Program Product Assurance Manager

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For those who dream of advancing our space in the Universe and on Earth, we’ll take you there.

Serving the world from our Canadian home and our global offices, MDA is an international space mission partner and robotics & space operations, satellite systems and geointelligence pioneer with a 50-year story of firsts on and above the Earth. Today, we're leading the charge towards viable Moon colonies, enhanced Earth observation, communication in a hyper-connected world, and more.

We’re fueled by a pioneering spirit that carries us beyond. And together we enable highly skilled people to continually push boundaries and tackle big challenges requiring solutions that endure and inspire.

Are you ready to launch the next stage of your career in the new space economy? We would love to hear from you!

We’re on the hunt for a Product Assurance Manager 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.


The position is responsible for ensuring that the program's products and services meet contractual and divisional quality requirements.


  • Ensure the implementation and compliance of the program's product assurance plan, including adherence to specifications, cost and delivery date.
  • Provide risk analysis, project planning, budget and resource requirements.
  • Organize reviews with customers and subcontractors.
  • Liaise with the customer for resolution of non-conformances and corrective actions and all aspects of product assurance.
  • Maintain customer satisfaction and contribute to the achievement of program objectives.
  • Perform process and product compliance audits both internally and with subcontractors. Ensure effective corrective actions.
  • Analyze data and performance indicators, identify improvement potential and lead continuous improvement projects
  • Collect lessons learned data and generate improvement initiatives.


Bachelor's degree in engineering with an interest in complex machined parts manufacturing, electro-mechanical assemblies or PCBs

Ability to exercise leadership in his/her discipline. Good communication skills in French and English. Collaborative and team oriented. Knowledge of geometric sizing and tolerancing (ASME Y14.5), AS 9100 quality standards and aerospace work standards is also a requirement of the position.

Computer skills (word processing and electronic calculation applications) are also required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Auditor background
  • Training in quality engineering and/or continuous improvement (APQP, CQE, Six sigma, etc.)



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 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.

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COVID-19 Hiring Update: Strengthening our workforce is more important than ever to meet our customers’ mission-critical needs. We are continuing to hire many talented people, and we are closely monitoring COVID-19 to ensure safe hiring practices are used. This includes limiting onsite candidate interviews and prioritizing video interviews.

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