• Test Engineer - Junior, P1

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/5/2018 9:23 AM)
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  • Project/Program Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada is currently looking for a Junior Test Engineer to join our Ottawa team. We are looking for a self-starter with excellent communication skills, ability to contribute both within a product development team and a manufacturing environment.

    As a member of the Operations Test Engineering Team, the successful candidate shall carry out a variety of production support engineering assignments in the delivery of new and existing products as well as generate improvements to existing test facilities and products. You will be responsible for driving the continuous improvement of production test yields resulting from the analysis of existing unit production data by making recommendations for alteration either to the production processes, test methodology or unit design. You will also be responsible for assignments of varying scope and complexity in areas of test engineering.


    Working in close liaison with other Operations Test Engineers, the successful candidate will support production of various families of products. In addition, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop Hardware and Software skills in order to support the full range of production test responsibilities including:

    • Product Test Strategy and Planning: The definition of the Production Test flow and ESS regime, which meets the requirements of: production volume and rate, customer quality requirements, technology requirements and program cost and delivery targets.
    • Test Design: Test Equipment Procurement, Test Equipment and methods development, Test Fixture design, Test Equipment commissioning and acceptance, together with associated Test documentation such as test procedures and TE support documentation.
    • Technical Support: Provide leadership in the resolution of Test Process, Test Equipment and Product performance issues adversely impacting Quality, Cost or Delivery targets.
    • Training: Test Engineering will provide the necessary technical training to Production personnel in the operation of Test Equipment and associated procedures. In addition, training will also be provided in product specific fault diagnostics.



    • Disciplined approach to engineering development
    • Enthusiastic contributor, willingness to learn new skills, and strong sense of ownership
    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Strong problem solving and root cause analysis skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Experience in troubleshooting electronics with various standard equipment (meters, oscilloscopes, analyzers) is an asset
    • Experience and knowledge in test equipment and/or hardware development is an asset
    • Ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team environment, with minimum supervision
    • Experience and knowledge in software development using one or more of the following languages: CVI, C++, C#, Lab View, SQL, TestStand, JTAG, VB.net
    • Experience and knowledge in measurement and instrumentation is an asset
    • Experience and knowledge in MS Project, ClearCase/ ClearQuest, SPC is an asset


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering or equivalent.

    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.

    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, cyberspace 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.


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