Intermediate Technician - Data Reception Operations

MDA Space
Prince Albert, SK/Remote
Added: April 4, 2024
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.

The Role

MDA is a leader in the provision of earth observation systems and services, catering to both the Canadian and international markets. MDA is currently a seeking one full-time staff member to join the team operating a satellite ground station near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. The successful applicant would be required to monitor ground station operations and provide first line maintenance support in a 24/7 operation.

MDA is seeking qualified personnel with skills in the following categories:

Job Responsibilities/tasks

  • Ensure scheduling and tasking of reception activities to assure system readiness for reception
  • Monitor data reception activities from scheduling and reception to final data transfer to archive
  • Tasking and monitor TT&C activities & reporting
  • Detect and report any operational and technical problems
  • Apply troubleshooting procedures
  • Assist in maintaining accurate logs of system activities and reports
  • Support the Senior Technician in system and equipment maintenance, Level 1 preventative maintenance and repairs, and maintenance logs
  • Shift work will be required
  • Available on call 24/7

Job Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of experience required in this domain
  • Good Computer and networking skills with an interested in satellite data reception.
  • Experience in system hardware/software preventative maintenance and repairs.
  • Must be able to work at height on tower systems approximately 60 feet.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.

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.
  • Candidate must hold or be cleared to Reliability Security Clearance prior to commencing work.

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

MDA is an equal opportunity employer prizing diversity and inclusion. We are committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity. If you require assistance and/or reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please feel free to notify us