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Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Halifax, NS)

July 19 2021
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence
Categories Aerospace, Aviation, Airport, Engineering, Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul
Halifax, NS

Company Description

Canadian Helicopters is a diversified company providing helicopter charter, maintenance support and flight training services. Canadian Helicopters has been operating rotary wing aircraft since 1947 and is the largest helicopter operator in Canada with 25 locations across the country and a fleet of close to 100 single and twin-engine aircraft.

Canadian Helicopters has authorization for day/night, VFR/IFR, and NVG operations. The company provides transportation services to a variety of industries including emergency medical services, hydro, oil and gas, mining, environmental, recreational, police, and military, and has a diverse project portfolio with operations in a variety of challenging and austere environments including Arctic/Antarctic, mountainous and desert environments.

Job Description

The First Officer reports to the Halifax EMS Base Manager. This position offers the successful candidate the opportunity to become an integral part of the EHS LifeFlight, Nova Scotia aviation team. A high level of professionalism is required in regards to client relations as well as interrelations in and out of the aircraft. Challenging aviation weather routinely presents itself to pilots operating in the Maritimes. Finally, a firm appreciation of the unique nature of the EHS LifeFlight culture and our multi-faceted role, defines the requirements for an EMS First Officer.


  • Act as a pilot as per EMS operation standards;
  • Any other responsibility related to the position



  • Hold a valid Commercial Rotary-wing License;
  • Have a valid ATPL or have passed ATPL written exams within the previous 12 months;
  • Have 500 hours Rotary-wing time;
  • Hold a valid Group 4 Instrument Rating;
  • Possess unrestricted Night Rating;
  • Hold a valid Canadian Passport or work visa prior to hire;
  • Have the right to travel to the United States;
  • Possess previous Night / IFR flying experience in the Maritime environment is an asset.

Other requirements:

  • An interview with representatives of EHS LifeFlight is a formal and integral part of the selection process. EHS LifeFlight approval of the candidate is a requirement of the position and any final hiring decision is strictly conditional on such approval;
  • EHS LifeFlight has a mandatory helmet policy;
  • EHS has a crew Weight Policy, the details of which will be explained in detail to potential candidates;
  • A Criminal record search will be conducted prior to hire.

Additional Information

Remuneration / Work conditions: As per the Collective Agreement.

Even Rotation Schedule

We offer a flexible benefits program that include a complete dental and medical protection, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance and a pension plan.

Canadian Helicopters Limited is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

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