Engineer – Product Assurance

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.

MDA is currently seeking an Engineer assigned to the Product Assurance (PA) department to action quality, safety and reliability tasks on aerospace, medical and nuclear programs. These tasks include reviewing system-level designs and performing system-level safety analysis tasks such as fault tree analysis, failure mode analysis, hazard analysis, reliability analysis, and life analysis.

  • PA interfaces with internal customers (including MDA program managers, engineering and manufacturing team), external customers (including their program and PA personnel) and various subcontractors and major suppliers.
  • PA is an independent engineering reporting organization within MDA. PA is involved in all aspects of the program, including support to proposals, customer and subcontractor contract negotiations, and through all phases of design, development, procurement, assembly, integration, test, qualification, delivery and operational support.

Interested candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with 4 years of experience at MDA, or in an equivalent highly-regulated industry. Experience producing safety analyses on medical, nuclear or aerospace designs is required. Project engineering or leadership experience is an asset.

Strong computer skills including MS Office along with engineering tools would be an asset.

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.

With respects to Accessibilities for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Inc. is proud to provide accommodation(s) during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodations, please feel free to notify us.

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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