Liaison Engineer

February 5 2020
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence
Categories Aerospace, Aviation, Airport, Mechanical, Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul, Mechanic
Hamilton, ON

We’re all about the craft.

KF Aerospace is proud to deliver innovative aircraft services for corporate, commercial and military customers worldwide. Launched in 1970 out of British Columbia’s beautiful city of Kelowna, KF has grown to specialize in a wide range of aviation services including maintenance and modifications, 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.

JOB OVERVIEW
The Liaison Engineer reports to the Repair Engineering Manager in Kelowna (YLW). The qualified individual will be responsible for being the primary focal point for production (maintenance) operation for engineering related issues at our Hamilton base (YHM) and for liaising with appropriate departments and organizations for resolution.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
· Serves as the primary focal point for production operation regarding engineering related issues in YHM
· Provides engineering support as required for disposition of discrepant conditions affecting aircraft or components in order to restore serviceable status, including assisting with interpretation of the aircraft manufacturer’s repair manuals, drawings and other repair instructions
· Responds to requests from maintenance when technical assistance is required to support projects or resolve problems
· Co-ordinates transfer of information from YHM to YLW Engineering as required,
· Works in close co-operation with YLW Engineering
· Researches and develops repair proposals for structural defects, corrosion, or service damage and liaise with the aircraft manufacturer during the submission and review for concurrence, if/as required
· Maintains knowledge of current and pending regulations which affect areas of responsibility and ensures that all Engineering actions maintain compliance with applicable regulatory requirements
· Keeps the Repair Engineering Manager informed of daily operations
· All other duties as assigned
Ancillary Job Functions and Responsibilities:
The business in YHM is currently expanding, for an initial period the position will also require participation in projects relating to continuous improvement that aim to increase productivity and improve performance to achieve the business objectives.

REQUIREMENTS
· Completion of an Aerospace Engineering Degree from a recognized secondary institution in the relevant engineering discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience
· Liaison Engineering experience in the aviation industry preferred
· Familiarity with the structural design philosophy and primary and secondary structure repair methodology for Boeing or Airbus commercial aircraft preferred
· Should have the ability to analyze incomplete information and implement timely decision making while mitigating risk factors
· Should possess a thorough understanding of maintenance requirements, processes and procedures
· Should possess a thorough knowledge of aircraft materials and hardware as well as aeronautical Engineering standards and specifications
· Competence in AutoCAD and Microsoft Office to a sufficient level to perform the day to day tasks
· Must be self motivated and disciplined in their work ethic
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, coupled with a high sense of commitment, and a willingness to accept responsibilities while acting independently in a high-pressure team environment
· Willing to work extra hours when required
· Ability to work as a team member and respond positively to instructions
· Must be well organized and detail oriented with the ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines while performing tasks accurately
· Must have excellent oral and written communication skills; as well as good research skills
· Must be a strong supporter of continuous improvement efforts

BENEFITS
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
· A bonus program based on organizational performance

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