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Apprentice AME - Avionics (Ref. #:2021-041)

Sunwest Aviation Ltd. is the leading Western Canadian operator of jet and turboprop charter aircraft. Our fleet consists of a wide variety of jets, turboprops and piston aircraft. Based on fleet diversity, Sunwest is able to offer excellent opportunity for advancement. With over twenty-five years of safe operation, we have established a solid reputation in the aviation industry. Operating from a modern facility in Calgary, our aircraft are available for charter to thousands of destinations not served by scheduled airlines.

We currently have an opportunity available for a Apprentice AME - Avionics. Reporting to the Production Manager, this position is responsible for performing the duties and responsibilities which include, but are not limited to, the following:

Type of Employment:
Position Shift:
4 days 3 days off 4:30 pm to 3:00 am
Competition Deadline:
Date Posted:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist Engineers in providing sound maintenance to Sunwest’s aircraft fleet.

  • Be thoroughly familiar with safety requirements and practice safe work habits
  • Assist in maintaining aircraft electronic systems and equipment, including communications and navigation equipment
  • Assist in inspecting and testing aircraft electrical and avionics related systems
  • Assist in diagnosing electrical malfunctions or other related problems in the aircraft as per technical manuals, drawings or blueprints
  • Assist in the assembly and/or installation of replacement electronic components as per technical manuals, drawings or blueprints
  • Report problems to Engineers so action can be taken to rectify them, maintaining an accurate record of the maintenance history of the aircraft

Other related duties as assigned.

The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications and competencies. In addition personality profiling will be required of all candidates granted an interview for this position.

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies:

  • Transport Canada approved Avionics and Electronics Technology Program
  • Must be able to read and interpret technical drawings and blueprints
  • Diagnostic skills requiring sound knowledge of aircraft electrical and avionics systems
  • A good understanding of CAR’s an asset
  • Good literacy and numerical skills
  • Problem solving skills are critical in handling challenging and complex aircraft system snags
  • Good communication skills required, both verbal and written
  • Ability to refer to and follow technical manuals, written in terse abbreviated language


Adhere to the safety accountabilities as per Sunwest’s Safety Management System manual.

Sunwest offers a competitive, performance-based salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including dental, extended health, life insurance, AD&D, short-term & long-term disability, an Employee & Family Assistance Program, and Group RRSP plan matching. Offering a safe, diverse and innovative environment, Sunwest is respected for integrity and is committed to taking care of our customers, our employees, our partners and our community.

Sunwest Aviation is committed to employment equity and will consider the qualifications, education, knowledge and experience of all candidates. We encourage all candidates to apply and the most qualified candidate will be offered the position.

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