Gunsmith

Canadian Armed Forces based in Kentville, NS is inviting applications from suitable applicants for the position of Gunsmith who are self-motivated and have good interpersonal skills. The Canadian Armed Forces are Canada’s unified military, consisting of sea, land, and air elements known as the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), Canadian Army, and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). The land component of the Canadian Armed Forces is the Canadian Army. We train and supply troops to protect and defend Canada. The Canadian Army is in charge of the operational readiness of the Canadian Armed Forces’ conventional ground forces. The Royal Canadian Navy is Canada’s naval force. The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is one of three environmental commands in the Canadian Armed Forces.

The RCN has 12 frigates, four attack submarines, 12 coastal defence vessels, eight patrol class training vessels, one offshore patrol vessel, and several auxiliary vessels as of 2021. The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is a branch of the Canadian Armed Forces. It defends and protects Canadian and North American airspace in collaboration with the US. The RCAF also helps to maintain international peace and security. The candidate who got selected will be required to start work as soon as possible. The vacancies refer to Permanent employment or Part time job. The shift timings include Day, Evening, Night, Weekend, Shift, On Call, Flexible Hours, To be determined, Early Morning and Morning

Employer Name: Canadian Armed Forces
Position: Gunsmith
No. of vacancies: 5
Salary: $96.00 daily for 64 to 160 hours per month
Employment type: Permanent employment, Part time
Location: Kentville, NS

Job Description

  • The candidate must fabricate, repair, and modify firearms.
  • The candidate must be able to read and interpret blueprints.
  • The candidate will be required to keep accurate records of the nature of the work done on customers’ guns as well as customer gun details such as gun serial number, gun type, calibre, and gauge.
  • The candidate will be responsible for inspecting customers’ firearms to identify any mechanical issues.
  • The candidate will be responsible for designing and building guns to customer specifications.
  • The candidate will be responsible for repairing damaged gun components and repairing gun malfunctions.
  • The candidate will be expected to improve gun accuracy and precision, identify potential safety hazards in firearms, and restore antique firearms.
  • The candidate will be required to replace the barrels on existing rifles in order to change the calibre, correct accuracy issues, change the overall weight of the rifle, or provide a customised look.
  • The candidate will be required to bluing gun barrels and various gun components to prevent rusting.
  • The candidate will be required to attach optical sights, pistol grips, or recoil pads to various guns.
  • The candidate will be expected to respond to customer inquiries about gun care, modification and maintenance.
  • The candidate will be required to use grinders, millers, planners, and other tools to carry out gun modification tasks.
  • The candidate will be expected to use the best techniques to maintain, modify, and repair the firearms of our customers.
  • The candidate will be required to use a broaching machine to cut rifling in a small arms barrel.
  • The candidate must install choke devices on shotguns to control shot pattern.
  • The candidate must be able to draw plans on paper, calculate bullet-flight arcs, sight positions, and other details in order to design new guns.
  • The candidate will be required to refinish wooden stocks for rifles and shotguns by hand sanding and rubbing with a special finishing oil quick-drying lacquer.

Job Requirements

  • The candidate should be fluent in English language.
  • There are no standard education requirements such as a bachelor’s degree, a certificate, or a diploma .
  • Previous experience is not mandatory.
  • The candidate should be a good team player with enough interpersonal and judge-mental skills.
  • The candidate should be organized and flexible in nature.
  • The candidate should be punctual.
  • The candidate should be accountable.
  • The candidate should be authentic.
  • The candidate should be dependable.
  • The candidate should be reliable.
  • The candidate should give importance to values and ethics.
  • The candidate should have excellent customer service skills.
  • The candidate should have good analytical and problem solving skills
  • The candidate should be customer-oriented and friendly.
  • The candidate must have excellent oral communication skills.
  • The candidate should have good physical and healthy state to perform all tasks quickly, effectively, and efficiently.
  • The candidate should have excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work.
  • The candidate should have strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • The candidate should have the ability to work quickly without compromising quality.
  • The candidate must have strong mechanical, woodworking, and metalworking skills.
  • The candidate should be able to interpret gun blueprints.
  • The candidate should be able to use gunsmithing tools safely.
  • The candidate should be well-versed in gun control laws and gun safety.
  • The candidate should be well-versed in firearm modification, assembly, repair, and maintenance.
  • The candidate should have a professional appearance and a pleasant demeanour.

Equipment and Machinery Experience

  • The candidate should have prior experience with Power tools, Hand tools, Gauges and Precision measuring instrument.

Security and Safety

  • The candidate must have a basic level of security clearance.
  • The candidate should have a thorough Criminal record check.
  • The candidate should be bondable and easily communicate.

Transportation/Travel Information

  • The candidate should be willing to travel.

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • The candidate should be able to work in fast-paced busy environment.
  • The candidate should be willing to work under pressure.
  • The candidate should have an eye for details.
  • The candidate should be required to perform repetitive tasks on frequent basis.
  • The candidate must have excellent hand eye coordination.
  • The candidate should be willing to work in sitting, standing and walking position for long hours.
  • The candidate should be willing to work for long hours in bending, crouching and kneeling positions.
  • The candidate must perform manual dexterity tasks.
  • The candidate should have ability to distinguish between colours.

Work Location Information

  • The candidates will be required to work in Rural area.
  • The candidate will be expected to provide on-site customer service.
  • The candidate will be required to work in shop.
  • The candidate will be required to work in urban area and Remote location

Benefits

  • Health and Long term benefits would be provided to the selected candidates.
  • Under Health Benefits, the selected candidates would get Dental plan.
  • Under Long term benefits,  the selected candidates would get Pension plan.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, apply through the given options.

By email

[email protected]

By phone

902-678-7930 extension 2121 Between 09:30 AM and 03:30 PM

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