Administrative Assistant

MDS Aero Gas Turbine Engine Solutions

MDS is a fast-growing Aerospace Engineering firm currently servicing some of the world’s leading companies in more than 15 countries worldwide including Rolls-Royce, Siemens, General Electric and Pratt & Whitney. MDS not only provides custom built test facilities and test systems for aviation, industrial, and marine gas turbine engines, we also provide world class service to back it up.

The Administrative Assistant is a new role on the Human Resources team and we’re just as excited about it as you are. You will be the central point of contact for all employees across the company, including our offices in Manitoba and Derby, UK. You will support the HR team in performing various administrative tasks. From data entry into our HRIS, to preparing letters for employees, to keeping track of corporate training records, this role is essential in supporting the HR Team in providing quality services to MDS employees. To be successful in this role, you’ll have to possess a servant mentality while maintaining the strictest confidentiality.


  • Data entry into the HRIS (ADP Workforce Now) including: entering and updating all employee information including new hires and departing employees
  • Assist internal clients with various inquiries and questions
  • Coordinate all mandatory corporate training and maintain records
  • Assist with any training funding programs and coordinate with our external training provider
  • Organize and maintain all HR department records and employment files
  • Assist with WSIB claims, updating employee benefit information, preparing and uploading pension payments, and yearly pension plan filing
  • Prepare new hire orientation documentation
  • Perform other administrative tasks such as employment confirmation letters, employment letters including extension, transfer, temp to perm, etc.
  • Contribute to process improvements within HR; assist with the implementation and monitoring of various HR programs and processes
  • Develop effective internal client relationships
  • Provides administrative support to the HR Team on various projects as needed


  • 4 years’ experience in the office administration field
  • In-depth understanding of HR and administrative processes and practices
  • Experience with ADP Workforce Now and/or other HR systems; ability to use automation to improve efficiency
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite


  • You have a strong sense of humor
  • You’re a strong communicator who can convey ideas and information clearly and concisely
  • You can work cooperatively with others to help a team achieve its goals
  • You establish an action plan to complete work efficiently and on time by setting priorities
  • You’re adaptable and you don’t let major changes in responsibilities or environment stop you from completing tasks
  • You’re customer service oriented and can meet or exceed customer expectations while cultivating relationships that secure commitment and trust
  • You’re a strong decision maker who chooses the best course of action by establishing clear decision criteria, generating and evaluating alternatives
  • You’re honest and consistently keeps commitments made to others. You can handle sensitive information and adhere to moral, ethical and professional standards
  • You’re fearless in the face of adversity and can create relevant options for addressing problems; choosing the best course of action by establishing clear decision criteria, generating and evaluating alternatives and making timely decisions
  • You thrive while working alone or in a team

Why Join MDS?

There are many reasons to consider working with the MDS team:

  • Canada’s Best Managed (Platinum Member)
  • Competitive wages
  • Employee Bonus Program
  • Health Benefits
  • International travel
  • Impact on Aerospace Industry
  • Solid reputation
  • Diverse workforce
  • Positive work environment
  • Pension Plan
  • Company Events – Holiday Party, Golf Tournament, Town Hall Meetings, and Executive-Led Breakfast Club
  • Community Events – Dragon Boat Festival, HOPE Volleyball, Soccer and Hockey Tournaments, and other fundraising activities

Corporate Values

At MDS our values drive our actions and behaviors to foster the most positive and productive environment for our Employees, Customers, and Partners. Candidates must demonstrate a proven ability to demonstrate the following MDS values: Communication, Passion, Accountability, Teamwork, Care and Respect.

Candidates who consider themselves a team player are invited to submit their resume in confidence to recruiting@mdsaero.com.

MDS is an equal opportunity employer. MDS does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, color, mental or physical disability, religion, sex or national origin or ethnic origin.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates who meet or exceed our requirements, are legally eligible to work in Canada and do not require sponsorship will be contacted.

Please visit our web site https://mdsaero.com to view all open positions.

Telephone calls not accepted from candidates or agencies.






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