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Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - INVENTORY

Reference number: MOT23J-086895-000119
Selection process number: 23-MOT-EA-HRS-05361
Transport Canada - Aircraft Services
Richmond (British Columbia)
$84,887 to $106,713

For further information on the organization, please visit Transport Canada

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Closing date: 2 May 2025 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

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!

Your application in this inventory will be active for 3 months. Please ensure that your information is updated and remains current in your Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) Applicant Account. A notice that your application is about to expire will be posted to the My jobs menu of your account 10 days before the end of your active period. If you do not take action, your application will no longer be active and therefore no longer considered for this inventory. Should your application become inactive while the process is still open, a notice will be posted to your account indicating that your application has expired; you may select the link Update my Inventory Status to reaffirm your interest.


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 Airline Regulators (CAR's) and the Aircraft Services Directorate (ASD) Maintenance Control Manual (MCM) the nature and extent of all maintenance conducted on ASD aircraft in the appropriate technical records.
Certifying maintenance release for all maintenance tasks that the individual either completed or supervised.
Working with pilots, Vancouver based 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 an ASD AME, the employee is required to maintain an AME licence, obtain and maintain their ASD Aircraft Certifying Authority (ACA), 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!

Intent of the process

An essentially assessed pool and/or a partially assessed pool may be established. This process may be used to fill similar positions with various tenures depending on the position being staffed. 

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

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 recognized post-secondary school program in aircraft maintenance or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

Degree equivalency

Possession of a valid Canadian Aircraft Maintenance Engineer category License M1 and/or M2.

Recent and significant* experience as a licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, category M1 and/or M2, maintaining fixed wing aircraft.
Definition of significant and recent experience:
- Significant experience means at least 3 years of relevant experience.
- Recent is defined as within the last 4 years.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Demonstrating integrity and respect
Thinking things through
Working effectively with others
Showing initiative and being action-oriented

Ability to interpret technical instructions and drawings.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Maintenance type training and/or experience maintaining one or more of the following aircraft types:
- King Air Series
- De Havilland Dash-8 Series
Team leader experience leading a team of AME’s in aircraft line or overhaul maintenance.

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Willingness and ability to undertake training to maintain or upgrade knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Willingness and ability to work in a flexible environment on a variable day work and/or shift work schedule, including weekends and some standby on the employee’s days of rest.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

Possession of a valid driver’s licence.
Possession of a valid Canadian Passport.
Willing and able to work shifts and overtime on short notice during the week or on weekends.
Willingness and ability work in various positions on aircraft and in the hangar, which may involve standing, kneeling, lying, and sitting as well as crawling into confined spaces and climbing elevated maintenance stands.
Willingness to perform flight engineer duties on aircraft operating away from base.

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

 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

Aleli Dilag
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