Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice

Department Aircraft Maintenance
Reports to Director of Maintenance
Supervisory Responsibilities None
Location Ottawa office and SGL field project locations worldwide

SGL is hiring a non-licensed Apprentice to be based at the company's headquarters in Ottawa and must be available to travel for occasional rotational field work around the world. Our fleet includes: Cessna 208B Grand Caravans, de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otters and Airbus AS350 helicopters.


  • Perform all maintenance activities in accordance with applicable standards of airworthiness and the MPM;
  • Troubleshoot faulty systems to determine a course of rectification in conjunction with a licensed AME;
  • Remove and install aircraft parts associated with aircraft engines, frame, flight controls and other systems as required;
  • Perform various duties including engine runs and aircraft towing, as trained and authorized to do so;
  • Make entries on work cards, inspection sheets and work packages for own work done;
  • Fill out and sign unserviceable tags;
  • Ensure that all work and all parts used are checked by the supervising ACA holder before closing access panels;
  • Immediately report to direct supervisor for any items that may affect the airworthiness of the component or aircraft upon which they are working, and ensure the defect is properly addressed;
  • Use equipment and substances in accordance with any training and instruction given;
  • Understand, comply and promote all company safety precautions and policies including reporting hazards and incidents encountered in daily operations;
  • Keep workplace tidy and assist with hangar clean-up;
  • Maintain a personal logbook as issued and approved by Transport Canada; and
  • Attend training courses as directed.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Successful completion of an approved Aircraft Maintenance Training Program;
  • Experience on C208, DHC-6 and BN2 aircraft a definite asset;
  • Knowledgeable understanding of Canadian Aviation Regulations;
  • Willingness to travel on short notice for periods of up to two months;
  • Valid passport and driver's licence;
  • Ability to obtain Transport Canada restricted area pass; and
  • Available to work after-hours occasionally as required.


SGL is committed to promoting employee wellness and successful work-life balance. Employee benefits include (but are not limited to):

  • Comprehensive benefits coverage including health, dental, vision, and paramedical;
  • Life insurance;
  • Employee and family assistance program;
  • Paid vacation, personal leave, and medical leave;
  • On-site gym and fitness classes;
  • Social gatherings such as BBQs throughout the year; and
  • Free parking.

Please submit resume to careers@sgl.com. Be sure to include the position title in the subject line of your email.

Sander Geophysics is an equal opportunity employer. Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their interest.