Air Operations Support Technician

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Petawawa Employment Service
  • Post Date: July 23, 2021
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Job 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 support of aircraft maintenance, AOS Techs perform quality assurance checks, as well as aircraft handling tasks such as parking, towing, marshalling, starting, refuelling and cleaning of aircraft.

Air Operations Support Technicians 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 perform the following duties:

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

Basic Military Qualification

The first stage of training is the Basic Military Qualification course or Basic Training. 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.

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 available for part-time employment through the Royal Canadian Air Force Reserve. Reservists generally work part-time, eight to 12 days a month, for an RCAF squadron in their community and, under certain circumstances, periods of full-time employment may also be available. Individuals 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.


Among the many benefits, the RCAF Reserve offers a competitive pension plan, dental insurance, and reimbursement for college or university courses to a maximum of $8,000 during your career.

Reserve Force Training and Employment

AOS Techs train and are employed with their home squadron to ensure that they meet the required professional standards of the job. If additional training is required, arrangements will be made by their squadron. New recruits are also offered the opportunity for up to four months of full-time employment annually during the first four years of service.

Join the Royal Canadian Air Force Reserve (RCAF Res)

To learn more about becoming an Air Operations Support Technician visit, click on Browse Careers and search for Air Operations Support Technician or call 1-800-856-8488.

Job Type: Part-time

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