KF Aerospace hiring 80

UPDATE: 3:20 p.m.

KF Aerospace has already started the hiring process for 80 positions after a new contract was signed for a hangar to be built at Kelowna International Airport.

Brian Akerstream, director of business development at KF Aerospace, said it is a really great time to be part of the industry.

“Last year we had a fanatic year, a little bit surprising even, but a great year,” he said.

KF Aerospace will eventually have to look outside of B.C. to hire for the 40 structural technicians.

“We are not just looking at Okanagan College we are looking all over B.C. In fact, we are going to extend our reach to a national program,” said Akerstream.  

“It is quite a big jump to go to 40 addition technical staff, and we are probably not going to be able to find that resource in B.C., but obviously B.C. comes first, so we will try to look as close as we can and extend our reach as required.”

They hope to have all positions filled by July as the hangar is predicted to be completed by July 1.

ORIGINAL: 5 a.m.

KF Aerospace is hiring 80 job positions.

The Kelowna company is extending a hangar and received a new contract, confirmed KF Aerospace HR supervisor Susan Van Unen.

“We are specifically looking for two types of aircraft maintenance engineers, structural technicians as well as mechanics, and some support staff,” said Van Unen.

Out of the 80 growth positions, 40 of them will be structural technicians.

“It is going to be hard to find 40 of them,” said Van Unen. “We pretty much always hire the entire Okanagan College structural class, but now we need even more.”

She added this is a really large hire for the company.

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