Engineering Student - Automation - Summer 2024

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC/Remote
Added: February 9, 2024
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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 are leading the charge towards viable Moon colonies, enhanced Earth observation, communication in a hyper-connected world, and more.

We are 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 motivated and talented Engineering Student in our Manufacturing department at our Montreal office. This is a 4 or 8 months assignation starting in May 2024.

Overall, the successful candidate would be treated similar to a new graduate joining our company, where tasks will be assigned relative to the level of schooling and experience achieved to date.

The successful candidate will be responsible for designing automated systems to accelerate and facilitate various routine tasks. He will be asked to suggest and implement new technologies such as robots, vision systems, quality control and preventive maintenance tools in collaboration with the engineering and production teams. The devices to be designed are varied and complex and will have to integrate the health and safety of our employees in the first place. As part of his work, the automation engineer must constantly think about adapting his devices to cohabitation with the human worker. The candidate will have the chance to work both in the laboratory and on the production floor.


As our Engineering Student , you will:

  • Design, commissioning, improvement and maintenance of automated equipment;
  • Choice and integration of systems involving computer, mechanical, electronic, robotics and computer vision technologies;
  • Assessment of the impact of the introduction of automated systems and equipment on costs, maintenance, staff training, productivity, work organization;
  • Analyze and validate existing processes, while participating in the design, installation and deployment of new solutions;
  • Develop satellite programs and databases to link our ERP/MES system with production (industry 4.0 mentality).

Experience And Skills Required

Interested candidates should be working towards a Bachelor’s degree in automation engineering, mechanical or electrical engineering or computer science with three (3) years completed.

  • Proven technical skills in SQL, Python and VBA;
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills with stakeholders;
  • Motivation and ability to think for oneself, without supervision;
  • Ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment;
  • Strong interest in innovation and new technologies;
  • Knowledge of ERP systems;
  • Knowledge of MES systems.

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge of Al;
  • Experience in the aerospace environment;
  • Experience in a high volume production environment;
  • Knowledge of UR robots.

Please upload a copy of both your Resume and your Transcript when you apply.

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.

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.