Layout Designer Job Description

Layout Designer Job Description

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Layout designer provides guidance to engineers as needed to optimize the design of the PCB with respect to layout, electrical and mechanical constraints, manufacturability, and relative costs of various alternatives.

Layout Designer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Prepares design and draft drawings of process plants, structures, systems, and maps, with computer aided tools (AutoCAD, ) while maintaining the quality, content and drafting standards of the organization’s products and projects
Coordinate with other design group personnel to review and exchange project information necessary for design development
Develop or modify deliverables based on rough sketches, marked-up copies and/or detailed verbal instructions
Develop necessary views, sections and details with minimal supervision
Learn and understand project and Company standards and procedures
Perform minor computations such as material quantity estimate, dimensional checks, , as assigned
Learn new programs or processes required for assignments
Continuously evaluate the methods used to accomplish the design concept and drafting activities they have been assigned
Ensure that the design concept and drawings are complete and to the best of their knowledge meet requirements and applicable codes and standards
Ensure that the deliverables are compliant with sketches, marked copies and written or verbal instructions

Layout Designer Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Layout Designer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CID, IPC, C.I

Education for Layout Designer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Layout Designer

Desired skills for layout designer include:

CADENCE layout tools
MENTOR GRAPHICS
ASME Y14.5
Assembly specifications
AutoCAD
Fabrication
Microsoft office
RF PCB layout techniques
Relevant industry codes and standards
JEDEC /IPC design

Desired experience for layout designer includes:

Carrying out layout engineering (positioning of equipment, pipe routings ), ensuring that the Layout Rules are correctly followed
In the event of any technical problems or deviations, informs the Building Layout/Civil Leader, offers technical advice and makes corrections to the 3D model
Performing of 2D-3D-Checks (3D-Model check against P&ID, Single line diagrams )
Performing component introduction, installation or maintenance simulations
High level proficiency in interpretation of CALIBRE DRC, ERC, LVS
Partner with technical and game design team members to understand and address constraints while maintaining AAA quality levels

