume to the Inland HR Team, quoting posting number 21-43. Full job description available upon request.

Please apply online.

Inland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note: All employees working in Canada are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 unless provided by Inland with an approved accommodation under Canada's Human Rights Act.

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