General Dynamics Land Systems

Engineering Specialist Electrical - Lab Operations

  • Requisition Number:5599

  • Position Type:Full-Time Regular

  • Relocation Provided:Not Applicable

  • Department:Laboratory Operations - L9662 (Direct)

  • Location:Sterling Heights Complex (LSHC)

  • Education Required:Bachelors Degree

  • Experience Required:More than 10 years

Position Description:

Lab lead oversees all lab operations to ensure all system benches are set up to meet customer requirements. This sometimes include design and developing of specialized Test tools and emulation software to Verify and validate functional performance of hardware to meet engineering development, regression testing, government witness testing, and independent software tests in compliance with design requirements. The engineering lab lead will work with a group of lab Design & Development engineers guiding them through procedures on how the test system operates. The engineering lab lead must be familiar with various tools to support Power Testing, Real-Time Operational Testing, CAN/1553/GbE/UBIM Testing, User friendly LabVIEW application S/W to control VXI, PXI, PCI, and GbE instruments, GO, NO-GO and Failure Area indicators.

The lab lead is responsible for:

1. All lab activities to include creating BOE's for new work, personnel access, property management, ISO Compliance, engineering environment control and set up,

2. Provide support to Abrams and international programs test equipment and product validation

3. Demonstrate problem solving skills to investigate and expedite corrections to field and production issues

4. Provide support and maintenance for laboratory conventional and computerized test equipment. At a minimum this includes selection, direction for procurement, configuration activities, and periodic/preventative maintenance, repair, and calibration of test assets in the lab.

5. Design electronic circuits, functions, and sub-systems necessary to evaluate and test GDLS products at the sub-system and system level. At a minimum, this includes analog and digital circuits, voltage translation, switching functions, interconnect cables, monitor panels, test boxes, and ensure design include proper grounding and shielding principles to minimize test system and interface effect on test samples.

6. Provide documentation for designs, processes & procedures.

7. Participate in design reviews offering constructive criticism to ensure sound designs are implemented, and placement of documents into configuration management system.

Position Requirements:

Bachelors Degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or Computer Engineering with a minimum of 10 years applicable experience
Capable of operating Test Instrumentation, including Oscilloscopes, DMMs, Function Generators, and DAQs, and interpreting measurements.
Experience developing software code is a plus (Visual Basic, C++, LabVIEW)
Experience developing electronic circuits and cables
Experience developing electronic schematic drawings Skilled in troubleshooting electronic circuits
Experience developing test code/scripts to control NI Data Acquisition modules is a plus.
Must have good computer skills (email, MS-Office, internet) .

Able and willing to work occasional overtime and/or 2nd-shift to meet deadlines
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.General Dynamics Land Systems is committed to working with and providing accommodations to individuals with a disability. Candidates who require a reasonable accommodation due to disability for any part of the application or hiring process may contact for assistance. Determination of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

General Dynamics Land Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race and/or ethnic background, national origin and/or ancestry, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, age, military service, veteran status, disability, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, genetic information, or membership in any class protected by applicable law from discrimination in employment.



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