Component Engineer

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC/Remote
Added: February 9, 2024

For those who dream of advancing our space in the Universe and on Earth, we’ll take you there.

Serving the world from our Canadian home and our global offices, MDA is an international space mission partner and robotics & space operations, satellite systems and geointelligence pioneer with a 50-year story of firsts on and above the Earth. Today, we're leading the charge towards viable Moon colonies, enhanced Earth observation, communication in a hyper-connected world, and more.

We’re fueled by a pioneering spirit that carries us beyond. And together we enable highly skilled people to continually push boundaries and tackle big challenges requiring solutions that endure and inspire.

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

We’re on the hunt for a Component Engineer on our Satellite systems team at our Montreal office.

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.

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’re 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.

Role :

The successful candidate will support the design and manufacturing engineering in the specification, selection and application of Electrical, Electronic, Electromechanical - EEE parts for space systems. Knowledge of military standards related to parts specification, selection and qualification is an asset.

Tasks :

Evaluation of components design for high-reliability applications.

Evaluation of components discrepancy impact on design and reliability.

Preparation of Source Control Drawings (procurement specs)

Providing advice to design engineers regarding component selection (based on heritage, quality and reliability requirements of programs/customers)

Identification of alternate parts for obsolescence or where lead times or component costs are unsuitable

Approval of parts lists

Preparation of declared components lists & non-standard parts approvals requests & participate in Parts Control Boards (PCBs) with customers

Act as technical interface and coordinator with suppliers for meetings, documentation exchanges, NDAs, Export controls, etc (Qualification, etc)

Approval of Purchase orders for related component quality clauses

Authorize the purchase of EEE items and ensure they fulfill program/customer requirements prior to reception/stocking.

Review/approval of data for incoming components (Incoming inspection reviews) including DPA results from external DPA facilities.

Assign Value Added Services to EEEs to ensure full compliance to Product Assurance requirements.

Maintain EEE items database (item creation/review, verify/update documentation, etc)

Assess the impact of Alerts/Product Change Notices from suppliers/industry

Review customer specifications to produce internal Statement of Compliance

Participate in internal EEE related processes reviews & provide guidance/training to internal employees and customers about EEE requirements

Participate in internal Failure analysis of EEEs

Qualifications required :

Bachelor's degree in Electrical or physics engineering or a related field

Five years (5) working in component engineering (Electrical, Electronic, Electromechanical - EEE specialist) preferably with an aerospace company.

Postgraduate degree an asset

Team player

Bilingualism (French and English) is an asset

Competencies :

Familiarity with MIL, NASA and ESA standards for components and materials such as:

NASA GSFC EEE-INST-002 Instructions for EEE Parts Selection, Screening, Qualification, and Derating, ECSS-Q-ST-60 (Product Assurance Requirements of Space EEE Components) and their subsidiary specifications

MIL-STD-883/750 (Test Methods and Procedures for Microelectronics)

Familiarity with space radiation effects/testing on EEEs an asset

Ability to understand Constructional Analysis or Destructive Physical Analysis (DPA, MIL-STD-1580) on EEEs an asset

EEE components Quality Controls and Reliability

Familiarity with SEM, EDX, X-ray and other destructive and non-destructive techniques used for EEE inspection

Familiar with Failure Analysis of EEE components an asset

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 is an equal opportunity employer prizing diversity and inclusion. We are committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity. If you require assistance and/or reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please feel free to notify us.