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POSITIONING

AKKA Group North America Inc. (GNA) provides high added-value services to its Canada-based clients operating in the transportation, energy and pharmaceutical sectors. Our consultants are experienced specialists in embedded system engineering, mechanical engineering and project management. Our skillful teams cover all development phases of a given system or product, from conceptual design to sustaining engineering.

Our internal experts and specialists continually develop new training modules aiming at developing and strengthening our employees’ skills.

AKKA GNA is affiliated to Montreal International (MI)  an economic development agency that encourages investments in Greater Montreal. MI helps us process work permit applications and also offers various services to our employees such as Canadian permanent residency application process information sessions, spouse coaching for job seeking and employment market integration.

AKKA GNA is very active on the market and is a member of the two major Aerospace clusters in Canada: AEROMONTREAL and ONTARIO AEROSPACE COUNCIL (OAC).

AKKA GNA has its own newcomer integration process. The HR and Management teams work together to make sure each newcomer gets all the information and support needed.

23.5 M Can$
2015 TURNOVER NORTH AMERICA
250
EMPLOYEES NORTH AMERICA

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Fernando LEDESMA

Corporate Director AKKA North America

Fernando has more than 15 years of experience in leading and boosting companies' performances through innovation, aligning the business, and developing new markets and effective management tools and processes.

He joined the AKKA Group in 2012 as Corporate Director for different countries like Canada, UK, Spain and the Netherlands, before becoming Corporate Director for the AKKA North America branch.

ACTIVITIES AND SECTORS

AKKA Group North America Inc. operates in many sectors and thus offers a large range of engineering expertise services with innovative and creative solutions.

Whether you choose our Expert on Demand service or simply require work packages, our teams can work from remote offices or directly on site. We aim at extending our technological capabilities, improving the quality and optimizing the engineering costs for our clients by offering them proximity, reactivity and flexibility.

Aerospace

Aerospace

  • Physics of flight, aerodynamics
  • Aerostructures / 3D Tools
  • Certifications: ARP4754, ARP4761, DO178B/C, DO254, DO297
  • System design, integration, installation
  • Cockpit ergonomics
  • Ground / flight tests
  • Software: real time, embedded, DO178B/C
  • Aircraft modification: Reconfiguration, Conversion, Modification, Certification EASA / FAA / TCCA
  • Flight operations, maintenance
  • Technical publications
  • A/C safety
  • Certification support...
Railway

Railway

  • Interior, signalling
  • Electrical, mechanical, software
  • Doors
  • HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)
  • PACIS (Protection, Automation and Control Integrated System)
  • TCMS (Train Control Management Systems)
  • RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety)
Automotive

Automotive

  • Vehicle and system architecture
  • Bodywork
  • Design
  • Testing, validation, calculation, simulation
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Embedded software
  • Powertrain
  • Electrical, electronic systems
  • Industrialization
Life Sciences

Life Sciences

  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Engineering
  • Commissioning and QV (Quality Validation)
  • QA (Quality Assurance)

Success stories and project references

A team of AKKA design engineers, project managers and tooling design specialists worked on a project involving the redesign of the cockpit composite interior for a business jet of an important aircraft OEM. Our team supported the entire engineering and project structure operating on-site and in cooperation with the manufacturing supplier.  Technical and managerial competencies were required to deliver a cockpit that would meet the client's expectations.

AKKA GNA has been supporting world leading companies specialized in the design and production of aerostructures since the very beginning. The story began in 2012, when we provided our engineering expertise (design & stress) to the business jet program. The work package was the best approach to back the team on site, whose mission was to design parts of the business jets fuselage and take care of the stress calculation. Our specialists brought supervision and focus on project management for all of the design phases.

After more than 3 years on the program, we still have designers working on design changes for all the configurations of the aircrafts.

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CAREER / VACANT POSITIONS

AKKA Group North America Inc. is constantly looking for engineering specialists with a minimum of 3 years of experience in various disciplines. Whether we need you locally or internationaly,  we welcome you with open arms if you are a specialist in the aeronautics, railway, automotive, and/or pharmaceutical sectors.

Joining AKKA GNA means joining a dynamic, motivated and knowledgeable team of engineers who uses cutting edge technologies to work in the most powerful and growing industrial sectors in Canada. It also means being part of an international Group, and hence having access to various tools, technologies, training, working methodologies, and innovations.

At AKKA GNA, we truly care about our employees. Team buildings, staff meetings and various get-together activities are part of our yearly schedule to keep the team spirit.  To get more information on team sponsorships and member preferred rates for different activities, please ask our staff.

Don’t forget to have a look at our corporate page!

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/akka-group-north-america

You may also want to send you resume to Laurence Carré, our Talent Acquisition Advisor, at laurence.carre@akka-na.com

Sylvie Missillier: Project Manager
Sylvie Missillier: Project Manager
“This project gave us a lot of experience to capitalize on a solid knowledge basis for implementing work package solutions” I joined AKKA GNA in June 2013 after working on a worldwide project for Air France at AKKA I&S (France). After one year in Canada, I was offered an amazing job opportunity: I could manage the redesign of a business jet cockpit for a major Aerospace Tier 1 in Canada, where we worked as a full integrated engineering supplier. Through this project, we gained experience and knowledge to implement work packages solutions. Thanks to our inspiring and trustful clients, we will be able to reap all the benefits from any full cycle project (from Engineering to Manufacturing parts).
Sylvie Missillier: Project Manager
Thierry Ollivaud: Software Engineer
Thierry Ollivaud: Software Engineer
“Working in a company like this gives me the opportunity to grow professionally and personally and get ready for bigger challenges” I’ve been living in Quebec for four years now. So many adventures in so little time! It’s been two years since I’ve been supporting one of the biggest Canadian Aerospace OEMs as a software programmer attached to the Flight By Wire team. Coming from the world of satellites, working on an aircraft has been a beautiful challenge. As a professional at AKKA GNA, my contribution has not been limited to supporting our projects with external clients. I also got trained in different technical domains and worked as an internal trainer myself : I delivered a VBA training course that I developed. Working in a company like this gives me the opportunity to grow professionally and personally and get ready for bigger challenges. Today, I’m the proud manager of the injection system faults programs. Far from my original course!
Thierry Ollivaud: Software Engineer
Ipolyte Djiki Djoumessi: Validation specialist
Ipolyte Djiki Djoumessi: Validation specialist
“Being the first ambassador of the company in the pharmaceutical field, the credibility of the company in this area was going to depend on the quality of the work that I was going to perform.” In July 2014, I started at Jubilant HollisterStier as a validation specialist. Some challenges come only once in a lifetime and the one that AKKA GNA confided me was one of them. Being the first ambassador of the company in the pharmaceutical field, the credibility of the company in this area was going to depend on the quality of the work that I was going to perform. I rose to this challenge with great confidence, motivation and determination. In the end, everything went pretty well and I think the best is yet to come…
Ipolyte Djiki Djoumessi: Validation specialist

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