Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2d ago

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) - 1 pool AME position available for a 2 year term

  • As this is a pool position, you will be required to travel to, and work at, any of STARS' six bases as required. We will accept applications from the most qualified candidates from across Canada.*
  • When STARS took to the air for the first time over 30 years ago, our founder, Dr. Powell, checked the mail every morning to see if enough donations had been received to keep our doors open one more day.

    Motivated to dramatically change emergency care for communities across a vast landscape, he threw his passion into creating a helicopter air ambulance service - built and supported by the community.

    Today, STARS provides world-class services across Western Canada and continues to be fueled by grassroots community support.

    For many, STARS is their lifeline.

    We want you to be part of the crew that makes this all possible.

    Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) - 1 pool AME position available for a 2 year term

    Is this challenge for you?

    Reporting to the Production Manager, the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer will provide maintenance support and services for the STARS Aircraft Maintenance organization in a 24 / 7 operational environment.

    You will be responsible to safely and effectively maintain STARS' operational fleet of BK117 aircraft in accordance with the company Maintenance Policy and Control Manuals and the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARS).

    Do you have what it takes?

    Key Responsibilities :

  • Carry out duties in accordance with the STARS' Maintenance Control and Policy Manuals
  • Maintain awareness of Transport Canada regulations and required compliance of CARs, ADs and SBs
  • Perform all applicable maintenance activities related to STARS' aircraft
  • Ensure that all components installed on aircraft are properly certified
  • Act as a technical liaison with aircraft, engine and component manufacturers, vendors and overhaul agencies regarding the overhaul, repair and modification of aircraft systems and / or components, as required
  • Monitor aircraft system performance data and recommend action to correct abnormal trends, to improve aircraft system reliability
  • Implement engineering modifications and retrofits to the fleet in accordance with OEM service bulletins or other Transport Canada approved data
  • Maintain an M1 or M2 AME License
  • Report quality control and safety issues through the company reporting systems
  • Exercise safe practices and use proper Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for working in a hangar environment, including ground support equipment and harmful substances
  • Actively manage personal human factors associated with aircraft maintenance including pressure, fatigue, lack of resources, and lack of knowledge
  • Participate in fundraising and public relations activities as required
  • Function as a member of the STARS team
  • Who are you?

    You are a self-confident, decisive individual who is comfortable in independent and after-hours situations. You have strong communication skills and the ability to build collaborative relationships.

    Flexibility and time management skills will allow you to manage shifting priorities in an ever-changing environment. In addition, you possess the following experience and qualifications :

  • Post-secondary Technical Diploma or equivalent
  • Current Transport Canada M1 or M2 AME License
  • Minimum 3 years of progressive experience as an AME
  • Turbine engine experience
  • Knowledge of the CARS
  • Multi-engine medium helicopter experience is ideal
  • Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) and Night Vision avionic system experience are assets
  • BK117 Airframe and Lycoming LTS101-750-B1 Engine endorsements are a requirement
  • The following endorsements are considered an asset : AW 139 AirframePratt & Whitney PT6-67C EngineH145 AirframeArriel 2E Engine
  • As this is a pool position, you will be required to travel to, and work at, any of STARS' six bases as required. As this position has been identified as safety sensitive, employment of the preferred candidate will be conditional upon successful completion of required pre-employment alcohol and drug assessment.

    We offer a competitive salary, as well as an excellent organization-paid benefit package. More importantly, you will be a key member of the STARS organization and a link in our ability to execute our mission of saving lives safely within the chain of survival.

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