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Air Weapons Systems Technician

Centre de recrutement des Forces canadiennes - Québec

This is a Full-time position in Montréal, QC posted July 25, 2018.

Air Weapons Systems Technicians are employed primarily at air bases in aircraft maintenance organizations, in maintenance hangers, shop environments and on flight lines. Air Weapons Systems Technicians may also perform these same duties and responsibilities onboard a ship at sea or on an airfield at a deployed site. They will also be called upon to perform some duties in airborne aircraft. In geographic terms, employment can vary from Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) wings and bases within Canada, including the Arctic, to locations throughout the world in response to internationals commitments.

Air Weapons Systems Technicians maintain aircraft air weapons systems. They also perform explosives storage and handling, and provide Explosive Ordnance Disposal duties for the Air Force.

Their primary responsibilities are to:

• Test, inspect and repair Air Weapons Systems

• Perform quality assurance checks

• Prepare and maintain aircraft forms and statistical data

• Perform aircraft handling tasks that include:

o Parking

o Towing

o Marshalling

o Starting

o Refueling

o Cleaning

o De-icing

o Loading/unloading weapons

o Weapons systems

• Operate aircraft support equipment

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.

·  Barrel Assembler

·  Explosives and ammunition magazine Supervisor

·  Small Arms Tester

·  Gunsmith

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)

• To have completed at least Math 426 (TS4 or SN4).jobillico

Skills Required

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


Salary: 35800-98300$ per year

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