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CF-18 Avionics Technician (Aircraft Maintenance Level D)

Cold Lake, Alberta Job ID 116367
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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.

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.

About your next Challenge as a CF-18 Avionics Technician :

Perform modifications, inspections and repairs on avionics systems as well as troubleshooting, installation/removal tasks and functional tests of avionics components on the CF-18 aircraft.

What You Will Do:

- Perform work on the aircraft avionics systems by conducting visual, functional or operational audits of a complex nature on CF-18 aircraft in accordance with the Canadian Forces Technical Instruction (CFTO), technical drawings, notebooks of Assembly, the standards of materials and processes and the working instructions in force;

- Participate in the preparation of aircraft (mainly electrical, avionics and electronic systems) for the purpose of the flight or acceptance by the customer;

- Verify, adjust, repair or replace devices and equipment of a complex nature such as:

  • On-board computers, data calculators;
  • Display screens, GPS and INS (EGI), video recorder system;
  • Communications, Radar and Omni-directional beacon Radio;
  • Weapon system controls, tactical electronic warfare systems;
  • Helmet tracking system and data recording system;
  • Weapon systems and Sniper POD.

- Perform repair, overhaul and modification work, determine the sequence of operations, the wiring components to be used, the routing of the cables and the method of electrical connection to the aircraft parts from drawings techniques, complex wiring diagrams, assembly kits, inspection reports, change reports, cable routing manuals, material and process standards, operating test reports, or verbal instructions;

- Ensure the identification, routing, fixing and connection of the cables. Remove any electrical components when required and secure certain parts as part of the installation work;

- Conduct testing of electrical continuity and grounding of electrical and electronic circuits;

- Attend training and information sessions, depending on the needs;

- Inform the team leader or supervisor of technical problems, scheduling problems, additional needs and the well-being of technicians;

- Follow the rules of the control of tooling;

- Consult the reference documentation such as CFTO, work processes and other related documents;

- Carefully fill out the inspection sheets, forms, documentation, records and other documents of the aircraft as required;

- Perform the tasks assigned by the team leader or the supervisor.

Required Skills and Experiences:

- Diploma of college studies in avionics or equivalent experience;

- Minimum 2 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 would be an asaset;

- 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/or Level 2 (Secret) security clearance;


Keys to Your Success:

- Well developed communication and presentation skills in French and English;

- A team player that takes initiative, is proactive and a creative member of the team.

- Adaptable and flexible in managing multiple priorities and an evolving, fast paced environment.


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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