Aircraft Maintenance Engineer 3



Competition # : 41810 

Department: Natural Resources & Renewables


Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 26-Feb-24 ​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

Nova Scotia is rich in natural resources – including biodiversity, forests, geological resources, provincial parks and the land we manage.  Department of Natural Resources and Renewables is responsible for the development, management, conservation and protection of forest, mineral, parks and wildlife resources and the administration of the province's Crown land. Together we are working with Nova Scotians to build a better future through sustainable natural resource management as we all benefit from the natural health and wealth of the province. 

Aviation Services is a division of the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables responsible for providing helicopter support for all provincial government departments and agencies.


About Our Opportunity

Under the general supervision of the Chief Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, carries out daily routine inspections, planned periodic inspections and repairs as well as field repairs to the Province’s helicopter fleet in accordance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR's), recommended practices and procedures established by aircraft manufacturers, power plant manufacturers and Transport Canada.

Primary Accountabilities


  • Carries out airframe, engine and associated system inspections, repairs, and/or modification to both fixed and rotary wing aircraft in accordance with the regulations and procedures dictated by Transport Canada Aviation,  Department of Natural Resources and Renewables Aviation Services Maintenance Control Manual.
  • Certify repairs and work is accomplished in accordance with the procedures established by Transport Canada Aviation,  Department of Natural Resources and Renewables Maintenance Control Manual and other applicable airworthiness approved agencies.
  • Clean and service aircraft; clean and maintain hangar generally, work areas specifically.
  • Inspect and certify work carried out by the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer 1’s and 2’s who cannot certify work on their own.
  • Carry out independent inspections and random quality assurance checks of work completed by Aircraft Maintenance Engineers on  Department of Natural Resources and Renewables aircraft

Qualifications and Experience

This may be the right opportunity for you if you have:
•    An Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) License issued by Transport Canada in the M1 or M2 Category for a minimum of 5 years .
•    A valid Nova Scotia Driver’s License or equivalent license from another Province
•    Due to the on-call nature of Search and Rescue, the candidate must reside or be willing to relocate to within a 1 hour commute from the main base at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia.
•    Must be willing to travel and occasionally travel overnight within or outside of the Province.
•    High School graduate or equivalent

The following are considered Assets to this position;
•    Have completed a Transport Canada Approved Type Training Course(s) on the H-125 and Arriel 2 series of helicopter and engine combination
•    A valid Human Performance in Aviation Maintenance (HPIAM) course
•    A valid WHMIS training certificate
•    A valid Transportation of Dangerous Goods Certificate
•    A valid Emergency First Aid and CPR Certificate
•    Occupational Health and Safety Training (OH&S)



Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.



Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria. 

What We Offer


  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career
  • Engaging workplace: our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in, we have forward-thinking policies and strategies
  • Countless career paths
  • Department specific flexible working schedules


Pay Grade:  MOS 24  

Salary Range:  $2,765.98 - $2,883.53 Bi-Weekly


Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:



 Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued. 


External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 


Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to