Company : Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Salary : $22.64 - $24.48 an hour
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Do you have training in aircraft maintenance? Are you looking for an opportunity to gain hands-on experience? If so, then consider this exciting opportunity with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry's Aircraft Maintenance Apprenticeship Program.

Note: Apprentice will have the ability to progress to the Maintenance Mechanic 2 classification upon successful completion of 12 months at the Maintenance Mechanic 1 classification.

The Ministry
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry provides opportunities for resource development and outdoor recreation for the continuous economic and social benefit of the people of Ontario; and to administer, protect, and conserve public lands and waters. The Ministry's programs are concerned with the use of the physical resources such as land, water, trees, fish, animals and certain minerals for resource utilization and recreation.

The Branch
The Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services Branch provides forest fire management services for the province including fire management policies and strategies, fire prevention and detection, and the basic resources for managing forest fires; aviation flight and maintenance crews and equipment in support of forest fire and natural resources management, and other specialized aviation services, including non-scheduled air transport to all government ministries and agencies; and emergency management in response to forest fires, floods, drought/low water, dam failures, erosion, soil and bedrock instability, crude oil and natural gas exploration, natural gas and hydrocarbon underground storage, and salt solution mining emergencies.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
  • A defined benefit pension plan
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
  • Comprehensive Health Plan
  • Life and Disability insurance
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Collegial and professional work culture
  • Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
  • On-the-job training to support your success in the role

The OPS has been recognized as a top employer. We are proud to have been acknowledged as one of:
  • Canada's Best Diversity Employers

What can I expect to do in this role?

As an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Apprentice, you will provide maintenance services to the fleet of Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry's aircraft by:
  • assisting licensed aircraft engineers with inspecting aircrafts to detect faults
  • analyzing pilot reported flight defects
  • assisting with all necessary repairs or adjustments
  • determining repair or rectification procedures
  • assisting pilots with loading aircraft and security cargo
  • installing and removing special equipment

Please note, positions may be filled at the following work locations within the next 18 months:
  • 149 Ghost Lake Road, Dryden
  • 475 Airport Road, Sault Ste. Marie
  • 6150 Skyline Drive, Sudbury
  • 500 Hangar Road, Timmins

Please identify work location preference(s) in your application

How do I qualify?


You have:
  • Completed training in aircraft maintenance through a Transport Canada approved training course (such as a 2 year technology diploma program).Note: training completion will be confirmed prior to hire.
  • Ability to obtain a Restricted Radio Operator's Certificate
  • Ability to obtain airport security clearance per regulatory requirements

Technical Knowledge

You have:
  • Knowledge of specialized methods and techniques of aircraft maintenance
  • Knowledge of the proper function of engines, flight, hydraulic, avionics, undercarriage and propulsion systems
  • Knowledge of the interaction of aircraft systems to assist in evaluating and classifying flight defects

Communication and Analytical Skills

You have:
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to clearly convey technical information
  • Analytical skills to assist in determining the cause of the aircraft deficiencies

Technical Skills

You have:
  • Ability to use precision tools, hand tools and related aircraft test equipment
  • Ability to work with computerized maintenance systems
  • Ability to work with a high degree of coordination and dexterity and the ability to lift and manipulate aircraft components

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 30 months, 475 Airport Rd, Sault Ste Marie, North Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 30 months, 149 Ghost Lake Rd, Dryden, North Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 30 months, 500 Hangar Rd, Timmins, North Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 30 months, 1003 Airport Rd, Gravenhurst, Central Region

Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union

Understanding the job ad - definitions

Maintenance and Trades

Posted on:
Thursday, June 10, 2021

  • The number of positions to be filled has not been identified at this time. This competition will be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill upcoming opportunities within the next eighteen months following the closing date of the job ad posting.
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

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