Elevate Aviation

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer – Avionics Systems

Website transport_gc Transport Canada, Aircraft Services Directorate

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Assessment accommodation

EVERYONE IS WELCOME: Transport Canada (TC) is committed to building an inclusive workforce with a diversity of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds that represent Canada.

If you would like to work in a dynamic team, are forward thinking and action oriented, enthusiastic about creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging, then TC is the place for you!

You must submit a complete application, consisting of a résumé as well as responses to screening questions which clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience factors listed under the essential qualifications, as well as any of the asset qualifications that may apply.

For each experience criterion, please provide concrete examples including the following information:

1. Name of the organization where the experience was acquired;
2. Title of the position occupied and duration (including dates) for which you exercised the functions;
3. Specific details of tasks, projects, or accomplishments demonstrating how the experience was acquired.

The screening questions will be used as the primary tool in the screening process and the résumé will be used to substantiate the information provided. Applications that do not clearly demonstrate how the screening criteria are met will be eliminated from consideration.


Complete maintenance tasks using all required tools and materiel to complete the tasks for the bases assigned aircraft.
Conducting scheduled aircraft inspections in accordance with approved procedures.
Troubleshooting and rectifying unscheduled ac unserviceabilities in accordance with approved procedures.
Exercising and documenting in accordance with Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR’s) and the Aircraft Service Directorate (ASD) Maintenance Control Manual (MCM) the nature and extent of all maintenance conducted on Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) aircraft in the appropriate technical records.
Certifying maintenance release for all maintenance tasks that the individual either completed or supervised.
Working with pilots, Coast Guard personnel, ASD HQ personnel to manage and schedule maintenance operations.
Submitting safety and service difficulty issues to the Safety Management System in a clear and concise manner.
Liaise with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) personnel to solicit clarification regarding maintenance procedures when not clear or published.
Support ASD’s QA assurance programme by participating in and addressing observations in order to support the continuous improvement of ASD’s maintenance practices.
As a CCG AME, the employee is required to maintain an AME licence, obtain and maintain their ASD Aircraft Certifying Authority (ACA), maintain their Health Canada fitness level to sail aboard CCG vessels, obtain and maintain their helicopter underwater egress training (HUET) certification, and be capable of deploying independently to support single aircraft operations.

Work environment


Diversity — Count yourself in! ✨
Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of Transport Canada’s values. Diverse teams bring wide perspectives and creative ideas that benefit our clients, the communities we serve and all of us as colleagues. Be part of an organization that represents and includes the diverse identities, cultures, perspectives, and experiences that make up Canada!

Transport Canada employs over 6,000 talented and motivated employees working in the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie and Northern, Pacific regions, and at our Ottawa headquarters. We develop policies and enforce acts and regulations that support transportation efficiency, safety, security, durability, and align with global standards. Our vision is of a safe, secure, durable, innovative and integrated transportation system that supports trade and economic growth, a cleaner environment and the wellbeing of all Canadians. Our transportation agenda thrives to adopt new ways of thinking about how we deliver services and oversee the transportation system in Canada.

Apply today for an opportunity to join Transport Canada’s diverse and inclusive family. We are looking for dynamic candidates that will help shape and build a stronger Transport Canada for the future. We look forward to hearing from you!

Transport Canada’s Aircraft Services Directorate is located at the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport at 200 Comet Private, Ottawa ON.

Intent of the process

The results of this process will initially be used to staff one English Essential position indeterminately by Spring 2024.

A pool of qualified candidates may be established to staff identical or similar positions with various tenures at Transport Canada.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Successful completion of a post-secondary training program in avionics maintenance, or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

Possession of a valid Canadian Aircraft Maintenance Engineer license, Category E.

