Mechanic Licensed

May 21 2020
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence
Categories Trades, Technicians, Construction, Aerospace, Aviation, Airport, Mechanical, Mechanic
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.


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 7 full-time permanent Mechanical AME's (NOC Code 7315) in Kelowna, BC. Our Kelowna facility supports B737 NG, MAX, L382, Twin Otter, Buffalo & Boeing 757 aircraft.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Mechanical) perform heavy maintenance, repairs, and modifications and are expected to be able to demonstrate a high level of technical proficiency and perform the following functions:

Display thorough working knowledge of aircraft systems on multiple aircraft including
Air conditioning, hydraulics, engines, flight controls, landing gear, avionics, electrical generation, oxygen, fuel, pneumatics
Engage in basic trouble shooting on assigned tasks`
Aircraft servicing and operations
Complete daily inspections
Receive and depart aircraft
Familiarity with the functional operation of the aircraft and perform run ups from right seat
Perform independent critical and non-critical systems checks (i.e. oxygen, fuel, batteries)
Safely operate all ground equipment
Towing aircraft – able to perform all positions
Complete basic inspection tasks
Inspection of aircraft in accordance with service bulletins, airworthiness directives and aircraft manuals
Inspection and assessment of aircraft components and airframe including engines, landing gear, flight controls, hydraulic systems, and pneumatic systems to locate defects or other problems in accordance with appropriate documents
Aircraft maintenance and repair
Read and interpret maintenance manuals, service bulletins, and other specifications to determine the feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components
Source appropriate tooling, test equipment or ground support equipment
Maintain engines and components including fuel systems, anti-ice, ignition, fire extinguishing, exhaust, oil and engine indicating systems
Maintain aircraft systems and components including landing gear, airframe fuel, hydraulic and high pressure pneumatic, flight control, cabin environment, ice/rain protection, fire protection/detection, and doors/interiors and emergency equipment
Replace or repair worn, defective, or damaged components
Ability to measure cable tension and adjust control cables
Measure parts for wear, using precision instruments if required
Assemble and install electrical, plumbing, mechanical, hydraulic, and structural components and accessories
Carry out operational tests of engines and aircraft systems
Ability to provide solutions for defects while carrying out repairs
Source appropriate calibrated tooling for the jobs

Documentation & Administration

Ensures appropriate documentation is completed accurately and on time and submitted to a senior Technician or Shift Lead for ACA approval
Sources required technical information in maintenance manuals
Ability to complete ERP processes and procedures correctly
Clear up log book snags


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
Understanding and applying safe handling practices with the aircraft


Certification & Experience

Transport Canada Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) 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-M 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)

Apply now! network