Database Component Technician

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.

We’ve recently acquired a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system, so we are looking for a Database Component Technician to join our dynamic team in Ottawa. We take on unique, multidisciplinary and complex designs which makes us the world leader in gas turbine solutions. The integrity of our PLM system is key to ensuring traceability and reusability of our designs.


  • Inputting component information into the MDS Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) database.
  • Ensuring the integrity of the data entered.
  • Developing Categories and Attributes for new components.
  • Developing and maintaining processes and procedures related to PLM.
  • Liaising with and between engineering and procurement personnel.
  • Gathering documentation for component justification.
  • Coordinating with vendors to source and define component information.

Education & Qualifications

  • Diploma in electromechanical/mechanical field
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills are critical.
  • Knowledge of mechanical & electrical components and specifications.
  • Knowledge of international component certifications (CE, ROHS, UL, CSA etc.).
  • PLM software experience is considered an asset
  • Experience in working with complex assemblies and bills of materials is considered an asset.

Why Join MDS?

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

  • Canada’s Best Managed (Gold Standard)
  • 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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