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MAXAR Mechanical Engineering Co-op Student in kanata, Ontario

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Position Summary

  • Assisting Engineers and Technologists in the design, assembly and operation of optical and electronics products, test equipment and fixtures.

  • Supporting ongoing design activities by producing or modifying existing engineering drawings

  • Analysis (including FEA) of thermal and structural problems associated with electronics packaging and optical assemblies.

  • Experimental investigation, verification and benchmarking product performance.

  • Environmental testing including thermal cycling and vibration.

  • Preparation of test reports

Education and/or Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Engineering Student, in Mechanical.

  • Undergraduate level


  • 2nd or 3rd Year complete


  • Ability to read, interpret, and prepare engineering drawings, schematics, and complex computer-generated analysis and reports.

  • Ability to analyze and parse data, present results clearly and concisely, to draw conclusions and make recommendations.

  • Experience with a recognized engineering CAD/CAM tool (Solidworks preferred)

  • Self-motivated with exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented, rapidly changing environment.

  • Must be willing to work in a hands-on environment.


  • Working knowledge of FEA techniques is an asset.

  • Familiarity with other CAD packages including Pro Engineer (CREO) and AutoCAD is an asset

  • Beginner or intermediate skills with engineering software tools (ie: Matlab, Python) is an asset

Specialized Training:

  • Able to obtain a Federal Government Security Clearance (minimum Secret Level II).

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.‚Äč

We are a vertically integrated, new space economy story, including segments across the value continuum for every moment leading up to and following launch. We lead in satellite communications (building and operating), ground infrastructure, Earth observation, advanced analytics, insights from machine learning, next-generation propulsion, space robotics, on-orbit servicing, on-orbit assembly, and protection of space assets through cybersecurity and monitoring of space systems. By integrating our leading-edge capabilities, we provide innovative, cost-effective solutions, value for customers, and thus unlock the multiplier effect of our combined businesses.

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.