The Computer Merchant, Ltd. Tester Design Characterization Engineer in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Reference # : 18-01608 Title : Tester Design Characterization Engineer Category: Information Technology

Location :

Pittsfield, MA

Position Type : Right to Hire Experience Level : 2 Years Start Date : 05/30/2018

Description Job Title: Tester Design Characterization Engineer

Locaiton: Pittsfield, MA

Department: Engineering-Hardware

Job Description: Our client, a large defense contractor, has an immediate opening for a Tester Design Characterization Engineer to work from their Pittsfield, MA facility. The identified candidate will participate in test plan design, electrical analysis, and verification of electrical components, equipment and systems

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree.


Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS: Participates in test plan design, electrical analysis, and verification of electrical components, equipment and systems

  • Applies principles and techniques of Electrical Engineering

  • Performs detailed analysis and test of test systems

  • Documents testing and calculations in a test report

  • Performs electrical engineering root cause analysis for electrical issues, conducts experimental tests, evaluates results to formulate and implement solutions to issues

  • Participates in electrical reviews of electrical components, equipment and systems

  • Applies a good understanding of the organizationally defined electrical processes used throughout the lifecycle of the program or project

  • Supports the generation of engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the electrical development life cycle

  • Plans sub tasks for activities described above

  • Generally works with multiple work groups

  • Generally works on problems of moderate scope under frequent general supervision

  • Generally has some contact with project leaders and Program Managers

  • May have some contact with external customers

  • Failure to accomplish results or errors may cause delays or require the allocation of additional resources


  • Considerable use of electrical engineering concepts, principles, and theories

  • Considerable understanding of electrical engineering processes

  • Knowledgeable about test instrumentation

  • LabVIEW Experience

  • Keeps abreast of technology trends

  • Knowledge of military standards

  • Considerable knowledge in Microsoft Office applications

  • Considerable knowledge in electrical engineering design tools

  • Considerable written and verbal communications skills

  • Ability to think creatively

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions

  • Ability to recognize and clearly report information relevant to sound electrical engineering design

  • Ability to work well in a team environment

  • Travel may be required

  • Security clearance may be required

  • Tester Design Characterization Engineer is responsible creating characterization test plans, performing them, creating the test report.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create Characterization Test Plan

  • Perform Characterization Measurements

  • Record all results and analysis in a test report

  • Versa Module Eurocard (VME) Module Acceptance Tests

  • Power Supply Acceptance Tests

  • Module Test Fixture Design

  • Fault Coverage Analysis

  • Acceptance Test Plans (ATP)

  • Acceptance Test Specifications (ATS)

Additional Responsibilities

  • Exercise creative thinking and ideation to advance our business performance

  • Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers changing business needs

  • Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the General Dynamics Mission Systems culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures

  • Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure General Dynamics Mission Systems's services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices

  • Development of test software/hardware for existing and new designs, including Commercial Off the Shelf (COTs) and Non-Development Item (NDI)

  • Interface to Program Management for test development tasks

  • Provide interface and support to Manufacturing for acceptance tester issues and assistance in troubleshooting module and power supply issues

  • Support of existing customer VME Module Acceptance Test Designs and Power Supply Test Designs

  • Implementing and improving the GDMS and C2 Systems test design process

  • Actively pursue Process/Quality improvements


  • Module test and the test engineering process

  • The test or implementation of COTs and NDI products

  • LabView programming

  • Test Stand programming

  • C programming and UNIX

  • Java scripting

  • Kermit scripting

  • Perl scripting

  • Teradyne Spectrum 9100 Testers

  • Test Studio programming

  • NH Research 8100i and 5700 Testers

  • PowerBook Programming

  • emPower Test Executive

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