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Technical operations 

Perform exceptional maintenance on our fleet to keep our aircraft safe and reliable.


Who you are

If you are passionate about aviation, work well in a team and in a fast-paced environment, like hands on work, have exceptional troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, we’d love to have you join the team. 


What you'll do

As a member of the Technical Operations team, you will perform daily maintenance on our fleet of aircraft while making safety a top priority.  



Calgary, Abbotsford, Edmonton, Halifax, Hamilton, Kelowna, Montreal, Ottawa, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Victoria

What we're looking for

Technical Operations role requirements

To be an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer or Avionics Technician at WestJet, you must: 

  • Hold a Transport Canada license (AME – M2) (AVT – E License) 
  • Be flexible to work shift work, night shifts and overtime 
  • Be able to travel for base coverage and possible AOG trips 
  • Be able to obtain a driver’s airside license, AVOP, & airport-restricted area pass 
  • Complete and pass a criminal background check 
  • Complete and pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening test 
  • Complete and pass a functional physical assessment 


If successful, all new Technical Operations employees will be required to spend their first week at the WestJet Calgary campus for onboarding and training. Travel and accommodations will be provided.

Compensation and benefits

Technical Operations compensation and benefits

We have a fun and friendly culture where we work together to win!  

As a member of the Technical Operations team, you can look forward to the following perks: 

  • Aircraft Certification Authority (ACA) premiums starting at 7 per cent (increasing by 1 per cent every 3 years to a maximum of 10 per cent)
  • Tool, uniform and personal protective equipment allowance 
  • A 5,5,4 shift rotation 
  • Minimum two weeks of vacation with increase after four years of service, plus applicable statutory holidays 


We also offer a competitive total compensation and flexible benefit package, including the WestJet Savings Plan, owner’s performance award, profit share, and flight privileges.  

Career paths

We want to see each and every employee reach their full potential

Here are just some of the Technical Operations career path opportunities you can pursue* at WestJet: 

  • Maintenance control 
  • Quality assurance 
  • Operations management
  • Line maintenance management 
  • Fleet engineering 
  • Maintenance planning 
  • Safety and reliability 
  • Powerplant engineering 
  • Technical training 

*Each employee’s career path is unique, and we cannot guarantee timing for growth opportunities. We encourage development and growth, and your leader will support you with your path.

Ready to apply?

Apply now to become a part of the Technical Operations team at the WestJet Group! 

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