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Aircraft Maintenance Engineers

March 26 2018
Industries Recruitment, Employment services
Categories Aerospace, Aviation, Airport, Avionics - Electronics, Manufacturing - Assembly - Quality
Toronto, ON

Location: YHM 9500 Airport Road, Mount Hope (Hamilton), Ontario Canada L0R 1W0

About the Organization

At KF Aerospace, our people enjoy rewarding, quality work in a friendly environment where we have one thing in common:we are proud of what we do! 

Privately owned and operated, KF Aerospace is an industry leading Aviation Company and the largest Commercial AMO in Canada. We operate two full service MRO facilities in Kelowna, BC and Hamilton, ON with a line base in Vancouver, BC. We complete over 200 heavy maintenance checks or modifications annually for customers like WestJet, Canadian North, DND, and other key Canadian and US carriers. In addition to maintenance checks, we offer major structure and avionic modifications, cargo door installations, AC stretches and conversions. We provide fleet and customer support on location, as well as out-base coverage.  

As an Approved Training Organization, we offer a variety of type certificate courses, both internally and to a variety of customers around the world. We are always looking for innovative ways to deliver training to both our employees and customers. We are also the type certificate holder for the Convair 580. For more about KF Aerospace, please visit

About the Opportunity

We have exciting opportunities for full-time permanent Licensed Mechanical and Structural AME's (NOC Code 7315) in Hamilton, Ontario. Our Hamilton facility supports B737 NG and MAX aircraft.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Mechanical and Structural) 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:

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - Mechanical

  • 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 

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - Structural

  • Complete basic inspection tasks
    • Inspection of aircraft structures in accordance with Service Bulletins, AD's and aircraft manuals
    • Inspection and assessment of corrosion and damage to aircraft structures
  • Design and layout a structural repair manual (SRM) repair with minimal assistance
    • Construction and set up of jigs and fixtures
  • Complete all general repairs
    • The sealant of metal and composite surfaces
    • Installation of fasteners
    • Treatment of metals and corrosion
    • Assembly and fitting of parts
    • Repair, replace, and modify metal alloy and composite structures
    • Fabrication of sheet metal parts
    • Ability to source and use correct composite materials for bonding a fastener or simple repair
    • Understanding of aircraft fastener codes and uses/installations
    • Complete all repairs from SRM, SB, AD and Engineering drawings

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer – Mechanical and Structural

Clear up log book snags

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


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

Our Ideal Candidates

Certification & Experience

  • Transport Canada Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License; or
  • Equivalent license from foreign country (would be considered unlicensed in Canada); or
  • Minimum of 7 years' experience performing maintenance and/or modifications on commercial aircraft.


  • 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

About the Benefits

Transport Canada Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers earn an hourly wage between $27.25 and $36.19 with room to grow into Senior and Shift Lead roles. There are 6 Licensed AME levels.

Unlicensed experienced Aircraft Maintenance Engineers earn an hourly wage between $24.93 and $29.15 based on experience and/or certification obtained outside of Canada.  There are 4 Unlicensed AME levels. 

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

Don't miss out on this opportunity – Apply Now! Simply complete the online application form at:

For more information 

Visit or contact:

Susan van Unen

Human Resources Manager

250.491.5500 (Phone)

250.765.1489 (Fax)

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