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CF-18 Aircraft Structural Technician

Cold Lake, Alberta Job ID 116548
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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 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

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

L3 Technologies 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.

L3 MAS is one of the leading Canadian providers of aircraft engineering, fleet management, and aircraft maintenance to government departments and agencies. Our current projects include the maintenance and modernization of Canadian and Australian F/A-18 Hornets.

Your role:

As an ACS technician and instructor for POM to Level A development you will support the L3 Harris (MAS) Periodic Inspection Crews with both refinishing and structural repairs, assist with the preservation and maintenance of unavailable aircraft under L3Harris control. In addition, you will support 4 Wing First line units with structural repairs as agreed upon by the CO 1 AMS and the L3Harris Site Lead.

Your Responsibilities:

  • If employed in the Refinishing or Metal Work Shop, be able to carry out shop related tasks as an ACS technician and provide technical expertise and guidance for DND personnel under training and junior technician. AS a subject Matter Expert, Provide consistence and continuity for the shop personnel to ensure production and support phase inspections.
  • Assists with support to the periodic inspections, or any conditional inspection, supplementary inspection, modification or special inspection in accordance with the Canadian Forces Technical Orders (CFTO) and established work instructions; - Attend training / information sessions as required;
  • Keep Lead Hand / Supervisor informed on technical problems, schedule problems, additional requirement and technician’s welfare;
  • Follow Tool Control rules and regulations; - Consult reference documentation such as CFTO’s, work processes and other related documentation;
  • Complete aircraft inspection sheets, forms, aircraft sets, registers and other documentation properly and as required; - Utilize safe working practices;
  • Carry out additional tasks as assigned by the Lead Hand / Supervisor;
  • Conform to the administrative and technical regulations of the establishment to which they are assigned, with regard to the following:
    • Health and Safety;
    • Flight Safety;
    • Documentation and records;
    • Work Instruction;
    • Processes specifications.

The ACS Technician shall have qualifications in the following areas:

  • Aircraft Refinishing which includes special processes like aircraft and components painting, Alodine and Sealant application;
  • Aircraft structural repairs (secondary and tertiary structures);
  • General metal work including heat treatment process;
  • Special Inspections (NS) and Field Modifications (CF) and CD (contractor modifications that can be accomplished and certified within their qualifications;
  • Metal to metal bonding;
  • Basic composite repairs;
  • Aircraft tubing manufacturing;
  • A basic knowledge with machining operation; and
  • Operate powered and electrically operated equipment.


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/or Level 2 (Secret) security clearance;

At L3 MAS you will:

  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the company and be recognized for your impact;
  • Enjoy a flexible work schedule allowing you to conciliate work-life balance;
  • Participate in gathering sports and social activities organized by the staff for the staff;
  • Benefit from a Comprehensive Employee Benefits Package, including a customizable group insurance plan that fits your needs and lifestyle, and a Group RRSP with contribution match-up.


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.


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.

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