Test Engineer, P1

Posted Date 1 week ago(11/19/2020 12:22 PM)
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We are currently growing our Test Team in Ottawa. In this role you will be working closely with our Operations Test Engineers to support the production of various product lines. You 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.

Typical Duties


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. The successful candidate will also generate improvements to existing test facilities and products. In particular, the successful candidate shall drive 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.The candidate will be responsible for assignments of varying scope and complexity in areas of test engineering. We are looking for a self-starter with excellent communication skills, able to contribute both within a product development team and a manufacturing environment.

Essential Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering or equivalent.
  • Experience and knowledge in software development using one or more of the following languages: CVI, C++, C#, Lab View, SQL, TestStand, JTAG, VB.net;
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment, with minimum supervision;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Strong problem solving and root cause analysis skills;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Disciplined approach to engineering development;
  • Enthusiastic contributor, willingness to learn new skills, and strong sense of ownership;

Ideally you will also have expereience in;

  • 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;
  • Experience and knowledge in measurement and instrumentation is an asset;
  • Experience and knowledge in MS Project, ClearCase/ ClearQuest, SPC is an asset;

Our Company Benefits
Our contribution to our employees represents much more than just a pay check. We invest in our employees’ health and wellness, paid time off, retirement, income protection, work/life balance, talent development and more. As a General Dynamics employee, you can enjoy many of our benefits including:

  • Health and optional dental plan
  • Life insurance and retirement benefits
  • Vacation and flexible work environment
  • On-site fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Hockey and soccer leagues
  • Tickets and giveaways offered through our Recreation Association

About General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada
General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada is one of the country’s most innovative defence and security technology companies, providing advanced thinking, design expertise, and implementation know-how to equip military and first responders with leading-edge hardware, software and systems.

Our employees innovate on a daily basis. Part of General Dynamics Mission Systems, a global company with more than 13,000 employees across 100 facilities worldwide, our success stems from strong system engineering experience, ongoing investment in research and development, collaboration with commercial and military systems industry leaders, and a singular focus on customer service.

In Canada, we employ more than 1,300 people across three locations. Our business groups include: Land Communications, Airborne Mission Systems, Underwater Warfare and Cyber Solutions.

We believe in maintaining a diverse workplace – inclusive of beliefs, cultural background, job experiences, thoughts and ideas. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team! (Workplace accommodations are available).


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