Junior Structural Analyst, Electronic Packaging

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada

Full Time

a month ago

Job description

Building the space between proven and possible, MDA Space (TSX:MDA) is a trusted mission partner to the global space industry. A robotics, satellite systems and geointelligence pioneer with a 55-year+ story of world firsts and more than 450 missions, MDA Space is a global leader in communications satellites, Earth and space observation, and space exploration and infrastructure. The MDA Space team of more than 3,000 space experts in Canada, the US and the UK has the knowledge and know-how to turn an audacious customer vision into an achievable mission – bringing to bear a one-of-a-kind mix of experience, engineering excellence and wide-eyed wonder that’s been in our DNA since day one. For those who dream big and push boundaries on the ground and in the stars to change the world for the better, we’ll take you there.

We’re on the hunt for a Junior Structural Analyst, Electronic Packaging on our Satellite systems team at our Montreal office.

As the leading global independent commercial supplier of antennas, payloads, and electronics for communication and radar satellites, our team has successfully contributed to hundreds of missions in the past 60 years. With an extensive heritage in a wide range of solutions delivered to customers globally, our Satellite Systems team continues to grow and evolve on the ground and in the stars.

We’re a dream team of purpose-driven, collaborative and passionate people, and we are constantly looking for others to join #TeamMDA 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.



As part of a multidisciplinary engineering team, the Junior Structural Analyst, Electronic Packaging will contribute to the development of cutting-edge space electronic units and subsystems by performing their structural analyses.



  • Evaluate numerically, analytically and/or experimentally the stiffness, strength and durability of space electronic equipment and subsystems.
  • Identify problems, propose changes or improvements to the design and then approve the mechanical design.
  • Generate analysis reports as well as mechanical test plans and reports.
  • Support manufacturing.
  • Validate and prove the mechanical design by performing mechanical environment tests.


Qualifications required: 

  • Knowledge of electronic components and packaging techniques (PCB, solders, vias, CCGA, BGA, thermal management, etc.).
  • 0 to 2 years experience 
  • Experience in finite element analysis.
  • Experience in structural dynamics (modal, sinusoidal, random analyses) as well as thermos-elastic analysis for electronic units and subsystems.
  • Familiar with fatigue and life evaluation of electronic equipments.
  • Master's degree in mechanical engineering or physics or materials science or an equivalent.


Desirable skills: 

  • Ability to solve electronic equipment manufacturing problems.
  • Ability to perform vibration, shock and life testing.
  • Industrial experience.
  • Experience with NASTRAN.
  • Experience with Nx CAE & TeamCenter softwares.


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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.

Benefits statement:

MDA provides competitive compensation and benefits packages for its employees at all locations. As a team member of MDA, you and your qualified dependents are eligible to participate in a benefit plan that ensures a comprehensive level of protection through competitive health care including; extended healthcare and flexible drug plans, dental and vision benefits, disability income protection, life insurance, group retirement savings plans; and an employee and family assistance program.

Equal opportunity statement:

MDA Ltd. is proud to provide accommodation(s) during the recruitment process.  Should you require any accommodations, please indicate this on your application/cover letter and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

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