MTU Maintenance Canada is the North American member of the MTU Maintenance network of companies, the largest independent provider of commercial engine maintenance services worldwide. Quality, efficiency and innovation are our strengths. You, too, can become part of our dedicated team in Delta, BC as 

Director Engineering ​

Code: MMEP / 23272

Salary:  $130,000 - $160,000 per year

The Director of Engineering is responsible for establishing and amending the engine management programs to most effectively meet customer requirements, while maximizing engine reliability and on-wing life and minimizing operating costs per hour. He / She is also responsible for developing, implementing and continuously improving technical standards, tool designs, monitoring of engine overhauls, supporting engine tests and assisting lean production activities.

Your Tasks:

General responsibilities:

  • Recruitment and performance management of the Engineering staff, including succession planning, discipline and promotion
  • Manage and coordinate the activities of the Engineering Department to accomplish the goals identified for the departments
  • Coordinate the MTU Canada Engineering activities with business strategies in order to improve MTU Canada overall achievement
  • Coordinate the technical and procedural standards for test, repair and overhaul of engines
  • Develops the departmental budgets and is accountable for financial results within budget allocations
  • Set, monitor and report  to the Managing Director and CEO the KPIs for the Engineering departments as well for the Continuous Improvement Program; align department KPIs with goals & objectives on corporate and departmental level
  • Ensure Department Senior Managers and staff are aware of, and compliance with corporate policies and procedures as well as appropriate aviation standards.
  • Communicate and work with other Directors to streamline the Engineering’s efforts with other areas.
  • Coordinate training of department employees to ensure multi-tasking is optimized to maintain a high level of technical proficiency, to ensure adherence to the Canadian Ministry of Transport Airworthiness Standards and to keep current with the latest technological advances within the aerospace industry

Operational responsibilities:

Coordinate, coach, monitor, supervise and direct employees on a daily basis to achieve goals and targets in meeting internal and external customer expectations. Consult the company board of Directors and the Managing Director and CEO in Continuous Improvement strategies and activities as well as taking the lead for workshop / projects on a executive level.

  1. Propulsion Engineering
  • Investigate the reasons for in-service engine discrepancies and propose maintenance actions if necessary
  • Liaise with engine manufacturers and customers on engine problems and work with them to find acceptable solutions
  • Investigate causes of findings identified by any source including the audit program and take corrective action
  • Coordinate new customer setup discussions with Customer Support personnel as necessary
  • Consult and negotiate with clients to prepare specifications, explain proposals and present engineering reports and findings related to customers’ engine shop visits
  • Develop / Update technical orders, MRBs and Green Pages for deviation handling including review / approval of technical documentations.
  1. Process Engineering & Repair Development
  • Develop processes and work instructions for all engine maintenance activities
  • Repair development for new product services
  • Project lead for implementation of new engine types
  • Design / modify tooling for engine maintenance
  • Define and continuously maintain production planned times for maintenance processes
  • Develop and maintain CNC programs, processes and work instructions for industrial machines
  • Develop specifications for new equipment / industrial machines and perform the first article inspection
  • Lead research and development projects
  • Conduct KAIZEN workshops for process optimization activities to reduce costs

Strategic responsibilities:

  • Amend engine management programs to maximize engine reliability and on-wing life while minimizing operating costs per hour
  • Establish engine management programs that define inspection intervals, life management, refurbishment specification, and modification standards
  • Participate in the Industrial Engineering Across Location group as chair holder to ensure synergies between the MTU locations worldwide
  • Participate in the Global MTU Continuous Improvement Network to leverage synergies


Our Requirements:

  •  Master of Engineering Degree (M.Eng.), 5+ years of leadership experience and 5+ years working as an engineer in the aviation industry
  • Or a Bachelor of Engineering Degree (B.Eng.), 5+ years of leadership experience and 8+ years working as an engineer in the aviation industry
  • 5+ years a leading role in continuous improvement and lean management activities
  • Advanced knowledge of common engineering based software (e.g. computer-aided design (CAD), computer numeric controlled programming (CNC), etc…)
  • Advanced knowledge of SAP engineering specific functions
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office

We Offer:

  • Generous relocation package available to eligible candidates
  • We offer great benefits from your first day (no waiting period)
  • 100% match company pension
  • Extended Medical and Dental Programs
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Vision Care and Rx Safety Vision Program
  • Free On-site Parking

Go to our website, to learn more about us.  After your application is received, hiring managers will review for potential next steps.  

MTU supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.

MTU Maintenance Canada does not use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to review and/or screen candidates.