Air Operations Support Technician
Non-Commissioned Member | Part Time
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:
In supporting aircraft maintenance, they will perform the following duties:
Some AOS Techs working at Search and Rescue (SAR) Squadrons will perform the following duties:
All AOS Techs will also perform airfield and base security duties, including the following:
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.
No previous work experience or career related skills are required. CAF recruiters can help you decide if your personal interests and attributes match the criteria for this occupation.
The minimum required education to apply for this occupation is the completion of the provincial requirements for Grade 10 or Secondary 4 in Quebec.
Foreign education may be accepted.
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.
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.
Typically, Reserve Force members work or train with their home unit for at least four evenings and one weekend per month, from September to May of each year. They are paid 92.8 % of Regular Force rates of pay and receive a reasonable benefits package.