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Position: Junior Electronics Designer

Location: Aurora, ON

Type: Full-time

Salary: $50K – $55K (commensurate with experience), benefit plan and performance incentives

Aurora Scientific is the trusted provider of innovative research instrumentation for the life science and material science community. Our products are used by scientific researchers in universities, hospitals, and experimental labs around the world.

Our clients are working to solve the mysteries behind human health. We share in their quest for knowledge by designing reliable and durable equipment that meets the experimental needs of leading-edge researchers. That mission motivates our people and our work and is a driving force behind our commitment to quality product design and superior customer service.

If applying your technical aptitude and mastery while contributing to the expansion of scientific understanding motivates you, this may be the role you’ve been looking for.



As our new Jr. Electronics Designer, you’ll help design customized solutions and provide support in the areas of circuit design, schematic capture, PC board layout, building, testing, troubleshooting, repairing and modifying developmental electronic components, parts, equipment and systems.  You’ll act as a technical resource for staff in the operations department.

Working under the supervision of the Strategic Development Manager and the guidance of the Electronics Designer you apply principles and theories of electronics, electrical circuitry, engineering mathematics, electrical testing and physics to all of your work.

More specifically, you’ll:

  • Assist in preparing design drawings and specifications; select electronics equipment, components and systems to meet functional specifications; provide technical assistance to Operations staff in sourcing standard electrical components
  • Design electrical/electronic circuits and use Altium Designer DXP to create schematic capture data files for both standard and customized applications; assemble and test both mechanical and electrical prototypes as required
  • Set up and operate specialized and standard test equipment to diagnose, test and analyze the performance of electronic components, assemblies and systems. Assist scientists and engineers in applied research in electronics engineering
  • Act as a resource to the Sales department and provide technical support to clients as required
  • Create and maintain Bill of Materials (BOMs) for circuit boards and for entire devices
  • Create Engineering Change Orders required by changes to the electrical/electronic components of our products
  • Develop product, training and instruction manuals for customers and internal users
  • Prepare and maintain design, testing or operational records and documentation Participate in reviews of designs of colleagues as part of the design handoff process
  • Maintain a safe working environment by following safety procedures regarding materials handling, use of safety equipment and proper storage of identified items/substances and by promptly addressing any unsafe conditions

Maybe you’ve just completed an undergraduate electronics design/engineering program or perhaps you have some real-world experience designing circuits in a work or hobby setting. If you are eager to develop your technical expertise and advance your learning, if you have a highly organized approach to work, and if you are willing to address challenging problems that may, ultimately, make a difference to quality of life for all people, then this is the opportunity for you.


Working at Aurora Scientific:

This is a full-time permanent position, working out of our incredible office in Aurora, Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. We offer a competitive salary at a range of $50,000 – $55,000, commensurate with experience. We also offer an excellent benefit plan (including travel insurance), performance incentives and paid personal leave, in addition to vacation time.

Specifically, we want you to have the following qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience in electronics design/manufacturing
  • Experience assembling electro-mechanical instruments either in a professional or personal capacity
  • Hands-on experience with Schematic Capture and PCB Layout software
  • Knowledge and use of EDA design tools, preferably Altium Designer
  • Ability to read and create schematic capture diagrams
  • Knowledge of digital logic and programming
  • Knowledge of analog circuit design are considered an asset
  • Knowledge of CE and electrical codes and standards from overseas locations are considered an asset
  • Advanced post-secondary degree in Electrical Engineering Degree (BASc)


How to Apply:

Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete candidate – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. You can get a copy of your assessment when you’re done by logging back into the application tool.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us with the “Need Help” button in the application.

We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.