Layout Designer Examples

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Layout Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a layout 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 layout designer
  • Work in collaboration with level artists to ensure playability of levels and graphic fidelity
  • Contribute to playtests and design discussions and critiques
  • Understand, use and help improve the game editor
  • Test and troubleshoot areas that are not working in the game engine and proactively fix them
  • Work with Usability Lab to produce A/B tests and other pertinent usability studies
  • Excellent understanding of memory layout and hierarchy
  • Develop and Maintain Technical Knowledge
  • Design and modify the distribution of the electronic components and their interconnections on the PCB using CAD, accomplish all the rules of the established design, electromagnetic compatibility and easiness of manufacture and product testing
  • Generate output files (gerbers, assembly drawings, schematics, BOMs, etc) necessary for manufacturing and PCB assembly processes
  • Participate in department initiatives and support process and change management activities
Qualifications for layout designer
  • At least HND degree in an engineering discipline, Bachelor/Masters would be a plus
  • Proficient in layout finishing at chip level, resolve mask density and antenna issues
  • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as needed
  • Must have a good understanding of stubs, reflections, crosstalk, & ground bounce (or switching noise)
  • Experience designing low noise, low power resistors, capacitors, pad IOs, ESD structures, datapaths, memory structures
  • 10+ years experience in custom RF/analog layout with extensive knowledge on deep subK micron CMOS (40nm, 28nm)
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Layout Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a layout 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 layout designer
  • Develop new strategies on layout design trends
  • Capture and modify schematics according to requirements (of HW, Manufacture, SW, SAP, etc)
  • Provide guidance / technical mentoring to the project team and other technical professions
  • Modify and design product PCBs according to the requirements, starting from feasibility analysis until serial production
  • Create, modify, consult and/or manipulate libraries (symbols, geometry, maps, catalog, etc) of new components that are not available on the official library
  • Accomplish the CMMI requirements corresponding to PCB design area
  • Participate on PCB reviews with HW, EMC and Mechanical Design responsible
  • Create estimates of the space needed (PCB size) to quote new products
  • Provide technical support to purchasing organization during PCB supplier engagement
  • Collaborate with Design and PLM teams on category look and feel
Qualifications for layout designer
  • Keen understanding of the environmental aesthetics
  • Understanding of function vs
  • Must work well in a team spanning artists, programmers, and designers
  • All of our team members will have to be able to shift quickly and flexibly, and assume new roles and responsibilities as we grow and change
  • Minimum 5 years experience in layout or equivalent related education and experience
  • Basic understanding or course work on manufacturing processes
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Layout Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a layout 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 layout designer
  • Analyzes design options, confers with necessary staff to resolve details not completely defined
  • Establishes a reasonable project development schedule from concept to production implementation in line with overall business requirements
  • Determines ideal electrical component placement and manufacturing route to ensure overall design, performance, and cost conformance
  • Determines nature and type of electronic models, detail drawings, and analysis required to support the above and supervises their release through the release cycle
  • Participates in design reviews on projects to ensure adequate input and involvement from all interested groups
  • Maintain Safeway footage minimum and maximum space requirements for frozen/refrigerated space, and set guidelines for Corporate Construction/Design
  • Review, verify and analyze information (message, technical specs, ) in SMS and apply to design
  • Conceptualize, brainstorm and create new design campaigns
  • Supervision, mentoring and training of more junior and contract layout designers
  • Custom layout and verification of complex memory cells
Qualifications for layout designer
  • In depth knowledge of the layout requirements for material handling technologies such as conveyor systems, automated storage and retrieval systems (crane and shuttle based systems), robotics, automated guided vehicles, mobile robots
  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent with a minimum 32 credits toward the completion of an Associate's degree including CAD classes
  • Training or work experience in NX automotive design
  • Basic understanding of vehicles and the vehicle assembly process
  • Associate degree in Automotive Design
  • Good understanding of NX, TeamCenter
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Layout Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of layout 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 layout designer
  • Expert physical design verification (DRC/LVS/DFM) resource for all types of circuit and test layouts using Calibre verification tools
  • Plans, organizes, and coordinates own work communicates technical status through regular updates
  • Perform catalog page layouts as directed by Sr
  • The CAD Designer will be responsible for going through existing equipment and verifying all dimensions in the existing layout and modify layout as needed
  • Accounting for electrical panels in the layout
  • Determining existing equipment foot pad locations
  • Optimizing layout for each cell
  • Incorporating automation requirements into the layout as the automation design progresses
  • Providing platform layout and basic designs for each of the cells (customized platforms on a per cell basis)
  • Providing drawings and details to the manager to feed to the builder with information
Qualifications for layout designer
  • Experience using scripting languages and level design tools
  • Comfort and capability in creative and technical design discussions
  • Minimum of 5 years practical technical experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Background in Engineering is a plus, but not required
  • Cadence Allegro v16.x experience a must
  • Ability to multitask several designs at once
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Layout Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of layout 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 layout designer
  • 15%) Leads and executes technical writing projects by leading meetings with team project members, producing sketches, drawings, animations and other illustrative material according to guidelines, instructions, and specific parameters developed by meeting with project team members and customers
  • 15%) Exercises independent judgment and discretion in leading and executing technical writing projects
  • 15%) Writes technical documents (such as instruction sheets, user manuals, installation templates) in easy to understand language and procedures
  • 15%) Manages and leads multiple projects at a time to meet project schedules and priorities
  • 10%) Works with sourcing and outside resources to coordinate and manage all project activities
  • 5%) Determines composition, view angles, perspective, projections, etc by understanding product specifications and incorporates customer feedback into the materials
  • 5%) Utilizes and applies a variety of graphic techniques including line illustrations, isometrics, perspectives, orthographic, block diagrams, renderings, graphs, schematics and the like
  • 5%) Plans complete layouts for finished graphics
  • 5%) Supports product Industrial Design work for new and existing products as required
  • Use Cadence Virtuoso and Cadence Virtuoso XL software
Qualifications for layout designer
  • Associates degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering
  • Infrequent travel (5­10%) supporting internal, supplier and customer activities
  • Working knowledge in Windchill PDMLink
  • Design guidelines for electromagnetic compatibility and critical signal management
  • Knowledge of the technical constraints associated with plant layout / plant design
  • Knows how to deal with design and layout constraints

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