The Opportunity

Hacketts Cove, NS
Full-time - Permanent

Do you love to solve problems? Do you have a strong technical knowledge in Electronics? Are you interested in regulatory/compliance issues? Do you like to work independently as well as be part of a team? If you have a strong educational background in Electronics, and are looking to apply these skills and learn new ones, we now have an opening in our Production Engineering Team.

The responsibilities of the role include:

Developing and implementing test methodologies and plans to the electronic sub-assembly level;

Developing Product Test Strategies and Solutions, as well as Automated Test Development and Strategies;

Provide support and direction internally, and act as expert for Nautel for all Regulatory Compliance related activities;

Research and communicate regulatory compliance related requirements and how they impact Nautel;

Be aware of changes occurring internationally that are compliance related;

Collaborating with others to determine the best Test Strategy approach;

Developing operator and Test Engineering training to support Production or Test, as well as creating & providing work instructions, policies and procedures;

Defining TPM/Preventative Maintenance programs for Test Solutions to minimize downtime;

Leading the advancement of Functional Test methodologies to ensure that Design for Test is built into NPI product design, and manufacturing and test processes are designed concurrently with new and modified products, working closely with Engineering;

Monitor and support the collection of data, both internal and external, to aid in strategic planning and involvement in execution of those plans;

Communicate with key stakeholders to define needs, while understanding product and test requirements;

Testing hardware and software designs within Nautel's New Product Introduction process to support product verification and launch;

Ensuring all safety and capability requirements are met within scope of role;

Working with outsourced or contract manufacturers;

Documentation on all aspects of Test Engineering;

Problem solving in a dynamic work environment;

Providing test support to other areas of the business, as well as assembly sub-contractors.

What you'll need


Qualifications and skills desired:

Electronics Engineering Technician/Technologist qualification (NSCC or equivalent), or Electrical Engineering Degree;

An understanding, and desire to continuously learn, regarding compliance-related issues relating to electronics products internationally;

An advanced understanding of trends in technology for automated test with, ideally, 5 years experience with automated test systems;

Project management experience would be an asset

Hands on electronics experience, including both hardware and software;

Knowledge of RF, analogue and digital circuits as well as equipment ventilation and cooling;

Experience with Test Equipment (Oscilloscopes, Signal and Network Analyzers)

Basic knowledge of algebra, statistics and database management for trend analysis.

Experience in development with NI LabVIEW, or other software systems used for automated test;

Experience with communication protocols (Serial, USB and Network)

Atlassian Jira and Confluence application experience would be an asset.

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills;

Excellent, proven, verbal and written communications skills;

Understanding of Continuous Improvement and Lean methodologies and the desire to eliminate non-value added activity from related processes in a systematic way to increase productivity, would be an asset;

The ability to work effectively as part of a team; as well as independently.

Ability to execute in a professional manner while committing to priorities and due dates.

Experience with embedded systems in ANSI C, the Linux operating system and with RF or Microwave transmitters or transceivers would be considered an asset.

A little bit about us

Nautel Ltd.

Nautel is an award-winning company founded and headquartered in Nova Scotia. Nautel has earned an international reputation as a world leader in the design and manufacture of highly specialized large scale communications equipment. Nautel is home to over 225 employees spread across 4 locations and spanning three countries. At Nautel, we feel fortunate to be leaders in an industry that serves billions of people worldwide by supporting the delivery of critical news and information to those who need it. We believe that new ideas and fostering an innovative culture is fundamental to our success, and we encourage our people to embrace these same principles. Nautel is a cutting-edge company where employees work within a team-based environment, and the effort of every team member is integral to our success.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

If this looks like a role that would challenge and intrigue you, we look forward to hearing from you!

The ability to obtain, and maintain, Controlled Goods, may become a requirement of this role.