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Airweapons Technician-Instructor (AWS) - Cold Lake

Cold Lake, Canada

Job ID 8303
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L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. and Canada employees, effective October 24, 2022.

L3Harris MAS, located in Cold Lake (AB) is a subsidiary of L3Harris Technologies, Inc.

L3Harris MAS, a subsidiary of L3Harris Technologies, Inc., is an agile and innovative aerospace and defense technology company. Our 1000 employees provide complete military and commercial aviation modernization and upgrade solutions structural and avionics upgrades, aircraft component repair and overhaul, integrated logistics support, stripping and painting, field service support and technical publications, plus a full range of technical support services.

Our specialized aviation facilities include component repair, overhaul and machining, aircraft hangars and other upgrade facilities, structural design and analysis, full-scale fatigue testing and aircraft fatigue management, as well as other engineering services - from mechanical engineering and avionics to electronics and systems engineering.

Our customers perform on the world’s most challenging front lines. They trust us to keep them prepared for what’s next.  We combine speed, innovation and flawless execution to ensure confidence and security in the world ahead.

Your role:

Airweapons Technician-Instructor (AWS) - Cold Lake is a job performed in both the maintenance hangar and flight line environments supporting the RCAF. Your primary responsibility is to verify compliance with aircraft weapons loading procedures. The main tasks include maintenance, and preparation of aircraft equipment for standards training, monitoring and assessing personnel doing load crew training, and verification of compliance with air weapons loading procedures. This job requires a comprehensive knowledge of aircraft weapon systems, safe loading/unloading procedures, and of 1st line servicing/flight line procedures.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Instruct, monitor and assess personnel air weapons load crew training and tasks in accordance with Technical Orders and Airworthiness publications;
  • Instruct, monitor and assess personnel air weapons break out and assembly (BOA) training;
  • Instruct, monitor and assess personnel doing ordnance related courses;
  • Control and direct the development and training of all load crew personnel;
  • Uphold and promote Explosive Safety and Air Weapons safety programs and policies;
  • Liaise with external agencies on work related matters;
  • Establish work priorities;
  • Provide oral and written feedback and provide advice on weapon system related issues;
  • Review and recommend amendments to quality processes;
  • Maintain, handle and store explosive cartridges and air ordnance
  • Incorporate aircraft modifications and Special Inspections (SI) for armament systems and sub systems;
  • May be required to design, install, evaluate and make recommendations on aircraft projects, prototype modifications and related publications;
  • Provide assistance and advice to, Aerospace Engineering Officers, Life Cycle Material Managers and other civilian contractors;
  • Inform DND Supervisors of load training progression;
  • Represent the Load Standards Section at staff meetings and working groups;
  • Possess the ability to function both independently and in a team environment;
  • Provide feedback on loading performance of trainees and recommend qualification to load air ordnance; and,
  • Develop students and junior instructors by providing them with realistic expectations and acknowledging their accomplishments.

Required Skills and Experiences:

  • Diploma of college studies in avionics or equivalent experience;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar position;
  • Endorsement on CF-18 mandatory;
  • Extensive experience of the CF-18 aircraft required;
  • Communication skills in both languages English and French, oral and written;
  • Good communicator and strong training skills;
  • Ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be eligible for registration with the Controlled Goods Program;
  • Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a government of Canada “Reliability” status and Level 2 (Secret) security clearance;
  • For on-site positions, our location not accessible by public transport, car/carpooling required

Our culture:

L3Harris MAS cultivates an inclusive and stimulating work environment that empowers employees and promotes work-life balance. Our values (integrity, respect, excellence), community dedication and commitment to excel in everything we do are the foundation of our culture.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, provincial or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

About L3Harris:

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue, 48,000 employees and customers in more than 100 countries. L3Harris.com

Everything we do here has a direct impact on the protection and security of human lives.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

L3Harris performs background checks prior to employment as all applicants must be eligible for registration with the Controlled Goods Program and obtain and maintain a positive security assessment. Some positions may require a government of Canada “Reliability” status and/or Level 2 (Secret) security clearance. In addition, L3Harris performs pre-employment substance abuse testing where required.

At L3Harris, we foster an inclusive, equitable and diverse workplace. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. For applicants with disabilities, we will provide you with accommodation so that you have what you need in order to be at your best.

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