PAL Aerospace is a proud partner of Airbus Defence & Space for the Government of Canada’s Fixed Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) aircraft replacement program. Through AirPro Search and Rescue Services (a joint venture between Airbus DS and PAL), the AirPro team will be responsible for fleet management tasks. In addition, PAL Aerospace will be responsible for the In-Service Support which covers all aspects of the maintenance work not undertaken by Royal Canadian Air Force technicians. It will include high value work such as repairs, 2nd and 3rd level maintenance, future modification work and depot level maintenance of the aircraft.

This significant and exciting project will pave the way for innovation and opportunity within PAL Aerospace, while growing our operations. In an effort to expand our current team, PAL Aerospace is currently looking for a Supply Chain Specialist to join the AirPro team in the Ottawa, ON region.

The Supply Chain Specialist will work closely with the Material Support System Manager (MSSM) to support the Materiel Support System (MSS).

 Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in managing all airworthiness-related activities conducted within the Acceptable Materiel Support Organization (AMSO) 

  • Support MSSM to ensure all Materiel activities for the FWSAR Program are conducted in accordance with the Technical Airworthiness Manual (TAM) requirements

  • Monitor the performance of the Materiel Support organization to ensuring smooth service support delivery to all FWSAR locations including: Main Operating Bases (MOBs), the Central Warehouse, any deployed locations and within the Integrated Product Team (IPT). This includes:

    • Spares Procurement

    • Shipping & Receiving

    • Parts & Documentation Control

    • Warehousing

    • Shelf Life Control

    • Disposal

  • Maintain the MSS KPI dashboard and provide reports to as required

  • Provide oversight of the MSS elements of the IPT

  • Coordinate and represent AirPro at Materiel Support Working Group (MSWG) meetings

  • Contribute to the creation of the Materiel SS Plan to meet deadlines, budget, and program milestones

  • Review and update the FWSAR Logistics Handbook

  • Participate in site visits/audits of FWSAR MSS facilities


  • 15+ years experience in supply chain and logistics operations

  • 5+ years experience in a management or leadership role

  • Experience in the Canadian Technical Airworthiness Authority through work experience and/or formal training of the applicable rules and standards

  • Understanding of the FWSAR operational and environmental requirements

  • Previous experience working with DND will be considered an asset

  • Able to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders

  • Ability to manage projects and to work collaboratively in a team setting

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Exceptional organizational skills

  • Ability to meet program security requirement

  • Must be able to travel within Canada and internationally as required


PAL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.