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De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Avionics Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - Twin Otter Final Assembly in Calgary, Alberta

The Organization

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. (‘DHC’) is a proudly Canadian aerospace company currently transitioning its corporate headquarters to Calgary, AB. DHC is undertaking a consolidation of its underlying subsidiary companies under a single brand currently offering engineering, aftermarket, new aircraft manufacturing, modifications, parts manufacturing and flight training. DHC currently has approximately 1,200 employees based in BC, AB and ON as well as in markets and distribution hubs world-wide. Our strong entrepreneurial spirit, together with a culture of empowerment, quality and innovation create opportunities to grow and succeed in an organization with a proud heritage and bright future.

Position Profile

We are currently recruiting for an  Aircraft Maintenance Engineer – Avionics  to join our team in Calgary, AB. This position will support final assembly for the Twin Otter.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Qualified to perform electrical wire and systems installation tasks under the supervision of a licensed Avionics Technician in a manufacturing production environment

  • Responsible to the assigned leader and have ability to take direction verbally and through printed media

  • Basic knowledge of Standard Wiring Practices and Avionics Systems, accurately interpret maintenance manuals, service bulletins, wiring diagrams, system schematics, engineering orders, test documents, manufacturer’s installation manuals.

  • Have a basic understanding of other aircraft systems i.e. hydraulic, flight controls and major components

  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair avionics systems and equipment, including communication, navigation, flight control, and entertainment systems

  • Repair, fabricate parts and components; fabricate per drawings and standard practices wire bundles and assemblies to include marking of wires, properly securing wires into bundles, and termination of wires into a variety of contacts and connectors

  • Perform system checks and inspections to ensure avionics systems are in compliance with industry and safety standards

  • Keep accurate records of all work performed and maintain inventory of tools and equipment

  • Maintain a clean work area, and alert the leadership team of any safety concerns;  take immediate action or report immediately any unsafe conditions

  • Responsible for ensuring both accuracy and traceability of parts removed or installed on Aircraft

  • Perform other work as assigned and willing to work shift work

  • Properly utilize Avionics test equipment to perform systems tests. Properly utilize and maintain Avionics hand tools to perform installations and repairs

  • Safely operate ground support equipment, i.e. Power carts, lifts (when properly trained), etc. as required

    Education & Experience

  • Shall hold or working towards a current AME “E” Transport Canada license or related experience

  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic

  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Able to work effectively independently and as part of a team

  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with Internet

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Experience with all De Havilland Aircraft of Canada products and their avionics suite is considered an asset 

  • Experience with all De Havilland Aircraft of Canada products and their wiring installations considered an asset 

  • Have experience with general aircraft wiring repair, fabrication and installation 

  • Possess knowledge expected of an Aircraft Avionics and Electronics Technician on aircraft types handled by the Company 

    Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work in confined spaces and at heights

  • Ability to lift heavy objects up to 50 lbs

  • Ability to acquire a Transport Canada issued Restricted Area Identification Card (RAIC)

At De Havilland Canada, we aim to be inclusive and diverse and provide equal opportunity for employment. All qualified applicants, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, and disability, are encouraged to apply.

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