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Hardware Design Engineer

by Audioscan

Position Type: Full-time
Location: Dorchester, ON
Date Posted: Oct 21, 2023

Job Description

Hardware Design Engineer

If being part of a Canadian hearing healthcare company which improves people’s quality of life sounds like a good fit for you, then this is THE place to be!

We are a local company but with global activities and partnerships. We operate in the
Diagnostic Hearing business as one of four business areas within the Danish Demant Group. The entire group consists of more than 20,000 employees worldwide. Audioscan operates as an independent entity in Canada, with our own R&D, Production, Purchasing, Marketing and Support activities.

You will operate out of Dorchester at Audioscan which is one of our many global diagnostic brands. The other brands are placed in Denmark, UK, USA, and Germany. We sell our equipment in more than 100 countries through our own sales companies and external distributors.

Job Description

We are seeking a talented Hardware Design Engineer(ing) to join our team. This position will play a significant role in aspects of electrical design of electrical systems including high-speed digital, power management, PCB layouts and thermal management for the next generation of innovative Audioscan products. You will design analog and digital circuits for verification and measurement devices. You will be working alongside a multidisciplinary team of Software, Hardware, Mechanical engineers, and technicians. You must be an independent and self- motivated worker requiring little supervision. This is a full-time position, operating on-site in Dorchester, Ontario. You will report to the Director of Research and Development.


  • Carry out the proper design and selection of components and their integration into the system to support the required form, fit and function of the product.
  • Carry out schematic designs of analog, RF, digital circuits, and power systems for new and current verification and measurement devices.
  • Detail designs using proper drafting techniques into bills of materials, fabrication/assembly details, and inspection/testing details.
  • Producing design outputs for board manufacturing.
  • Create verification test plans for prototype boards.
  • Troubleshooting and diagnosing errors and suggesting suitable repairs or modifications.
  • Provide product cost and development time estimates.
  • Development of documentation to comply with development procedures, ISO, FDA, and other regulatory quality system requirements.
  • Assist in PCB layout and analog simulation using software tools (e.g., LTSpice, PSpice, etc.).
  • Development of mixed signal systems, engineering boards and test fixtures.
  • Perform design, design review and test/validation tasks in accordance with standard industry practices for reliability, safety, and other requirements such as CE and RoHS.
  • Support technology transfer of new products to Manufacturing Department, including support for the preparation of test procedures, process instructions, calibration procedures, test equipment requirements plus any other support activities requiring engineering support.
  • Collaborate with suppliers for part selection, pricing, and prototyping. This may include occasional travel to supplier facilities as needed.
  • Collaborate with a team of knowledgeable industry experts on the overall design and user interface.
  • Staying current with technology in applicable disciplines.
  • Other related responsibilities as assigned at times during the product development process.

Experience and qualities:

  • 5+ years of experience in analog and digital electronics design (or equivalent).
  • Experience designing and developing PCB’s.
  • Creativity and desire to solve problems in a niche industry and apply a can-do attitude.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to analyze design solutions, make optimal decisions, and identify problems.
  • Ability to rapidly learn new technologies, technical material, and skills for operating new equipment and instrumentation.
  • Effective communication and organizational skills, with an attention for detail.
  • Proficient with MS Excel, Word, Teams, PowerPoint.
  • Proficient with circuit design tools (e.g., OrCAD, KiCAD, Altium).
  • Knowledge in EMI and compliance.
  • Experience with Autodesk Inventor is an asset.

Educational Requirements

The successful candidate(s) must have the following qualifications:

Engineering Diploma or Degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in:

  • B.Eng/BASc/BESc Electrical, Electronics, Computer Engineering, or related field of study.

Work Conditions

Audioscan is an Equal Opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.

About the Company

Located in Dorchester, just East of London, Ontario, Audioscan is North America’s leading manufacturer of professional hearing aid verification equipment. At Audioscan, we are committed to delivering to our customers user-friendly, affordable tools that bring science to the fitting of hearing instruments. Founded in 1983, we have a lot of history and a strong company culture. We value creating trust, being team players, creating innovative solutions and applying a can-do-attitude. You will get 25 experienced colleagues in Dorchester.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Audioscan Team

Job Type: Full-time


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Vision care

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor's Degree (preferred)


  • Hardware Design: 5 years (preferred)

Work Location: In person