Engineering Support Technician

Job code: 3101
Business Address/ Job Location: Unit 601, 1726 Dolphin Ave. Kelowna, V1Y 9R9 British Columbia
Duration: Permanent Positions
Education: Engineering Technologist or  BS/BAPSC in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or directly transferable experience

Our Location

Our Kelowna Design Center is located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, a region known for its wineries, long hot summers and exceptional skiing. We offer the unique opportunity to design and develop highly integrated, mixed signal circuits for audio/video consumer electronics applications in one of the most beautiful locations in North America. 

About ESS Technology:

ESS is known for rapid product development of custom, high-performance integrated circuits for consumer audio applications.  Our 35 years of experience designing signal converters and audio IC's has lead to some of the world’s best audio DACs and ADCs. 

We offer a fast-paced work environment with continuous opportunities to learn new technology, develop new skills, and work directly with experienced industry professionals.  Expect to be directly involved with many different aspects of the development and engineering for a wide range of ESS products. 

Our hands-on collaborative approach to all aspects of IC design has created a uniquely effective environment for mastering the art of integrated circuit development.

Core Duties

  • Prototyping, electronics lab support, PCB assembly, rework, debugging, data collection, instrumentation setup, procurement, calibration, lab equipment maintenance.

Employment Requirements

  • Electrical Engineering technologist diploma or BS/BAPSC in Electrical or Electronic Engineering is preferred.  Applicants with appropriate technical experience will also be considered.
  • Talent for small-scale hand work.  Soldering, prototyping, debugging, circuit measurement.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work with products that are designed for manufacturability and testability
  • Ability to work and interact with a diverse team of Engineers
  • Fluent written and verbal communication in the English language
  • Canadian citizen.

Specific Skills Required

  • Experience with common electronics lab tools.  Drill, soldering iron, hot air rework, microscope, DMM, oscilloscope, power supply.
  • Ability to interpret PCB schematics and layouts for measurement and debugging.
  • A passion for microelectronics.

 Preference will be given to candidates can also demonstrate the following:

  • Experience at an audio company with a proven record of shipping products to customers.
  • Experience with PCB design and debugging.
  • Experience developing product demonstrations or prototypes.
  • Experience with lab equipment automation and measurement data processing.
  • Working knowledge of different audio transport formats (such as DSD and PCM) as well as audio storage formats (such as WAV, FLAC, OGG).
  • Understanding of communication protocols such as I2C, SPI, I2S.
  • Experience with microcontrollers.
  • Experience with small scale (0201, CSP) hand soldering and hot-air rework.
  • Ability to write simple embedded C software.
  • Ability to write basic software to solve problems, visualize data, automate tedious tasks and simulate system behavior.  C# language preferred.
  • Understanding of R-2R networks.


ESS Technology, Inc. offers MSP-BC, Extended Health Care, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and Life Term benefits.

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