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PCBA Troubleshooter

Calgary, Alberta

The PCBA Troubleshooter will support our manufacturing floor where we assemble and manufacture all products for our customers worldwide. From supporting our circuit board manufacturing all the way though to manufacturing and service, the PCBA Troubleshooter will work closely with our Operations and Engineering teams and be focused on helping us improve quality every day by both repairing product and supporting initiatives to continuously improve manufacturing

Who are you?

  • You are highly motivated, independent, attentive to details, and have a disciplined approach to problem-solving
  • You are excited to work with electronics and have exceptional soldering and troubleshooting skills, backed by your technical certificate or diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology (or comparable) and 2-5 years’ experience in an electronics manufacturing or repair environment
  • You have strong interpersonal and communication skills and can work effectively in a rapidly growing and rapidly changing organization
  • You hold quality paramount but understand how it fits into a fast-moving culture
  • You are open-minded and passionate about problem-solving and understand that repairing product is only part of the journey of continuous improvement
  • You are a team player with a positive attitude who can engage effectively with a wide background of cultures and with different levels within the organization
  • You enjoy a fast pace and enjoy having multiple priorities


  • Make decisions about PCBA product quality based on IPC standards
  • Analyze defective PCBAs, troubleshoot, repair, and provide feedback to SMT or assembly lines to aid in creating corrective actions
  • Track and report on modes of failure and suggest improvements to prevent future failures
  • Engage with Process, Design, and SMT Engineering to support process improvements and address root cause of yield issues
  • Work in an environment structured for continuous improvement and cycle time reductions
  • Read and accurately interpret work instructions, procedures, assembly drawings, schematics, and bills of materials
  • Complete additional tasks as directed

Skills Required

  • Certificate or Diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology (or equivalent)
  • Excellent soldering skills, being well-versed in industry electronics acceptability requirements (IPC, JIS, etc) and comfortable working with modern SMT package sizes
  • Excellent electronics troubleshooting skills, with analog and digital circuits
  • Strong ability to communicate in English, verbally and in writing
  • Moderate experience in Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience with RF test, for cellular, GPS, and other bands is an asset, as is experience with gas detection
  • Experience in a Lean Manufacturing environment or Six Sigma certification is an asset

About Blackline Safety

Blackline Safety is a world leader in the development and manufacturing of wirelessly connected safety products. We offer the broadest and most complete portfolio available in the industry. Our products are designed to save lives and we monitor personnel working alone in populated areas, complex indoor facilities, and the remote reaches of our planet. Blackline’s products are used to keep people safe in the event of falls, missed check-ins, man-downs and exposure to explosive or toxic gas. Our design, development, sales, marketing, support, and production are all performed in-house at our headquarters in Calgary, AB. Blackline Safety is a publicly traded company (TSX: BLN). To learn more about our company visit www.blacklinesafety.com

Blackline Safety is powered by the diversity of our talented employees. We are an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants, regardless of age, religion, race, color, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, disability, national origin, race, sexual orientation. We enthusiastically encourage all individuals to apply for positions that fit their passions. Come join our inclusive team and start collaborating with us on exciting projects!

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