In-demand Army Reserve Trades

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Materiel Management Technician

Materiel Management Technicians ensure that all of the supplies and services necessary for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) operations are available when and where they are required. They handle a variety of items such as food, fuel, heavy machinery, spare parts, stationery and clothing.

The primary responsibilities of Materiel Management Technicians are to:

  • Manage the purchasing, warehousing, shipping, receiving, stock control and disposal of obsolete stock and equipment
  • Receive, handle and prepare items for shipment
  • Operate military vehicles weighing up to 10 tons and materials-handling equipment such as forklifts
  • Process invoices and prepare shipping documents
  • Order material from internal and external sources and purchase supplies
  • Deliver supplies and provide services to operational units
  • Perform recordkeeping, stocktaking and inventory control
  • Maintain accounting and financial records
  • Process and coordinate repair and disposal functions

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Mobile Support Equipment Operator

Mobile Support Equipment Operators operate military vehicles ranging in size from standard automobiles to snow removal equipment and all-terrain vehicles.

  • The primary responsibilities of the Mobile Support Equipment Operator are to:
  • Operate buses, automobiles, trucks and tractor-trailers
  • Operate specialized mobile equipment such as fueling tankers, snowplows, tractors and all-terrain vehicles
  • Receive, load, secure and unload materiel and equipment transported by road
  • Provide transportation support for combat and field operations
  • Maintain equipment in serviceable condition by cleaning, inspecting and correcting minor faults
  • Prepare dispatch schedules and coordinate user requirements for vehicles and equipment
  • Prepare and maintain job-related forms, records and reports

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Signal Operator

Signal Operators work primarily outdoors, in military vehicles, and temporary shelters (e.g. tents). Individually or in a team Signal Operators install, remove, troubleshoot, and operate leading edge communications and information systems technology such as:

  • Wired and wireless communications and information systems
  • Radio, satellite, and microwave broadband systems
  • Fibre optic and copper wire broadband technology
  • Voice and Data systems

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Gunner

Gunners are responsible for surveillance, target acquisition, and indirect fire to engage the enemy. The Artillery is part of the Combat Arms, which also includes Infantry Soldiers, Armored Soldiers, and Combat Engineers.

As members of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, the primary responsibilities of Gunners are to:

  • Position, operate and maintain Field Guns and Air Defence weapon systems.
  • Provide fire-support advice to the Infantry and Armour units
  • Use and maintain personal weapons and section-level weapons up to and including machine-guns and anti-tank weapons
  • Operate technically advanced command-post computers, laser range-finders and fire-control computers
  • Operate and maintain surveillance and target acquisition equipment, Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) III, Forward Observation Post Vehicle equipment, air defense weapons and radar systems.

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Cook

Cooks prepare nutritious food items and meals for Canadian Armed Forces members and National Defence employees. 

Their responsibilities are to:

  • Prepare and serve meals that range from cafeteria-style menus to formal multi-course meals for military and civilian dignitaries
  • Assist in the handling and control of food and non-food supplies
  • Practice workplace health and safety procedures
  • Provide for Religious and Spiritual dietary accommodations
  • Manage food safety and Defence
  • Operate, clean and maintain food services equipment and facilities

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