Engineering Student, Mechanical

Kanata, ON/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, aviation charting, 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 motivated and talented Engineering Student in our Opto-Mechanical Engineering department at our Kanata office. This is a 12-16 month term 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.

As part of the Opto-Mechanical Team, the successful candidate will design and test opto-mechanical components and assemblies to ensure that final products are reliable, cost-effective and meet all requirements. To do this the successful candidate will use a series of advanced software tools for 3D design and simulation to predict product behavior in space.


As our Engineering Student , you will:

  • Design opto-mechanical components and systems using CAD
  • Perform mechanical analyses (structural, thermal, etc.)
  • Generate/update piece part and assembly drawings for manufacturing
  • Provide support in other on-going engineering activities as required.

Experience And Skills Required

Interested candidates should be working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with three (3) years completed.

  • Good understanding of concepts in structural mechanics
  • Good understanding of heat transfer concepts
  • Experience with CAD tools
  • Transcript required as part of application.

Desirable Skills

  • Rudimentary knowledge of mechanical drawings for manufacturing
  • Basic understanding of manufacturing tolerances
  • Some exposure to structural/thermal analysis tools

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 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.