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Component Engineer

Kanata, ON
Location: Onsite/ Kanata, ON
Job Type: Contract                       


  • The main function of a component engineer is to support the design and manufacturing engineering in the specification and application of Electrical, Electronic, Electromechanical (EEE) parts for space systems.
  • Evaluation of components design and workmanship for high-reliability applications.
  • Evaluation of components discrepancies impact on design and reliability.
  • Evaluation and adaption of component screening and qualification requirements.
  • Preparation of source control drawings (procurement specifications).
  • Provide advice to design engineers on the component selection.
  • Identification of alternative parts for obsolescence or where lead times or component costs are unsuitable.
  • Identify EEE parts requirements, viable alternative solutions, and support proposals for EEE component selections and be able to define and flow those requirements to suppliers.
  • Preparation of declared components lists and non-standard parts approvals requests and participate in Parts Control Boards (PCBs) with customers.
  • Support customer and vendor screening issues/failures and failure investigations, including interface with failure analysis labs.
  • Support component test data review, lot sample destructive parts analyses (DPA) and prohibited materials analyses.
  • Perform radiation effects analysis, shielding analysis, survivability analysis, radiation analysis reporting, and simulation of electronic components relative to space radiation effects.
  • Point of Contact with Design Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, and Procurement in resolving EEE part issues.
  • Work with suppliers to define screening, qualification, packaging, etc. to be performed by the manufacturer.
  • Maintain existing database of EEE parts.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, or other relevant discipline required.
  • Minimum 5+ years' working knowledge and understanding of electronic component types, materials, device physics, reliability, and quality.
  • Familiarity with MIL, NASA, and ESA standards for components and materials.
  • Ability to work as part of a team or independently.
  • Familiarity with techniques used for EEE inspection.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


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