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Mechanical Design Engineer for Space Antennas and Satellite Products

Reference ID: MTL00000074-English

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Montreal, QC
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Full Time
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Job Description

The mechanical design engineer will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of engineers to develop mechanisms to align and deploy antennas or structures used on state-of-the-art spacecrafts. As part of one or more project teams, under the supervision of an experienced engineer, the engineer is responsible for establishing the concepts of our space products mechanisms customized for international customers. From the proposal phase to the detailed definition, he defines components of mechanical assemblies to ensure that the final product meets the customer' s specific needs and can survive the harsh space environment.

To define the product, the engineer uses a series of highly advanced software such as simulation and 3D design software which allow modeling designs and forecasting the behaviour of products. He also participates in the preparation of mass budgets and provides support to manufacturing and mechanical testing activities mostly performed at MDA. He can also support research and development of new performing designs and ensure a follow-up with international component suppliers. As design engineer, he will help coordinate activities related to his designs to ensure a smooth progression of the project.

Primary Activities

  • Mechanical design of antennae, payloads or space electronic units
  • Understand the client&rsquo s requirements
  • Suggest new designs that meet the requirements
  • Choice/Design of mechanism components on the basis of constraints to observe
  • Integrate the designs taken from electrical engineering, materials, thermal and structural analysis in 3D models
  • Develop production, assembly and parts list drawings
  • Assess the system costs, establish schedules
  • Monitor operations of component suppliers
  • Support the integration and test of components in higher level assemblies (during the design and manufacturing phases)
  • Preparation of mass budgets
  • Presentation of designs to the client

  • Good Communication Skills
  • Ability to work in team and lead a team
  • Knowledge of MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Project and MS Excel software
  • Bachelor&rsquo s Degree in mechanical engineering

Preferred experience and skills:
  • Bilingual (English/French)
  • Experience in mechanical design sector
  • Knowledge of geometrical tolerancing, drawing standards
  • Knowledge in CAO design (NX 8.5)
  • Knowledge of space sector

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Posted: August 9, 2018
Closes: September 15, 2018
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1001-5000 employees

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About MDA Systems Ltd.

MDA is a global communications and information company providing operational solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide. MDA's business is focused on markets and customers...