Structural Engineer Job in Kelowna for KF Aerospace |

Structural Engineer

March 16 2021
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence
Categories CAD/DAO, Design, Drafting, Civil engineering, Construction, Structure, Defence, Security, Engineering, Trades, Technicians, Construction
Kelowna, BC

We’re all about the craft.

KF Aerospace is proud to deliver innovative aircraft solutions for corporate, commercial and military customers worldwide. Launched more than 50 years ago out of Canada’s Okanagan Valley, KF has grown to specialize in a wide range of aviation services including maintenance and modifications, air cargo operations, military pilot training and aircraft leasing. With facilities across Canada, KF is home to a 900+ strong, highly skilled workforce. Our passion for our craft fuels every project we touch.


The Engineering Department is a Transport Canada Design Approval Organization that supports many internal and external modification and repair design requests by creating the appropriate data as necessary. The qualified individual will be responsible for interior modifications, structural support of avionics installations and structural modifications, developing engineering solutions for the repair of airframe structure and components.


Develop structural analysis

Develop drawings

Provide on-aircraft support of KF Aerospace and 3rd party designed modifications

Develop design documents for demonstrating compliance to the appropriate regulations

Liaise with Transport Canada and other approval authorities for design approval

Manage resources to achieve assigned project goals

Provides engineering support to maintenance as required for disposition of discrepant conditions affecting aircraft or components in order to restore serviceable status, including assisting with interpretation of the aircraft manufacturer’s repair manuals, drawings and other repair instructions

Responds to requests from maintenance when technical assistance is required to support projects or resolve problems

Researches, develops and substantiates repair plans for structural defects, corrosion, or service damage on transport category aircraft

Maintains knowledge of current and pending regulations which affect areas of responsibility and ensures that all Engineering actions maintain compliance with applicable regulatory requirements


Completion of an Aerospace Engineering Degree

5 years of relevant experience is preferred

Experience in the design and analysis of aircraft structural repairs

Experience providing engineering support for hangar aircraft and live aircraft operations

Familiarity with the structural design philosophy and primary and secondary structure repair methodology for Boeing or Airbus commercial aircraft preferred

Should have the ability to analyze incomplete information and implement timely decision making while mitigating risk factors

Should possess a thorough understanding of maintenance requirements, processes and procedures

Experience designing, analyzing and developing repair drawings for aerospace structural non-conformances

Experience in Structural Analysis (static analysis, fatigue analysis, damage tolerance analysis) preferred

Experience with regulations (TCCA, FAA) and understanding of their impact on conformity and compliance (for example: certification and qualification) preferred

Should possess a thorough knowledge of aircraft materials and hardware as well as Aerospace Engineering standards and specifications

Competence in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office and Mathcad to a sufficient level to perform the day to day tasks

Proven ability to meet project deadlines

Able to work independently and as a team member

Strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills

Personal Attributes

Must be self motivated and disciplined in their work ethic

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, coupled with a high sense of commitment, and a willingness to accept responsibilities while acting independently in a high-pressure team environment.

Willing to work extra hours when required, including on weekend on-call rotation.

Able to work independently

Able to work as a team member and respond positively to instructions

Able to work under pressure

Ability to handle multiple priorities

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Well organized and detail orientated

Effective time manager and ability to meet deadlines while performing tasks accurately

Have a willingness to accept responsibility

Good research skills



Full-Time staff benefits include (but are not limited to):

Health and Dental

Short & Long-Term Disability

Health Spending Account

Paid vacation and Personal time off

The opportunity to bank overtime

Pension matching plan and voluntary RRSP

Employee & Family Assistance Program

Free financial advice

A bonus program based on organizational performance

Apply now!