Army Reserve Weapons Technician (Land)

Army Reserve Canadian Armed Forces
Published
September 6, 2022
Location
4007 Sandwich St Windsor ON N9C 1C3, Windsor, Canada
Job Type

Description

In order to apply for this position, you MUST meet three basic criteria:

  • You MUST have 15 high school credits (Grade 10 in Ontario)
  • You MUST be between 16 and 56 years old
  • You MUST be a Canadian Citizen.
  • Permanent Residents and International Students CANNOT apply.

You will be required to join the Canadian Armed Forces Army Reserve to be employed in this position.

This is NOT a civilian position.

**Please note that in accordance with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) regulations, there is a requirement to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to receive employment with the CAF. If you are not vaccinated and choose not to get the vaccine, you will be ineligible to join the CAF. If this is the case for you, please let us know as soon as possible so we can close your application. Furthermore, those who have a legitimate medical contraindication or those who provide legitimate grounds protected against discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act, including religion, can request for accommodation. Please make it known as soon as possible if you are requesting an accommodation. Individuals requesting accommodation will have their matter reviewed as part of the application process.**

This position is in Windsor Ontario.

We offer skills that most employers find valuable, for example:

  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Leadership
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Training
  • WHIMIS

There are opportunities to travel and work in many different environments.

All training is paid and when you are sent on training courses, all accommodations, and meals are covered by the employer.

As a Reservist with the Canadian Armed Forces, you do not sign a contract locking you in to a fixed period of service.

As an Army Reservist we offer: 100% medical coverage while on duty, a dental plan, and a pension plan. Pay rates are based on a daily rate with annual increases, and increases with promotions. Base pay is $101.96 per day.

This is an excellent opportunity for students. We offer a full time summer employment program that will provide the successful applicant the opportunity to work on a salary basis starting 1 May to 31 Aug, or any part thereof. This is guaranteed for the first four years that you are employed with us.

Weapons Technicians maintain and repair weapons, weapons systems and ancillary equipment. They are members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. They also are responsible for the maintenance and repair of miscellaneous equipment such as scales, hydraulic lifts, locks and security containers, personal flotation devices, rebreathers, and equipment for heating, cooking and lighting in the field.

Weapons Technicians are primarily responsible for the maintenance and repair of the following equipment:

  • Rifles, submachine- guns and handguns
  • Machine-guns and non-guided anti-tank weapons
  • Sub-calibre adapters
  • Training devices, including simulators
  • Grenade projectors, mortars and launcher systems
  • Light weapons and turret systems for armoured fighting vehicles

Weapons Technicians are employed at bases and stations across Canada and on deployed operations around the world. They experience the unique adventures and challenges that come with working in different environments. While on a base, they may be working in small spaces, like a workshop. In the field or on deployment they may work outdoors most of the time or in temporary accommodations.

Weapons Technicians maintain and repair weapons and weapon systems for the Army and Special Operations Forces, anything from pistols and sniper rifles, to tanks and artillery.

They are a critical part of the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, and they work closely with Electronic-Optronic Technicians, Materials Technicians and Vehicle Technicians to keep the Army’s equipment in top shape.

Arte et Marte – “By Skill and by Fighting” – is the motto of the RCEME Corps. Weapons Technicians are soldiers first and foremost, and they receive the same basic combat training as all other Army soldiers. They need to be as mobile as the units they are supporting, working out of temporary repair facilities when they are out on exercise or on missions overseas.

Online Information package:

Canadian Army Reserves in Windsor and Chatham

Online Information package (Co-Op)

Army Reserve Co-Op

 

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