Engineer/Member Technical Staff – Mechancial Engineering

Company Details


The MDA facility in Brampton, Ontario has supported human spaceflight for the past 30+ years through the design and operational support of space robotics systems such as Canadarm on the Space Shuttle, and Canadarm2 and Dextre on the International Space Station. In addition, this site develops rover technology for Mars missions, space-borne sensors for planetary exploration missions, as well as a multitude of terrestrial spin-offs for medical robotics and nuclear power plant operations. MDA is currently exploring future opportunities in areas such as AI-based robotics for Lunar Gateway (the next international space station, which will orbit the moon), on-orbit satellite servicing, and next-generation space missions. The site is currently seeking an Engineer/Member Technical Staff for our Mechanical Engineering Department.

MDA is currently seeking an Engineer/MTS to carry out mechanical engineering work for nuclear systems and their associated support equipment.

The successful candidate will participate in the following:

  • Mechanism design, component selection, and analysis activities including structural, thermal, mechanism performance;
  • Manufacturing and testing of subsystems, assemblies and components, investigation of problems/failures during development and test;
  • Prepare engineering documentation and deliver presentations to customers and peers.

Interested candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering as a minimum. Position requires five (5) or more years of post-graduate professional experience. Knowledge of robotic systems, operations analysis and equipment verification and validation is required. Experience in the nuclear industry, specifically in Callandria vault maintenance and inspection is a definite asset. Candidates must possess strong mechanical engineering analytical and design skills and be familiar with CAD, CAE tools and Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Project Scheduler and Power Point). NX preferred but not a requisite. The candidate must have strong verbal and written English communication skills as well as the ability to excel in a team environment. All candidates must be able to obtain both CGP and ITAR clearance.

Excellent verbal, written communication skills are essential to this position. All candidates must be able to obtain CGP and ITAR clearance.

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting diversity in the workplace.

MDA is proud to provide accommodations during the recruitment and selection process. If you require accessible formats, communication supports or any other form of accommodation, please notify MDA if you are contacted for an interview.

Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

MDA provides competitive compensation and benefits packages for its employees at its many locations. As a member of the MDA team, you and your qualified dependents are eligible to participate in a benefit plan that ensures a comprehensive level of protection for employees and their families through health care plans, disability income protection, life insurance, and other employee benefits. The Company’s retirement plans encourage employees to save for their future with a Company matching contribution in many locations.​

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