Maintenance and Security

For more than 30 years, MDS has been the unequivocal global leader in Gas Turbine Engine Solutions—its clients spanning the world’s most elite companies including Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, Air France, Solar Turbines, MTU, and Siemens.

Maintenance and Security – Glacier Facility, Thompson, Manitoba, Canada

For more than 30 years, MDS has been the unequivocal global leader in Gas Turbine Engine Solutions—its clients spanning the world’s most elite companies including Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, Air France, Solar Turbines, MTU, and Siemens.

Specializing in the provision of aviation and industrial / marine solutions for the world’s top companies, MDS delivers customized, turnkey Gas Turbine Engine test facilities, becoming a prime partner to its clients.

MDS’s evolving in-depth expertise paired with a collaborative approach delivers a comprehensive and perfectly custom-engineered solution that fits its clients’ exact needs both today and in the future. From building the world’s most advanced, one-of-a-kind gas turbine engine test facilities—with projects in more than 20 countries—to being at the forefront of research and development, MDS continually drives innovation. Its Engineering Division works with national governments and universities to innovate and spearhead the industry in new and leading-edge testing technologies.

A World of Opportunity

At MDS, we value our team members and their continued contribution to everything we do—it is why we are successful, and it is why our team members are successful. Now we want to make an addition to our world-class team—this time in our state-of-the-art Glacier Test Facility—where the ground-based open air test stand can test a wide range of gas turbine engines. Ice testing for engine certification is one of our prime service offerings.

Welcome to the world of the Glacier Test Facility

The successful candidate will be part of a team of a team of personnel to ensure the complete security of this world-class, outdoor aero-engine test site, as well as perform grounds and building maintenance, and facility systems preventative maintenance.

Specific Departmental or Project Duties

  • Maintain complete site security in accordance with company procedures
  • Liaise with management to report any breaches of security and ensure all security records are current in accordance with company procedures
  • Support his/her immediate supervisor
  • Ensure the facility and grounds are kept clean and tidy
  • Perform manual labour such as shovelling snow, grass cutting, moving components, etc.
  • In accordance with the Facility Maintenance Schedule, Safe Working Procedures and Product Support Documentation (Docstation), carry out preventive maintenance of Building Systems and engine test systems such as fuel, compressed air, hydraulic and water systems
  • Ensure that as part of the team you work cost effectively, efficiently and safely
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties within the capability of the job holder, as requested by the immediate supervision.
  • Operate CAT 966 wheel loader
  • Perform work safely, in a cost-effective manner and in accordance with company Quality, Environmental and Health and Safety policies and procedures

Skills – Essential

  • Excellent attendance and health record in order to satisfy the company’s screening and surveillance requirements
  • Meet the company’s eyesight and hearing test requirements
  • Good communication skills
  • Practical approach to dealing with priorities and problems, remain calm under pressure
  • Good team member who will strive to achieve results
  • To work beyond contracted hours to meet job requirements and to work shifts as required
  • Respond to emergencies, outside of normal working hours
  • A valid drivers license
  • Knowledge of computer software particularly MS Office suite including MS Outlook

Skills – Desirable

  • Willingness to study and achieve higher qualifications
  • Continuous professional development and personal growth
  • A willingness to learn and develop new practices
  • Valid first aid certifications including CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator)
  • Operational experience of a Caterpillar 996 or similar
  • Capable of reading electrical/instrumentation drawings
  • Capable of interpreting piping system schematics


  • High school diploma
  • Served recognized apprenticeship ether in electrical, instrumentation, aero or mechanical fields, or hold company training approvals and possess the relevant certificates is desirable
  • Proof of Manitoba security training certification


  • Operation of fork lifts, scissor lifts and boom arms
  • Operation of CAT 966 wheel loader, or similar
  • Service vehicle engine servicing and minor maintenance
  • Operation of hand tools, power tools and torque wrenches
  • Experience working to defined processes and procedures in an ISO9001 or AS9100, and ISO14001 work environment
  • Experience with operation of large, portable air compressors

Our Values mean everything to us and to our Customers

At MDS, our values drive everything we do—after all, it’s our behaviors and our resulting actions that work to foster the most positive and productive environment for our employees, our partners, and our customers. For those who wish to join our team, they must embrace the MDS values of Communication, Passion, Accountability, Teamwork, Care, and Respect—a world of opportunity awaits.

Candidates who would like to become part of the MDS team are invited to submit their resume in confidence to recruiting@mdsaero.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, we only contact those candidates who meet or exceed our requirements, are legally eligible to work in Canada, and do not require sponsorship.

MDS is an equal opportunity employer. MDS does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, color, mental or physical disability, religion, sex, or national origin or ethnic origin.

Please visit our website www.mdsaero.com to view all open positions. Telephone calls are not accepted from candidates or agencies.