Electronic Production Engineer - Process 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’re on the hunt for a Electronic Production Engineer / Process 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.


The Electronic Production Engineer / Process Engineer must collaborate with a multidisciplinary team in order to build space products used on state-of-the-art satellites.

As part of a dynamic production team, the engineer guarantees the inter-program cohesion and deals horizontally with priorities and coordination of assembly, integration and test operations of our space products. From the design phase to the assembly, the tests (thermal, vibration, electrical…) until receipt of products by the clients, he ensures the good quality of the product and documents during the entire production chain within the timeframe and budget.


For various projects, the engineer is responsible for the efficient communication between production, program management, design, test, quality assurance, and other teams. The engineer, as the technical authority, must:

  • orchestrate the various assembly aspects: procurement, stock, operations and manpower planning;
  • manage the test sequence and ensure ‘readiness’: fixtures(GSE) preparation, support, result conformance by collaborating with the planning team
  • ensure that quality assurance and security plans are respected

In addition to project monitoring, the engineer participates actively to the continuous improvement of various production departments (electronic fabrication, purchasing and supply chain, design teams and test…) Continuous improvement consists in optimizing tasks, selection, evaluation and qualification of new equipment, the implementation of correction action requests, the qualification of new processes/products/sub-contractors. He also contributes to the implementation and monitoring of the “Lean Manufacturing” and “Design For Manufacturing (DFM)” philosophies.


  • Determine strategy for the fabrication and integration of produced units
  • Coordinate the daily activities in laboratories (can be the operational delegate of the manager and set assignment priorities in the short term.)
  • Ensure communication between the different players (design technical authorities, technologists, planners, quality assurance, management, from one work shift to the next,…)
  • Continuously review the production or test processes
  • Improve the quality and security in the test and production areas
  • Participate to the development and resolution of non-conformances and corrective actions requests
  • Establish production schedules (procurement, manpower, equipment, …)
  • Participate to the development and improvement of the supply chain, and support monitoring activities of component suppliers
  • Implement production metrics, analyze variances, determine gaps and implement improvements
  • Participate to program engineering reviews (TOB) to meet the design production needs
  • Represent the production team during MRBs
  • Approve and suggest improvements for assembly documents and production orders
  • Production support of electronic products (SMT and other processes related to electronic assembly manufacturing, SMT, PTH, rework of the cards, cleaning, etc)
  • Selection of new equipment related to production
  • Control costs
  • Other related tasks


  • Good communication proficiency
  • Minimum 2 years experience
  • Able to work on several simultaneous priorities
  • Fast power of decision
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership by interacting with technical teams and program management teams
  • Project management knowledge
  • Able to solve various challenges
  • Dynamic, proactive, detail oriented, attentive to others
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Bilingual (French/English)


  • Experience in electronic and/or mechanical production/design sector, preferably in:
    • Electronic conception and production
    • Knowledge of production standard IPC610/JSTD-001 and/or NASA-8739-01-02-03-04
    • Been interested by the challenge of satellite products
  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma principles

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.