Manufacturing Tester - Electrical/Optical - $500 Sign-On Bonus!
Greensboro, NC 
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Job Description
Basic Qualifications

Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronic Engineering Technology or equivalent electronics-based degree/military training

US Citizenship and ability to obtain DoD Secret level security clearance

Responsibilities for this Position

NOTE: This is a currently a second shift position. Hours are 4:30 PM to 2:15 AM with a 10% night bonus. Position may transition to first shift at date TBD. First shift hours are 7:00 am to 4:45 pm (no night bonus)

Position is responsible for set-up, testing, adjusting, troubleshooting, and clearing circuit difficulties on complex optical and electronic components, assemblies, subassemblies, and systems. Involves the use of advanced knowledge and application of the theories, principles, and fundamentals of computers, electricity, electronics, and photonics. It requires the ability to work from various types of work instructions (on-line, sketches, golden units, oral, etc).


Product Testing - Setup and operate complex test stations. Perform component, functional, and system testing by carrying out documented test procedures using standard and custom test instruments and test sets. Perform special and improvised testing as required through manufacturing test engineering direction

Troubleshooting - Investigate unusual product problems and conditions. Analyze test set conditions and circuit operations to isolate causes of test failures and determine actions for correction. Apply sound troubleshooting techniques and investigations to resolve problems

Clearing Circuit Difficulties - Use thorough working knowledge of optical and electronic circuitry related to semi-conductors, microprocessors, memory devices, integrated and discrete circuitry for digital, analog, and photonic applications to perform analysis of product test problems

Data Collection - Record test outcomes and corrective actions in a timely, accurate, and legible manner within the appropriate data collection system

JOB REQUIREMENTS (Prior to Job Entry)

  • Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronic Engineering Technology or equivalent electronics-based degree/military training
  • Achieving a passing score on an electronics test is required
  • Silver Level NC Career Readiness Certificate plus Workplace Observation passing test score
  • Passing score on the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test
  • Achieving a passing score on the Company Troubleshooting and Technical Interview conducted by manufacturing test engineering is required
  • Obtaining/maintaining a Department of Defense Secret Interim and Final security clearance is required


  • Periodic re-certifications to verify continued skill proficiencies in Job Entry requirements
  • Obtaining/maintaining process/product specific certifications as determined by Manufacturing Test Engineering and EH&S personnel


  • Personal Protective Equipment: May include safety glasses, safety shoes, ear plugs
  • Hazardous Material: Working with or near hazardous material may be required
  • Electrical Hazards: Working with or near voltages up to 12KV may be required
  • Physical: Lifting (50 - 60 pounds individually), Frequent gripping, standing, bending, squatting, pulling, pushing, and reaching
  • Schedule: Overtime may be required to support Company commitment


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 12,000 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. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

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


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
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