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Avionics Systems Technician

Canadian Forces Recruiting Center - Quebec

This is a Full-time position in Montréal, QC posted November 23, 2018.

Avionics Systems Technicians are responsible for maintaining all electronic systems onboard Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) aircraft. As part of the aircraft maintenance team, the Avionics Systems Technician is responsible for first line servicing operations in launching and recovering all types of aircraft.

The primary responsibilities of Avionics Systems Technicians are to:

• Carry out performance tests, preventive/ corrective maintenance, and calibration of the following systems and their associated components:

o Aircraft communication

o Intercom

o Search radar

o Fire control radar

o Acoustic sensing

o Infra-red radar

o Electronic warfare

o Navigation

o Compass

o Flight control systems

• Set up and operate test equipment to maintain the above systems

• Operate and maintain computer-controlled automatic test stations

• Serve as an instructor in field technical training units, training squadrons or basic training units

• Prepare and maintain aircraft forms and statistical data

• Operate aircraft support equipment

• Perform first line servicing tasks such as marshalling, parking, towing, starting, refueling, cleaning and de-icing

Generally, the number of hours of work per week is 40 hours. However, military members can be called to work on atypical schedules according to the operational needs. This job also exists on a part-time basis with the Reserve Force, usually evenings and weekends.

For more details about the job :

Salary : 35 800$ to 98 300$ per year*


* The minimum wage mentioned above is the first year of service. The military member will earn a base salary of approximately $ 60,200 after approximately four years of service. The salary increases according to the rank and experience of the member according to the rates of pay applicable on April 1st, 2017. To know more about the rates of pay:

No civilian jobs are exactly equivalent to this military profession. These professions are mentioned here to give an example of the type of work required.

·  Aircraft Maintenance Engineer – Avionics

·  Avionics Maintenance Technician

·  Aircraft Assembly Controller

·  Board Instrument Installation and Maintenance Technician

·  Avionics Systems Technician

·  Aerospace Engineering Technician

·  Aircraft Instrument, Electrical and Avionics Mechanic

·  Aircraft Instrument, Electrical and Avionics Technician

·  Aircraft Instrument, Electrical and Avionics Inspector

You can apply for this position if you meet at least these conditions:

• To be aged between 16 and 55 years old

• To be a Canadian citizen

• To have completed at least 24 secondary school units (Secondary 4 and / or 5); OR Have completed a diplôme d’études professionnelles (DEP); OR Have obtained a certificate of equivalence at the secondary level (AENS-TENS); OR Have acquired General Educational Development (GED). A  A Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) or a Diploma of College Studies (DEC) in Avionics is an asset. 

• To have completed at least Math 416 (CST4).

Skills Required

  • Education level: None
  • Work experience (years): 0-2 years


Salary: 35800-98300$ per year