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everything you wanted to know about aerospace jobs

The Canadian aerospace industry has been a global leader in aerospace innovation for decades, producing some of the world's finest planes and zero-tolerance vehicle designs. It’s no wonder that it also offers some of the most exciting career opportunities worldwide.

Randstad Canada can help you find those opportunities, and embark down an exciting career path in the aerospace industry. Whether you’re a technician or a manager, a skilled tradesman or an inspector, our aerospace recruiting experts will help you take your career to new levels.

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Below are some of the most common aerospace jobs that Randstad fills. Learn more about the aerospace roles that interest you by clicking on them.

aerospace salaries in canada

Aerospace salaries fall into a wide range, depending on your job function, responsibilities, and employer. Most salaried aerospace jobs (such as engineers, mechanics and quality control) can expect to command starting salaries in the $50,000 range or higher. As with many fields, the level of skill and experience you bring to your position has a direct correlation to your earnings.

Some aerospace jobs that rely on skilled trades (such as CNC machinists, welders, or assemblers) may be paid hourly rates ranging from $20 an hour, to as $40, depending on your specific job title and location.

Supervisor or manager roles will also significantly boost your earning potential. For instance, a production manager can command upwards of $80,000 in most Canadian markets.

aerospace jobs in canada

Aerospace jobs are centered in the manufacturing industry. Some of the most common aerospace jobs employers are seeking to fill:

  • aircraft maintenance
  • electrical assembler
  • mechanical assembler
  • structure assembler
  • industrial mechanic
  • electrical mechanic
  • assembly supervisor
  • quality inspector
  • production supervisor
  • maintenance supervisor
  • CNC machinists
  • general machinists

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where you can work

The bulk of aerospace jobs are found in manufacturing, though aerospace jobs can range in scope. Some common fields under the aerospace umbrella

Some common fields under the aerospace umbrella include: engineering, assembly and manufacturing, quality control, and maintenance. You will most likely work in a casual, industrial setting. You may wear a uniform or your own clothes.

your day to day tasks

The broad range of aerospace jobs means your work will vary depending on your job title. Some of your daily tasks you may include:

  • assembling aircraft or parts of aircraft
  • working on electrical, structural or mechanical systems
  • drafting aerospace designs, blueprints or schematics
  • analyzing and interpreting designs for production
  • maintaining or repairing aircraft
  • operating heavy machinery
  • inspecting aircraft for quality control purposes
  • managing or leading a team or personnel

what you bring to the table

To work in the aerospace industry, you must be highly detail-oriented. You probably have a degree in engineering or experience with skilled trades. You're fascinated by machines and how they work. You're driven to create and innovate. You also work well in team settings, as you must frequently collaborate with others to do your job effectively.

training and certifications

Aerospace jobs often require a degree in engineering or a related field. Alternatively, you may have a diploma or on-the-job experience in a skilled trade field such as welding, mechanics or electrical.

Depending on your area of specialty, you may be able to obtain certificates that further demonstrate your expertise to employers. If you're working in an aerospace engineering, for instance, you can obtain engineering certifications in your province.

where your career is headed

Aerospace jobs have plenty of room for advancement. Most aerospace jobs allow you to graduate into supervisory roles once you gain experience and prove your leadership ability. Jobs such as foreman, team lead, assembly supervisor, maintenance supervisor, production supervisor and quality control supervisor require prior experience in the aerospace field and will come with a pay increase.

Another option is to further your education and obtain new in-demand credentials. Post-secondary education or training in engineering, computer science, management and even some skilled trades may open up new aerospace opportunities to you.

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