Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

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

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City: Edmonton, AB (YEG)

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.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer – Edmonton

WestJet is currently searching for a capable and talented individual for the role of Aircraft Maintenance Engineer at our Edmonton facility. WestJet AME’s are responsible for the safe and efficient daily maintenance on our fleet of aircraft.

Desired personal skills:

  • 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
  • The ability to recognize one’s mistakes and learn from them
  • A commitment to teamwork and working in a safety oriented atmosphere
  • 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


  • Possession of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering License (M2 rating) required
  • Proven technical aptitude with a minimum 2 years’ experience (Boeing 737 and/or Boeing 767, or equivalent type of aircraft) required.
  • Endorsement on large Transport aircraft desired – 737NG or 767 is preferred.
  • 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
  • Must be able to obtain a Driver’s Airside License – to do so you must have a valid Driver’s License and a clean driver’s abstract.
  • Flexibility to work shift work and overtime.
  • Must be able to travel when required, i.e.; base coverage and/or rescue trips.
  • 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 t obtain an AVOP
    • Pst offer employment test to test physical ability and fit for position
    • A criminal backgrund check
    • As per ur Alcohol and Drug Policy all offers of employment are conditional on passing a pre-employment alcohol and drug screening test

About the Technical Operations team:
The Technical Operations team at WestJet is peopled with the best technical and maintenance personnel in the airline industry. Ambitious, hard-working and serious about their jobs, the people of Technical Operations have an eye for detail and safety, and for keeping their jobs fun and exciting. We have the skills and the integrity to ensure that all of our guests fly in safety and comfort anywhere in WestJet's world.

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
  • 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 Recruitment 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.

Awards and Recognition

WestJetters aren't the only ones that think WestJet is a great place to land. We’ve received awards distinguishing our work environment, culture, and more.

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