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Mobile Equipment Body Mechanic Apprentice - Dulles Intern Airport, VA
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Mobile Equipment Body Mechanic Apprentice - Dulles Intern Airport, VA

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Oak Hill, VA
Expired: April 11, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $19 to $29 Hourly
  • Full-Time
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As a Mobile Equipment Body Mechanic Apprentice in the Airport Authority's Apprentice Employment Program, you will have the opportunity to gain the experience and training that can lead to becoming a Mobile Equipment Body Mechanic.

Mobile Equipment Body Mechanic Apprentice

This is a non-career, term job.

Serves in the Engineering and Maintenance Department at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Participates in a state-approved Airports Authority Trades Apprentice Employment Program to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to become a Mobile Equipment Body Mechanic. Performs progressively complex and responsible auto body maintenance work in auto body repairs and refinishing, etc., as knowledge, skills and abilities in the trade increase. Training received is both on-the-job and in a classroom. Performs related functions.





Learns to maintain and repair Airports Authority Mobile Lounges and vehicles from elementary to fully proficient levels of auto body maintenance work, consistent with the Trades Apprentice Employment Program.


Learns to proficiently use manuals, technical guides,, materials and hand and power tools used by the trades.


Assists full performance level Body Mechanics to include handling of tools and cleaning up.


Guided by a full performance level Body Mechanics, learns to make repairs to the inner structure and outer structure panel of the Mobile Lounges and Maintenance Vehicles. Learns to do metal fabrication, welding both steel and aluminum, straightening, replacing body panels and refinishing surfaces.


Assists in preparing and maintaining work orders, utilizing the Airports Authority's computerized work order system.


Drives a pick-up truck or similar vehicle on the airport complex, airside and landside to work sites, and to/from suppliers. 


Performs other duties as assigned.



Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire.


Must be eligible to work in the United States.


Ability to learn bodies of knowledge and gain skills in the Auto Body Mechanic trade consistent with the schedule for progression as an Apprentice in the Trades Apprentice Employment Program.


Ability to drive a pick-up truck and learn to use similar vehicle (with tools, parts, etc.).


Ability to work safely and knowledge of the safety rules, regulations, and procedures needed to do so.


Ability to speak and write effectively.


Skill in using a computer, computerized work order and time and attendance system.


Ability to successfully complete an Airports Authority background investigation.




A high school diploma or a Certificate of General Educational Development (GED) at the time of hire.


Completion of at least one trades course (such as Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Automotive Mechanics, Auto Body) in high school OR be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program at a trades school accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Labor.




A state driver's license in good standing at the time of hire.


Depending on assignment, may be required to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver's License.




Work is physically demanding and requires bending, stooping, crouching or otherwise positioning self to access confined spaces, hard to reach places and high structures.


Work may require the ability to lift, push/pull or position items weighing up to 50 pounds.


Work is performed inside and outside in all kinds of weather (rain, snow, ice).  May be exposed to hazardous materials, substances and conditions; to temperatures exceeding 115 degrees F; and to cutting tools, moving parts of machinery and power equipment.  Work requires use of personal protective equipment.


Is exposed to various risks and hazards including potential falls from roofs or ladders, and is exposed to noise of jet aircraft, shop equipment, Paint fumes, and vibrations of equipment.


Work is typically reviewed in progress and upon completion for quality, quantity, timeliness, teamwork, customer service, and other factors.


Operates a vehicle airside and landside (requires AOA permit).

A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.


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