Constantly busy, very rewarding, extremely secure employment
AVIATION TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) – 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron, Patricia Bay, BC – 3 December 2013
A typical day would see me meeting my small work crew and briefing them on the days work plans and expectations. I would disperse the daily tasks to suit each employees specialty skills and periodically confer with the team. At the end of the day, it was my job to inspect and sign for their work.
My responsibility is to report to mid-level management my teams productivity for each day. I am held accountable for the results of their production.
I found the most challenging part of the job (sometimes) is having to do more with less. Not enough trained personnel.
The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing my employees receiving the recognition for a job well done!
I have learned two very important things in 33+ years employment here.
1. There is always something new to learn. You must be able to adapt to changing situations at any time.
2. Respect is earned. It is not issued nor is it an entitlement simply because of rank or position.