CH47 Aircraft Component Technician Job at Coulson Aircrane in Port Alberni, BC

JOB POSTING: 2020 – 082

JOB TITLE: CH47 Aircraft Component Technician

COMPANY: Coulson Aircrane Ltd.

REPORTS TO: Component Shop Manager – Port Alberni, BC


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Coulson Aviation (Coulson Aircrane Ltd.) is a privately owned family company based in Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada. The company has over 160,000 safe flight hours and has been in the aviation business for over 36 years; operating a diverse fleet of both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. The company’s operations have included helicopter logging, forest fire suppression, power-line construction, airliner passenger transport and many other industrial heavy lift operations. The fleet is geared for mobility and self-sufficiency and is supported by mobile fuel tankers and aircraft maintenance service vehicles staffed with qualified engineers. These aviation services are provided to clients on a “turnkey” basis.

Coulson Aviation (USA) Inc. was founded in 1990 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Coulson Aircrane Ltd. From 1990 to 1993 Coulson Aviation (USA) provided the personnel for extensive heli-logging operations in Alaska. In the succeeding years, Coulson Aviation (USA) purchased its first C-130 Hercules that currently holds contracts within the United States and Australia. A second C-130 Hercules was acquired for the program in 2015 to accommodate the growing need for large air tankers.

Coulson Aviation (Australia) Pty Ltd was created in 2010 to support Coulson Aviation’s long-term operations and commitment to its Australian customers. It was setup as a wholly owned subsidiary of Coulson Aircrane Ltd. to provide aircraft personnel for Coulson’s rotary and fixed wing aircraft operating under contract in Australia for Firefighting and offshore oil applications.

Coulson Aircrane Ltd. (Port Alberni, BC) operate a Business and Quality Management System certified to ISO 9001:2015 + AS9100D for the manufacturing of parts and assemblies, including post-delivery support.


Coulson Aviation is expanding and looking to add new team members to its Components shop. Reporting to the Component Shop Manager, we are looking for an experienced CH47 Aircraft Component Technician to join our team. This incumbent will be working on the maintenance and overhaul of CH47 Fleet Aircraft Dynamic Components and as such, must have a strong technical background, is detail orientated, focused on quality and safety, and able to meet target dates. Travel may be required to support the operational aircraft.

This full-time position is based at Coulson Aircrane Ltd.’s airport facility in Port Alberni, BC.


  • Work in the Coulson Aircrane components shop performing overhaul/repairs on CH47 and additional fleetwide dynamic components as required
  • Report to the Component Shop Manager and assess the needs of the day
  • Support of the operational aircraft as required, this includes travel and working in field conditions when required
  • Other duties as required appointed by the Component Shop Manager


  • 3-5 Years of hands of CH47 aircraft maintenance experience or industry related experience
  • Previous S61/CH47 component overhaul experience
  • Strong Troubleshooting/Problem Solving Skills
  • Good “Hands On” Tool Skills
  • Ability to read and understand technical maintenance publications and follow procedures set forth in the manuals
  • Excellent listening, verbal, & communication skills
  • Good record keeping/organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a shop environment as part of a team or independently
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Valid passport and ability to travel internationally


Please submit your resume with a cover letter outlining your experience and salary expectations. Please quote “2020-082 – CH47 Aircraft Component Technician” in the subject line of your application.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


In addition to a competitive salary, Coulson provides excellent benefits as part of its Total Compensation Package. These include medical and dental benefits, pension, and the possibility for bonuses. Moreover, Coulson Group values and strongly encourages its employees to maintain a positive Work-Life Balance, creating an environment that champions creativity and autonomy.

We are proud of our team and encourage a respectful workplace where everyone is treated with dignity and all ideas are welcome. Moreover, we support growth within the company and provide opportunities for advancement.

We support diversity, equity, and a workplace that is free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to providing accommodation for people with disabilities. If you require accommodation through any element of the competition process, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.


Port Alberni is a jewel nestled in the Alberni Valley, offering many outdoor activities during your down time, including water sports, camping, hiking, snowshoeing, and others. With lakes, the Inlet, and mountains all around, you will never run out of things to do here. There is a movie theatre and many shops owned and operated by local residents. You will also find some of the most delicious seafood right here in town at one of our many local restaurants.

If you’re looking for a quick weekend getaway, Tofino and Ucluelet are a mere two-hour drive West of town. If you’re not looking for waves, Nanaimo is only an hour East, while Victoria is less than three hours South. Both offer big city shopping opportunities in addition to a wide variety of arts, entertainment, dining, and cultural activities. The Comox Valley is also less than two hours Northeast of the Valley, offering mountain biking, skiing, caving, and other outdoor activities. And lets not forget those adorable goats on the roof at Coombs!

Centrally located, Port Alberni offers you the benefits of a small town – affordable real estate, anyone? – with the ability to play outside and experience big city life nearby.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • Vision care


  • Aircraft Maintenance: 1 year (Preferred)

About the Company

Company: Coulson Aircrane

Company Location:  Port Alberni, BC

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