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Lead, Aircraft Certification Authority (ACA) - YTZ

Company Description

Porter Airlines is committed to delivering its signature ‘flying refined’ experience to customers across North America. Effortless travel and genuine hospitality are offered in style and comfort while restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. 


Porter is proud to be an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating®.


Visit www.flyporter.com or follow @porterairlines on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Details of growth plans to provide North America-wide service are available at flyporter.com.

Job Details

The Lead ACA Reports to the Manager, Line Maintenance. They Support the line maintenance team on a wide range of regular and ad-hoc initiatives, including coordinating the return to service of aircraft during AOG events and actual hands-on support.


  • Ensure that all maintenance activities are accomplished in accordance with the policies and procedures contained in the MCM, MPM, DPDs, aircraft and component maintenance manuals and Transport Canada requirements.

  • Maintain an AME M2 or E license and ACA qualifications on company aircraft and assume the responsibilities of an ACA if the operation requires support.

  • Responsible for controlling all YTZ maintenance activity.

  • Liaise with MOC, Planning and Operations to schedule overnight work packages, hangar availability, and gate movements.

  • Responsible for all Apprentices, AME’s, and ACA’s, including time keeping, delegating tasks and ensuring timely completion of assigned tasks.

  • Responsible for the Line Maintenance Engineer’s queries including safety concerns, feedback about the hangar, differences/conflicts between team members, and forward these concerns to the Supervisor, Line Maintenance and/or Manager, Line Maintenance as required.

  • Assist with ground support equipment (GSE) maintenance, generating logs for any equipment that requires repair.

  • Responsible for ensuring the consumable materials and tooling stored in the hangar and service vehicles are maintained in a neat and tidy manner.

  • Will work with the Manager, Stores and Inventory Control to ensure calibrated tooling used and stored in YTZ is properly maintained.

  • Responsible for assisting with AOG maintenance system wide by providing manpower when required.

  • Conversely, may call upon Shop Team Members to assist if the workload requires extra manpower.

  • Ensure the hangar work areas, including all locations in hangar 5, hangar 6, and service vehicles are kept clean in an effort to maintain a safe work environment.

  • Utilize the SMS reporting program for any hazards or incidents that may occur.

  • Other duties and tasks as assigned.


  • Concern for Safety: Identifying hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and taking appropriate action to maintain a safe environment for self and others.

  • Teamwork: Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals.

  • Passenger/Customer Service: Providing service excellence to internal and/or external customers (passengers).

  • Initiative: Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise.

  • Results Focus: Focusing efforts on achieving high quality results consistent with the organization’s standards.

  • Fostering Communication: Listening and communicating openly, honestly, and respectfully with different audiences, promoting dialogue and building consensus.


  • Possess a Transport Canada AME license, M2, E or S.

  • Endorsed, via an approved course, on the aircraft type under their supervision.

  • Have at least 5 years maintenance experience with an Air Carrier or AMO.

  • Must be knowledgeable of the provisions set out in the Canadian Aviation Regulations for the proper performance of their duties.

  • Knowledgeable on Porter Airlines’ computer based maintenance software, RAAS and/or AMOS considered an asset.

  • Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination.

LOCATION: Toronto (Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport - YTZ)

  • August 23, 2022
  • 22-03-93


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