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Company: MDA
Location: Brampton, ON, Canada
Career Level: Hourly
Industries: Telecommunications, Broadcasting


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For more than three decades, human space flight has been supported by advanced robotics developed by MDA. We have combined complex robotics with control software to develop the Space Shuttle's Canadarm and the Mobile Servicing System for the International Space Station. Leveraging our expertise in robotic technology and space-borne sensing systems, MDA is developing sophisticated systems for on-orbit servicing of satellites and planetary missions to explore the Moon and Mars.

On Earth, we are taking our experience in space robotics into new areas of advanced robotics for nuclear, medical, industrial, and mining applications. We invite you to visit our website at

MDA is currently seeking a Co-Op Student to support the GN&C Engineering Department in a variety of tasks including but not limited to evaluating electrical systems, products, and components. In addition, the candidate will assist with research and development of camera Actuators Control Electronics and Robotic Arm system architectures. This is a 4 month internship starting in May 2020.

The successful applicant should have the following skills:

  • Knowledge of simulation tools such as Matlab/Simulink and Python.
  • Basic knowledge of Robotics Kinematics and Controls system engineering
  • Basic knowledge of sensors data filtering and fusion
  • Experience on programing languages: Visual Basic, Java, C++.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, communication and organization skills
  • Strong human relations skills and dedication to meet project deadlines
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic, and a positive thinker
  • Other tasks as required

Interested candidates should have a General Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, or Computer Systems Engineering or Physics/Applied Mathematics Skills typical of a second/third/fourth year student or related field experience. Strong ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as a member of a team is vital.

Excellent verbal, written communication skills are essential to this position. All candidates must be able to obtain CGP and ITAR clearance.

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting diversity in the workplace.

With respects to Accessibilities for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Inc. is proud to provide accommodation(s) during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodations, please feel free to notify us.

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.​

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