Aircraft Services Trainee



The Aircraft Services Trainee (AST) position is an ideal job for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the aviation industry but have no formal education. An AST works on the aircraft completing tasks including, but not limited to, elementary maintenance, washing, grooming, and interior detailing. We have designed the position to offer on-the-job training to support successful candidates. The position is subject to bi-annual performance and wage reviews, which allows candidates to expect an increase in wage every six months.After several years of training, an AST can work towards achieving their certification as a Aircraft Interior Technician recognized by the Canadian Council of Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA). Once certified, the individual can be promoted to an Aircraft Interior Technician with the opportunity to achieve higher wages. Duties and Responsibilities Aircraft exterior duties·Washing main and nose landing gear wheels, trailing edge and leading edge, flight deck windows, lower and upper fuselage, entry doors and cargo doors, wings, belly, flaps and tail, wing to body fairing, horizontal and vertical stabilizers·Cargo pit preparation·Application of CPCP (Corrosion Prevention Control Program)Aircraft interior duties·Washing flight deck, galleys, and lavatories·Opening panels and removing interior components including but not limited to: seats, trims, carpet, sound proofing, lighting, cabinetry, galleys, and bins·Remove, inspect and repair of aircraft interior components including but not limited to: seats, trims, carpet, sound proofing, lighting, cabinetry, galleys, and bins·Removal of applicable hardware used in aircraft interiors·Reinstallation of aircraft interior components and hardware (under the supervision and inspection of a licensed AME)Equipment operation and maintenance·Use pressure washers and chemical sprayers·Maintaining equipment·Minor equipment repairHangar Services·Hangar set up (5S procedure)·Hangar clean up (5S procedure)Ramp Services·Facilities support·GSE (Ground Service Equipment) support·Ramp clean up·FOD (Foreign Object Debris) walks·Non-equipment snow removal·Operate fuel truck·Aircraft de-icing·Fuel Ground Services Equipment·Operate snow removal equipment·Wing walking·Marshaling aircraft·Aircraft fueling·Operate Ground Services EquipmentApplies safe work practices in all job duties including but not limited to·Wearing all appropriate personal protective equipment·Understanding and applying the Occupational Health & Safety Procedures·Understanding and applying the Risk Management System·Maintaining good housekeeping standardsOther Services including but not limited to·Paint Support·Facilities support·Shops support (building kits)·Warehouse support·Inventory support·Parts running·General Labour Required Certification, Education, Experience or Skills ·Completion of High School· Mechanical aptitude·Ability to use hand tools·Valid driver’s license and willing to provide a recent Driver’s Abstract·Customer Service focus·Safety First focus·Self-Starter with strong work ethic·Can work well both individually and as part of a team·Good communication skills·Ability to work with deadlines while maintaining a high degree of accuracy·Must be physically fit and able to climb ladders, stairs, work in small and/or awkward spaces and lift up to 40 lbs.·Must be able to work with a variety of cleaning solutions and chemicals·Ability and willingness to work a variety of shifts incl. occasional graveyard·Ability and willingness to work overtime if requiredWorks closely with and for·Project Supervisors·Paint Lead·AME Shift Leads·Facilities Lead·Supply Chain Supervisor