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Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Provincial Services Division - Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services Branch
Sault Ste Marie
Job Term:
2 Permanent, 2 Temporary assignments/contracts for up to 18 months, with the possibility of extension
Job Code:
17661 - Air Engineer 3
$35.94 - $39.22 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you a self-motivated and team oriented professional looking for a diverse and rewarding career opportunity to utilize your expertise in aircraft maintenance? If so, then consider an exciting opportunity with the Aviation Services maintenance section.

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
• maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• comprehensive health plan
• life and disability insurance
• flexible work arrangements
• 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 ministry's provincial air fleet in an airworthy condition in accordance with regulations established by Transport Canada airworthiness manuals, air navigation orders, air regulation and directions issued by Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services (AFFES)
• analyze pilot reported flight defects
• assist pilots with loading aircraft and secure cargo
• install and remove special or environmental aircraft equipment
• maintain accurate aircraft maintenance records

How do I qualify?


• You must have a valid Transport Canada Aircraft Maintenance Engineer licence rated at category M1 and/or M2.
• 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 possess or have the ability to obtain a valid restricted radio operator's certificate (aeronautical).
• You have the ability to obtain an airport security clearance per Transport Canada Requirements.
• You can handle a high degree of physical exertion to lift and manipulate aircraft components, as well as a high degree of coordination and dexterity.

Technical expertise:

• You have working knowledge of and ability to interpret Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) and standards relating to aircraft maintenance services.
• You have working knowledge of the proper function of and experience in repair and diagnosing defects in engines, flight systems (i.e. helicopter field practices), hydraulic systems, avionics systems, undercarriage systems and propulsion systems.
• You have the ability to use precision tools, hand tools and related aircraft test equipment.
• You have the ability to carry out minor and major repairs on aircraft.

Analytical and interpretation skills:

• You have the ability to interpret engineering schematics, wiring diagrams, directives and instructions.
• You are proficient in technical problem-solving and decision making to analyze and provide appropriate maintenance requirements.
• You have the ability to interpret and follow manufacturers' and regulatory instructions.

General skills:

• You have proven communication skills to interact with clients and other ministry staff.
• You have the ability to work with a computerized maintenance system and also accurately maintain hard copy files.
• You have the ability to work within the guidelines of ministry policy and procedures and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
• You have demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision.
• You have the ability to carry out tasks assigned in a timely manner.

Additional Information:

  • 2 Permanent, 475 Airport Rd, Sault Ste Marie, North Region
  • 2 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:
Monday, September 26, 2022
  • N-NR-187766/22(4)
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 Monday, October 17, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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