Direct Fire Targetry (dft) Technician Operator Job in Petawawa for Lockheed Martin Canada |

Direct Fire Targetry (dft) Technician Operator

August 19 2020
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence
Categories Defence, Security, IT, Systems, Software, Telecom, Trades, Manual, Operator, Machinist, Trades, Technicians, Construction
Petawawa, ON

Specific Job Description

DFT Technician duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining the DFT suite of equipment in an operational state through scheduled inspections, fault finding and repair, under the directions of the DFT Site Manager and Sr. Technician
  • Troubleshooting and maintaining the DFT suite of equipment, including referred repairs to appropriate authority
  • Maintaining tools and equipment
  • Compliance with all local, provincial and federal regulations concerning the workplace and the environment
  • Ability to work shift work
  • Providing direct support, advice and service to User Units
  • Assist and supervise the loading and unloading of target subsystems and ancillary equipment into the range
  • Assist, supervise and instruct verbally on proper deployment of target subsystems, attachment of batteries, target boards, loading of different types of Hostile Fire Simulator (HOFS) and any other ancillary equipment being used on exercise
  • Troubleshooting any problems that may occur during the installation of the equipment
  • Operate the Target Control Device (TCD), create scenarios and conduct target exposures in accordance with direction from the Officer-In-Charge (OIC) of exercise
  • Assist the OIC of the exercise with the programming of the exercise as required
  • Gather hit data, compile results of unit performance and provide hard copy results to the unit commander, as required
  • Assist in the issue and receipt of the equipment at the Target Maintenance Facility (TMF) to the military user unit
  • Assist in the maintenance of batteries
  • Advise the DFT Site Manager on the conditions of the ranges, berms and protective pits
  • Advise the DFT Site Manager and User Units, as required, of inappropriate practices using the equipment which would have a negative effect on the long-term survival of the DFT equipment
  • Any other related duties as assigned by the DFT Site Supervisor and/or Sr. Technician.

Business Environment

Lockheed Martin Canada is the Canadian-based arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security and aerospace company employing 98,000 people worldwide, including nearly 1,000 Canadians. By applying innovative approaches of our highly skilled and experienced Canadian workforce, we have been Canada’s trusted defence and aerospace partner for over 75 years. We operate major facilities in Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, Calgary and Victoria and work on a wide range of major programs from advanced naval technology products and unmanned systems software to providing delivery and in-service support of the latest military aircraft to commercial engine repair and overhaul capabilities.

Required skills, qualifications and experience

  • Minimum of high school diploma (or equivalent). Additional training in military and/or civilian courses is an asset
  • Must be able to conduct presentations/courses to various levels of Department of National Defence (DND) and Lockheed Martin Canada Inc. personnel
  • Must be able to work shift work: DFT Support is provided outdoors in live fire training ranges, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs on a regular basis
  • Must be able to obtain a Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD) security clearance level of SECRET
  • Must have a valid Ontario Driver’s License
  • Must be able to work in adverse conditions: Exposure to dirt, fumes, noise, adverse weather and extreme temperature are an element of normal day-to-day working conditions
  • Must be able to travel for extended periods of time (i.e.: Up to 30 days at a time) in support of DFT deployments outside of 4th Canadian Division Support Base (CDSB) Petawawa, as required
  • Minimum of high school diploma
  • Experience working in a military Live Fire Range environment is an asset
  • Should be able to read a map using Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) grid system
  • Knowledge of 4 CDSB Petawawa ranges and range conduct is an asset
  • Preference will be given to candidates familiar with the operation and maintenance of the DFT suite of equipment
  • A minimum of 5 years of military service is an asset
  • Must be able to work shift work: DFT support is provided outdoors in live fire training ranges, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and 365 days per year
  • Familiar with MS office and capable of preparing reports, estimates and presentations using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access Database, is an asset.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Lockheed Martin Canada is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. We are committed to excellence in serving all customers, including people with disabilities, and we encourage feedback on the provision of these services.

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