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Kongsberg Gruppen

Junior Test Engineer


Kongsberg Discovery Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of KONGSBERG, is a global technology company, providing innovative and reliable technology solutions for all marine industry sectors including merchant, offshore, subsea, and naval. Headquartered in Horten, Norway, the company has manufacturing, sales, and service facilities internationally. Kongsberg Discovery is a market leader in systems for positioning, surveying, and navigation. We are determined to provide our customers with innovative and reliable marine electronics that ensure optimal operation both on and under the sea.

At KONGSBERG, we believe in tackling challenging problems and delivering extreme performance for extreme conditions. We do that through excellent products and services developed for delivering the greatest benefits to our customers. 


WORLD CLASS – through people, technology, and dedication 

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What we can offer you:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Fully extended health, dental, vision & welfare benefits
  • Up to 7% employer match program with RRSP
  • Flexibility with Paid Time Off
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Safe and collaborative culture

There has never been a more exciting time to work for Kongsberg Discovery Canada Ltd. than right now. With us, you will be in the forefront of enabling the business to achieve their objectives through the role as Junior Test Engineer.

Position Summary:

As a Test Engineer reporting to the Site/Operations Manager, you'll play a pivotal role in our organization, overseeing the integration and testing of electronic and electro-mechanical modules, SONAR heads, Surface Power/Telemetry assemblies, and SONAR systems across various departments including Manufacturing, Customer Service (Reverse Logistics), and R&D.


Role and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct mechanical integration of electronics and electro-mechanical assemblies into SONAR heads.
  • Configure, program, and test various electronics modules and compass endcaps.
  • Perform comprehensive testing and calibration of SONAR heads, covering pressure, temperature, and compass calibration.
  • Configure, program, and conduct functional testing and calibration of Surface power and telemetry modules.
  • Conduct Hydro Acoustic testing and calibration of all SONAR Systems in test tank(s) and at field test facilities.
  • Maintain and develop Hydro Acoustic test systems using LABVIEW and MATLAB.
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement and uphold quality standards throughout the Operations Department.
  • Manage materials effectively for test manufacturing in a cost-efficient, accurate, and timely manner.
  • Ensure mechanical manufacturing and hydrostatic pressure test equipment and fixtures are well-maintained.
  • Participate in cross-functional learning and training initiatives.
  • Adhere to Quality & HSE programs and promote excellent working practices.
  • Create Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) and contribute to process, procedure, and product improvements in the JIRA system.
  • Conduct 5S Audits across manufacturing areas.
  • Document Non-conformances in the Visual Quality Management system.


Additional Functions (as required):

  • Handle Reverse Logistic functions for Warranty and non-Warranty RMAs.
  • Perform functional testing of motor drive and optical position sensor assemblies.
  • Conduct impedance testing of final single beam, side-scan, and multi-beam transducer assemblies.
  • Manage oil filling and degassing for various motor drive assemblies.
  • Execute mechanical assembly tasks for SONAR heads.
  • Conduct Hydro-static pressure testing for SONAR heads and transducer assemblies.
  • Perform Hydro Acoustic beam pattern testing for side-scan transducer assemblies.
  • Conduct electrical testing (DC, Serial, Ethernet) of various cables and cable sub-assemblies using CableyEye and Fluke CableIQ cable testing systems.


Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Diploma of Technology / Associate degree in a related field is required.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Soft Skills: Team Think, Adaptability, Strong Work Ethic, Attention to detail.
  • Hard Skills: Strong mechanical aptitude, experience with complex power and telemetry systems, familiarity with programming and electronic test equipment, ability to interpret schematics and engineering documentation.
  • Innovative problem-solving approach combined with evidence-based decision-making.
  • Ability to manage changing priorities driven by customer needs.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.


Knowledge Requirements:

  • Familiarity with ISO 9001:2015, MSDS/WHMIS, IPC-A-610, IPC-A-620 principles and practices.
  • Understanding of SONAR (Hydro Acoustics) theory, principles, and practices.
  • Proficiency in LABVIEW, MATLAB.


Work Location (hybrid): Port Coquitlam, BC Canada

KONGSBERG provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.