12 July 2024

CAE USA INC | Instructor

Ottawa, CAN, Canada


About This Role

One CAE. Infinite Possibilities.

Shaping a better future, led by technology, together.

CAE is a global leader in training for the civil aviation and defence & security. Backed by a 70-year record of industry firsts, we continue to help define global training standards with our innovative virtual-to-live training solutions to make flying safer, maintain defence force readiness and enhance patient safety. We have the broadest global presence in the industry, with over 9,000 employees, 160 sites and training locations in over 35 countries. Each year, we train more than 220,000 civil and defence crewmembers, including more than 135,000 pilots.

Passionate about instructional delivery? Looking for a work environment where you can influence the next generation of Royal Canadian Air Force aircrew and collaborate with other aircrew experts? Want to join a worldclass company and industry leader and be proud to contribute to our projects and mission? Come join our team and share your passion with us! We need you to complete our team as part of the Canadian Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) Operational Training Unit (OTU) instructor cadre in Ottawa. This is a full-time position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

+ Delivery of the joint Pilot and Sensor Operator (SO) MQ-9B course incorporating theory, synthetic and live phases.

+ Provide Sensor Operator subject matter expertise (SME) support to the Mission Intelligence Coordinator (MIC) course.

+ Provide oral and written SME to other members of the CAE Mission Crew cadre.

+ Ensure delivered training is consistent with training objectives and teaching points in the training plan, per applicable training standards.

+ Delivery of synthetic training using complex simulators and scenario generation systems.

+ Compiling student sortie progress, and course debrief reports.

+ Reporting instructional issues and deficiencies relative to the course delivery.

+ Work autonomously to tackle a broad scope of requirements for aircrew student and customer representatives.

+ Effectively deliver oral presentations to aircrew students, customers representatives and CAE management.

+ Work independently towards a team goal.

+ Contribute to development of courseware and teaching aids.

+ Liaise and contribute to student course scheduling.

+ Perform occasional travel in support of the project.

+ Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

+ Superior interpersonal and communication skills.

+ Experience with writing and amending multi-media instructional courseware.

+ Familiar with quality standards, training plans, and training media used to ensure teaching points are met per Training Standards.

+ Eligibility to work in Canada either as a Canadian Citizen, a Permanent Resident or on a valid Work Permit.

+ Capable of obtaining and maintaining both Controlled Goods and a Government of Canada NATO SECRET security clearance.

+ Physically able to perform all instructional tasks in a live and synthetic setting.

+ Previous experience as a SO Instructor on an MQ series platform.

+ Formal training in Instructional Techniques.

+ Close Air Support experience.

+ Kinetic effects delivery experience

+ Maritime Domain experience.

+ Link-16 experience.

Preferred Skills

+ Launch and Recovery experience.

+ Exposure to Signals intelligence.

+ Exposure to Automatic Identification System (AIS).

+ Experience as a Standard Unit or Central Flying School member.

+ >300 formal instructional hours.

+ Non RPAS military aviation experience.

CAE offers you

+ Working environment of 2024 Canada’s top 100 employers.

+ A dynamic and innovative environment in which to grow

+ A stimulating career path and internal mobility.

+ International relocation packages for eligible employees, including Canadian work permit.

+ Attractive benefits, including but not limited to:

+ Defined benefits retirement plan;

+ Stocks purchased plan;

+ Flexible vacations;

+ Competitive maternity and parental leave policies;

+ And more.

Position Type


CAE thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those whose background and experience match the requirements of the role will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer

CAE is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As “One CAE,” we take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, neurodiversity, Veteran status, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

If you don’t see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed in the job posting, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. At CAE, everyone is welcome to contribute to our success. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please get in touch with us at rh-hr@cae.com .

At CAE, we equip people in critical roles with the expertise and solutions to create a safer world. As a technology company, we digitalize the physical world, deploying simulation training and critical operations support solutions. Above all else, we empower pilots, airlines, defence and security forces, and healthcare practitioners to perform at their best every day and when the stakes are the highest. Around the globe, we’re everywhere customers need us to be with more than 13,000 employees in more than 200 sites and training locations in over 40 countries. CAE represents 75 years of industry firsts—the highest-fidelity flight and mission simulators, surgical manikins, and personalized training programs powered by artificial intelligence. We’re investing our time and resources into building the next generation of cutting-edge, digitally immersive training and critical operations solutions while keeping positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact at the core of our mission. Today and tomorrow, we’ll make sure our customers are ready for the moments that matter.


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