Production Technician and Engine Operator
MDS Aero Support Corporation
Ottawa
12d ago

Specializing in the provision of aviation and industrial / marine solutions for the world’s top companies, MDS delivers customized, turnkey Gas Turbine Engine test facilities, becoming a prime partner to its clients.

MDS’s evolving in-depth expertise paired with a collaborative approach delivers a comprehensive and perfectly custom-engineered solution that fits its clients’ exact needs both today and in the future.

From building the world’s most advanced, one-of-a-kind gas turbine engine test facilities with projects in more than 20 countries to being at the forefront of research and development, MDS continually drives innovation.

Its Engineering Division works with national governments and universities to innovate and spearhead the industry in new and leading-

edge testing technologies.

A World of Opportunity

At MDS, we value our team members and their continued contribution to everything we do it is why we are successful, and it is why our team members are successful.

Now we want to make an addition to our world-class team this time, we are looking for an exceptional Production Technician / Engine Operator who will join us in Ottawa, ON, Canada to deliver our highly innovative Gas Turbine Engine Solutions to our customers around the globe.

General Responsibilities

Working with the Production Department, the incumbent will handle our customer’s next-generation aircraft engines during the transportation, installation, component changes during the testing cycle, testing and dispatch.

You will be one of a team of engine test operators which will take an active role within the team in supporting the engine support, and production departments.

Other duties will involve the preparation of test systems for new customers of aero test facilities.

Specific Departmental or Project Duties

  • Handle and transport all engine types during receipt, installation, testing, removal and dispatch
  • Operate the aero engine and facility safely in accordance with the test plan, observing all applicable engine and facility safety limits
  • To help with all aspects of the testing cycle, this may include component changes or modifications
  • Experience with Hydraulic components fittings, hoses, valves
  • Experience with frame alignments, dowelling, mechanical assembly
  • Ability to read and interpret Mechanical drawings
  • Work with various hand and crimping tools, torque wrenches, drills, grinders
  • Perform system checks for field fluid and mechanical systems
  • Perform continuity checks of finished cable assemblies and field wiring
  • Work well as a member of an installation / Test team on a job site
  • Able to work at heights of over 30 feet (or 9 meters)
  • To work beyond contracted hours to meet job requirements and work shifts as required
  • Respond to emergencies, outside of normal working hours
  • Education and Experience

  • Recognized college diploma or equivalent experience
  • Served recognized apprenticeship ether in electrical, instrumentation, aero or mechanical fields, or hold company engine training approvals and possess the relevant certificates
  • Must have experience in the aero industry and / or in gas turbine testing
  • Essential Skills

  • Instrumentation panel, rack and field wiring experience
  • Ability to operate mechanical / electronics test equipment an asset (multimeter, signal generator, hydraulic circuit test equipment, pressure calibrators)
  • Ability to troubleshoot instrumentation control circuit pressure transducers, flow meters an asset
  • Experience commissioning PLC controls an asset
  • Experience with leading an installation team and site contractors an asset
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Valid Passport, also willing and able to travel to job sites internationally for extended periods
  • Desirable Skills

  • Willingness to study and achieve higher qualifications
  • Company related IT knowledge and skills (MS Excel, Word and Windows Environment Programs)
  • Continuous professional development and personal growth
  • Challenge existing methods, identify poor practices
  • A willingness to learn and develop new practices
  • Why Join the MDS Team?

    There are many reasons to consider working with the MDS team :

  • Competitive wages
  • Employee Bonus Program
  • Medical Benefits
  • Health Membership
  • Pension Plan
  • Company Events Holiday Party, Golf Tournament, Town Hall Meetings, and Executive-Led Breakfast Club
  • Community Events Dragon Boat Festival, HOPE Volleyball, Soccer and Hockey Tournaments, and other fundraising activities
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