Structural Engineer

Company Details

MDA

MDA develops and delivers advanced surveillance and intelligence solutions, defence and maritime systems, radar geospatial imagery, space robotics, satellite antennas, and communication subsystems.

About Us

Innovation in Space and Defence

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.

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.

Job Description

Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary engineering team to develop state-of-the-art robotics. Be part of a design team to evaluate, numerically, analytically and/or experimentally, stiffness, strength and durability of the structure of our robotic, nuclear and medical products. Size components, identify problem areas, propose design modification or improvement and subsequently approve the mechanical design. Support manufacturing, and validate and prove the mechanical design by conducting mechanical tests on the product hardware according to the mechanical loading environment. Generate analysis reports and create mechanical test plans and reports.

The candidate should meet the following requirements:

  • 3-5 years direct experience on structural dynamics (modal analysis, SINE and Random vibration and Acoustic excitation)
  • Experience in impact of different mechanical loading conditions (QS, Dynamic and thermal stress) on mechanical design
  • Familiarity with NASTRAN/NX CAD & CAE tools
  • Investigate problems/failures during development and test
  • Ability to work within a team of structural engineers
  • Multi-tasking and task-prioritizing capability
  • Knowledge and understanding of mechanical design
  • Ability of working under tight schedule and pressure
  • Experience in a major CAD tool (such as NX, Pro-E or Catia) is an asset
  • Experience and knowledge in fatigue and shock are an asset
  • Understanding spacecraft requirement is an asset

Education

  • B.Sc. or the equivalent in Mechanical Engineering. M.Sc. preferred.

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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Tagged as: CATIA, pro-e, structural dynamics, nastran/nx cad, CAE, fatigue, spacecraft requirement, shock

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