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Aircraft Structures Technician

Centre de recrutement des Forces canadiennes - Québec

This is a Full-time position in Montréal, QC posted July 26, 2018.

Aircraft Structures Technicians provide aircraft structural maintenance during Navy, Army and Air Force  operations. Inspections and repairs are carried out on the aircraft; however, aircraft component maintenance is normally performed in a hangar or a shop. They are usually stationed at CAF wings and bases within Canada, including the Arctic, but may be deployed to locations throughout the world in response to NATO and UN commitments.

Aircraft Structures Technicians are members of the air maintenance team who handle, service and maintain Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) aircraft and associated equipment. They are responsible for the maintenance and repair of aviation life support equipment, aircraft structures and related components.

Aircraft Structures Technicians are skilled in metal and composite repair, refinishing, painting, machining and welding. They are integral members of the aircraft maintenance operation in the areas of aircraft servicing, supply, tool control and safety.

Their primary responsibilities are to:

• Inspect aircraft structures and related components

• Restore or repair defects using unique aircraft fastening hardware, ferrous and non-ferrous materials, composite materials, chemicals, adhesives, paints and textiles

• Manufacture and install aircraft structural components for prototype projects

• Weld base metals, alloys and casting materials, using oxyacetylene, electrical arc, inert gas and resistance welding techniques and equipment

• Manufacture original aircraft equipment, components or replacement items from base metals using special cutting tools, engine lathe and milling machines

• Fabricate and repair aircraft structures using composite, fibreglass, textiles, leather, plastic and synthetic components

• Conduct corrosion control inspections of ferrous and non-ferrous materials

• Maintain life support equipment, ejection seats, fire suppression and oxygen systems

• Perform aircraft handling tasks, including parking, towing, marshalling, starting, refuelling, cleaning and de-icing.

• Prepare and maintain aircraft documentation and statistical data

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 – Structures

·  Aircraft Structures Maintenance Technician

·  Aircraft Assembly Controller

·  Board Instrument Installation and Maintenance Technician

·  Avionics Systems Technician

·  Aerospace Engineering Technician 

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).jobillico

Skills Required

  • Education level: None
  • Work experience (years): None


Salary: 35800-98300$ per year

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