Job Description

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.

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 in making space dreams come true.

Are you ready to launch your career with the most exciting robotics team in Canada? You will be supporting and executing design, integration, and testing activities alongside passionate engineers who love to solve problems.

If you are ready to be a part of this exciting mission we would love to hear from you!

The Position

As a Materials and Processes Engineer, you will be placed on a cross-functional team with the aim of executing design, integration, or testing activities. Each activity comes with its own set of challenges, however, our culture of collaboration is geared towards tackling these challenges straight on.

In design, you would be part of a team designing world-class robotics. We will equip you with state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment to validate designs and to achieve mission requirements.

In testing, you will part of the team that ensures our products meet system requirements by planning and executing test campaigns. You will help design test rigs and work alongside the most experienced technicians in our industry.



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.
  • Research new technologies, processes, and materials for use at MDA.
  • Prepare and administer technical requirements of internal company processes/standards for both electrical/mechanical parts and assemblies.
  • Prepare Declared Materials and Process Lists
  • Support new GEO and Lunar environmental material research and characterization challenges
  • Support department information standardization
  • When needed, work with manufacturing technicians and engineers to review /test setup/plans and participate in development testing.



Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and/or Engineering
  • 1-3 years of post-graduate experience in Materials and Process Engineering or equivalent
  • Familiarity with military/aerospace industry standards such as ASTM, AMS, ISO, SAE, NAS, and MIL specs
  • Familiarity with parts selection for a 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.
  • Familiarity with 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



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.



We’re a dream team of purpose-driven, collaborative and passionate people, and we are constantly looking for others to join #MissionMDA 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 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.

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