Supply Technicians ensure that all of the supplies and services necessary for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) operations are available when and where they are required.
They handle a variety of items such as food, fuel, heavy machinery, spare parts, stationery and clothing.
The primary responsibilities of Supply Technicians are to :
Supply Technicians may work in Canada or are deployed abroad, in support of Royal Canadian Navy, Army or Royal Canadian Air Force operations.
Supply Technicians on board a ship experience the unique challenges that come with living and working at sea. They are also called upon to stand duty watches, perform ship's husbandry duties and other related tasks.
Supply Technicians working with the Army participate in operations and training with combat teams, including such duties as driving and maintaining vehicles.
Those assigned to support the Royal Canadian Air Force may be deployed to remote locations on short notice.
Basic Military Qualification
Basic occupational qualification training
The first stage of training is the Basic Military Qualification course, or Basic Training, held at the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School in Saint-
as a result, the training is physically demanding.
Supply Technicians attend the Canadian Forces School of Administration and Logistics in Borden, Ontario. Training takes approximately 70 days and covers the following topics within the CAF supply system :
Available specialty training
Available advanced training
Supply Technicians may be offered the opportunity to develop specialized skills through formal courses and on-the-job training, including :
As they progress in their career, Supply Technicians who demonstrate the required ability and potential will be offered advanced training.
Available courses include :