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Air Operations Support Technician

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Overview

Air Operations Support Technicians (AOS Tech) provide support in the areas of aircraft servicing and handling, Assistance to Search and Rescue (SAR), airfield and base security, and transport and general duties.  In supporting of aircraft maintenance, AOS Techs perform quality assurance checks, aircraft handling tasks such as parking, towing, marshalling, starting, refueling and cleaning of aircraft. When working at Search and Rescue (SAR) Squadrons, AOS Techs maintain serviceability of a variety of SAR and medical equipment, set up and tear down parachute drop zones, transport equipment and personnel by vehicle or boat, and assist with diving exercises.  AOS Techs also perform airfield and base security duties, including site and aircraft security, guard and access control duties.

Air Operations Support Technicians (AOS Tech) will provide support in the areas of:

  • Aircraft servicing and handling,
  • Assistance to Search and Rescue (SAR),
  • Airfield and base security, and
  • Transport and general labour.

In supporting aircraft maintenance, they will perform the following duties:

  • Perform quality assurance checks
  • Perform aircraft handling tasks which include:
    • Parking
    • Towing
    • Marshalling
    • Starting
    • Refueling
    • Cleaning

Work environment

Some AOS Techs working at Search and Rescue (SAR) Squadrons will perform the following duties:

  • Maintain serviceability of a variety of SAR and medical equipment;
  • Set up and tear down of parachute drop zones
  • Transport equipment and personnel by vehicle or boat
  • Assist with diving exercises.

All AOS Techs will also perform airfield and base security duties, including the following:

  • Site security, including guarding armed aircraft
  • Guard duties
  • Access control duties

Basic Military Qualification

The first stage of training is the Basic Military Qualification course, or Basic Training. This training typically takes place over a period of weekends in your local area. This training provides the basic core skills and knowledge common to all trades. A goal of this course is to ensure that all recruits maintain the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) physical fitness standard; as a result, the training is physically demanding.

Learn more about Basic Training here.

Required education

The minimum required education to apply for this position is the completion of the provincial requirements for Grade 10 or Secondaire IV in Quebec. Foreign education may be accepted.

Serve with the Reserve Force

This position is only available for part-time employment through the Reserve Force. Reservists generally work part-time for a unit in their community. They are not posted or required to do a military move. However, they can volunteer to move to another base. They may also volunteer for deployment on a military mission within or outside Canada.

Reserve Force training

Reservists train with their home unit to ensure that they meet the required professional standards of the job. If additional training is required, arrangements will be made by the home unit.