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Vehicle Technician - Part Time In The Reserves - CFB Kingston - Part Time / À Temps Partiel

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Organization Overview:

21 Electronic Warfare Regiment

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Industry Sector: Other / Autre

Organization Description:

21 EW Regt’s Reserve Electronic Warfare Squadron (214 EW Sqn)

The primary role of the Reserves is to augment, sustain and support the Regular Forces at home and abroad. Reservists train and work at a unit close to their home and are not obligated to move or to serve overseas, as is typical with the Regular Force. However, many of our members have chosen to deploy on Operations and Training both at home and abroad, often with the Regular Force portions of the unit or with other CF formations when positions are available.

The high pace of 21 EW Regt offers excellent opportunities for the Reserve members of the unit to train, exercise and further develop their skills while remaining in the Kingston Community. Many members of the Reserve in the unit started as students and have remained with the unit for an extended period in addition to their civilian employment, or transferred to the Regular Force after completing their education.

Who We Are

21 Electronic Warfare Regiment (21 EW Regt) is the Canadian Forces only Land Electronic Warfare unit. Unique when compared to most capabilities in the Canadian Army, the organization is structured with both the Regular Force and Reserve Force components of the capability together in one ‘Total Force’ unit. Electronic Warfare involves the Intercept, Location, Analysis and Jamming of a potential enemy’s communications on the modern battlefield.

To fulfill our mission, we combine the training of Communicator Research Operators, Intelligence Operators, ACISS (Signal) Operators, and several Support Trades to meet our tasks. Most of our Signals and Intelligence trades have also taken extensive additional training courses directly related to EW equipment and processes. The unit frequently deploys both formed units and individual specialists in support of Canadian Forces Operations abroad as well as Exercises in Canada, and around the world with our Allies.

Job Listing #506

Vehicle Technician - Part Time In The Reserves - CFB Kingston • Part Time / À Temps Partiel

Date Posted: 29 Jan 2018

Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2018

Location: Kingston and Surrounding Area

Category: Other / Autre

Hours Per Week: 11-40

Pay Rate: Hourly Wage / Rémunération Horaire Daily Wage of 96.06 to start.

Language Requirements: English / Anglais

Job Description:

Job Summary

The Reserve component of 21 Electronic Warfare Regiment has several positions open now. Positions for Vehicle Technicians are open to all as training is provided, and formal mechanic qualifications or experience is not required to begin.

Training and employment with the reserves begins on completion of the application process when an offer is made. In addition to part time training one evening a week, and two weekends a month, new members are guaranteed 4 months of full time summer employment for their first 4 years in the reserve. While this is an ideal summer job choice for both High School and Post Secondary Students and recent grads, it is also flexible and appropriate for those looking for a strong second career, or a start point for a full time career later in the Canadian Forces or other federal departments.

Responsibilities and Duties

Vehicle Technicians maintain, repair, and overhaul land vehicles and related equipment to keep them in top condition. Vehicle Technicians belong to the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

A Vehicle Technician has the following responsibilities:

  • Inspect, repair, overhaul and modify all types of automotive equipment and components
  • Repair, adjust and modify automotive systems
  • Repair, adjust, overhaul and modify powered equipment such as electrical generators and fuel-fired heating devices
  • Use and maintain common and specialized tools, basic garage hydraulic, mechanical and pneumatic equipment and oxyacetylene welding equipment
  • Carry out the recovery of all types of vehicles used in the land forces, utilizing standard towing trucks and specialized tracked and wheeled recovery vehicles
  • Drive all types of vehicles ranging from small support wheel vehicles to tank transporters
  • Prepare and process maintenance documentation dealing with work orders, individual time cards and parts request forms
  • Perform in land operations, when necessary, fight as infantry

Reserve Force training

Reserve Force members are trained to the same level as their Regular Force counterparts. They usually begin training with their home unit to ensure that they meet the required basic professional military standards. Following basic military training and Soldier qualification, the home unit will arrange for additional training for specialized skills. Vehicle Technicians attend the Canadian Forces School of Administration and Logistics in Borden, Ontario for four weeks of Driver Training on commercial and military-pattern vehicles up to a three-ton capacity. After this, they attend the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers School for approximately 30 weeks to achieve their skills qualification.

Working environment

Reserve Force members will work at least 1 evening a week and two weekends a month, in addition to being given to opportunity to take longer full time periods of employment as their training and experiences grows.


Reserve pay at entry level is based on $96.06 per day. During full time service, pay is 7 days per week. New members of the unit that are available for 4 full time months during the summer can expect to be offered approximately $17K of employment in their first year with pay rising each year with training and time in rank.

Full Time Summer Employment (FTSE)

Under a new program in the Army Reserves, all new members of the reserve are guaranteed 4 months of full time summer employment for their first 4 years in uniform. Talk to a recruiter about how this allows you to get the training quickly that will allow you to transfer later to the Regular Force full time, or stay in the reserves part time as a second career for the long term.

Salary: $17,000.00 to $25,000.00 /year while starting with Part time school years and full time summers. Pay increases with training, experience and responsibility. Reserves have dental, pension and other benefits which increase with class of service as well as being eligible for other low cost benefits through SISIP.


Age – Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 57. There are no restrictions on applicants aged 18-57. Applicants aged 16 and 17 must have parental permission to apply, and applicants aged 16 must be in school.

Citizenship – Applicants must be citizens of Canada. Unfortunately, permanent residents are not eligible to apply.

Education – Applicants to most NCM roles must have completed at least Grade 10 high school.

Additional Requirements: Canadian Citizenship

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