Canadian Base Operators’ Southport team is growing! If you are a committed and collaborative professional looking to contribute to a hard-working, innovative team, this opportunity is for you. As a proud partner with Kelowna Aerospace Defence Programs, we deliver numerous support services tailored to our client, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).

The Flight Simulator Technician is located in Southport, MB and reports to the Flight Simulator Supervisor. Their primary focus is to provide maintenance and engineering services to ensure continued operation of all on-site Flight Training Devices (FTD) equipment, and associated devices. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct operational and maintenance routines as per manufacturer’s standards and Transport Canada guidelines required for certification of FTD equipment
  • Respond to customers’ training needs in a courteous and timely manner in order to ensure that the required reliability and training levels are maintained
  • Prepare and maintain required simulator documentation, records and reports
  • Diagnose simulator malfunctions in a timely manner and flight test digital flight simulators and motion systems to ensure serviceability
  • Modify digital flight simulators by making required hardware changes
  • Adjust and repair simulator components and peripherals
  • Report any safety hazards observed in work area, equipment, and/or building in a timely manner


  • Change Orientation
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Continuous Learning
  • Customer Focus
  • Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Values and Respects Others


  • Completion of an acceptable training program in electrical/electronics technology, or a suitable combination of education, training and/or experience, including civilian/military electronics, or related technical experience.


  • Experience with flight simulators and/or aircraft systems an asset


  • Experienced in analysing, diagnosing and resolving technical problems
  • Excellent customer focus and service delivery skills
  • An understanding of computer systems architecture an asset
  • Ability to work on own
  • Knowledge of MS Windows Server and UNIX operating systems an asset
  • Familiarity with FORTRAN and/or C++ programming an asset
  • Experience with visual projection systems and image generators and peripherals an asset

Proficient user of:

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Basic office equipment (Computer, copier, etc.)
  • Eligible to obtain an Enhanced Reliability Clearance by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate

Due to many mandatory vaccination requirements at client projects / facilities, in order to provide substantial employment by ensuring compliance with our client's mandates, the successful candidate may be required to validate full vaccination prior to hire.

Canadian Base Operators welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.