MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
For those who dream of advancing our space in the Universe and on Earth, we’ll take you there. Serving the world from our Canadian home and our global offices, MDA is an international space mission partner and robotics & space operations, satellite systems and Geointelligence pioneer with a 50-year story of firsts on and above the Earth. Today, we’re leading the charge towards viable Moon colonies, enhanced Earth observation, communication in a hyper-connected world, and more. We’re fueled by a pioneering spirit that carries us beyond.
And together we enable highly skilled people to continually push boundaries and tackle big challenges requiring solutions that endure and inspire. With 40 years of operational experience and proven performance on the iconic Canadarm programs including Space Shuttle and International Space Station robotics and operations support, our Robotics & Space Operations team has 100% mission success in making space dreams come true. Are you ready to launch the next stage of your career in the new space economy?. We would love to hear from you The Position We’re on the hunt for a Structural Engineer to join our Robotics and Space Operation team at our Brampton, ON office.
Job Responsibilities: 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. Investigate problems/failures during development and test Job Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or a related field. Master’s degree preferred. 4 years direct experience on structural dynamics (modal analysis, SINE and Random vibration and Acoustic excitation), preferably in the aerospace industry Experience in impact of different mechanical loading conditions (QS, Dynamic and thermal stress) on mechanical design Familiarity with NASTRAN/NX CAD & CAE tools 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 Comments/Special Considerations: Successful candidates must obtain and hold security clearance at the reliability status level, and pass security assessment for the Controlled Goods Program (CGP) and ITAR . We’re a dream team of purpose-driven, collaborative and passionate people, and we are constantly looking for others to join MissionMDA to ignite new and innovative approaches to problem-solving that push us forward to improve life on and above Earth.
If you’re excited to expand our place in space and driven to inspire the next generation, we’ll take you there. We have entered a new era of exploration and development, and MDA welcomes all who yearn to suit up and be part of it. An equal opportunity employer prizing diversity, integrity and collaboration, we are committed to growing MDA’s and Canada’s leadership in this next golden age. MDA is an equal opportunity employer prizing diversity and inclusion.
We are committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity. If you require assistance and/or reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please feel free to notify us. Qualifications Education Required Bachelors or better in Engineering or related field.