Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Apprentice (Avionics)

KF Aerospace - Kelowna, BC (11 months ago)

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We’re all about the craft.

KF Aerospace is proud to deliver innovative aircraft solutions for corporate, commercial and military customers worldwide. Launched 50 years ago out of Canada’s Okanagan Valley, KF has grown to specialize in a wide range of aviation services including maintenance and modifications, air cargo operations, military pilot training and aircraft leasing. With facilities across Canada, KF is home to a 1,000 strong, highly skilled workforce. Our passion for our craft fuels every project we touch.

Located in BC’s beautiful Okanagan Valley, Kelowna is home to our Head Office and our largest maintenance facility. 750 of our 1,120 employees are employed in Kelowna. They spend their off-hours enjoying all the valley has to offer year-round; from skiing at any of the five local ski hills, visiting the 200 local wineries, golfing at one of the 30 golf courses, or enjoying the amazing lakes and sandy beaches. In fact, Kelowna is Canada's second-fastest growing city in terms of household numbers and USA Today named the Okanagan Valley as the world's second-best wine region to visit. Our strong and growing company provides employees with the community, co-workers and satisfying challenges that make a positive connection between career and lifestyle.


The AME Avionics Apprentice is responsible to assist on line and heavy maintenance projects as well as work in the Avionics shop within his/her appropriate skill and ability level, in a safe and efficient manner and in compliance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations and KF Aerospace maintenance manuals and procedures.


Project Maintenance: The Avionics Apprentice works under a Licensed AME’s supervision on line and heavy maintenance projects and Avionics shop, involving:

  • Learning a thorough understanding of systems – air conditioning, hydraulics, engines, flight controls, landing gear, avionics, electrical generation, oxygen, fuel, pneumatics - on multiple aircraft
  • Showing ability to retain information and apply learning’s to similar situations
  • Completing assigned tasks in a timely manner
  • Taking responsibility for quality of own work and fixing mistakes where required
  • Engaging in basic trouble shooting on assigned task
  • Reporting to the Crew Chief any unserviceable condition discovered

Demonstrated Technical Skills: The Avionics Apprentice is expected to be able to demonstrate his/her capability to perform the following technical functions:

  • Accurately identifying, obtaining, using and testing appropriate tools for assigned tasks
  • Basic knowledge of Standard Wiring Practices and Avionics Systems
  • Able to inspect and identify defects
  • Able to find and read applicable wiring drawings
  • Basic troubleshooting knowledge

Safety: The Avionics Apprentice is expected to apply safe work practices in all job duties, including:

  • Wearing all appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Understanding and applying the company’s Risk Management System
  • Maintaining good housekeeping standards
  • Understanding and applying safe handling practices with the aircraft

Documentation: The Avionics Apprentice is responsible to become familiar with general KF Aerospace paperwork and parts ordering, which involves:

  • Ensuring appropriate documentation is complete and submitting to an endorsed AME or Crew Chief for ACA approval


  • Graduation from a Transport Canada accredited “Approved Aircraft Maintenance Avionics Program”
  • Must be able to obtain and retain a Transport Canada Airport Pass
  • Basic computer skills
  • Mechanical aptitude and ability to work safely with basic hand tools
  • Able to read technical manuals and drawings
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Able to work effectively independently and as part of a team
  • Able to take direction from others
  • Quick learner
  • Ability to work 40 hours a week in a rotating shift-work environment
  • Ability to travel, as required
  • Must be physically fit


This is a shift work position which will require you to work days, nights, and weekends. KF Aerospace works on a 3-week rotating shift schedule.


As an Avionics Apprentice with KF Aerospace you can start a rewarding career with a team of people who are passionate about their craft. The position starts at $18.60/hr with bi-annual performance and wage reviews.

Apprentices are expected to work towards filling out their Logbook & achieving their Transport Canada license. Once you have achieved your Transport Canada License, your wage will increase to $28.14/hr, with room to grow into Senior AME & Shift Lead roles.


Beyond a competitive salary, and the chance to be at the center of a vibrant international travel hub, we offer you:

  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Coverage
  • A Health Spending Account
  • Disability, Critical Illness and Life Insurance
  • An Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • An Employee Pension
  • Jump seat travel available on company aircraft
  • Annual company profit sharing program
  • Personal Time Off and much more

Job Type: Full-time


  • Aircraft Maintenance: 1 year (Preferred)