• Power Supply Test Design Engineer*

    Posted Date 1 month ago(8/19/2019 9:10 AM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Secret, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.


    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.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    A Relocation package may be available for this position.



    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has an immediate opening for a Power Supply Test Design Engineer to join our Engineering Team. The position provides an opportunity to develop and advance the cutting-edge equipment and systems that support some of our nation’s fundamental defense services. GDMS employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to build and further advance GDMS technologies. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Power Supply Test Design Engineer will enhance their skill set among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. 


    Substantial contribution to electrical requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis (e.g. timing, power, etc.), design, integration and verification of electrical components, equipment and systems
    Plans and leads electrical engineering root cause analysis for electrical issues, conducts experimental tests, evaluates results to formulate and implement solutions to issues
    Contributes to the generation and maintenance of electrical work products (i.e. plans, specifications, design documentation, etc.) used for internal consumption and/or deliverable to external customers
    Develops and presents electrical requirements, concepts, designs, decisions and results to internal management and external customers
    May contribute to technical subcontract management that may include technical oversight and subcontractor work product evaluation
    Substantial contribution to electrical reviews of electrical components, equipment and systems
    Evaluates vendor capability to support product development
    Participation in the improvement of the electrical organizational processes
    Supports the generation of engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the electrical development life cycle
    Contributes to the research and analysis of data, such as customer design proposal specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
    Selects components and equipment based on analysis of requirements
    May provide leadership and/or direction to lower level employees
    Independently determines approach to solutions
    Plans and executes project tasks for activities described above
    Generally works with multiple work groups, including with senior levels of l work groups
    Generally works on diverse range of complex problems under limited direction
    Generally has regular Contact with project leaders and Program Managers. Generally has Some contact with external customers
    Failure to accomplish results or errors may cause significant delays or require the substantial expenditure of resources

    Proficient use and understanding of electrical engineering concepts, principles, and theories
    Proficient in the principles and techniques of Electrical Engineering
    Proficient understanding of electrical engineering processes
    Proficient knowledge of other related disciplines
    Keeps abreast of technology trends
    Aware of business objective and Engineering role in achieving
    Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
    Proficient in electrical engineering design tools
    Proficient 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
    Able to sell concepts and ideas
    Travel may be required
    Security clearance may be required
    Understands and applies basic project management principles including IMS, earned value and score cards
    Ability to work well in a team environment

    Key Responsibilities

    Power Supply Acceptance Tests Development

    Power Supply Test Fixture Development

    Acceptance Test Pan (ATP) Development

    Acceptance Test Specification (ATS) Development

    Fault Coverage Analysis

    Test Equipment Accuracy Analysis

    Versa Module Eurocard (VME) Module Acceptance Tests Development


    Preferred Experience 

    NH Research 8100i and 5700 Testers

    emPower Test Executive

    PowerBook Programming

    Visual Basic Programming

    C programming and UNIX

    GPIB (General Purpose Interface Bus) Communication

    SCPI (Standard Commands for Programmable Instrumentation)

    Java scripting

    Kermit scripting

    Perl scripting

    Power Supply Test and the Test Engineering Process


    Additional Experience Considered 

    LabView Programming

    Test Stand Programming

    Test Studio Programming

    The test or implementation of COTs and NDI products

    Teradyne Spectrum 9100 Testers


    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    Come work for General Dynamics Mission Systems in beautiful Berkshire County, located on the western edge of Massachusetts. The Berkshires are very family friendly with excellent schools. The housing market is very affordable compared to surrounding larger cities. General Dynamics provides exceptional salaries compared to other employers in Berkshire County which provides a comfortable lifestyle for you and your family.


    The surrounding area is a cultural center for arts and theater, including established venues such as Tanglewood, Mass Museum of Contemporary Arts, The Clark and the Norman Rockwell Museum, to name a few. Berkshire County is also an outdoors’ person’s dream location, with multiple lakes, nearby ski locations, golf courses and even the Appalachian Trail. Being part of New England, western Massachusetts also boasts four distinct and enjoyable seasons, from the comfortable summer months to the colorful fall and pristine winters.


    As a small city with surrounding rural towns, Pittsfield has a reasonable cost of living and relaxing short commutes without giving up modern life amenities. We are centrally located in the northeast, providing easy access to all of the attractions New England can offer, such as Boston and New York City which are both less than a 3 hour drive away.


    The Berkshire are Calling!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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