Intermediate Technician - electronics

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'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 an Intermediate Technician 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 Intermediate Technician electronic is a junior level position. May require the supervision of more experienced technicians or members of technical staff/engineers, perform various duties related to established systems or new duties of moderate complexity. Work from written instructions or general information and participate in testing of complex production units and systems.


  • Assembles and modifies breadboards and models from specific instructions or under the technical supervision of more experienced technicians or members of technical staff.
  • General knowledge in electricity and electronics (reading of schematics, basic knowledge of electronic components).
  • Performs the assembly, modifications and verification of equipment test benches.
  • From drawings and diagrams, be able to write assembly and wiring diagrams, manually or with the help of machines, tools and measuring devices,
  • Performs tests, alignment and calibration of production units and systems of intermediate complexity.
  • Records data related to results from tests or experiments. Prepares reports, can make recommendations with respect to duties that are assigned to him.
  • Performs monitoring and testing of units in thermal or vacuum chambers.
  • Follows and understands the flight test procedures.
  • Carry out work in accordance with internal procedures and in compliance with our occupational health and safety rules.
  • Performs other related duties.

Tasks by Assignment: Must be able to perform the following tasks as assigned.

Electronics (RF, Digital, Power, Payload)

  • Program PROMs and FPGAs (digital).
  • Carry out thermal and thermal vacuum tests, bench tests with the vector analyzer and other measuring instruments.
  • Perform basic RF unit tests (measurements of interference, noise figure, RF gain and power supply measurements, amplifier compression tests, oscillation verification) under the leadership of more experienced personnel (RF).
  • Carry out bench tests with digital generators and circuit analyzers and complementary equipment (e.g. serial link) (digital).
  • Carry out bench tests with the assisted system analyzer and other measuring instruments.
  • Manufacture transformers and inductors.


  • Performs calibration, modifications/repairs and precision measurements on equipment of medium complexity.
  • Assists in the preparation of calibration checklists for new equipment recommending required calibration standards.
  • Performs database maintenance.


  • Prepare and perform vibration tests.
  • Carry out simple maintenance and calibration of vibration facilities.


  • Perform simple to complex maintenance of test facilities.
  • Perform calibration of various instruments and equipment.


  • Prepare and monitor thermal and vacuum thermal tests independently.
  • Proceed to the maintenance of the thermal and thermal vacuum test chambers.

Required Qualifications

  • Diploma of college studies or equivalent in mechanical, electromechanical, electrotechnical or electronic engineering or in a related field as assigned.
  • 2 - 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Fluent in spoken and written French. Knowledge of English is an asset.

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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.

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.