Production Planner Junior

MDA Space
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC/Remote
Added: March 26, 2024
Building the space between proven and possible, MDA Space (TSX:MDA) is a trusted mission partner to the global space industry. A robotics, satellite systems and geointelligence pioneer with a 55-year+ story of world firsts and more than 450 missions, MDA Space is a global leader in communications satellites, Earth and space observation, and space exploration and infrastructure. The MDA Space team of more than 3,000 space experts in Canada, the US and the UK has the knowledge and know-how to turn an audacious customer vision into an achievable mission – bringing to bear a one-of-a-kind mix of experience, engineering excellence and wide-eyed wonder that’s been in our DNA since day one. For those who dream big and push boundaries on the ground and in the stars to change the world for the better, we’ll take you there.

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 Junior Production Planner 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 simple 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 specific assignments with periodic supervision.


  • Point of contact on schedule and material status for program management group
  • Create demand / contract deliverables in ERP
  • Create & maintain simple 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 review Production Readiness review, follow-up on its progress with program and manufacturing teams (material, equipment and documentation)
  • Monitor the progress against the plan at regular intervals and raise planning and capacity problems
  • Identify and record schedule risks, critical activities, program critical path and constraints within the plan and analyze the impact of modifying it, with guidance of more experience personnel
  • Record key resources (material, equipment, facilities and manpower) required per activity in the schedule required to meet the plan
  • Administer and follow-up on major equipment reservations and floor space capacity management
  • Review and sign ECNs for items that are an assembly for simple programs assigned
  • Investigate material flow problems, analyze root causes, and derive solutions
  • Support the master scheduler for the improvement and implementation of planning and scheduling methods and systems.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, operations management option (preferably) or in commercial sciences. PMI-PMP Certification is an asset.
  • 0 to 2 years of relevant experience in a project management and/or production-planning environment. A combination of other pertinent education/experience could be considered.
  • Good knowledge of the Office suite and one project management software, preferably Primavera.
  • Good understanding of product nomenclature notions, schedule planning, scheduling and project management concepts.
  • Sense of urgency.
  • Problem solving and decision making.
  • Accountability and responsibility.
  • Some analytical skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Customer focus (internal and external).
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills and the ability to adapt to changes.
  • Knowledge of French and English is essential (spoken and written).



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.