CW – Int Structural Engineer – Mechanical

  • Full Time
  • Posted 3 months ago
  • All candidates must be able to obtain CGP and ITAR clearance.

Company Details


MDA develops and delivers advanced surveillance and intelligence solutions, defence and maritime systems, radar geospatial imagery, space robotics, satellite antennas, and communication subsystems. From locations across Canada, MDA’s global reach and heritage serving international markets with innovative and iconic solutions for space and terrestrial applications is unparalleled.

About Us

Innovation in Space and Defence

MDA has successfully exported its made-in-Canada solutions for more than four decades, and is poised to capture synergies across its associated companies to expand its capabilities in both traditional and developing markets. MDA is committed to delivering innovation and value in next-generation space exploration, Earth observation, space awareness, and defence systems.

The new space economy is based on agility, rapid technology development and harnessing capital to turn commitments into reality, generating benefits for humanity as well as a return on investment. MDA’s 1,900 future-focused employees are working together to turn ideas into the products, services, systems, and solutions that make a better world.

Please review the job details below.

MDA is looking for a motivated and talented Engineer (3-5 years’ experience) in Mechanical Engineering to support its Mechanical Analysis team. Within a concurrent engineering team, the successful candidate will establish the structural design of robotic space equipment.

The structural analyst will perform the static, dynamic and thermoelastic analyses using standard structural analysis techniques, Nx/Nastran and other commercial or in-house developed softwares.

You will size the components, identify problem areas and suggest modifications as necessary. You will calculate the safety margins and document the analyses. He/she may also be called to generate test procedures, carry experiments and write test reports to demonstrate design worthiness.

Candidates must have the following knowledge and skills:

  • A bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering completed. A master degree is a plus.
  • Dynamic.
  • Desire to learn.
  • Initiative.

Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge of Finite Element Analysis, preferably with Nx/Nastran.
  • Knowledge of composites, fatigue and structural testing (vibration test, modal test, etc.) are definitive assets.
  • Relevant experience (minimum 3 years)

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.​


Tagged as: composites, finite element analysis, nx/nastran, fatigue/structural testing, size the components, identify problem areas, suggest modifications

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