Base Engineer - YPL

Base Engineer - YPL
Pickle Lake
Full Time
14 Days On / 14 Days Off
Deadline To Apply
Until Filled

Job Summary

The Base Engineer reports to the Production Manager, ensuring that all maintenance activities are accomplished in accordance with the policies, procedures and instructions contained in the MCM, MPM, MOP and Transport Canada Requirements. Supervisors are responsible for safety reporting as well as the completion of performance assessments as outlined in the Policies and Procedures Handbook. (Policy Number HH6, section 6.04).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that Task Cards are coordinated and completed regarding the overall maintenance functions within his or her control.
  • Ensure that any and all applicable Airworthiness Directive s and inspections are accomplished within the required time period.
  • Ensure that all work on the aircraft is completed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all parts ordered for the base are received in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all personnel are properly utilized and any necessary ‘on the job training’ is being accomplished in order to uphold a high standard of maintenance for the aircraft.
  • Notify the PRM of any abnormalities that occur in regard to the aircraft.
  • Liaise with dispatch (as required) to investigate any operational requirements as well as which aircraft are available.
  • Ensure that the hangar and delegated workshops are kept clean.
  • Ensure that maintenance personnel are instructed regarding the inspection and maintenance methods to be employed.
  • Forecast (using an aircraft status board) aircraft inspections, component changes, defect rectification, etc. and forward them to Tech Records for recording.
  • Maintain the base Stores room in accordance with MOP 4.5 (except for YQT stores)
  • Maintain the base Technical Library
  • Ensure that Journey Logbooks are completed and certified properly.
  • Foster a healthy working environment and promote a positive climate within the workplace.
  • Perform and uphold Wasaya’s Customer Care Commitments to both internal and external customers.
  • Any other related duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications


  • A valid AME license (M1/M2, E or S) for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Transport Canada approved Aircraft Maintenance Course or relevant experience through International
  • Correspondence School (ICS)
  • A strong safety-minded approach to work and excellent troubleshooting skills
  • An ACA on one of the aircraft types.


  • Strong management, delegation, planning and leadership skills.
  • High level of sound and independent judgment and reasoning
  • Excellent time management and project management skills
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently.
  • A strong safety-minded approach to work
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent computer skills, MS-Office preferable, proficient in use of internet and email
  • Able to work in a team environment, as well as unsupervised.
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.


  • First Aid skills and/or certificates are considered assets.
  • Ability to communicate in Oji-Cree or Ojibway
  • Previous airline experience is an asset.
  • Previous experience with and/or knowledge of First Nations organizations is an asset.


  • Rotational 2 weeks on/2 weeks off (Food and accommodation are provided).
  • Transportation to and from Thunder Bay to Pickle Lake provided (if needed).
  • Overtime as required.
  • Travel is required.
  • Hazards associated with trade.
  • Indoor and outdoor work is required.
  • Basic hand tools are required.
  • Weekend and evening work is required.
  • Ability to lift or move up to 75 lbs.
  • Manual dexterity is required to use desktop computers and peripherals.


  • Matching Contribution Pension plan
  • Competitive Wages
  • Licence Reimbursement
  • Competitive Compensation
  • 50% paid for Benefit Premiums
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Flight benefits
  • Confirmed travel to and from home


If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to:


Human Resources

Wasaya Airways LP

201 Kelner Place

Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 6V3


Applications may be sent by mail, dropped off at the address indicated above, faxed to 807-789-1645 or emailed to