Aerospace Materials and Stores Specialists

Job Description

The Aerospace Materials Specialist (AMS) plays a vital behind-the-scenes role in the aviation industry. The AMS is responsible for ensuring that the technicians always have the correct parts, components, and raw materials needed for work on the aircraft. The AMS is an expert in materiel handling and maintaining the inventory of stored items — shipping, receiving, stocking, moving, or issuing crucial support products such as parts, components, sealants, lubricants, and raw materials in routine and AOG (aircraft on ground) situations. The AMS tags and catalogues every single item for immediate and future use. The workplace is a clean shop environment.

Other job titles
  • Aviation Stock Keeper/Storekeeper

  • HazMat Specialist

  • Import/Export Specialist

  • Materials Technologist

  • Purchaser

  • Shipping/Receiving Agent

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The Canadian Council of Aerospace & Aviation manages the certification process for this and other regulated careers in our industry.

Our industry has identified this career as in-demand, and is looking for certified skilled labourers to fill positions in this role. Use our self-assessment screening tool, and we’ll help you determine what steps you need to take to expedite your certification for Aerospace Materials and Stores Specialists.

By completing this assessment, you’ll provide us with everything we need to point you in the right direction to completing your certification. And, once you’re certified, we’re ready to introduce you to employers looking for people with your skills.

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Work, Education &

Places you
could work

Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Organizations (MROs)

Aircraft Operators


Supply Chain Management Organizations

The Canadian Forces


Sales Organizations


Completion of Secondary School (required)

Completion of an Aviation Maintenance program at a college or approved training organization (an asset)

Comprehensive on-the-job training (available at most companies)

Experience as an Aviation Stock Keeper or Aviation Maintenance Technician (an asset)

CCAA certification (an asset)


Thorough familiarity with safe work practices, and rules and regulations

Experience in working with hazardous materials

Self-motivated, organized, detail oriented, and precise

Ability to shift priorities quickly and work within tight time constraints

Experience with inventory, and logistics

Investigative skills

Strong interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills in dealing with personnel from other departments, customers and manufacturers’ representatives, along with shop personnel — must be a team player

Proficiency with computers and software

Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace

Tel   613-727-8272       Fax   613-727-7018

1785 Alta Vista Drive, Suite 105, Ottawa, ON, K1G 3Y6

CCAA’s mission is to develop, promote and administer a comprehensive and effective human resources strategy for the Canadian aviation and aerospace industry.

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