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The Aircraft Structures (ACS) Course Instructor must deliver the curriculum for all training requirements. He or she is accountable to the Course Director for providing all course training documentation, lesson plans, and student assessment and evaluation.

An ACS Course Instructor must have knowledge of and ability to apply principles of training delivery, demonstrated through work experience in a training environment as an instructor where he or she has prepared and delivered lessons in the context of aircraft maintenance training using established lesson plans approved by a technical institute.

Must have for Civilian trained candidate:

  • Graduation from an Aircraft Structures Technician program offered by a technical institute that is recognized by the Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA) in the delivery of one or several accredited programs and three (3) years of experience as an Aircraft Structures Technician in an aircraft maintenance organization; or

  • Graduation from a program offered by a technical institute that is recognized by Transport Canada (TC) as an Approved Training Organization and three (3) years of experience as a registered Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (S rating) in an aircraft maintenance organization; and

  • At least one (1) year of instructional experience in an adult education environment, plus one (1) year of instructional experience, instructional support or a mixture of instructional experience and instructional support experience in an adult education environment. Instructional experience is defined as instructional or teaching duties or tasks within a classroom, lab, or other similar environment. Instructional support experience is defined as duties or tasks in support of instruction including course standards, course development and student evaluation.

  • Bilingual in both official languages

Canadian Forces trained candidate:

  • Qualified ACS (or QL 5 trade level for pre-1996 equivalent); and

  • At least one (1) year of instructional experience in an adult education environment, plus one (1) year of instructional experience, instructional support or a mixture of instructional experience and instructional support experience in an adult education environment. Instructional experience is defined as instructional or teaching duties or tasks within a classroom, lab, or other similar environment. Instructional support experience is defined as duties or tasks in support of instruction including course standards, course development and student evaluation.

  • Bilingual in both official languages

The ACS Course Instructor tasks may include and may not necessarily be limited to, the following:

  • Performing instructional tasks in accordance with approved instructional techniques while ensuring the safety and security of personnel and materiel;

  • Preparing, maintaining, and revising Lesson Plans and Student Study Manuals consistent with current Training Plans and approved directives;

  • Maintaining classrooms, laboratories and facilities in a clean, serviceable state, ensuring fire, security and safety regulations are adhered to. This may include routine training aid repair;

  • Advising course director of all issues which could affect the welfare of students;

  • Controlling and analyze all Performance Checks;

  • Advising course director regarding deficient and unserviceable training aids and facilities;

  • Originating entries in Student Record Book for the purpose of preparing course reports, counselling;

  • Recommending draft changes to the pertinent Qualification Standard, Training Plans and course précis when required;

  • Monitoring students for high standard of conduct and deportment;

  • Providing continuous improvement feedback for middle management decisions;

  • Assisting the course director in counselling students on their performance;

  • Supervising exams;

  • Passing the Air Maintenance Policy (AMP) Level II exam within three (3) months of becoming an ACS Course Instructor under the Contract;

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