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|Date Posted||September 22, 2022|
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Do you love travelling, flying and working as part of a team? A career in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) as an Avionics Systems Technician (AVS Tech) can give you an opportunity to work at most bases both domestically and abroad in support of Air, Land and Sea Operations.
AVS Techs are responsible for maintaining all electronic systems onboard CAF aircraft. As part of the aircraft maintenance team, the AVS Tech is responsible for first line servicing operations in launching and recovering all types of aircraft.
The primary responsibilities of AVS Techs are to:
Carry out performance tests, preventive/corrective maintenance, and calibration of the following systems and their associated components:
Fire control radar
Flight control systems
Automatic flight control systems
Electrical wiring interconnection system
Set up and operate test equipment to maintain the above systems
Operate and maintain computer-controlled automatic test stations
Serve as an instructor in field technical training units, training squadrons or basic training units
Prepare and maintain aircraft forms and statistical data
Operate aircraft support equipment
Perform first line servicing tasks such as marshalling, parking, towing, starting, refueling, cleaning and de-icing
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 QuÃ©bec (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 CAF physical fitness standard; as a result, the training is physically demanding.
Avionics Systems Technicians Training
AVS Techs attend 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 36 weeks and includes:
Magnetron, Klystron, Travelling Wave Tubes and Microwave theory
Computer techniques and architecture
Inspection and repair of:
Avionics (AVS) and combined Avionic (AVS)/Aviation (AVN) multi-purpose display systems
pitot static systems
aircraft flight recorder and locator
air data computer
automatic flight control
electronic warfare systems
aircraft data processing
Available Advanced Training
AVS Techs may be offered the opportunity to develop specialized skills through formal courses and on-the-job training, including:
Computerized fault diagnosis and analysis
High reliability soldering
Aircraft specific type courses
Advance aircraft maintenance course
Life Cycle Materiel Management
Aircraft Fluid Handling
Corrosion Identification and Control
Technical Inspection and Quality Assurance
Flight Safety Investigators Course
Available Advanced Training
As they progress in their career, AVS Techs who demonstrate the required ability and potential will be offered advanced training. Available courses include:
Leadership and management courses
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 Applied Math or Math 416 / CST IV. Foreign education may be accepted.
Direct Entry Options
If you already have a college diploma, the Forces will decide if your academic program matches the training criteria for this job and may place you directly into the required on-the-job training program following basic training. Basic training and military occupation training is required before being assigned.
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Please note that this position is recruiting across Canada, not limited to the listed Province.
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