Airfield Electrician

John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport Limited is a rapidly growing international gateway for affordable travel, and the largest overnight express freight airport in Canada.

The Organization:

John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is a rapidly growing international gateway for affordable travel as well as being recognized as the largest overnight express freight airport in Canada. In 2019, the airport served 955,373 passengers, a year-over-year increase of 32%. The Airport is owned by the City of Hamilton and managed under an agreement by TradePort International Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vantage Airport Group – an industry leading investor, developer and manager of airport assets. This allows Hamilton International to incorporate best-in-class practices from around the world into its operations. As an efficient facilitator of cargo and passenger operations, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is an economic engine and responsible community partner. Its strategic location and uncongested 24/7 operations make it an attractive option for both passenger and cargo carriers looking to serve the Southern Ontario market.

Role Summary:

Hamilton International Airport is now recruiting for a full time Airfield Electrician to join our team. This role is an exciting hybrid between a high-voltage electrician and our Airport Operations Specialist role, which provides Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF).

The Airfield Electrician is responsible for performing electrical maintenance, repair and electrical project work related to airfield lighting and building electrical systems at the Airport. This position participates in a general preventative maintenance program for all buildings, electrical and mobile mechanical equipment, as well as reactive repairs and maintenance as required.

This role also participates in remediation activities in the event of an emergency incident and will be provided training to perform duties of an Airport Operations Specialist (AOS). The role of an AOS is to maintain Hamilton International Airport facilities, grounds, and equipment in accordance with Transport Canada regulations, operate a variety of heavy and light equipment for landscaping, or to remove snow, ice and other debris from airport surfaces, as well as respond in aircraft rescue firefighting (ARFF) apparatus equipment when in emergency situations.

This is a union position reporting to the Manager, Airside Operations, and will normally work a 40-hour work week. The individual must be willing and able to work all shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays. This position rotates through shifts, 7 days per week, including holidays, on a rotating shift schedule (shifts can be up to 12 hrs in duration).

The starting rate for this position is $30.59 per hour. After probation (6 months) the rate increases to $38.24 per hour.

Key Qualifications & Desired Skills:
  • You must hold an Electrical License 309A – Electrical Construction and Maintenance Certification, and have experience working as a licensed Construction and Maintenance Electrician
  • Previous experience in an airfield environment would be a strong asset
  • Extensive knowledge of airfield lighting circuitry, power requirements and associated equipment would be considered an asset
  • Ability to facilitate installations and perform troubleshooting and repairs
  • Have the ability to work with the general electrical systems ranging from replacing lighting fixtures to performing switchgear maintenance, as well as supervising and assisting contractors work on specific Electrical systems
  • Ability to develop complete knowledge of the airport layout, Hamilton International Airport and civil aviation Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) including the Airport Operations Manual (AOM) and TP312 Aerodrome Standards and Operating Practices
  • Ability to develop complete knowledge of the airport Safety and Security Systems, procedures and requirements including the Hamilton International Safety Management Systems (SMS) program
  • Excellent, effective communication skills, both oral and in written format
  • Superior interpersonal skills, able to interact with all levels in a professional, positive manner, able to build trusting relationships and be a team player
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task, manage and meet deadlines, adapt easily to change
  • Must be able to work (occasionally) in extremely adverse conditions
  • Must be able to successfully complete a training course to obtain and maintain compliance with Canadian Aviation Regulations for airport rescue and fire fighting. Existing firefighting experience would be considered an asset
  • You must possess an Ontario Driver’s License Class DZ or equivalent
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a license for Restricted Operator Certificate with Aeronautical Qualification (ROC-A)
  • Hold or can obtain and maintain the appropriate level of Airport Security Clearance
  • Hold or can obtain and maintain Airside Vehicle Operators Permit (AVOP)
  • Current Standard First Aid Training and First Responder would be considered an asset

For a comprehensive list of functions, click here for the full job profile.

Note: The job profile is intended to be representative of the work performed by incumbents in this position and is not all-inclusive. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical extension of position responsibilities.

Interested Applicants:

Qualified candidates should submit their interest to

Deadline to submit applications is Friday, June 19, 2020.

We thank you for your interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.