Intermediate Technician, Data Reception Operations

Prince Albert, SK/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.

With 40 years of operational experience and proven performance on the iconic Canadarm programs including Space Shuttle and International Space Station robotics and operations support, our Robotics & Space Operations team has 100% mission success in making space dreams come true.

Are you ready to launch your career with the most exciting robotics team in Canada! You will be supporting and executing design, integration, and testing activities alongside passionate engineers who love to solve problems.

If you are ready to be a part of this exciting mission we would love to hear from you!

The Role

MDA is a leader in the provision of earth observation systems and services, catering to both the Canadian and international markets. MDA is currently a seeking one full-time staff member to join the team operating a satellite ground station near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. The successful applicant would be required to monitor ground station operations and provide first line maintenance support in a 24/7 operation.

MDA is seeking qualified personnel with skills in the following categories:

Job Responsibilities/tasks

  • Ensure scheduling and tasking of reception activities to assure system readiness for reception
  • Monitor data reception activities from scheduling and reception to final data transfer to archive
  • Tasking and monitor TT&C activities & reporting
  • Detect and report any operational and technical problems
  • Apply troubleshooting procedures
  • Assist in maintaining accurate logs of system activities and reports
  • Support the Senior Technician in system and equipment maintenance, Level 1 preventative maintenance and repairs, and maintenance logs
  • Shift work will be required
  • Available on call 24/7

Job Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of experience required in this domain
  • Good Computer and networking skills with an interested in satellite data reception.
  • Experience in system hardware/software preventative maintenance and repairs.
  • Must be able to work at height on tower systems approximately 60 feet.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.

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.
  • Candidate must hold or be cleared to Reliability Security Clearance prior to commencing work.

We’re a dream team of purpose-driven, collaborative and passionate people, and we are constantly looking for others to join #MissionMDA 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.

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