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Senior Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Provincial Services Division - Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services (AFFES)
Sault Ste Marie
Job Term:
1 Temporary fixed-term contract for up to 18 months, with the possibility of extension
Job Code:
17663 - Air Engineer 4
$1,510.53 - $1,650.75 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you a licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer looking to move into a leadership role? Consider this excellent opportunity to advance your career with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• a defined benefit pension plan
• comprehensive health plan
• life and disability insurance
• collegial and professional work culture
• career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• on-the-job training to support your success in the role

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• maintain the air fleet in an airworthy condition in accordance with the regulations laid down by Transport Canada Airworthiness Manuals and Directives as issued by AFFMB
• act as a group leader in planning and organizing work for AMEs involved in maintenance and repair of specific aircraft
• organize and maintain technical records that pertain to the work being accomplish
• provide input into the maintenance planning, aircraft modifications, work procedures and inspection procedures

How do I qualify?


• You possess a valid Transport Canada Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License endorsed as defined in the Class Standards.
• You must have a valid class 'G' driver's licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that they have a valid driver's licence upon being hired.
• You posses a valid Restricted Radio Operator's Certificate - Aeronautical.
• You must be able to obtain an Airport Security Clearance per Transport Canada requirements.
• You have the ability to meet the physical demands of the positions.

Technical expertise:

• You have proven knowledge of and experience in diagnosis and repair of engines, flight systems, hydraulic systems, avionics systems, undercarriage systems and propulsion systems to maintain the Ministry's CL-415 aircraft in an airworthy condition in accordance with regulations established by Transport Canada Airworthiness Manuals, Air Navigation Orders, air regulations and directives issued by AFFES.
• You have knowledge of specialized precision tools, hand tools, and aircraft manual and electronic test equipment.
• You have knowledge of specialized aircraft maintenance support equipment, such as cranes, tow vehicles, ground power units, testing equipment and balance equipment to operate them correctly and safely.

Regulatory knowledge:

• You have working knowledge of Transport Canada Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) and Airworthiness Manuals to maintain the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry's (OMNRF) CL-415 Flight Training Device (FTD) in accordance with regulations established by Transport Canada and directives issued by AFFES.
• You are familiar with the Dangerous Goods Act requirements in order to properly handle aircraft fuel, bonding agents, synthetic fluids, oils, paints, ketones and other hazardous materials, to ensure own and others' safety.

Computer proficiency:

• You have proven knowledge of computers and system software used to support a FTD, as well as the concepts of the simulation process to perform daily readiness inspections of the FTD to ensure it meets training requirements.
• You are able to proficiently operate computer-based maintenance information management systems to access maintenance records, aircraft status information and stores inventory and to download aircraft engine monitoring systems, and maintain inspection, maintenance, repair and parts records/databases.

Leadership skills:

• You have demonstrated communication skills needed to interact with staff, clients and other MNRF personnel.
• You can organize work schedules, provide direction and assign work to staff, and monitor their progress.

Analytical skills:

• You have the ability to interpret and analyze drawings, directives and manuals.
• You have a proven ability to solve technical problems.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 475 Airport Rd, Sault Ste Marie, North Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Maintenance and Trades
Posted on:
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 28, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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