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PCB Designer Technician


Shoreview, MN, US, 55126

Who Are We?
Do you want to help to make the world a better place? Join our team! At TSI our vision is to create a better world by helping to protect people, products and the environment. We are proud of the wide range of solutions we provide that solve our customer’s problems around the world. From helping to ensure worker safety and understanding air quality to supporting complex highly technical industries such as pharmaceuticals manufacturing, semiconductor, and research customers, TSI employees are part of something special with a purpose.


PCB Designer Technician at TSI

The entry PCB designer will learn TSI's component database and layout systems. Initially, the PCB designer technician will create components in OrCad CIP database and progress to more complicated PCB layout tasks such as, working with engineers to finalize schematics, creating form fitting PCB designs and assembly package files. This position requires learning high speed signal routing, critical power component placement, low noise analog circuitry, and EMC prevention techniques.  The PCB designer must consistently demonstrate a quick learning curve and attention to detail for new complex designs and technologies.    


What Will You Do?

In order to grow and build a successful career with TSI, you will be responsible for:

  • Demonstrating ability to adapt quickly to new designs and concepts.
  • Creating and maintaining parts in OrCAD CIP database.
  • Constructing schematic symbols, construct PCB footprints and process parts through SAP.
  • Importing/Processing designs from multiple platforms including Allegro, OrCad, PCAD, and Altium.
  • Creating/Updating project schematics and correct errors.
  • Working with Electrical Engineers to define high speed nets, spacing requirements and component placement.
  • Demonstrating critical placement and routing techniques on complex high speed and analog PCBs.
  • Inspecting and correcting routing errors with HyperLynx DRC.
  • Attending placement and PCB routing design reviews.
  • Generating Pro-E board models for mechanical assemblies, connector outlines and shrink wrap PCA design files.
  • Working with Mechanical Engineers to ensure form and fit of PCAs.
  • Generating Gerber, assembly drawings, BOMs and documentation required for assembly.   
  • Answering assembler question relating to PCB layout and assembly.
  • Archiving and revising project files in SAP.
  • Identifying tools and processes to improve work flow.
  • Interacting effectively with cross functional groups.


What Do You Need?

  • 2 year Electronic Technology certificate
  • 5+ years experience as an electrical technician.
  • 0 - 2 years experience PCB layout experience.
  • Excellent computer skills.  Proficiency required in using all core Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including active listening.


  • 2 year Electronic Technology AAS degree
  • 1+ years using Allegro
  • 1+ years using PCAD
  • 1+ years using OrCAD PCB
  • 1+ years using Pro-E
  • 1+ years using HyperLynx DRC
  • 1+ years using Altium


What Can We Give You?
At TSI, our employees are our most valuable assets, and we care about their health and happiness. In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a competitive benefits program to keep our employees and their family members protected and foster a healthy work-life balance.

Dress for your day: We want our employees to be comfortable at work and we know they are more productive when they’re comfortable. The dress for your day policy allows employees’ discretion to select appropriate dress for the business of each workday.

Free Beverages/On-site Cafeterias: Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate each day at work. We also have two large cafeteria’s employees can eat lunch in, as well as an outside patio area that employees can enjoy during the summer months.


Benefit Offerings: Competitive medical insurance plans, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, 401K Employer Contribution, Flexible Spending Account, Education Assistance, and more.


Flexible Work Arrangement: TSI employees can expect to have work-life balance, vacation, sick time, 8 paid holidays, bereavement leave, maternity/paternity leave, and more.


Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship.  We require proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 



TSI provides trusted measurement, application guidance, and data analytics solutions that enable our global customers to make informed decisions.  We are creating a better world by helping protect people, products and the environment, as well as by optimizing research and industrial processes.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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