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Career Spotlight - Airfield Operations Specialist

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work on the airfield? We’re currently hiring a number of Airfield Operations Specialists (AOS) to join the team responsible for keeping our airfields safe! 

This exciting role is an opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about airport operations and working with some of the world’s most advanced equipment.

The role of an AOS is to ensure the runways, taxiways and aprons operate safe and efficiently. By monitoring and conducting inspections, the AOS is responsible for identifying and repairing asphalt and concreate on the airfield. Additionally, the AOS uses specialized equipment and manual techniques to control debris that may interfere with aircrafts and maintains storm water draining systems, perimeter fences, road safety equipment and seaplane facilities.

Another big part of this role is administering de-icing chemicals and operating snow removal equipment during the winter months! The best part? AOS’ have a chance to use up to 82 pieces of snow removal equipment! Take a look at an example of the machine below! With over $75 million invested in equipment, YVR’s snow response fleet can clear the equivalent of Granville Street, full width and length, from the Fraser River to Burrard Inlet, in less than 15 minutes!

To operate this machinery, the successful candidate will be provided the opportunity to obtain a Class 3 Drivers License with Air Brake endorsement as well as unparalleled training and development initiatives.

Sound like an exciting gig? This is your chance to let your career take flight at Canada’s second busiest airport! Apply for this role or browse through all available opportunities here.

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