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GSE Standards and Safety Compliance Manager - 27422

Location: TORONTO, ON, Canada
Posting Start Date: Nov 25, 2021
Posting End Date: Dec 5, 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 GSE Standards and Safety Compliance Manager is responsible for the development and maintenance of technical and safety standards for all Air Canada ground equipment assets, Regulatory compliance, Canadian station safety audits and GSE Loss control.  

Key Functions & Accountabilities:  (Responsibilities, Activities, Authority levels, etc)
  • Develops, administers and maintains Air Canada ground support equipment technical specifications data base.
  • Manage and audit all ground support equipment purchases to validate designed and specifications are compliant with regulatory, corporate and industry standards.
  • GSE liaison to corporate Risk Assessment committee, act as trained participant on all new or modified equipment types (SMS). 
  • Lead GSE safety committees for ground equipment and facility issues.(SMS)
  • Responsible to update all technical specification documents on an ongoing basis. 
  • Conducts evaluation and acceptance inspections on new ground support equipment so as to ensure that all equipment purchased and delivered to Air Canada is designed and manufactured in accordance with Air Canada technical specifications.
  • Lead, plan, coordinate and administer ground support equipment tests and evaluations.
  • Accountable to facilitate disposal of surplus/scrap equipment and materials at all GSE locations.
  • Lead and support Air Canada Training (corporate & local) departments and Standards & Procedures staff on all matters relating to new equipment types.
  • Responsible to liaison with International line stations, for technical and material support of GSE inventory.
  • Lead assigned Air Canada GSE projects and initiatives, ensuring alignment and compliance with Air Canada Ground Support Equipment goals and objectives.
  • Audit all related and applicable policies and procedures, per Air Canada and Air Canada corporate manuals, standard operating procedures and guidelines are followed and respected accordingly.
  • Lead and initiate enhancements to GSE processes and procedures to better support operational and financial standards.
  • Participate in management team decision making pertaining to departmental matters.
  • Participate in the development of strategies and corporate initiatives for Air Canada Ground Support Equipment.
  • Responsible for GSE Loss time and cost control.
  • Lead Environmental compliance practice and procedures within GSE department. 


  • Strong technical and working knowledge of airline ground support equipment.
  • Working knowledge of ramp handling and aircraft ground handling requirements.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Proven project management experience.
  • Self-starter with demonstrated strong interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient in the use of personal computers and common office software applications (MS Outlook, Word and Excel) and other Air Canada Ground Support Equipment computer applications (ARMS, RES, M5, E-Sage, etc.).
  • Strong knowledge of applicable safety, environmental and other regulatory standards and policies.
  • Ability to obtain Transport Canada airport security clearance.
  • Traveling within the US and Canada will be frequently required.
  • High School Certificate.
  • Technical accreditation (relevant trade’s license/endorsements) in as asset.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or equivalent is an asset.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and/or certification as a Professional Engineer is an asset.
Conditions of Employment:
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the country of interest, at the time any offer of employment is made and seeking any required work permits/visas or other authorizations which may be required is the sole responsibility of the candidates applying for this position.
  • Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Required
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

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