Aircraft Maintenance Engineer- Avionics

November 26 2019
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence
Categories Engineering, Aerospace, Aviation, Airport, Avionics, Electronics, Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul
Kelowna, BC

We're all about the craft.

KF Aerospace is proud to deliver innovative aircraft solutions for corporate, commercial and military customers worldwide. Launched 50 years ago out of Canada's Okanagan Valley, KF has grown to specialize in a wide range of aviation services including maintenance and modifications, air cargo operations, military pilot training and aircraft leasing. With facilities across Canada, KF is home to a 1,000 strong, highly skilled workforce. Our passion for our craft fuels every project we touch.

Location: YLW 5655 Airport Way, Kelowna BC, Canada V1V 1S1
Located in BC's beautiful Okanagan Valley, Kelowna is home to our Head Office and our largest maintenance facility.750 of our 1,120 employees are employed in Kelowna. They spend their off-hours enjoying all the valley has to offer year-round; from skiing at any of the five local ski hills, visiting the 200 local wineries, golfing at one of the 30 golf courses, or enjoying the amazing lakes and sandy beaches. In fact, Kelowna is Canada's second-fastest growing city in terms of household numbers and USA Today named the Okanagan Valley as the world's second-best wine region to visit. Our strong and growing company provides employees with the community, co-workers and satisfying challenges that make a positive connection between career and lifestyle.


We have exciting opportunities for 2 full-time permanent Avionics AME's (NOC Code 2244) in Kelowna, BC. Our Kelowna facility supports B737 NG, MAX, L382, Twin Otter, Buffalo & Boeing 757 aircraft.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Avionics) are responsible for performing line and heavy maintenance including the installation, inspection, testing, adjusting, and repair of avionics equipment and associated wiring on aircraft in a safe and efficient manner.


The AME-E is expected to be able to demonstrate his/her capability to understand and perform the following functions under varying levels of supervision:


  • Display good working knowledge of aircraft systems
  • Autoflight, navigation, communication, instrumentation, electrical/lighting and general systems (hydraulics, pneumatics, flight controls, etc.)
  • Complete basic inspection tasks
  • Inspection of EWIS in accordance with Service Bulletins, AD's and Aircraft Manuals.
  • Inspection and assessment of Electrical and Electronic Components in accordance with appropriate documents.
  • Interpret flight test data in order to diagnose malfunctions and systemic performance problems
  • Aircraft modification with minimal assistance
  • Installation of aircraft assemblies and systems following documentation such as Service Bulletins, Engineering Orders, STC data packages, Aircraft Maintenance Manuals, Wiring Diagrams, and Standard Wiring Practices Manual
  • Perform post modification testing and troubleshooting to ensure modification functions as intended while ensuring no adverse effects to existing aircraft systems
  • Assemble prototypes or models of circuits, instruments, and systems so that they can be used for testing
  • Carry out EMI/EMC testing in accordance with appropriate documentation such as an STC data package
  • Complete general installation, testing, adjustment and repair
  • Carry out systems testing in accordance with appropriate documentation such as Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Service bulletins, Engineering Orders
  • Source appropriate tooling and test equipment for the job
  • Set up and operate ground support and test equipment to perform functional tests of electrical and electronic systems
  • Calibrate or adjust electronic equipment or instruments to specification
  • Carry out troubleshooting procedures to isolate faults
  • Install or replace electronic/electrical equipment, components, fixtures, wiring or systems
  • Repair or replace electrical wiring, circuits, fixtures, or equipment
  • Test electrical/electronic wiring, equipment, systems or fixtures
  • Construct or fabricate electrical parts, fixtures, harnesses or test aids
  • Sign off on own work and the work of others where endorsed/qualified
  • Safely operate all ground equipment
  • Coordinate work with engineers, technicians, and other aircraft maintenance personnel
  • Complete assigned tasks in a timely manner
  • Take responsibility for quality of own work and fix mistakes where required
  • Carry out installations with minimal rework

Documentation & Administration

  • Ensures appropriate documentation for his/her own work is completed accurately and on time and submitted to senior AME or Shift Lead for ACA approval as required for ACA approval in areas where they do not have an endorsement/qualification
  • Sources required technical information in maintenance manuals in an accurate and timely manner
  • Ability to complete M3 processes and procedures correctly


Applying safe work practices in all job duties, including:

  • Wearing all appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment)
  • Understanding and applying the Risk Management System
  • Understanding and applying Health & Safety Policies
  • Maintaining good housekeeping and cleanliness standards of your own and adjacent work areas
  • Understanding and applying safe handling practices with the aircraft
  • Understanding and applying Lock Out/Tag Out procedures

Developing Others

The AME-E uses his/her own technical knowledge and experience to provide training and development to apprentices in the areas of Technical, Safety and Documentation by:

  • Communicating required information and testing for understanding
  • Being open and available for questions
  • Acting as crew resource for company information
  • Role modeling professional conduct and positive customer orientation


Certification & Experience

  • Transport Canada Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics) License and minimum 2 years experience performing maintenance and/or modifications on commercial aircraft, including large Boeing Aircraft; or
  • Equivalent license from foreign country (would be considered unlicensed in Canada) and minimum 5 years of experience performing maintenance and/or modifications on commercial aircraft, including large Boeing Aircraft; or
  • Minimum of 7 years' experience performing maintenance and/or modifications on commercial aircraft, including large Boeing Aircraft.
  • Unlicensed mechanics are expected to have the willingness and qualifications to obtain a Transport Canada license within 1 year.


  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Willing to take initiative
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to learn and understand KF organizational systems and work flow
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Able to effectively train apprentices
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism
  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with Intranet
  • Willing to pursue additional company training as required


  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of the position
  • Flexibility to work any type of shift


  • Work is conducted in English


Transport Canada Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (with at least 2 years of experience) earn an hourly wage starting at $31.00 up to $37.37 with room to grow into Senior and Shift Lead roles.

Unlicensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (with at least 5-7 years of experience) earn an hourly wage of $32.00. This is the highest wage level for Unlicensed AMEs.

KF will support Unlicensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers to achieve Transport Canada licensing.


Full-Time staff benefits include (but are not limited to):

  • Health and Dental
  • Short & Long-Term Disability
  • Health Spending Account
  • Paid vacation and Personal time off
  • The opportunity to bank overtime
  • Pension matching plan and voluntary RRSP
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Free financial advice
  • Uniform allowance
  • A bonus program based on organizational performance

Be a part of our craft. Apply for the AME-E position at today!

Positions are located in Kelowna, British Columbia
5655 Airport Way, Kelowna BC, V1V 1S1

For further inquiries, please contact:
Heather Corbett
Human Resources Assistant
250.491.5497 (Phone)
250.765.1489 (Fax)

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