Privately owned and operated, KF Aerospace is an industry leading Aviation Company and the largest Commercial AMO in Canada. We operate two full service MRO facilities in Kelowna, BC and Hamilton, ON with a line base in Vancouver, BC. We complete over 200 heavy maintenance checks or modifications annually for customers like WestJet, Canadian North, DND, and other key Canadian and US carriers. In addition to maintenance checks, we offer major structure and avionic modifications, cargo door installations, AC stretches and conversions. We provide fleet and customer support on location, as well as out-base coverage.
KF Aerospace led an all Canadian Team to bid on the Canadian Forces Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS) contract. This included CHL, B&M and Atlantis to provide a turn-key operation for the Canadian Air Force. In 2005 KF Aerospace was awarded the 22-year, $1.8 billion-dollar contract as the prime contractor.
As an Approved Training Organization, we offer a variety of type certificate courses, both internally and to a variety of customers around the world. We are always looking for innovative ways to deliver training to both our employees and customers. We are also the type certificate holder for the Convair 580. For more about KF Aerospace, please visit www.kfaero.ca.
With exciting and challenging opportunities, we are offering you the chance to join our team and take your career to new heights!
We have exciting opportunities for full-time permanent Mechanical AME's in Kelowna.
Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Mechanical) perform heavy maintenance, repairs, and modifications and are expected to be able to demonstrate a high level of technical proficiency and perform the following functions:
• Display thorough working knowledge of aircraft systems on multiple aircraft including
• Air conditioning, hydraulics, engines, flight controls, landing gear, avionics, electrical generation, oxygen, fuel, pneumatics
• Engage in basic trouble shooting on assigned tasks
• Aircraft servicing and operations
• Complete daily inspections
• Receive and depart aircraft
• Familiarity with the functional operation of the aircraft and perform run ups from right seat
• Perform independent critical and non-critical systems checks (i.e. oxygen, fuel, batteries)
• Safely operate all ground equipment
• Towing aircraft – able to perform all positions
• Complete basic inspection tasks
• Inspection of aircraft in accordance with service bulletins, airworthiness directives and aircraft manuals
• Inspection and assessment of aircraft components and airframe including engines, landing gear, flight controls, hydraulic systems, and pneumatic systems to locate defects or other problems in accordance with appropriate documents
• Aircraft maintenance and repair
• Read and interpret maintenance manuals, service bulletins, and other specifications to determine the feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components
• Source appropriate tooling, test equipment or ground support equipment
• Maintain engines and components including fuel systems, anti-ice, ignition, fire extinguishing, exhaust, oil and engine indicating systems
• Maintain aircraft systems and components including landing gear, airframe fuel, hydraulic and high pressure pneumatic, flight control, cabin environment, ice/rain protection, fire protection/detection, and doors/interiors and emergency equipment
• Replace or repair worn, defective, or damaged components
• Ability to measure cable tension and adjust control cables
• Measure parts for wear, using precision instruments if required
• Assemble and install electrical, plumbing, mechanical, hydraulic, and structural components and accessories
• Carry out operational tests of engines and aircraft systems
• Ability to provide solutions for defects while carrying out repairs
• Source appropriate calibrated tooling for the jobs
Documentation & Administration:
• Ensures appropriate documentation is completed accurately and on time and submitted to a senior Technician or Shift Lead for ACA approval
• Sources required technical information in maintenance manuals
• Ability to complete ERP processes and procedures correctly
• Clear up log book snags
Applying safe work practices in all job duties, including:
• Wearing all appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment)
• Understanding and applying the Risk Management System
• Understanding and applying Health & Safety Policies
• Maintaining good housekeeping and cleanliness standards
• Understanding and applying safe handling practices with the aircraft
Our Ideal Candidates
Certification & Experience:
• Transport Canada Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) License and minimum 1 year experience performing maintenance and/or modifications on commercial aircraft, including large Boeing Aircraft; or
• Equivalent license from foreign country (would be considered unlicensed in Canada) and minimum 5 years of experience performing maintenance and/or modifications on commercial aircraft, including large Boeing Aircraft; or
• Minimum of 7 years’ experience performing maintenance and/or modifications on commercial aircraft, including large Boeing Aircraft.
• Unlicensed mechanics are expected to have the willingness and qualifications to obtain a Transport Canada license within 1 year.
• Positive attitude and strong work ethic
• Willing to take initiative
• Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to learn and understand KF organizational systems and work flow
• Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Able to effectively train apprentices
• Ability to accept constructive criticism
• Basic computer skills and familiarity with Intranet
• Willing to pursue additional company training as required
• Must be able to meet the physical demands of the position
• Flexibility to work any type of shift
• Work is conducted in English
About the Benefits:
Transport Canada Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers earn an hourly wage between $27.59 and $36.64 with room to grow into Senior and Shift Lead roles. There are 12 Licensed AME levels.
Unlicensed experienced Aircraft Maintenance Engineers earn an hourly wage between $25.24 and $30.94 based on experience and/or certification obtained outside of Canada. There are 5 Unlicensed AME levels.
KF will support Unlicensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers to achieve Transport Canada licensing.
Full-Time staff benefits include (but are not limited to):
• Health and Dental
• Short & Long-Term Disability
• Health Spending Account
• Paid vacation and Personal time off
• The opportunity to bank overtime
• Pension matching plan and voluntary RRSP
• Employee & Family Assistance Program
• Free financial advice
• Uniform allowance
• A bonus program based on organizational performance
Don’t miss out on this opportunity – Apply Now! Simply complete the online application form, below, and please attach your resume.
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