Quality assurance engineer

MDA Space
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC/Remote
Added: March 26, 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 Quality Assurance Engineer 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.

MDA is looking for motivated and talented recent graduates in QA team. Within a concurrent engineering team, the successful candidates will establish the structural design of space-borne antennas and electronic equipment.


The position consists of developing, implementing, maintaining and improving quality assurance processes to meet customer requirements.


  • Participate in product design by reviewing drawings and engineering change notices;
  • Ensure compliance with specifications by reviewing and approving work instructions, processes and inspection points on production orders. Provide interpretations of acceptance criteria and optimize the control plan;
  • Coordinate problem resolution and corrective action upon detection of non-conformances with purchasing, production, design and other engineering disciplines;
  • Conduct process and product compliance audits both internally and at suppliers. Ensure effective corrective actions;
  • Analyze data and performance indicators, identify improvement potentials and lead continuous improvement projects.

Minimal Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in engineering with an interest in the manufacturing of complex machined parts, electromechanical assemblies or PCB printed circuit boards;Ability to exercise leadership in one's discipline;
  • 5 years or more of experience
  • Good communicator in both English and French;
  • Have a spirit of collaboration and teamwork;
  • Knowledge of dimensioning and geometric tolerancing (ASME Y14.5), AS 9100 quality standards and aerospace work standards is also a requirement of the position;
  • Computer skills (word processing and electronic calculation applications) are also required.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Auditor training;
  • Training in quality engineering and/or continuous improvement (APQP, CQE, Six sigma, etc.);
  • Training in SQL, C# or web language.


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.