Discovery Air Defence is committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent in aviation industry. By joining DA Defence you will have the opportunity to participate in a unique and dynamic environment focused on growth, entrepreneurship, innovation and teamwork.
We are committed to providing our customers with specialty aviation solutions whenever and wherever they are required. Our pilots, maintainers, logisticians and administrators operate with precision and pride in some of the most challenging environments in the world.
Discovery Air Defence is the prime supplier of Airborne Training services to the Canadian Army, Navy and Air Force.
Aircraft Life Support Equipment (ALSE) Manager
Location: Montreal, QC or Ottawa, ON
Discovery Air Defence is the exclusive supplier of combat airborne training services to the Canadian Forces. We provide joint terminal attack controller training to Canadian special operations and ground forces, Red Air and electronic attack training to CF-18 aircrew and navy, as well as live-fire target practice to the Canadian military. Discovery Air Defence's integrated logistics, maintenance and engineering solutions ensure that the Canadian Forces receives the level of support they require to achieve their objectives. Experience Matters.
For current and future fleets (Alpha Jet, F-16, A-4N, TA-4J, West Wind)
Manage Existing Aircraft Life Support Equipment (ALSE) Fleet
Manage ALSE replacement budget (estimate, approve, track)
Track status of ALSE against Maintenance Program (use AMS or other system)
Direct accomplishment of the Maintenance Program including scheduled inspection
Procure / replace / restore Time Compliance Items that are part of ALSE or content
Task company resources for deployed Support
Advise and report on the current approved ALSE suite configuration and contents lis
Develop and maintain ISO processes for ALSE
Actively Participate in company Safety Management System (SMS)
Manage Aircraft Mounted Survival Equipment (RSSK8, PSP, Survival Kit, Life Raft
Track Configuration of containers and contents
Ensure Aircrew Manuals accurately reflect configuration
Manage the execution of design changes on Survival equipment
Procure / replace / restore Time Compliance Items that are part of SKs
Advise and report on the current approved SK contents and configuration
Coordinate with Fleet Managers on Escape System Maintenance
Ensure that ALSE maintenance and configuration changes are coordinated with ejection system maintenance.
Develop new ALSE suites or changes to existing suites
Select ALSE, containers and/or new contents
Generate procurement budget and liaise with Logistics on purchase
Generate approval strategy (via research, testing or other)
Execute approval strategy and document the approval
Verify compatibility with the aircraft and aircrew
Manage the development of mods to ALSE (auto-activation, UWARS)
Supervise the ALSE center
Direct supervisor for ALSE center staff
Oversight and coordination of initial and recurrent ALSE qualification training
Nominate select pilots and Technicians as ALSE SMEs
In conjunction with Maintenance, oversight of Development, delivery and audit ALSE inspection training and qualification
Perform for FSIs, or other queries related to the performance of ALSE.
Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
ALSE Equipment, escape systems and survial equipment
Explosive Handling for ALSE equipment, including packaging, managing explosive inventory and Dangerous Goods
Design of ALSE (water immersion, windblast, fire protection, etc.)
Cockpit and Escape System Compatibility for ALSE (Fit/Form/Function)
Documentation and maintenance procedures IAW OEM manuals, DND CFTO’s, NAVAIR pubs and applicable Canadian Air Regulations
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers
Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion, work under pressure and meet deadlines
Maintenance program management
Design standards applicable to ALSE
Occasional travel will be required
Ability to obtain a “Secret” security clearance with the Canadian Government and the ability to gain access to the Canadian Controlled Goods Program
Ability to perform all work in support of our Corporate Values of Safety, Teamwork, Focus, Innovation and Integrity
Demonstrates strong and visible support of our values
Working in compliance with Occupational Health and Safety acts and regulations
Following safe work practices and procedures and using safeguards and personal protective equipment
Reporting hazards (such as unsafe situations and activities) to their supervisor immediately.
Discovery Air Defence Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and encourage all qualified candidates to apply.
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Discovery Air Defence is committed to being the premier provider of cost effective aviation solutions to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Government of Canada.
Discovery Air Defence is part of the Discovery Air family, which has a wealth of technical expertise in its subsidiaries, ranging from Fixed-wing to Rotary-wing for both Civil and Military products.
Discovery Air Defence operates a fleet of modified Alpha Jet aircraft in the airborne training services role. All Alpha Jet aircraft have been upgraded with state-of-the-art Martin Baker ejection seats and Dassault Canopy Escape systems.
Discovery Air Defence operates IAI Westwind 1124 aircraft, all special mission configured, to provide high-quality real-time training. The Westwinds have been modified with under-winged hard points, pylons and an internal winch to support Target Tow and Electronic Warfare missions. Top Discovery Air Defence's fleet of Westwinds stands ready to meet the demand for quality special mission combat support.