Drafting and Survey Technician
Non-Commissioned Member | Full Time, Part Time
Drafting and Survey Technicians (DS Tech) provide both deployed and domestic drafting and survey support to the Canadian Armed Forces and other government departments anywhere in the world.
Drafting and Survey Technicians belong to the Military Engineering Branch of the Canadian Armed Forces. Their primary responsibilities are:
Drafting and Survey Technicians may be members of either the Canadian Army or the Royal Canadian Air Force. They may be called upon to support all CAF exercises and operations, including those lead by the Royal Canadian Navy. The primary work environment is in an office, however fieldwork is a large component of the job and is conducted in approved weather conditions, 24/7, on bases, wings or in operational theatres. Drafting and Survey Technicians use high-tech computer workstations and software designed for drafting and survey applications. Drafting and Survey Technicians are employed in Kingston, ON; Gagetown, NB; Cold Lake, AB; and Greenwood, NS. As you progress in your career, you may also have the opportunity to be posted to Brussels, Belgium.
The first stage of training is the Basic Military Qualification course, or Basic Training, held at the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. 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.
Drafting and Survey Technicians attend the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering (CFSME) at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, Oromocto, New Brunswick. You will receive instruction from civilian and military instructors on the following topics:
Drafting and Survey Technicians may be offered the opportunity to develop specialized skills through formal courses and on-the-job training, including:
The minimum required education to apply for this occupation is the completion of the provincial requirements for Grade 11 high school, secondary V in Quebec or equivalent secondary school education, including: Grade 11 applied math or math 526 in Quebec.