Materials & Processes Engineer

Brampton, ON/Remote
Added: February 9, 2024
Company Overview

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.

Our mission is to turn data into insight. From detecting changes in fragile ecosystems to monitoring northern ice floes and shipping routes, our near-real time data of Earth observation and the environment makes our Geointelligence team a leader in geospatial imagery, ground stations, enterprise geospatial systems and defence programs.

Are you ready to launch the next stage of your career in the new space economy? We would love to hear from you!

The Position

We’re on the hunt for a Materials and Processes Engineer for our Robotics and Space Operation team at our Brampton office.

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. Mission success starts in the design office with the preparation of a drawing package which must accurately describe the customer end item

Job Responsibilities

As our Materials and Processes Engineer you will need to:

  • Work closely with a large multidisciplinary engineering team in order to solve technical issues related to Materials and Processes
  • Take part in design reviews/drawing reviews with development teams and others, when requested. Identify risks, propose solutions and develop mitigation strategies
  • Present and communicate material science concepts to others within the organization
  • Make recommendations to the business regarding new technologies, processes and materials selection. Including, plan methods for the qualification/test plans of new materials or process technologies
  • Prepare, administer and approve technical requirements of internal company processes/standards for both electrical/mechanical parts and assemblies.
  • Support Product Assurance by providing guidance in the selection and development of screening methods during procurement of parts
  • When needed, work with manufacturing technicians and engineers to review /test setup/plans and participate in development testing.
  • Liaise with customer to resolve issues and understand customer requirements and methods of verification.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and/or Engineering
  • 4-8 years of post-graduate experience Materials and Process Engineering.
  • Must be knowledgeable with military/aerospace industry standards such as ASTM, AMS, ISO, SAE, NAS and MIL specs
  • Must be able to make material and process and mechanical parts selection for new design, including an understanding of material properties, heat treating, corrosion, chemistry, application environment, and NDE (Non Destructive Evaluation).
  • Understanding basic spacecraft requirements such as materials in vacuum and extreme environments would be considered an asset.
  • Must have working knowledge of manufacturing techniques and limitations
  • Experience in working with program or project groups for technical discussions.
  • Excellent communication skills – oral and written
  • Multi-tasking and task-prioritizing capability
  • 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.

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.

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 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.