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PCB CAD Technologist

Date: 21-Jan-2023

Location: Saskatoon, SK, CA

Company: Calian

Corporate, Full-time, Permanent


About the role:


The PCB CAD Technologist supports our Hardware Engineering department in our Drawing Office through providing PCB design services for Calian products and customer projects.  You will bring your expertise in high density, high-speed, mixed signal processing to support Engineering and Manufacturing in the layout and design of printed circuit boards.


Your Day-to-Day Responsibilities:


  • You will collaborate with and support design professionals in the layout/design of printed circuit boards
  • You will manage design layout constraints, parts placement, and layout reviews.
  • You will prepare fabrication and assembly drawings and work with Manufacturing and SMT line to resolve assembly issues.
  • You will support proposal and project work by quoting on PCB layout tasks
  • You will work with manufacturing to include Design for Manufacture considerations
  • You will prepare PCB manufacturer design packages and resolve manufacturer concerns for PCB builds.
  • You will maintain PCB Parts library including part creation and new part review


The Skills and Experience You Have:


  • Electronics Technology Diploma or equivalent education
  • 3+ years experience in high density, high-speed, mixed signal design
  • Knowledge of IPC standards and PCB layout processes
  • RF design experience is considered an asset
  • Extensive knowledge of Pads Pro Layout software an asset
  • Knowledge of board fabrication process is considered an asset
  • You will have the ability to meet the requirements outlined in the Canadian Controlled Goods Program.
  • You will be able to obtain a Government Security Clearance at the Reliability level


Why Work for Calian:



  • No one-size fits all! We give teams freedom of choice in building an ideal work environment.



Calian is a publicly traded company that keeps the world moving forward. We inspire confidence in our customers’ ability to communicate, innovate, learn, and lead safe and healthy lives. This confidence is achieved through synchronized efforts across our organization to provide our customers with solutions in Advanced Technologies, Health, Learning, and IT & Cyber Solutions. This role is part of our corporate team and will work closely with all internal clients who support these business units.



Calian is a technology company with an aggressive growth agenda based on our ability to solve significant and complex problems for our customers. In this role, you will be a key member of the Calian team to help achieve those growth targets.


We put our people first. We encourage employees to advance their Calian career through professional development and corporate career opportunities.


Calian is an innovative and growing organization—have your ideas heard by pitching to senior leadership through the Calian Idea Contest!



We lead with trust. We reinforce personal responsibility and accountability.


Calian fosters collaboration through open communication and promotes an environment of learning and professional growth.


We appreciate your hard work! Don’t be surprised if there are ad-hoc days off throughout the year and a variety of social events to keep teams connected (for both remote and on-site employees).



Calian fosters an environment that allows employees to maximize their potential, by nurturing a culture where everyone is valued for their differences.




  • Robust company-paid benefits for you and your family starting on your first day
    • Includes health, dental, vision, employee assistance program (EAP), disability and life insurance for our employees and their dependants. Calian covers the cost of benefit premiums!
  • Generous time off package that includes paid sick time, volunteer day, family leave days, and paid shutdown period between December 25 and January 1
  • A balanced approach to work and life as we understand the importance of your personal lives.
  • Stock purchase plan with additional contribution from Calian


And according to our CEO… “A freaking awesome team!”



Thank you for your interest in Calian!