Are you looking to stock up on in-demand skills? Do you have a talent for organization and logistics? Then consider the Canadian Army Reserve. Ensuring operations run smoothly is the all-important task of the Supply Technician. In this role you will handle a variety of items such as food, fuel, heavy machinery, spare parts, stationery and clothing, making sure they get where they need to be when they need to be there.
As a Supply Technician, your primary responsibilities will include purchasing, warehousing, shipping, receiving and managing supplies as well as disposing of obsolete stock. You will also maintain detailed records, process invoices, prepare shipping documents, and maintain accounting and financial records. Essentially, your role is to coordinate supplies from internal and external sources and ensure that they are available on schedule, thereby playing a crucial role in support of operations. You may also have to drive heavy-duty military vehicles and operate other cutting-edge machinery.
To be eligible to apply to the Canadian Army Reserve, you must:
- be at least 18 years old, or:
- Be at least 16 years old (with parental consent) and be enrolled as a full-time student
- have completed at least Grade 10 or Secondaire IV in Québec (some jobs need higher levels of education)
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Serve with the Canadian Army Reserve
This position is available for part-time employment with the Canadian Army Reserve at certain locations across Canada. Reserve Force members usually serve part time with a military unit in their community, and may serve while going to school or working at a civilian job. They are paid during their training. They are not posted or required to do a military move. However, they can volunteer to move to another base. They may also volunteer for deployment on a military mission within or outside Canada.
Reserve Force Training
Reserve Force members are trained to the same level as their Regular Force counterparts. They usually begin training with their home unit to ensure that they meet the required basic professional military standards. If additional training is required in order to specialize skills, arrangements will be made by the home unit.
Reserve Working Environment
Reserve Force members usually serve part-time with their home unit for scheduled evenings and weekends, although they may also serve in full-time positions at some units for fixed terms, depending on the type of work that they do. They are paid 92.8 percent of Regular Force rates of pay, receive a reasonable benefits package and may qualify to contribute to a pension plan.
Supply Technicians may be offered the opportunity to develop specialized skills through formal courses and on-the-job training, including:
- Control of Hazardous Material
- Hazardous Material Packaging
As they progress in their career, Supply Technicians who demonstrate the required ability and potential will be offered advanced training. Available courses include:
- Internal Audit Procedures
- Business Planning Process
The minimum required education to apply for this position is the completion of the provincial requirements for Grade 10 or Secondary IV in Quebec. Foreign education may be accepted.
Join the Canadian Army Reserve
Find a unit that is hiring here: http://canada.ca/army-part-time-jobs
Job Type: Part-time