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 Maintenance Technician
Location: Wittmund, Germany
Discovery Air Defence is the exclusive supplier of combat airborne training services to the German Forces. We provide Joint Terminal Attack Controller training to German special operations and ground forces, as well as Combat Support Services to the Air Force and Navy. Discovery Air Defence's integrated logistics, maintenance and engineering solutions ensure that the German Forces receive the level of support they require to achieve their objectives. Experience Matters.
The Technicians are an integral part of our Maintenance team. Their experience, practical knowledge, creativity and problem solving skills will ensure that the aircraft are maintained in an airworthy and dispatch ready status at all times.
- Ensure the work accomplished on any aircraft or component is in compliance with:
o Applicable airworthiness standards and OEM instructions
o Company Policies and Procedures
o Regulated safety standards
- Ensure that all replacement parts are inspected, eligible and properly certified prior to installation
- Ensure that removed parts are properly tagged and routed to quarantine
- Carry out maintenance, repair, modification and daily inspection of the company aircraft as detailed in the company maintenance control manual
- Complete and certify work reports for all work accomplished on the aircraft (after individual training)
- Follow company procedures as per the maintenance control manual using safe work practices
- Carry out both line and heavy maintenance activities in accordance with operational standards
- Carry out Independent Checks when authorized as per company policies and procedures
- Carry out Receiving Inspections when authorized as per company policies and procedures
- Carry out Ground Handling and “Parks & Start” of aircraft
- Other related duties may be assigned
You will have the following responsibilities in order to comply with the company's Occupational Health and Safety program:
Employees are responsible for:
- 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
Qualifications and Requirements
- Previous and recent aircraft maintenance experience within an air operator environment
- Experience maintaining military aircraft, an asset
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a strong command of both the English and German language in order to read, understand and interpret manuals, policies and procedures
- Basic computer and data entry skills
- Proven track record of success working on complex assignments requiring considerable judgment, initiative and technical/specialized knowledge
- Able to work well in a team and within a fast-paced environment
- Strong problem solving abilities
- Able to work independently with minimal supervision
- 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
- Ability to work a flexible schedule including overtime and shift work
- Will be required to work outdoors
- May be required to travel
- Must have or be able to obtain NATO Secret clearance with the German Government.
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.
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