Aviation Systems Technician

at Canadian Armed Forces
Location Not Specified, Canada
Date Posted September 22, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Permanent



Do you love travelling, flying and working as part of a team? A career in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) as an Aviation Systems Technician can give you an opportunity to work at most bases both domestically and abroad in support of Air, Land and Sea Operations.


Aviation Systems Technicians (AVN Tech) handle, service, and maintain CAF aircraft, ground equipment and associated support facilities. AVN Techs are responsible for the maintenance of aircraft aviation systems including propulsion, airframe, basic electrical, and their related components. They also perform the following duties:
Test, inspect and repair aviation systems

Perform quality assurance checks

Prepare and maintain aircraft forms and statistical data

Perform first line servicing tasks such as marshalling, parking, towing, starting, refueling, cleaning and de-icingOperate aircraft support equipment

To be eligible to apply to the CAF, you must:
Be a Canadian citizen;

Be at least 18 years old (17 years old with parental consent), except:

For the Paid Education programs you may be 16 years old (with parental consent);

For the Primary Reserves you may be 16 years old (with parental consent) and must be enrolled as a full-time student; and

Have completed at least Grade 10 or Secondaire IV in Québec (some jobs need higher levels of education).

Basic Military Qualification

The first stage of training is the Basic Military Qualification course, or Basic Training, held at the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. This training provides the basic core skills and knowledge common to all trades. A goal of this course is to ensure that all recruits maintain the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) physical fitness standard; as a result, the training is physically demanding.

Aviation Systems Technicians Training

AVN Techs attend training at the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering (CFSATE) in Borden, Ontario where they complete Common Core which includes common mechanical and aircraft servicing training over 8 weeks. After some time at a Squadron they will return to CFSATE and take their Trade Training over 23 weeks and includes:
Theory of flight (fixed and rotary wing)

Basic electrical

Aircraft structures

Propulsion systems

Wiring and soldering

Aircraft servicing

Aircraft instrumentation

Aircraft publications

Aircraft safety

Flight controls

Hydraulic, fuel, brake and de-icing systems

Environment control systems

Specialty Training

AVN Techs may be offered the opportunity to develop specialized skills through formal course and on-the-job training, including:
Instructional Technique

Aircraft Specific Type Courses

Aircraft Engine Type Courses

Life Cycle Materiel Management

Aircraft Fluid Handling

Corrosion Identification and Control

Technical Writing

Technical Inspection and Quality Assurance

Flight Safety Investigators Course

Available Advanced Training

As they progress in their career, Aviation Systems Technicians who demonstrate the required ability and potential will be offered advanced training. Available courses include:
Technical Administration

Leadership and Management Courses

Required Education

The minimum required education to apply for this position is the completion of the provincial requirements for Grade 10 or Secondaire IV in Quebec including Gr 10 General Math or Math 416 / CST IV. Foreign education may be accepted.

Direct Entry

If you already have a college diploma, the CAF will decide if your academic program matches the training criteria for this job and may place you directly into the any required on-the-job training program following basic training. Basic training and military occupation training is required before being assigned.

Paid Education Options

Non-commissioned Member (NCM) Subsidized Training and Education Program (STEP)

Because this position requires specialty training, the CAF will pay successful recruits to attend the diploma program at an approved Canadian college. NCM STEP students attend basic training and on-the-job training during the summer months. They receive full-time salary including medical and dental care, as well as vacation time with full pay in exchange for working with the CAF for a period of time. If you choose to apply to this program, you must apply both to the CAF and the appropriate college.

Join the CAF

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Please note that this position is recruiting across Canada, not limited to the listed Province.

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