CFTS Chief Engineer Fixed Wing Job at Kelowna Flightcraft – in Southport, MB


We’re all about the craft.

KF Aerospace is proud to deliver innovative aircraft services for corporate, commercial, and military customers worldwide. Located just south of the city of Portage la Prairie, Southport is home base for the Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS) program. This state of the art learning environment provides the highest calibre of training for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and goes above and beyond expectations in order to provide Canada with qualified pilots.

KF Aerospace secured and has operated the CFTS program on behalf of the Department of Defence since 2005, providing aircraft, pilot instructors, fleet maintenance, and a host of services to train RCAF pilots.


The Fixed Wing Chief Engineer position is responsible for providing professional leadership to the Fixed Wing AMO and ensuring a high level of quality work and customer service in accordance with applicable standards of airworthiness of company aircraft. The Chief Engineer will be responsible for independent decision making, non-standard problem solving, trouble shooting, planning, organizing and supervising the Crew Leads, AMEs and Apprentices.


Staff management and leadership

Coach/mentor employees to develop ways of achieving organizational, team and individual goals

Create and maintain a positive environment

Provide feedback to employees, address employee performance issues, liaise with departments on disciplinary matters

Conduct performance appraisals

Plan and administer work schedules for Crew Chiefs, AMEs and Apprentices that meet production requirements

Support RCAF Flight Safety and KF Aerospace SMS (Safety Management Systems) programs

Technical Skills

Inspect and identify defects and advise/direct repairs

Apply trouble shooting knowledge

Ensure all maintenance is carried out in accordance with (IAW) Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARS)

Provide technical knowledge and support to engineers for Fixed Wing AMO

Customer Service

Assist Maintenance Manager and other supervisors to continuously improve the efficiency of the Fixed Wing AMO by capturing best practices.

Assist Instructors and Students as required


Apply KF Aerospace Defence Programs documentation requirements by:

Responding to non-conformances issued to AMO and work with QA and PRM to rectify in a timely manner.

Assessing and reviewing ADs, SBs and Technical Bulletins as required.

Ensuring and overseeing correct and accurate documentation on technical logs, work pages, task cards, employee timesheets, etc.

Maintaining up to date and accurate information in Maintenance Desk

Fixed Wing AMO Planning and Control

Develop work schedules including manpower requirements in conjunction with the Planning department

Conduct daily team meetings

Ensure all materials, work instructions, and drawings necessary to achieve goals and targets are available.


Valid Transport Canada AME license M1 level

Knowledge of aircraft systems with a minimum 5 years aviation experience.

Must have KF Aerospace ACA (or be willing to obtain)

Strong working knowledge of the types of aircraft supported by the AMOs.

Strong understanding of CARs and of Transport Canada regulations, as applicable

Valid Manitoba Driver’s License

Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Works and Government Services Enhanced Reliability Clearance (applicable to external applicants only)

Demonstrate strong interpersonal communication skills.

Strong customer orientation.

Planning, organizing, multitasking skills and attention to detail are required.

Able to work under pressure and manage project to timely completion

Computer skills – Word and Excel Programs

Must be able to travel as required

Fully vaccinated against Covid-19


Medical and Dental Coverage

Health Spending Account

Disability, Critical Illness, and Life Insurance

Employee & Family Assistance Program

Employee Pension

Personal Time Off and much more


Be a part of our craft. Apply for the Fixed Wing Chief Engineer position at kfaero.ca/careers today!

About the Company

Company: Kelowna Flightcraft –

Company Location:  Southport, MB

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