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Senior Resource Manpower Specialist - 26728

Location: VANCOUVER, BC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Sep 24, 2021
Posting End Date: Oct 3, 2021


Job Description


Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the best Airline in North America. Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.
The key role of the Sr Resource Manpower Specialist is to ensure the continued viability of the station’s operation through training and qualification assignment and levels to meet minimum requirements at all times based on flight loads and overnight planning requirements. This also includes the administration of payroll, and all collective agreement and local agreement issues. 
  • Coordinate the development of the department's training plan, monitor results and present at weekly meetings. 
  • Develop reports for effectively managing all training and ensure training meets operational requirements and present weekly. 
  • Liaise with ACM training departments to implement training requirements. Ensure mandated training has been completed by the employees for YUL/YHZ/YYT and follow up with managers. 
  • Ensure training is in compliance with airworthiness regulations. 
  • Maintain corporate policies and procedures and communicate changes. 
  • Assist/support administration staff on ongoing system and process changes. 
  • Participate in IT improvements and system changes in relation to time and attendance, Mtce qualifications, vacation bid etc. 
  • Improve and streamline payroll processes between ACM, administrators and HR Connex. 
  • Resolve and authorize employee and administrator issues with HR Connex such as: pay rate issues, pay cheque issues, sick pay issues, department issues, policies and process, out of town assignments and any other issues that affect employee satisfaction. 
  • Authorize union time off requests, time bank requests, shift trades, vacation changes, etc. 
  • Negotiate with local shop committee on all issues regarding manpower, transfers, vacation allotments, training, employee issues, postings, processes, etc. Liaise with Labour Relations when required. 
  • Review manpower requirements regularly and ensure adequate manpower available. Implement any necessary changes. 
  • Negotiate and implement shift and vacation bids per operational requirements. 
  • Develop, implement and maintain management schedules and vacation. Review weekly coverage. When necessary, organize and change management schedules and upgrade when necessary. 
  • Process and monitor staffing levels and process staffing requisitions as required. 
  • Process all layoffs and recalls when required. 
  • Assist in recruiting process when required. 
  • Coordinate and maintain absenteeism and rehab processes. 
  • Establish strong and effective working relationships with management team and internal customers to ensure efficient manpower/training plan. 
  • Assist management team in resolving administrative issues. 
  • Concentrate on activities that will optimize a return to the business by carefully considering their implied costs and benefits. 


  • Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Required as of October 31st 2021
  • College or University degree preferred
  • Project management skills, business administration or previous administration experience
  • Computer skills:  Excel, Word, MS office 
  • Organized and excellent time management skills
  • Motivated team player
  • Excellent communication skills – written and spoken
Linguistic Requirements

Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates. 

Diversity and Inclusion
Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.
As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.

Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.