Test Engineer Junior, P1 – Operations

Posted Date 1 month ago(8/11/2022 11:37 AM)
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Project/Program Overview

Working in close liaison with other Operations Test Engineering Specialists, 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.

This position is based onsite at our Ottawa office.

Job Description

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. She/he shall be a self-starter with excellent communication skills, able to contribute both within a product development team and a manufacturing environment.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering/Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Experience in troubleshooting electronics with various standard equipment (meters, oscilloscopes, analyzers) is an asset;
  • 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 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, JIRA, Git, SPC is an asset;
  • 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 collaborative contributor, willingness to learn new skills, and strong sense of ownership;

Must be able to obtain and maintain Canadian Security Clearance and a positive Controlled Goods Assessment. Eligibility to work in Canada either as a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Applicants may be required to meet additional security requirements in order to gain access to technical data, classified areas or information that is subject to international regulations.

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. 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 welcome you to join our team!

We encourage applications from women, members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, diverse cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities. We will work with you around any workplace accommodation required during our application process. If you require accommodation or have questions, please contact Human Resources via recruitment@gd-ms.ca

Our Company Benefits
We pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose, offering impressive benefits:

  • A compressed nine-day fortnight and compressed hours – which means every other Friday off
  • A personalized career development plan, alongside regular progress reviews - supporting and valuing your progression within the Company
  • A flexible working environment where your contributions are recognized and rewarded with flexible benefits


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