Mechanical Technician

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC/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.

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 Mechanical 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.


This is the first level of skilled work. Under the direction of more experienced technicians or technical/engineering staff, the employee performs a variety of tasks related to established methods and processes, and works from written instructions or general directions on equipment and systems of moderate complexity.


  • Assemble or modify test models and experimental setups from specific instructions or under the supervision of senior technical personnel.
  • Perform a variety of tasks including installation, repair, testing and maintenance of equipment, subsystems and systems.
  • Participate in testing under the supervision of senior technical personnel.
  • Record results of tests or experiments.
  • Read and interpret technical drawings
  • Assist higher level personnel with other tasks.
  • Perform periodic maintenance on equipment.
  • Participate in the preparation of time and cost estimates
  • Research and recommend parts or components for special tests and test fixtures.
  • Participate in the programming and start-up of automated equipment sequences using the software provided.
  • Perform work in accordance with internal procedures and in compliance with our health and safety rules.
  • Perform other related tasks.


Mechanical Technician:

  • Perform tasks related to MGSE support.


  • Perform machining of parts on CNC or conventional control according to estimated times.
  • Read and understand a CNC machining program.
  • Carry out the start-up of the machine tools.
  • Validate the machined parts using the metrology equipment at disposal.


Under supervision,

  • Perform alignment or adjustment using high precision equipment of flight or tooling subassemblies or assemblies according to theoretical values or guidelines submitted by Engineering.
  • Perform testing, troubleshooting, and alignments of equipment, subsystems, and systems.
  • May be required to calibrate and/or characterize various tooling and/or flight components.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • College diploma or equivalent diploma in mechanical, aeronautical engineering or related field based on assignment.
  • 2 to 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Fluency in spoken and written French. Knowledge of English is an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience, based on assignment.


Additional qualifications as per the assignment:

  • Good knowledge of CAD/CAM software.
  • Good knowledge of CNC G code language.
  • Basic knowledge of metrology


  • Good knowledge of CAD software
  • Good knowledge of Space Analyzer
  • Good knowledge of metrology


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.