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Senior Test Technician

Reference ID: 0825

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LEONARDO DRS, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia and is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo which employs more than 45,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. For additional information on LEONARDO DRS, please visit our website at We are committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent in the defense and aerospace industry.

DRS PIVOTAL POWER INC., Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is a leader in the development and manufacture of high reliability power conversion equipment for mission critical military applications. DRS Pivotal Power is part of the Naval Electronics Canada Group.



This position is responsible for leading technician teams to ensure efficient testing, troubleshooting and repair of production electronic equipment and systems.


Major Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Applies electronic theory, principles of electrical circuits, testing procedures and related knowledge to test and troubleshoot production electronic equipment.
  • Utilizes test equipment to perform functional, operational and environmental tests on equipment to established criteria to determine acceptability. Evaluates performance of equipment and compliance with procedures.
  • Reads and interprets diagrams, schematics, blueprints, and technical manuals for repair and diagnostic information.
  • Performs troubleshooting and failure analysis on products and documents results. Completes repairs, maintenance, and calibrations to test equipment. Design, build and/or procurement of new or improved tools, fixtures, jigs and coordinating the implementation.
  • Analyzes, records, and interprets test data to determine product acceptability. Recommends changes in method or installation specifications to simplify tests or reduce test times.
  • May recommend and coordinate maintenance projects.
  • Mentor and coach less experienced technicians.
  • Involved in the design, development, modification and analysis of various electronics systems. Supports engineering with a variety of complex engineering duties and/or hands on tasks.


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 diploma or equivalent combination of education and related work experience
  • 8+ years of related work experience within a fast paced electronics manufacturing environment
  • Ability to troubleshoot, repair, and maintain electronic equipment
  • Experience reading schematics and engineering specs
  • Must have technical competency and good manual dexterity
  • Ability to analyze and interpret test data
  • Must have basic design capabilities and integration/troubleshooting skills


Special needs of candidates with disabilities will be accommodated.  DRS is dedicated to Employment Equity.  The successful candidate(s) must fulfill requirements for Canadian security clearance.  DRS Pivotal Power Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants may apply to this position online at careers. #DRSCanada


Posted: April 22, 2019
Closes: June 21, 2019