AI&T Manufacturing Engineer

MDA Space
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC/Remote
Added: March 26, 2024
Building the space between proven and possible, MDA Space (TSX:MDA) is a trusted mission partner to the global space industry. A robotics, satellite systems and geointelligence pioneer with a 55-year+ story of world firsts and more than 450 missions, MDA Space is a global leader in communications satellites, Earth and space observation, and space exploration and infrastructure. The MDA Space team of more than 3,000 space experts in Canada, the US and the UK has the knowledge and know-how to turn an audacious customer vision into an achievable mission – bringing to bear a one-of-a-kind mix of experience, engineering excellence and wide-eyed wonder that’s been in our DNA since day one. For those who dream big and push boundaries on the ground and in the stars to change the world for the better, we’ll take you there.

Are you ready to launch the next stage of your career in the new space economy? We would love to hear from you!

We are on the hunt for a AI&T Manufacturing Engineer on our Satellite Systems team at our Montreal office.


Satellite Systems: As the leading global independent commercial supplier of antennas, payloads, and electronics for communication and radar satellites, our team has successfully contributed to hundreds of missions in the past 60 years. With an extensive heritage in a wide range of solutions delivered to customers globally, our Satellite Systems team continues to grow and evolve on the ground and in the stars.


The AI&T Manufacturing Engineer is called upon to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to manufacture space products used on state-of-the-art satellites.

As part of a dynamic team, the engineer is responsible for inter-program cohesion and for the assembly, integration and testing of our space products (AI&T). From the design phase, through assembly, testing (thermal, vibration, electrical, etc.) and up to the acceptance of the products by the customer, he/she ensures the good quality of the product and the documentation throughout the production chain, within the time and cost limits.

In addition to monitoring projects, the engineer actively participates in the continuous improvement of the various production departments (electronics, composite, antennas, payloads, supply chain, testing). Continuous improvement consists of optimizing or automating tasks, selecting, evaluating and qualifying new equipment, implementing corrective actions, qualifying new processes/products/subcontractors. He/she also contributes to the implementation and monitoring of the Lean Manufacturing philosophy and Design for Manufacturing (DFM). Working in a constantly evolving environment, the manufacturing engineer is recognized as an agent of change within his/her team.


  • Suggest and implement new technologies such as robots, vision systems, quality control and preventive maintenance tools in collaboration with the engineering and production teams (technology watch)
  • Analyze and validate existing processes, while participating in the design, installation and deployment of new solutions
  • Using the tools and ERP, monitor costs and schedules
  • Develop and implement optimal working methods, efficient testing tools and train users appropriately
  • Participate in Technical Overview Boards (TOBs) to ensure production needs are met in the designs
  • Represent the production team during MRBs
  • Maintain, improve and troubleshoot existing production equipment
  • Discussion with the project manager and the client to define the requirements
  • Communication with other team members, both internally and externally
  • Support production after start-up
  • Analyze performance indicators of production cells

Experience And Skills Required

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent with (5+) years of experience
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
  • Good written and oral communication skills in French and English
  • Interest in change and new technologies - Change management
  • Ability to learn quickly and work under pressure
  • Advanced computer skills

Desirable Skills

  • Experience in composite products
  • Knowledge of satellite products
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge of surface finishing processes
  • Knowledge of metrology
  • Creative and innovative
  • Good synthesis skills
  • Leadership and good interpersonal skills
  • Interest in digital transformation and artificial intelligence
  • Experience in new product integration
  • Experience in high volume production

We’re a dream team of purpose-driven, collaborative and passionate people, and we are constantly looking for others to join #TeamMDA to ignite new and innovative approaches to problem solving that push us forward to improve life on and above Earth. If you are excited to expand our place in space and driven to inspire the next generation, we’ll take you there.

We have entered a new era of exploration and development, and MDA welcomes all who yearn to suit up and be part of it. An equal opportunity employer prizing diversity, integrity and collaboration, we are committed to growing MDA’s and Canada’s leadership in this next golden age.


Comments/Special Considerations

Successful candidates must obtain and hold security clearance at the reliability status level, and pass security assessment for the Controlled Goods Program (CGP) and ITAR.

Benefits Statement

MDA provides competitive compensation and benefits packages for its employees at all locations. As a team member of MDA, you and your qualified dependents are eligible to participate in a benefit plan that ensures a comprehensive level of protection through competitive health care including; extended healthcare and flexible drug plans, dental and vision benefits, disability income protection, life insurance, group retirement savings plans; and an employee and family assistance program.

Equal Opportunity Statement

MDA Ltd. is proud to provide accommodation(s) during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodations, please indicate this on your application/cover letter and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.