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Part-Time Army Reserves in Kingston - Vehicle Technician - Part Time / À Temps Partiel

Organization Overview:

21 Electronic Warfare Regiment (Candian Forces Army Reserve)

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Industry Sector: Other / Autre

Organization Description:

Who We Are 21 Electronic Warfare Regiment (21 EW Regt) exists to provide trained Army Electronic Warfare operators and support personnel to the Canadian Forces. We are the only Reserve Electronic Warfare (EW) Squadron within the Canadian Forces that is a part of the Regular Forces Regiment. This allows excellent opportunity for the unit and its members to train, exercise and deploy with both Regular & Reserve Force units throughout the country voluntarily deploy overseas. Deployments occur both in their EW Specialties, and in positions related to their initial trades training. 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 Support Trades to complete our tasks. Both Communicator Research Operators and Intelligence Operators then go on to take a series of additional courses directly relating to EW equipment and process. Many of our members have chosen to serve in various UN and NATO peacekeeping mission around the world.

Job Listing #17106

Part-Time Army Reserves in Kingston - Vehicle Technician • Part Time / À Temps Partiel

Date Posted: 24 Nov 2022

Application Deadline: 16 Dec 2022

Location: Kingston and Surrounding Area

Category: Other / Autre

Hours Per Week: 4-20

Pay Rate: Hourly Wage / Rémunération Horaire Hourly Wage / Rémunération Horaire $102-140/day

Language Requirements: English / Anglais

Job Description:

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. This position is open to untrained pers willing to be trained as a mechanic. On completeition of the trade training with the military, the individual is entitled to challenge the provincial red seal exam. It takes 3-4 years of mix part and full time service with the reserve to reach that point. Those who already have a related red seal will be granted advance standing in that training program after completing basic training thru a prior learining assesment.

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

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. 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.

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 Reserve component of 21 Electronic Warfare Regiment has several positions open now. Training and employment with the reserves begins on completion of the application process when an offer is made (we don't make you wait). In addition to full time training from when you are available until the end of the summer, there is part time training of one evening a week, and two weekends a month during the academic year. Students will also be eligible for $2000 per year in tuition assistance. The Army Reserve has a new program which guarantees that all new members will be offered full time employment for their first four years in the reserve. While this is an ideal summer job choice for both 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. For information on the positions which would represent the best experience for you please contact us to attend an information session. We are always open to your questions by email at or by phone at 613-541-4434 (direct line).

Applications may be started now by going directly to the Canadian Forces Website at the link below, and you are always welcome to attend an information session after completing the online application. It is possible to change the trade and position you have applied for at several stages in the application process if you are unsure of which trade offers the best experience for you. Once you have signed in with or to GC key, select 'I am a New Applicant' or the other appropriate options. If you enter a home address which is not in the Kingston area, please ensure you email us so we know to look for your application. When you reach the portion of your application for your interests, please select 'Reserve Force (part-time)', then 'Primary Reserve' and select the Reserve Unit '21 Electronic Warfare Regiment'. When your online application is completed, please email us at so that we can expedite scheduling the rest of your application process.

Applicants must meet three conditions of basic eligibility. Age – Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 57. There are no restrictions on applicants aged 18-53. 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 or have permanent resident status. Education –The minimum required education to apply for this position is the completion of the provincial requirements for Grade 10 or Secondaire IV in Quebec as well as grade10 applied Math or Math 426 in Quebec.

Reserve pay at entry level is based on $102 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 $18-20K of employment in their first year with pay rising each year with training and time in rank. 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.

Additional Requirements: Must be a Canadian citizen or a Permanent resident.

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