Engineering Student, Manufacturing

MDA Space
Brampton, ON/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.

MDA Space is currently seeking a Manufacturing Engineering Co-op Student. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting Manufacturing Engineering department in a variety of tasks including but not limited to determining the most safe and efficient way to produce and test a product as well as supporting the activities regarding the new MDA building.

Job Responsibilities

  • Evaluate manufacturing methods/processes under the guidance of the Manufacturing Engineers regarding product:
    • Design,
    • Fabrication,
    • Assembly,
    • Tooling,
    • Materials;
    • Support improvement processes regarding company manufacturing efficiency by analyzing:
      • Work flow,
      • Space requirements,
      • Equipment layout.
    • Contribute to the product and process quality by setting up and assisting with the:
      • Execution of the designing testing methods and equipment;
      • Testing finished product and process capabilities;
      • Establishing standards;
      • Confirming manufacturing processes.
    • Participate in the product development meetings and assist with implementation of the specified recommendations for product design changes to enhance manufacturing and assembly.
    • Assist with the new MDA building implementing actions identified by the work stream owners such as:
      • Health and Safety (e.g. assisting with risk assessments),
      • Purge (e.g. identifying inventory items),
      • Technical (e.g. setting up new equipment and furniture),
      • Facilities (e.g. checking that the new building is setup and functional as planned).
    • Support in standardization initiatives, such as:
      • Implementing 5S practice in the office and lab spaces
      • Streamlining processes through documentation and lean optimization
      • Developing quick-win solutions to improve from current state into future state
    Job Requirements/Education

    Interested candidates should have a general Manufacturing Engineering skills typical of a first/second/third year college student or related field experience and a combination of:

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications with a strong emphasis on Excel
    • Knowledge or understanding of the:
      • MRP systems (i.e. LN, SAP, or any other)
      • Lean principles (VA/NVA, cycle times, lead times, VSM)
      • Design for Manufacture (DFM)
      • Design for Assembly (DFA) processes
      • Design Input and Design Output documentation for manufacturing line
    • Experience or knowledge of PowerBI, Excel VBA & SQL for visual dashboards and data analytics
    • Experience or knowledge of production and test layout design including ergonomics & safety
    • Highly motivated, enthusiastic, and a positive thinker
    • Strong planning capabilities, problem solving, and organizational skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to work under time constraints
    • Strong ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as a member of a team
    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 .

    MDA Space 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.