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Structural Repair Engineer

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Location: Roselawn
Company: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada

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The Organization

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. (‘DHC’) is a proudly Canadian aerospace company currently transitioning its corporate headquarters to Calgary, AB. DHC is undertaking a consolidation of its underlying subsidiary companies under a single brand currently offering engineering, aftermarket, new aircraft manufacturing, modifications, parts manufacturing and flight training. DHC currently has approximately 1,200 employees based in BC, AB and ON as well as in markets and distribution hubs world-wide. Our strong entrepreneurial spirit, together with a culture of empowerment, quality and innovation create opportunities to grow and succeed in an organization with a proud heritage and bright future.


The Structural Repair Engineer will be part of the In-Service Engineering Team assigned to the issuance of structural repair drawings and dispositions for damaged in-service aircraft, in accordance with International Civil Aviation Regulatory / Government Agencies (TCCA, FAA, EASA, etc.) and De Havilland Aircraft requirements; having as the main goal, the safe and efficient return to service of aircraft.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide the complete design and stress analysis of structural repair schemes (permanent and temporary repairs) of damaged in-service aircraft, in accordance with De Havilland Aircraft repair requirements and in accordance with regulatory body requirements (TC, FAA, EASA, etc.) and the De Havilland Design Approval Organization (DAO).
  • Select repair structural configurations and materials (including metallic and composites) to produce optimized repair schemes, while ensuring safety requirements are respected and while meeting tight customer schedules and deadlines.
  • Design and development of in-service modifications based on operator requests and recurring fleet issues.
  • Liaise with aircraft operators in telephone conversations and meetings to provide technical expertise and explanations related to repairs.
  • On-site damage surveys of immobilized aircraft (international travel may be required) and recommendations regarding airworthiness of damaged aircraft and requirements for repairs.
  • Coordinate with other sections and departments to ensure the development of comprehensive, optimized and efficient repair solutions.
  • Work to improve existing technical and procedural processes within In-Service Engineering to provide the best service to operators of DASH-8 aircraft, where necessary.
  • Conduct periodic reviews and check of repair designs completed by other members of the design group.
  • Investigate operator requests, recurring fleet issues and provide support to core engineering design.
  • Co-ordinate with Regional Support Offices to ensure 24/7 support of operators around the world.
  • Work effectively in partnership with members of the Customer Response Centre to provide coordinated responses to operator queries.

Education & Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree (Aerospace or Mechanical).


  • Experience in aircraft structural design, sizing, stress analysis (static substantiation and knowledge of damage tolerance).
  • Experience in Dash-8 aircraft structural repairs.

De Havilland Canada is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities to apply. As per the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), De Havilland will accommodate the needs of applicants with disabilities throughout all stages of the selection process. If you need accommodation during the recruitment process, please advise your Talent Acquisition representative. Information relating to the need for accommodation and accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

At De Havilland Canada, we aim to be inclusive and diverse and provide equal opportunity for employment. All qualified applicants, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, and disability, are encouraged to apply.

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