Automotive Mechanic

Full time KF Aerospace in Aviation/Aerospace Email Job
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Job Detail

  • Career Level Certification
  • Experience Previous Experience
  • Posting ID 1142
  • No. of Openings 1
  • Department Team member

Job Description


We’re all about the craft. 

KF Aerospace is proud to deliver innovative aircraft services for corporate, commercial, and military customers worldwide. Launched in 1970 out of British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley, KF has grown to specialize in a wide range of aviation services including maintenance and modifications, 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.


Are you looking for the challenge of working on diverse equipment in a dynamic environment? Do you possess excellent diagnostic, repair, and preventative maintenance skills?

The Automotive Mechanic maximizes the reliability and functionality of the aircraft ground support equipment by performing skilled tasks in the mechanical repair and maintenance of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and diesel systems. The Automotive Mechanic troubleshoots issues, repairs, and maintains various types of aircraft ground support equipment, including aircraft tugs, ground power unit’s a/c and d/c, forklifts, hydraulic jacks, diesel generators, hydraulic carts, k-loaders, scissor lifts, boom lifts, courtesy cars, fuel trucks and facility vehicles.

The Automotive Mechanic position reports to the Fabrication & GSE Supervisor.


  • Diagnose and troubleshoot defects in aircraft ground support equipment
  • Perform mechanical repairs on equipment in the shop and ramp
  • Electrical and hydraulic troubleshooting and diagnostics
  • Inspect, repair, and adjust gasoline and diesel-powered units
  • Install and align engines and machinery
  • Test repaired equipment for proper performance
  • Clean, lubricate and perform other maintenance work
  • Keep detailed and accurate maintenance reports and documentation
  • Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service
  • Maintain a working knowledge of changes in technology and repair techniques
  • Adhere to workplace and company safety policies, regulations, and compliances
  • Other facility maintenance as required


  • Certified Automotive Mechanic
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) plus any appropriate credentials/certifications
  • Possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license
  • Proven mechanical abilities in hydraulics and electrical systems, including schematics and diagnostics
  • Physical ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills
  • Knowledge of safe work operating procedures
  • Experience with routine maintenance operations
  • Experience working in dangerous or hazardous environments associated with the trade
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Ability to work independently in a busy environment
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments
  • Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with people tactfully


Full-Time staff benefits include (but are not limited to):

  • Health and Dental
  • Short & Long-Term Disability
  • Health Spending Account
  • Paid vacation and Personal time off
  • The opportunity to bank overtime
  • Pension matching plan and voluntary RRSP
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Free financial advice
  • Uniform allowance
  • A bonus program based on organizational performance

HOW TO APPLY         

Be a part of our craft. Apply for the Automotive Mechanic position today!


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