43204 – Operations Members of the Canadian Armed Forces



43204 – Operations Members of the Canadian Armed Forces
Operations members of the Canadian Armed Forces provide operational support to soldiers including the proper functioning and testing of military equipment such as vehicles, ships and weapons. They follow the military and strategic policies established by the leadership of the Canadian Army, the Royal Canadian Airforce and the Royal Canadian Navy.

Index of titles
Airborne electronic sensor operator
Assault pioneer
Combat engineer
Naval acoustics operator
Naval combat information operator
Reconnaissance patrolman
Sonar operator


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Analyze equipment and system performance on all combat information equipment
Maintain and operate engineering equipment, including weapons, vehicles, heavy equipment and supplies
Inspect motors in operation, road test motor vehicles, and test automotive systems and components using computerized diagnostic and other testing devices to diagnose and isolate faults
Configure and operate intelligence, surveillance and recognizance systems
Oversee the construction of tools and devices to enable infantry soldiers to cross natural and man-made obstacles and break through enemy defenses
Operate weapons and missile related equipment for defense.


Employment requirements
Completion of secondary school is usually required.
Three months of basic military training is required and provided.
Occupational qualification training of at least six months is required.
Specialized training in the operation and maintenance of military equipment and systems is provided.


Additional information
Members of this unit group who demonstrate the required abilities and potential will be offered advanced training.


Commissioned officers of the Canadian Armed Forces (40042)
Specialized members of the Canadian Armed Forces (42102)
Primary combat members of the Canadian Armed Forces (44200)