• Technologist 2 - IUDC 09

    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/22/2018 12:29 PM)
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  • Company Overview

    At General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada, Canada’s premiere defence company, innovation happens on a daily basis. We develop and deliver highly-complex leading edge technology, products and systems that make important contributions to our customer’s success in land, airborne, maritime and public safety applications. The challenges and opportunities are endless.The results – incredible.


    Our employees are exceptional. We are proud to employ more than 1,100 talented individuals across Canada. Working in a collaborative environment, our employees are encouraged daily to contribute their technical knowledge and expertise. Our employees are passionate, dedicated, and conscientious about the work they do which results in our ability to deliver the highest value, customized solutions in order to meet the most demanding requirements.

    Project/Program Overview

    The Product Support organization delivers the following value:

    • Interface with contracts/customer to ensure products are properly prioritized and effectively processed through R & O.
    • Troubleshoot/repair or upgrade products as required by our customers.
    • Provide long term support to our customers on our products


    • Operates, tests, maintains test equipment using standard approaches and/or equipment.
    • Troubleshoots complex circuits from system to component level, using knowledge of complex technical data (i.e. difficult to analyze, understand or solve, such as printed circuit board density, software and code functionality, smart chips, etc.) Performs rework as required (mechanical assembly, basic soldering); identifies and resolves technical issues.
    • Records, understands, identifies & interprets schematic diagrams, drawings, parts lists, bills of materials, assembly processes, quality tracking systems, failure reports, quality charts, process routing sheets, acceptance test procedures and tests results.
    • Conducts preventative and corrective maintenance/calibration on various conventional, numerical control, computer numerical control machinery (e.g. power supply or a temperature chamber), peripherals and controls.
    • Performs other related duties as required.
    • Mentors/trains technicians in the debugging and testing of product.
    • Communicates and works mutually with others, as a team member, in ensuring output meets standards or is coordinated with other output, often in situations where there may be different technical approaches and solutions to problems. Needs to be able to discuss alternative requirements with others and reach agreement on the optimum approach.
    • Provides guidance to other staff in the demonstrating how equipment and/or product works and provide training on the equipment and or/product.
    • Contributes ideas to improve processes.
    • Work is assigned through instructions and diagrams. Initiative is required to assess and troubleshoot technical problems as they relate to equipment operations from both a software and firmware perspective.
    • Is expected to problem solve and identify solutions by considering alternative approaches based on an assessment of a variety of the potential issues.
    • Questions outside normal standards and procedures would be referred to others.
    • Accountable for the timely completion and quality of own work and the safeguarding of people and equipment.
    • Decisions and actions will have a direct impact the operations of equipment and could result in delays in ability to deliver product and additional equipment maintenance.


    • Requires a three year College Diploma as an Electronics Technologist or equivalent
    • Over 2 years up to and including 3 years of relevant work experience.
    • Work involves problem solving and judgement in conducting diverse and more complex tests and troubleshooting equipment using initiative and judgement to apply knowledge gained from previous work, standards and approaches.

    Physical Effort

    • Required to sit extensively in a workstation or at equipment (i.e. 90% of time) to complete work using a computer. Repetitive hand/finger movement is required for continuous periods of time. Required at times to handle/push carts containing test equipment and units (>50lbs)

    Sensory Effort

    • High degree of visual attention and concentration for periods of time (75%) required in the troubleshooting and debugging of software codes.

    Work Environment

    • General office environment for 10% to 20% of time and remainder of time is spent on the production floor troubleshooting equipment.

    Minimum 10 year consecutive residence in Canada – for Canadian Secret Security Clearance
    Applicants will be required to obtain/hold a valid and current Canadian security clearance to gain access to the classified spaces, information and equipment in order to perform the work associated with this position.


    General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace.  Workplace accommodations are available.


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