PCB Design Engineer

2 days left

04 May 2017
01 Jun 2017
Martyn Hudson
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Purpose;

To be responsible for the complete PCB design process from receipt of Schematic through to data archiving. In addition, be responsible for the checking of PCB layouts using Si Verify and PI tools and maintain data and libraries where necessary.


* Creating new schematic symbols, PCB footprints and parts library entries using Altium
* Creating mechanical 3D models to match the Altium footprint
* To generate Complex multilayer PCB designs to agreed timescales
* To generate Manufacturing documentation for PCB and Assembly processes
* Liaise with mechanical designers to ensure smooth interfacing of STEP data between Altium and Solidworks
* Liaise with Electronic Engineers to ensure design constraints are met
* Arrange data transfer to PCB manufacturers and assemblers
* Complete design by archiving PCB data
* Support the Team leader and other PCB designers in their duties
* Be the PCB team specialist in Signal Integrity and Power Integrity

Qualifications required;

* HND, City and Guilds or Degree in Electronics (Or with equivalent releveant experience).
* IPC CID certificate (Ideally)

Experience required

* An in-depth knowledge of Altium Designer 16/17
* Strong PCB design experience
* A knowledge of electronics and mechanical engineering
* Experience in using Signal integrity, Power Integrity tool to analysis PCB layouts
* Layout experience in:

* Multi-layer designs (2-12 layer)
* Blind, Buried vias and Microvia
* Routing of HDI technology (down to 0.4 pitch BGAs)
* Routing of Highspeed memory DDR3/4, Impedance control - Ethernet, digital video, USB etc
* High voltage clearances, Switch mode Power supplies, Power planes and heat distribution
* Flexible circuit design
* RF design layout

* Layer stack design for impedance and good manufacturing practices
* Design for manufacture including an in depth understanding of PCB manufacture and PCB component assembly
* EMC design best practice
* The successful candidate must be self-motivated and be prepared to work with and within a team

Work to continuously improve methods and processes and find new solutions to streamline the design process

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