Significant and recent experience as an E license Aircraft Maintenance Engineer maintaining, modifying and installing avionics equipment and systems while exercising the associated ACA privileges.
Definition of significant and recent experience:
– Significant experience means at least 2 years of relevant experience.
– Recent is defined as within the last 3 years.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Experience and Certification:
Training and /or experience maintaining Avionics / Electrical systems on any of the following types of aircraft: Bell 429, Bell 412EPI, Bell 206B & Bell 407.
Training and / or experience maintaining Avionics / Electrical systems on any of the following types of  Bombardier Challenger CL 601 & CL604 Series, Cessna Citation II C-550, Beechcraft King Air C-90A De-Havilland Dash-8 100 Series, De Havilland Dash-7.
Training and / or experience in maintaining various aircraft communication (including SATCOM), navigation, instrument, autoflight and flight following systems.
Training and / or experience maintaining and overhauling NiCad and lead acid type aircraft batteries.
Training and / or experience installing and / or modifying existing Avionics / Electrical systems in fixed wing and / or rotary wing aircraft.

Operational Requirements
• Willing and able to travel via commercial airlines within North America and on-board ASD and client aircraft during operational roles, and for movement in support of ASD and client operations.
• Willing and able to work in various positions on aircraft and in the hanger (standing, kneeling, lying and sitting), as well as crawling in confined spaces and climbing and working from elevated maintenance stands to perform aircraft maintenance.
• Willing and able to work shift/rotational schedules including evenings and weekends.
• Willing and able to work overtime during the week or weekends on short notice.
• Willing and able to assist with the moving, cleaning, fueling and preparation for inspection of aircraft.
• Willing and able to support the base in day to day duties ie; technical library, stores records, tool calibration and hangar cleaning.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of aircraft and avionics systems.
Knowledge of acceptable methods, techniques and practices related to avionics installations and repairs.

Ability to communicate effectively orally
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to efficiently analyze and rectify aircraft defects to approved standards.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and within limited time frames

Effective Interpersonal Relationships
Client focused

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

Other conditions of employment:
• Possession of a valid driver’s license.
• Possession of a valid passport.
• Possession of Restricted Operator Certificate with Aeronautical Qualification (ROC-A).

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Depending on the number of applicants, Transport Canada’s needs or HR plans, volume management strategies (for example, random selection, invoking one or more assets, top-down approach) may be used for the purpose of managing applications/candidates.

We strive to establish bias-free selection and assessment practices that offer a level playing field for everyone including candidates from employment equity or equity-seeking groups, such as Indigenous peoples, racialized groups, persons with disabilities, members of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community, religious minorities, and women. To that end, the selection committee will be representational of employment equity groups and equity deserving communities, and each board member will have completed the Inclusive Hiring Practices for a Diverse Workforce training offered by the Canada School of Public Service on unconscious bias.

ALL JOB APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED USING THE PUBLIC SERVICE RESOURCING SYSTEM (PSRS) VIA GC JOBS. NO APPLICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED BY EMAIL OR MAIL. If you have any health or physical limitations preventing you from applying on-line, you are asked to contact the person below.

Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

Acknowledgement of receipt of applications will not be sent.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Candidates are strongly encouraged to check their email on a regular basis.

In assessing candidates, assessment boards may use a variety of tools and methods including, but not limited to, reviews of past performance and accomplishments, written tests, interviews, Public Service Commission (PSC) tests and reference checks. In addition, all information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.

Please note that achieving the pass mark on any of the assessments used does not mean you will move forward in the selection process. Management may decide to use a score that is higher than the pass mark on any of the evaluations used throughout the selection process. Management may also decide to use top-down selection at any stage of the process.

Assessments may be conducted virtually.

Random selection may be used.

A top-down screening approach may be undertaken. Only the top ranking candidates may be invited to the assessment phase of the process.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language(s) in their application.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

Candidates are only required to meet the essential qualifications to be placed into the pool. We may appoint candidates by applying one or more of the following criteria:
• Breadth, depth, type of specific work experience
• Matching individual experience or qualifications to the strengths and/or weaknesses of the work team
• Matching individual experience or qualifications to the specific duties of the position being staffed

You must provide proof of your education credentials. You will be advised to provide the documents later in the process. If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. This will enable you to provide proof of Canadian equivalency when applying for a job in the public service. The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) assists persons who wish to obtain an assessment of their educational, professional, and occupational credentials by referring them to the appropriate organizations. The CICIC can be contacted at www.cicic.ca.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Julia Bilan Ganau – Administrative Assistant Karina Gebara – Human Resources Advisor
Julia.bilanganau@tc.gc.ca Karina.gebara@tc.gc.ca

To apply for this job please visit emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca.