Since this location is the world's largest simulator facility, there is no shortage of airframes and simulator models to learn the flight simulator technician trade. That said, there has been a lack of the required number of technicians to allow for the complete and total servicing of the simulators that are there. Do not get me wrong, they are all in good shape, but it is only due to the hard (and sometimes under-appreciated) work of the under-staffed technicians that keep the gears turning.
Too many turn-around personnel on HR makes you wonder what is really going on inside the company that makes every new HR worker leave so abruptly, this is a bit uncomfortable to swallow, This is the one major thing that makes you wonder what's really behind the curtain. Other than that co-workers are great and higher technicians are always willing to help others with no hesitation.
Very rewarding to help commercial pilots achieve their goals and promote safety
Gulfstream Instructor Pilot on call (Current Employee) – DFW Airport, Dallas, TX – March 13, 2014
Instructing in Flight Simulators continually allows you to learn more about your profession. Management at CAE is excellent and co-workers work as a team and are most helpful. The hardest part of the job is the required government paperwork, but is a necessary requirement. The most enjoyable part of the job is watching other pilots achieve their goals.
I've learned a lot about A/C avionics through simulation. The coworkers are great people to work with. But I think that it is a hard place to grow professionally when your boss is unappreciative and thinks that no mater what you do it is not enough, and continuously discourages your work.