Discovery Air

ALSE Support Center Technician

Location: Ottawa, Ontario or Bagotville, Quebec

Top Aces is the exclusive supplier of combat airborne training services to the Canadian Forces. We provide joint terminal attack controller training to Canadian special operations and ground forces, Red Air and electronic attack training to CF-18 aircrew and navy, as well as live-fire target practice to the Canadian military.  Top Aces' integrated logistics, maintenance and engineering solutions ensure that the Canadian Forces receives the level of support they require to achieve their objectives. Experience Matters.


  • Plan and perform inspections on ALSE equipment for DND and Top Aces aircrews as per established procedures
  • Carry out periodic inspections on various survival equipment used by Top Aces
  • Maintain the DND and Top Aces ALSE inventory
  • Maintain the Ottawa ALSE shop tools and test equipment per OEM’s standards
  • Ensure all bases and pack ups are equipped with adequate spares for day to day Ops
  • Submit to the ALSE manager a monthly report on DND ALSE inspection carried out in the past month
  • Fit new DND and Top Aces aircrew with ALSE equipment
  • Order the required equipment for new personnel
  • Perform repairs on ALSE equipment, as detailed in established procedures
  • Participate in seat removal/installations as required
  • Act as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) on all ALSE related topic, including the ejection seat
  • Participate in deployments from time to time as directed by the Group Leader through the ALSE manager
  • Maintain the ALSE Support Centre in a clean and tidy condition
  • Liaise with 414 Squadron (Sqn) on ALSE related manner
  • Pursue initiatives to improve ALSE equipment in an economical fashion
  • Develop and implement PSP overhaul procedures
  • Perform general administrative duties related to the ALSE Support Centre operation
  • Carry out dinghy drill, emergency egress and other required training to DND and Top Aces personnel
  • Develop and perform training on ALSE equipment inspections to other Top Aces technicians
  • Flight Safety representative for the Ottawa site
  • Other duties as assigned by the Maintenance/Ops, Fleet and ALSE Manager
  • Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures

You will have the following responsibilities in order to comply with the company's Occupational Health and Safety program:

  • Working in compliance with Occupational Health and Safety acts and regulations
  •  Following safe work practices and procedures and using safeguards and personal protective equipment
  • Reporting hazards (such as unsafe situations and activities) to their supervisor immediately.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of ALSE experience to include intermediate maintenance required.
  • Familiar with Transport Canada publications
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices
  • Ability to perform all work in support of our Corporate Values of Safety, Teamwork, Focus, Innovation and Integrity
  • Ability to lift 50lbs
  • Demonstrates strong and visible support of our values
  • Occasional travel required
  • Position requires Controlled Goods Clearance and Level 2 Secret Clearance and the ability to gain access to the Canadian Controlled Goods Program

Top Aces is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value diversity and encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

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