Junior Electrical Engineer

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 a Junior Engineers/MTS to support the Electrical Engineering Department in a variety of tasks including but not limited to evaluating electrical systems, products, components, and supporting customer as required. In addition, the candidate will assist with research and development of camera, Actuators Control, LIDAR, Video Compression. Experience in cabling is an advantage.

The successful applicant should have the following skills:

  • Experience on programing languages: Visual Basic, LabVIEW, C/C++ (including Keil, IAR and VxWorks compiler tools).
  • Experience using CAD tools such as ORCAD, Autocad Electrical etc
  • High-speed digital and analog design including thermal, low-level signal amplifiers, analog and digital filters, A/D and D/A, sensors (pressure, optical and temperature).
  • DC /AC Brushless Motor Design, Motor Control Drivers.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, communication and organization skills
  • Strong human relations skills, and dedication to meet project deadlines
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic, and a positive thinker

Interested candidates should have a Bachelor degree in Electrical engineering or related field and 2 or more years of work experience. Strong ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as a member of a team is vital.

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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