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CAE USA INC Helicopter Flight Simulator Technician (NH90) in Den Helder, Netherlands

Role and Responsibilities

CAE is one of the world’s leading suppliers of simulation and training systems for pilots and flight crews. With utmost precision, we design, produce and maintain state-of-the-art training systems for flight and land simulation as well as networked simulation applications.

About the role:

We are looking for and engineering focused individual to join our small team based in Den Helder as a Simulator Technician, working on the most advanced aviation simulators in the world. Due to the unrivalled range of simulators at our training centers across the globe, your role will be incredibly varied, giving you the opportunity to work on a wide range of the most modern simulators, systems, and equipment to enhance your technical knowledge. We’re continually looking to foster an environment of learning, development, and progression. At CAE you’ll gain exposure to a broad range of systems to help you develop your technical knowledge.

Your tasks:

  • Identifying, finding and solving problems in complex flight simulation systems

  • Checks updates and bug fixes at subsystem level with the test engineer/-pilot

  • Integrates the software configuration items (SWCI´s) to the system and ensures correct communication between hardware configuration items and SWCI's

  • Learn and perform preventive maintenance tasks on the simulators and associated simulator systems.

  • Assist in diagnosing and correcting problems on the simulators and associated simulator systems.

  • Utilize maintenance management system to record and track maintenance activities.

  • Perform pre-flight and post flight on designated simulators.

  • Perform basic visual alignments.

  • Run automatic Qualification Test Guide (QTG).

  • Assist with refurbishment and hardware modifications.

  • Perform administrative tasks as required.

About you:

  • Ideally you will either hold a technical degree or 4 years or more work experience in an electronic, avionic, or technical field as a technician or in a similar role, but fresh graduates are also welcome.

  • Ability to interpret system prints and schematics.

  • Proficiency in operating test equipment (oscilloscope, multi-meter, signal generator, logic analyzer, etc.).

  • Computer literate (PC and/or computer mainframe/architecture).

  • Some experience in soldering and circuit board repairs preferred

  • Some knowledge of Microsoft Office tools and suite.

  • Practical, analytical mindset with great troubleshooting skills.

  • Fluency in English and Dutch.

  • Must be a Dutch national due to security clearance requirements

What we offer:

  • Working in international teams

  • Dealing with complex problems and solutions in the field of aeronautics

  • A responsible position with excellent development opportunities

  • Stocks options

  • Shift bonus

  • Private health insurance

  • 25 vacation days

Does this sound like an interesting challenge for you? If so, we look forward to receiving your CV.

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Keywords: Hardware, Software, Configuration, Testing, Electrical,

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 Employment Opportunity

At CAE, everyone is welcome to contribute to our success. With no exception.

As captured in our overarching value "One CAE", we’re proud to work as one passionate, boundaryless and inclusive team.

At CAE, all employees are welcome regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, neurodiversity or age.

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.