Production Planner III

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 Production Planner III 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.


Planning and analysis of one or several medium-sized programs, from design to delivery, through global analysis of requirements (material, equipment, facilities and work force) and constraints. Monitor the program schedules for on-time and efficient completion. Receives broad assignments with limited supervision.


  • Point of contact on schedule and material status for program management group.
  • Create demand / contract deliverables in ERP.
  • Create & maintain schedules based on progress of activities throughout entire program (Design, Procurement, AI&T).
  • Create Design Release Plan and follow-up on progress with program team.
  • Prepare and revise Production Readiness review, follow-up on its progress with program and manufacturing teams (material, equipment and documentation) and rationalize timing of launch into production
  • Monitor the progress against the plan at regular intervals and work with all departments in resolving planning and capacity problems.
  • Propose recovery plan to programs
  • Identify and record schedule risks, critical activities, program critical path and constraints within the plan and analyze the impact of modifying it.
  • Record and review key resources (material, equipment, facilities and manpower) required per activity in the schedule required to meet the plan.
  • Review and sign ECNs for items that are an assembly for medium-sized programs assigned
  • Investigate material flow problems, analyze root causes, and derive solutions
  • Generate and analyze program scenarios and reports (milestones, OTD, etc.)
  • Support the master scheduler for the improvement and implementation of planning and scheduling methods and systems.
  • Can provide functional guidance to less experienced personnel

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, operations management option (preferably) or in commercial sciences
  • PMI-PMP Certification is an asset
  • 7 years of relevant experience in a project management and/or production planning environment
  • A combination of other pertinent education/experience could be considered
  • Knowledge of French and English is essential (spoken and written)
  • Excellent knowledge of the Office suite and one project management software, preferably Primavera
  • In-depth knowledge of product nomenclature notions, schedule planning, scheduling and project management concepts
  • Sense of urgency
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Accountability and responsibility
  • Good analytical and communication skills
  • Customer focus (internal and external)
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills and the ability to adapt to changes


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.