Board Designer Job Description

Board Designer Job Description

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Board designer provides training and mentorship on PCB layout techniques to junior PCB designers and hardware product design engineers.

Board Designer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Present FPGA for FAA SOI Audits per DO-254
Design of electronic circuitry used to interface between image sensors and FPGA including schematic capture
Perform librarian duties
Ensure that all requirements for manufacturing and assembly are met
Develop and generate drawings and documentation to facilitate PCB fabrication and assembly
Rework PCB designs when engineering design changes occur and assist the design team with ideas to resolve issues
Perform drawings and documentation updates per the instructions of engineering changes requests
Create component ECAD library footprints and/or symbols as required for design projects
Design boards and FPGAs for commercial and military Head Up Displays, Helmet Mounted Displays, and Enhanced Vision Sensors
Define requirements for a new design and develop requirements specification

Board Designer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Board Designer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: IPC, PCB

Education for Board Designer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the board designer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Design, Education, Associates, Engineering, Science, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics Technology, Technical, Electrical Engineering, Graduate

Skills for Board Designer

Desired skills for board designer include:

Electrical schematics
PCB layout techniques
Assembly drawings
Cadence Allegro PWB Design Tool
Creo
Electro optical components an advantage
Electro optical devices an advantage
FPGA
How to create stack ups
PCB design technologies

Desired experience for board designer includes:

Knowledge of architectural and engineering firms in the Commonwealth
Familiarity with relevant industry associations (regional and national)
Knowledge of the Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 7C pertaining to Capital Asset Management and Maintenance
Leadership and general management skills and experience
Passion for public works
Experience with public presentations and training

Board Designer Examples

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Board Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a board designer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for board designer
  • Perform detailed design-including implementation, design analysis, and design reviews
  • Support board level integration
  • Perform functional tests and design verification tests
  • Support Electrical Qualification Tests per DO-160
  • Oversee efforts and train less experienced designers
  • Define Production Test Requirements
  • The management of PCB procurement cycle, including the selection of suitable subcontract PCB manufacturer(s)
  • Debug of hardware and any necessary rework and providing support to software team during camera bring-up
  • Design of Board Schematics/Layout for Engineering boards, Customer Evaluation Platforms, Special Demo boards/projects
  • Attend/man trade show booths in local area, travel abroad as needed -or- coordinate with regional WBU resources
Qualifications for board designer
  • Experience in electronic design automation and computer aided design systems
  • Digital Board Design
  • Process Control - Requirements capture through formal verification (DO-254)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with printed circuit board design and layouts
  • Experience with PCB layout tools including Cadence OrCAD and Mentor Graphics
  • Experience with Design for Manufacturing software such as Mentor Graphics Valor
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Board Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a board designer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for board designer
  • Design digital and analog electronic circuits for commercial and military Head Up & Helmet Mounted Displays and avionics sensors
  • Define electrical requirements for new designs and develop detailed performance specifications
  • Perform preliminary design activities-including block diagrams, trade off studies and design reviews
  • Perform detailed design activities - including schematic capture, design analysis, prototype tests, and design reviews
  • Perform technical oversight and coordination of Printed Circuit Board designs
  • Support electrical qualification tests
  • Develop equipment to support integration test
  • Oversee efforts of less experienced electrical designers
  • Provide troubleshooting support to New Product Introduction manufacturing
  • Facilitate joint coordinated Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design developments across engineering disciplines and development sites within ADVA
Qualifications for board designer
  • Experience with PC and Ceramic Boards for ASIC characterization is highly desirable
  • Ability to design advanced analog and digital electronics
  • Must be able to plan, coordinate, and manage all assigned duties in an organized manner
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively interface with team members and the Project Manager
  • Must already have or be able to obtain a SECRET clearance prior to first day of commencement of employment
  • Current SECRET clearance perferred
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Board Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a board designer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for board designer
  • Responsible for the PCB layout specification, design, test/integrate and release to production of ADVA products
  • PCB fabrication and documentation release and support for product in production and possible transfer of products to other R&D or manufacturing organizations within ADVA
  • Creation of the relevant PCB Design files/drawings such as ODB, Geber (GRB) and Fabrication Layer Stack-up per ADVA documentation standards
  • Responsible for review of the PCB design layout and component placement
  • Responsible for integration of schematic netlist, mechanical keep-out, component placement and PCB layout guidance within the computer-aided design, CAD tools such as Mentor Graphic Expedition and other Layout Software
  • Support for Mechanical and Hardware design integration in the PCB Layout pre-ADVA Standards
  • Release of the PCB Design files in ADVA Product Data Administration (PDA), such as the Agile System
  • Engineering support for additional PCB respin as required
  • Proficiency with physical layout and symbol creation using Cadence 16.0 or higher
  • Experienced with importing third part card designs, exporting card designs to printed circuit-card contractors
Qualifications for board designer
  • Knowledge of industry standard learning technologies
  • Electronics Engineers (BSC)
  • PCB materials, processes, and finishes, including HDI via structures, RF PCB material stackups, and PCB fabrication processes
  • Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) tools and PCB tooling validation (e.g., CAM350, Valor)
  • Basic drafting using AutoCAD or similar 2D CAD tool
  • Creation of manufacturing deliverables and assembly documentation
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Board Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of board designer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for board designer
  • Interaction with the circuit designers and printed circuit card fabricators to insure the highest quality product
  • Interact with customers and engineers, including power integrity and signal integrity experts
  • Maintain and present status reports on scheduled projects
  • Performs engineering assignments related to design and analysis of electrical systems
  • Schematic capture and BOM generation
  • Collaborate with PCB layout, diagnostics and software engineers
  • Debug and test board designs
  • Write Engineering specifications, test plans and document the test procedure’s and reports
  • Operate high speed Oscilloscopes, bus analyzers and other testing equipment to debug and resolve board issues
  • Develop printed circuit board assembly concepts through to production, to ensure robust, cost sensitive design solutions
Qualifications for board designer
  • Perl programming, SKILL scripting, and tool automation
  • SAP, Agile, or similar document management system
  • Typically requires an Associates degree or a training certificate from a recognized organization indicating completion of training in basic electronics technology and in CAD design software and two or more years of progressive experience designing PC boards utilizing CAD engineering design software
  • Experience in Analog and Digital printed circuit board design and troubleshooting
  • Experience with Mentor Graphics Board Station is a Plus
  • Must be able to look at a computer/monitor for extended periods of time
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Board Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of board designer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for board designer
  • Work with Lamp Level CAD designers and TIE to Perform Lamp Level or Component Level packaging studies, balancing physical space limitations
  • Create and define robust, computer aided design files, consistent with Autosystems Standards, capable of enduring multiple design revisions quickly and efficiently
  • Support data translation at the request of our Supply base to facilitate tool builds and concurrent design activity in CAD packages, other than that used by Autosystems
  • Work with Lamp Level designers to create e 2D drawings (customer, component, compliance)
  • PCB layout and assembly drawing creation
  • Component placement studies/area studies
  • Component footprint creation
  • Library and vault maintenance
  • Design rule creation and management
  • Panelization studies
Qualifications for board designer
  • Knowledge of digital and analog mixed design and layout required
  • Must be able to sit/stand for extended periods of time
  • Allegro CAD
  • Constraint Management, physical spacing, electrical
  • PCIe, XAUI, XFI, SFI
  • Module macro development is a plus

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