Test Technicians (temporary positions)

DRS Technologies

Company :  DRS Technologies
Location :  ON, Canada
Job Type :  Full-time
Job Status :  Permanent

Location:                    Carleton Place, ON


DRS Technologies, A Finmeccanica Company, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A., is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, the Company develops, manufactures and supports a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica SpA, which employs approximately 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at www.drs.com  Our Company has been recognized as one of the fastest growing defence technology companies in the world.   We are committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent in the defense and aerospace industry.


DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. (DRS TCL),  is a leading mid-tier Canadian defence electronics company specializing in military voice and data communications systems; electro-optics (EO) and infrared search and tracking systems (IRST); command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) systems integration; deployable flight data recorders; avionics systems engineering; soldier systems; training and simulation systems; defence/space electronics manufacturing.


Position Summary:


The Test Technician will follow test procedures to perform tests on manufactured Circuit Card Assemblies, chasses and systems. The individual will use various pieces of test equipment to make simple to complex measurements that will be documented in test data sheets. This being a technical position the technician may be called upon to provide technical guidance to other groups inside the company as required.


Major Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Inspects, tests production and R/O circuit cards and systems

  • Operates standard and experimental test equipment of moderate complexity

  • Follows prescribed test procedures or explicit instructions

  • Troubleshoots malfunctioning assemblies and initiates rework process

  • Runs automated test stations, Go no Go testing

  • Performs ESS testing using existing test stations

  • Collects and documents test results

  • Flexible and able to perform diverse technical assignments in Product Delivery & Support

  • Commitment to meeting and exceeding high quality standards is expected at all times despite often tight deadlines

  • Demonstrate a high degree of initiative and be proactive

  • Work in a dynamic environment and be prepared to provide support in cross-functional teams

  • Critical test periods require 24 hour coverage; i.e. some shift work

  • This profile reflects the major normal duties of the position.Other duties and projects may be assigned


Core Competencies:


  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize and meet work schedules

  • Ability to manage multiple technical assignments

  • Maintain positive working relationships with other team members.

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to complete standard technical reports

  • Good interpersonal skills required to interact effectively within team environment

  • Demonstrates initiative and applies it on-the-job

  • Dependable and flexible

  • Demonstrated integrative thinking and problem solving skills


Technical Competencies:


  • Electronics Technician certificate or greater than 1yr similar military training, or equivalent combination of education and related work experience

  • 0-3 years of related work experience in electronics industry an asset

  • Maintain any certifications and security clearances needed to comply with government regulations and customer requirements.

  • Integrative thinker and problem solver

  • Good working knowledge of Statistical Process Control

  • Sound understanding of Just-In-Time and MRP II principles as applied to production

  • Ability to read basic analog/digital/rf schematics

  • Ability to identify failure trends, gather necessary data and notify Engineering



Special needs of candidates with disabilities will be accommodated.  DRS is dedicated to Employment Equity.

The successful candidate(s) must fulfill requirements for U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP) and Canadian security clearance to secret.  DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants may apply to this position online at www.drs.com careers.


Additional Information:

  • Position Start Date: 2015-09-01
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