Simulator Technician 1

November 20 2023
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence
Categories Test, Flight Simulation, Training,
Calgary, AB • Full time

Employment Type: Full-time Regular

City: Calgary, AB (YYC)

Posting Open Date: 11/20/2023

Posting Close Date: 12/04/2023 (Please note the posting will close at 11:59pm MST)

Why WestJet:

Every WestJet journey has the potential to enrich lives; a career with us is no exception.

WestJet arrived on the Canadian airline scene in 1996 and changed the industry for the better. We made air travel more affordable for Canadians and now we're going global.

Join us and love where you're going.

This position is not eligible for remote work, under our mobile workforce program.

Purpose: Responsible for safely providing maintenance and repair to all WestJet Training Devices. A Simulator Technician 1 ensures that all Training Devices meet or exceed Transport Canada qualification standards while maintaining a safe and clean working environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work effectively with strong communication and listening skills;
  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks and inspections on all Training Devices;
  • Responsible for problem-solving, diagnosing, debugging and troubleshooting of both hardware and software problems on all Training Devices;
  • Monitor maintenance practices, procedures and open deficiencies to ensure timely resolutions;
  • Complete accurate and detailed recordings of issues and daily activities;
  • Identify, research and submit requests for required parts;
  • Complete daily operational testing of Training Devices;
  • Must be able to complete the WestJet Flight Simulator Apprenticeship program within the required time lines;
  • Develop strong, open and honest working relationships;
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Completion of a relevant technical post-secondary degree is a requirement;
  • Experience in simulator maintenance and repair or equivalent technical work experience is an asset;
  • CAE, Flight Safety and L3 experience is an asset;
  • Must possess excellent communication skills both written and verbal;
  • Intermediate ability to read and interpret schematic diagrams;
  • Intermediate knowledge of computers, operating systems and software (Unix, AIX, CentOS, Windows XP, Windows 2000, MS Office);
  • Basic knowledge of aircraft systems, avionics and theory of flight;
  • Basic knowledge of computer networking including Ethernet, 1394 (FireWire), USB, PCI busses, virtual LAN drives, DHCP, and terminal services;
  • Basic knowledge of visual projection systems;
  • Basic knowledge of hydraulic theory and systems;
  • Basic knowledge of mechanical and electro-mechanical theory;
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds;
  • Must be able to work day and night shifts 24h/7d/365y;
  • Able to bend, kneel, crawl, stoop, and climb repetitively.

The benefits of being a WestJetter:

WestJet provides all WestJetters with a competitive total rewards package. On top of that, we offer:

  • A fun and friendly culture with colleagues who work together to win
  • Travel privileges for you and your family, effective from your start date
  • Savings and Benefit programs that are flexible to meet your specific needs

Think we are a fit? Apply now!

About WestJet Group of Companies

Together with WestJet's regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships.

Our Safety Promise

At WestJet, the safety and security of our people and our guests is a core value and at the heart of what we do. As safety and security is a shared responsibility, it is expected that you will use safe work practices to ensure your well-being and the safety of others.

WestJet recognizes that the use of Alcohol and Drugs can adversely impact a safe work environment and the well-being of others including guests, suppliers and the public, as well as place WestJet's operations at risk. All roles that are identified as safety sensitive are required to pass a Pre-Employment Alcohol and Drug Test as per WestJet's Alcohol and Drug Policy.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We embrace what makes us each unique, and what makes us uniquely WestJet. WestJet is committed to inclusiveness, equity, and accessibility and if you require accommodation during the selection process, please let our Talent Acquisition team know. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest in WestJet; however, only those candidates who are selected will be contacted.

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