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    Supply Technicians – Profiling Warrant Officer Sandra Leaman, 12 Air Maintenance Squadron


    Supply Technicians (Techs) ensure that all of the supplies and services necessary for Canadian Armed Forces 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 Supply Techs 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 vehicles weighing up to 10 tonnes 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

    Supply Techs may work in or are deployed abroad, in support of Royal Canadian Navy, or Royal Canadian Force operations. Those on board a ship experience the unique challenges that come with living and working at sea. They are also called upon to stand duty watches, perform ship's husbandry duties and other related tasks. Supply Techs working with the Army participate in operations and training with combat teams,…

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