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Babcock Maintenance Pay


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I saw the below post on AvCanada and thought the pay was terrible, particularly when you take into account the experience they are looking for and the cost of living in BC.

As far as I know, Carson, who won the fixed wing air ambulance contract are paying more for their engineers, and they're still short. Is this salary the status quo for an experienced engineer?

Applicants, please apply online at https://www.babcockinternational.com/careers/

Location: Vancouver, B.C., Kamloops, B.C., Prince Rupert, B.C., Prince George, B.C., Parksvile, B.C.

Expected Salary: $67,259 to $100,889
Additionally, an extensive compensation package is provided.


Underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, asset management, and specialist training, Babcock International works with customers around the world to improve the capability, reliability, and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear.

In Canada, Babcock is now well established as a provider of services to the Aviation sector. Babcock is proud to work alongside the Government of Manitoba to deliver their wildfire suppression services, as well as key components of their critical fixed-wing air ambulance services. Babcock is now in the process of establishing its a Rotary Wing division. Babcock will be providing engineering support to Ascent Helicopters as they deliver the vital life-saving aero-medical operations to the Government of British Columbia.
Babcock’s Purpose is to create a safe and secure world, together. Our principles create the foundation for how we will do this. They keep us on the right course, unify the way we work and guide us towards success. By thinking, connecting, and acting in line with these Principles, we’ll deliver better outcomes for our Culture, Customers and Communities. Collectively at Babcock, our employees embody the principles that help make us great at what we do:
• Challenge the status quo, Be Curious, and ask, ‘how might we?’
• Whenever measuring success, Think: Outcomes and positive impacts.
• Be Kind to ourselves, each other, and our planet.
• Babcock employees Collaborate – we are greater than the sum of our parts,
• Be Courageous – be brave, ambitious, and determined.
• Everyone has a part to play - Own and Deliver to be successful.

We encourage you to explore our Babcock Canada website to learn more about us at www.babcockcanada.com.


Babcock is looking to expand its Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) to include AW169 maintenance functions. We are currently recruiting for Crew Chiefs (AME) to be based in one of four new operating bases in British Columbia (Vancouver, Kamloops, Prince Rupert, and Prince George). The AME Crew Chief is responsible to the Chief Engineer for the completion of the maintenance and repair tasks which are assigned to them.

In this role, you will:
• Supervise and manage a crew of AME’s and apprentices.
• Create task cards and work orders, as well as order parts and consumables for forecasted maintenance in WinAir.
• Monitor consumable levels of base and order required items in WinAir.
• Maintain, adjust, modify, test, diagnose, and repair an aircraft’s mechanical or structural systems.
• Work with specialized aviation and power tools, computers, and diagnostic equipment.
• Conduct scheduled maintenance tasks.
• Keep timely and accurate records of the repair and maintenance activities that were conducted.
• Carefully observe all procedures, rules and regulations when performing any task.
• Be thoroughly familiar with, and put to use, safety procedures and safe work practices.
• Use the appropriate PPE for tasks/jobs.
• Maintain a clean and productive work area.
• Conduct aircraft cleaning duties of interior and exterior (excluding medical biohazards).
• Work efficiently alone and as part of a team.
• Read, understand, and adhere to the Safety & Health Policy Statement, Company Occupational Health & Safety Manual, Company Policies and Procedures, and the MPM.
• Utilize the company reporting system to report any hazard, incident, or accident.
• Enter labour in the labour tracking system accurately for all tasks performed.
• Perform work in accordance with all Transport Canada guidelines and the MPM.
• Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate:
• Must hold a valid Transport Canada M1 and/or M2 AME license.
• Have experience working on a rotary-wing asset, ideally on Leonardo Helicopters AW-Family aircraft, in particular, the AW169.
• Have demonstrated experience working on WinAir or other similar maintenance programs.
• Have good organizational skills.
• Have experience leading a Crew
• Is proficient in English, written and spoken.
• Have the physical ability to sit or crouch for extended periods.
• Have the physical ability to walk and/or stand for extended periods.
• Have physical dexterity to allow working in confined spaces.
• The ability and willingness to undertake shift work.
• Is comfortable working at height.
• Will be able to prove they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, meaning that you must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the Government of Canada with the final dose at least 14 days prior to your start date.
• You are eligible for an Airport Restricted Area Identity Card (RAIC)
• Have the right to work in Canada and/or have or can obtain a Canadian passport.
Hold a valid driver’s license.

Given our commitment to employee development across the board, employees enjoy a long and satisfying career at Babcock in an environment that values their contributions, rewards them properly, and is committed to their safety and wellbeing. Employee benefits may include but are not limited to:
• Relocation assistance for individuals and families
• Pregnancy and Parental Leave top-up available
• Company sponsored continuing education
• Employee recognition and bonus programs
• Reimbursement of annual professional membership dues
• Health and Wellness Program
• Comprehensive health and dental benefits
• Employer matching of employee retirement contributions
• Paid vacation that increases with years of service
Babcock is committed to promoting employee equity and building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. If you require accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can assist you.

Applicants, please apply online at https://www.babcockinternational.com/careers/

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On 5/16/2024 at 12:24 PM, ray said:

When they can't fill those positions at those rates, it opens the door to TFWs who will.

Luckily you still need a valid Canadian AME license.  There are countries with reciprocal agreements but they also demand higher salaries.  

I wouldn't touch that job for less than 120k.  

This whole aw169 contract is going to be a mess.  Good luck bcas. 

 

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Substandard wages only get substandard people. I’ll be surprised if they can even come close to pulling off this contract.  There is already plenty that’s smells really bad with this contract awarding.  Can’t wait till the litigation starts to reveal the real mess……..

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17 hours ago, Heliian said:

Luckily you still need a valid Canadian AME license.  There are countries with reciprocal agreements but they also demand higher salaries.  

I wouldn't touch that job for less than 120k.  

This whole aw169 contract is going to be a mess.  Good luck bcas. 

 

Hey, BCEHS dug themselves into this hole, it's on them to get themselves out. Hopefully without wasting half a billion taxpayer dollars...

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4 hours ago, InsertCoffee said:

Hey, BCEHS dug themselves into this hole, it's on them to get themselves out. Hopefully without wasting half a billion taxpayer dollars...

I see the key word in this statement was and is "Hopefully "...... but...... it is most likely going to cost us.

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