Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

September 27 2019
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence
Categories Engineering, Aerospace, Aviation, Airport, Mechanical, Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul, Mechanic
Edmonton, AB

Looking for a great place to work? A place where an award-winning culture means empowerment, teamwork and a passion for what you do? Then think WestJet. It's a great place to land.

WestJet is an organization recognized by its delivery of a remarkable guest experience resulting in us achieving over $3B in sales. In order for our best-in-class airline to be this successful, we require the skills and talents of professionals like you to ensure our ongoing growth. In an industry that is dominated by legacy competitors, you have the opportunity to build your career with an organization driven by progressive strategies, leadership and practices. If you are looking to break out of the status quo by joining a company with a strong growth plan, which consistently ranks as one of the most profitable airlines in the world, and which has a vision to be a top five international airline, WestJet is the place for you!

Posting Open Date: 10/30/2019

Posting Close Date: 11/13/2019 (Please note the posting will close at 11:59pm)

Encore Aircraft Maintenance Engineer – Edmonton


  • Exercise the privileges of the Aircraft Certification Authority in accordance with this manual (if authorized)
  • Understand and comply with the regulatory requirements and the requirements of the Company manuals
  • Accurate completion of all paperwork in accordance with published procedures, manuals and documentation
  • Provide supervision, mentorship, instruction and guidance for non-ACA Technicians and/or Apprentice Engineers working on shift at their facility
  • Care and custody of tooling and publications associated with the maintenance function
  • Accomplish all work tasks assigned
  • After termination of the last flight or releasing the aircraft to service, ensure all paperwork required for Technical Dispatch is sent to the Maintenance Control Department in a timely manner
  • Communicate any safety, performance or operational concerns to the applicable management personnel and work together to rectify in a timely manner
  • Perform Stores duties if the Stores personnel are unavailable
  • Perform other duties and assignments as requested by the Director, Maintenance


  • Possession of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering License (M2 license)
  • Proven technical aptitude with a minimum 2 years’ experience required (Q400 or equivalent type of aircraft considered an asset)
  • Must have experience on the aircraft that they are required to sign a maintenance release (if authorized).
  • Must hold a Radio License Industry Canada (Aeronautical) Certificate within six (6) months from accepting the position (as required by duties)
  • Licensed Avionics Technician to be considered
  • Broad range of experience including electrical, navigation, and flight controls is required
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, as well as, climb, kneel, and crawl frequently in tight spaces
  • Must be medically fit to wear all safety equipment including (but not limited to) respirator apparatus
  • Must be able to obtain an Airport Restricted Area Pass issued by Transport Canada and AVOP (requires current valid driver’s license)
  • Must be able to hold a valid Driver's Airside Licence
  • Flexibility to work shift work, night shift and overtime
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • An ability to meet all conditions of employment:
    • Restricted Area Pass issued by Transprt Canada
    • Ability to obtain an AVOP
    • Post offer employment test to test physical ability and fit for position
    • A criminal backgrund check
    • As per our Alcohol and Drug Policy all offers of employment are conditional on passing a pre-employment alcohol and drug screening test

Desired personal skills:

  • Exercise privileges of Aircraft Certification Authority in respect to WestJet & WestJet Encore aircraft
  • A positive and passionate personality, with the natural ability to effectively communicate with others
  • Strong troubleshooting and time management skills
  • The ability to make safe / sound decisions, while following documented polices / procedures
  • A mature approach to work by taking ownership and responsibility if stressful situations should arise
  • Excellent ability to multitask & handle changing priorities under extreme pressure
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills using various Maintenance programs and Microsoft Office Applications
  • The ability to recognize one’s mistakes and learn from them
  • A commitment to teamwork and working in a safety oriented atmosphere

WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, operating over one hundred aircraft to destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. We are recognized as a Top Employer in Canada and our more than 10,000 employees work hard to ensure we maintain our position as one of Canada's most respected corporate cultures. With the launch of WestJet Encore, we will continue our steady growth by offering flights and jobs to more cities in Canada.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest in WestJet. We believe in enriching the lives of everyone in WestJet's world and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Our ongoing efforts toward evolving total diversity will continue to be the way we do business every day. As owners, we believe in celebrating everyone’s unique skills, perspectives and experiences. WestJet is committed to inclusiveness, equity and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

If you inspire greater creativity and innovation towards reaching new altitudes and meet the qualifications for the position in which you are interested, we welcome you to complete an online application. WestJet is a great place to land - powered by Talent and Growth.

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 utilize 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 role 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.

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