Test Technician


Bedford, Nova Scotia, CA, B4B 1G9

DRS Pivotal Power, Inc. Located in Bedford, Nova Scotia, DRS Pivotal Power is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of high reliability power conversion equipment for mission critical applications supporting all branches of the military in Canada, the US and many countries abroad. All products are designed and manufactured in house by our growing team of over 60 employees. DRS Pivotal Power is part of the Leonardo DRS Naval Electronics group and has currently over 30,000 fielded units boasting a field reliability of over 99%.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Test Manager, the Test Technician is primarily responsible for testing, troubleshooting and repairing production electronic equipment and systems on site in our Bedford, NS office.

As a Test Technician, your main responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Provide technical support to engineers and scientist on moderately complex components, devices, material, products, processes and/or equipment
  • Responsible for testing, modifying, reworking, and repairing electronic, optical and mechanical assemblies
  • Applies electronic theory, principles of electrical circuits, testing procedures and related knowledge to test and troubleshoot production electronic equipment.
  • Utilizes test equipment to perform functional, operational, and environmental tests on equipment to established criteria to determine acceptability. Performs test equipment prove out. Evaluates performance of equipment and compliance with procedures.
  • Reads and interprets diagrams, schematics, blueprints, and technical manuals for repair and diagnostic information.
  • Performs troubleshooting and failure analysis on products and documents results. Completes repairs, maintenance, and calibrations to test equipment. Designs fixtures and jigs.
  • Analyzes, records, and interprets test data to determine product acceptability. Recommends changes in method or installation specifications to simplify tests or reduce test time

What you require to be successful in the role:

  • Possession of an Electronics Technician Diploma and/or equivalent combination of education and related work experience.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of related work experience within a fast-paced electronics manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, repair, and maintain electronic equipment.
  • Experience reading schematics and engineering specs.
  • Must have technical competency and good manual dexterity.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret test data.
  • Must have basic design capabilities and integration/troubleshooting skills.

Benefits of working with DRS Pivotal Power Inc:

  • A motivating team-based environment where your achievements matter
  • An opportunity to work on industry leading edge technology
  • Flexible work hours and a compressed work week to promote a healthy work/life balance
  • Industry leading wellness program including:
    • Health, dental, and vision coverage available on first day of hire at no cost to the employee with access to virtual healthcare
    • Access to Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Competitive compensation including:
    • Reimbursement for professional development initiatives and memberships plus access to free online learning resources
    • Registered Retirement Savings Plan with matching company contributions with access to complimentary financial planning
    • Maternity and Parental leave top-up
    • Vacation, personal days, sick leave, and additional company paid days off

About DRS Pivotal Power 

DRS Pivotal Power Inc., a subsidiary of Leonardo DRS, is a leader in the development and manufacture of high reliability power conversion equipment for mission critical military applications. DRS Pivotal Power is part of the Naval Electronics Canada Group. 


All applicants must fulfill requirements for Canadian security clearance.   

Applicants requiring a disability related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process are to advise Human Resources. DRS Pivotal Power Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. 

Applicants may apply to this position online at www.leonardodrs.com careers.  


Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

The DRS culture is defined by our Core Values and Principles: 

- Integrity
- Agility
- Excellence
- Customer Focus
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Innovation

We strive to uphold them in all aspects of our business practices to inspire our employees and provide outstanding support for our customers.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com