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Junior/Intermediate Mechanical Technologist

Reference ID: MSL00000333-English

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Job Description

Neptec Design Group, recently acquired by MDA Canada, is an aerospace company that offers a diverse range of career and learning opportunities. A pioneer in the world of vision systems, Neptec designs, develops and builds mechanical, hardware, and software for space, defence and industrial automation industries. As a successful NASA Prime Contractor, Neptec&rsquo s reputation has been built on making things work in challenging environments. Major customers include NASA, the European Space Agency, Orbital ATK, and the Canadian Space Agency. Projects run the gamut from developing embedded robotics-control systems for the Space Station, to integrating rover navigation sensors and software, to developing next-generation 3D LiDAR sensors for space applications. We are currently looking for a Junior/Intermediate Mechanical Technologist to join our team in Kanata, ON.

  • Provides support to engineering and manufacturing in the assembly, integration and test of products including: system installation, assembly, testing, troubleshooting, calibration, configuration, system and integration.
  • Prepare drawings and supporting documents.
  • Design and prepare drawings, bills of materials, and technical documentation, prepare design sketches and 3D models, clarify, review and validate drawings, write specifications and complete drawing sets.
  • Generate detailed designs and drawings, concepts, components, mechanisms, sub-assemblies, and packaging in both 2D and 3D.
  • Develop production, assembly and parts list drawings.
  • Resolve design/drawing issues as appropriate. Modify and revise documentation to reflect design changes and corrections.
  • Ensure completeness of documentation for mechanical and electrical assemblies.
  • Perform integration and testing activities on breadboard, prototype, engineering and production hardware and software.
  • Integrate mechanical and optical subassemblies including bonding of optical mirrors and prisms.
  • Perform alignment of optical subassemblies.
  • Prepare engineering, prototype and/or demonstration systems for demonstration and/or delivery.
  • Prepare, review and revise acceptance and checkout test procedures for deliverable hardware.
  • Conducts acceptance and checkout procedures on deliverable hardware.
  • Accompany first-off systems to customer site for delivery, set-up and customer familiarization.
  • Perform general technical, engineering and lab duties as required
  • Perform CCA and cable assembly in order to build up test fixtures
  • Perform electrical harness testing including Hi Pot testing
  • Design and document test fixtures
  • Maintain records of all test data, inspections and daily activities.
  • Collaborate with engineering disciplines, other technologists and assembly personnel.
  • Responsible for setup, configuration and operation of thermal vacuum chamber and other equipment.
  • Perform simulation and environmental testing.

Education and Experience
  • Post-secondary education in Engineering Technology (mechanical)
  • 2-5 years of experience

Required Skills
  • Familiarity with mechanical assembly procedures and tools including torque wrenches, 3D printers, basic metalworking tools, measuring instruments, etc.,
  • Familiarity with measurement instruments and tools such as theodolites and laser trackers
  • Knowledge and familiarity with a broad range of electrical lab and test equipment and tools such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, cameras, basic laser test equipment, PC&rsquo s, power supplies, etc.
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary engineering/manufacturing environment,
  • Proficient in MS Office, Excel (Macros), Word
  • Strong problem solving and data analysis skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team,
  • Ability to work with delicate material and devices including optical components

  • CAD and SoildWorks expertise
  • Hands-on soldering skills with IPC certifcation
  • Experience assembling precise parts such as optics and lasers,
  • Experience with environmental testing and the use of thermal vacuum chambers
  • Handling of flight hardware / flight processes know-how

Comments/Special Considerations:

Successful candidate(s) must be able to work in Canada and obtain the required security clearance at Secret Level.

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Posted: November 8, 2018
Closes: January 7, 2019
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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...