PCB Designer Job Description

PCB Designer Job Description

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PCB designer provides expertise to optimize PCB designs and to resolve PCB design technical issues at PCB fabricators and contract manufacturers.

PCB Designer Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective PCB designer job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included PCB designer job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Develops PCB layout solutions for automotive lifestyle hardware products that incorporate features such as world-class multi-channel amplifier power, exclusive in-house audio algorithms, and cutting edge automotive network interfaces
Leads PCB layout reviews
Work with cross functional product development teams in supporting product development
Maintain PADS libraries
Keeping up to date on latest PCB material, layer construction, manufacturing guidelines, and implementing into design as applicable
Electronic components selection, qualification
Create engineering documentation that allows manufacturing of PCBAs, including schematics, bills of materials, assembly drawings
Minimum of 5 years direct PCB design experience
Working in a multi-disciplinary team, consisting of at least hardware and mechanical engineers
If necessary perform or support internal/external simulations like SI, PI together with the hardware engineer

PCB Designer Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for PCB Designer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: IPC, CID, PCB, UL, CE, FCC, C.I, IEEE, EMC, MI

Education for PCB Designer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for PCB Designer

Desired skills for PCB designer include:

Electrical schematics
PCB design technologies
PCB layout techniques
PCB fabrication and assembly drawings is desired
Valor NPI
PCB fabrication and assembly processes
High power applications and design for thermal management
His/her area of specialization
IPC Standards for PCB Interconnect designs

Desired experience for PCB designer includes:

Clear and strategic thinker
Must be able to manage details and keep deadlines
Must be experienced with Mentor Graphics PADS software
2+ years of experience in PCB design, or equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience in PCB design
Competent skills and experience with ECAD programs/software applications and related equipment
Electronics Technologist diploma or higher

PCB Designer Examples


PCB Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a PCB designer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for PCB designer
  • Continuously maintaining the expertise in the field of electronics, layout, assembly processes, tooling
  • Work with Design Engineers to verify Environmental Compliance including ROHS, REACH, PFOS
  • Review/support customers’ schematics and layout designs as requested
  • Develop PCB Designs that are innovative, high-quality, cost-appropriate and satisfy the stakeholder’s (customer, manufacturing, project team, ) needs and requirements throughout product realization
  • Perform detailed error checks, post processing, Gerber files, to facilitate successful board manufacturing
  • Design PCB’s for power electronic & wireless circuits that enable the launch of new products
  • Read, analyze and interpret Gerber data, schematics, diagrams, datasheets, MCAD data and technical procedures
  • Participate in multi-site, multi-discipline teams of engineers and other stakeholders to achieve goals per milestones given
  • You will work on multiple facets of PCB layout while collaborating with HW and Signal Integrity Engineers
  • Board routing studies to optimize new package ballmaps
Qualifications for PCB designer
  • Experience designing high density boards that incorporate microcontroller, mixed analog and digital circuits and peripherals such as Ethernet, USB, I2C, SPI, telco etc
  • Understanding of board fabrication/assembly DFM and DFT requirements
  • 5+ years of experience with PCB layout and design of RF, analog, and mixed signal PCBs using Cadence Allegro version 16.X
  • 5+ years of experience using a schematic/netlist driven CAD layout process, including use of LVS verification
  • 5+ years of experience using a CAM package for manufacturing data validation
  • Working knowledge of JEDEC /IPC design, fabrication, and assembly specifications

PCB Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of PCB 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 PCB designer
  • Interact with PCB manufacturers for procuring prototype boards
  • Manage schematic symbol and PCB footprint libraries
  • Design concept drawing and 3D models
  • Package design of the Power Electronic assemblies
  • Provide engineering documents and prototype models
  • Develop full documentation packages per work instructions and project specifications
  • Maintain good working rapport with PCB Suppliers
  • Work with all phases of a product life-cycle (Concept to Retirement)
  • Adhere to ISO work instructions and other company policies
  • Create advanced electronic circuit designs and create innovative and robust solutions to
Qualifications for PCB designer
  • Experience creating assembly documentation and fabrication deliverables per detailed company and industry standards
  • Experience with SAP or Agile document control systems
  • Knowledge of Cadence APD, wireless semiconductor industry, semiconductor packaging, and microelectronic assembly processes is highly desirable
  • An AS in electronics, or, a 2-year technical certificate with in-depth knowledge of analog and digital circuit theory, or, 10+ years of equivalent industry experience
  • A minimum of an Associate's degree in Engineering
  • Educated to engineering degree standard or equivalent

PCB Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of PCB designer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for PCB designer
  • Manage existing part creation processes, implement new processes to improve symbol creation/approval/release
  • Work with online part request systems to manage and direct creation, approvals, and status
  • Interface with layout designers for PCB footprints and schematic designers for schematic symbols
  • Interface with manufacturing engineers as needed to stay up-to-date on DFM requirements
  • Stay up-to-date with state-of-the-art PCB manufacturing processes
  • Capabilities required include knowledge of modern PCB production technologies and methods, knowledge of IPC standards
  • Flex and rigid-flex-rigid PCB design experience a plus
  • Efforts will include structural, environmental, and manufacturability considerations, including tolerance evaluation to reduce costs and schedule impact for all design efforts, while ensuring compliance with standards or best commercial practices (as appropriate) contractual requirements
  • Working with Europe and OR HW engineers on schematic formats database issues
  • CAD Layout for wireless(WiFi/BT or high frequencies 2.4Ghz or higher) based designs, test fixtures, HW DOE designs
Qualifications for PCB designer
  • Educated to engineering degree standard
  • Experience working with various system components such as LCD’s, Touch Panels
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft tools such as Excel, Word
  • No relocation benefit is being offered with this position
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field) or an Associate's Degree in Electronics and equivalent experience is required for this position
  • Familiarity and use of Zuken (CR) or Altium EDA tools

PCB Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a PCB designer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for PCB designer
  • Working with COEUS request system to drive symbols design activities
  • Willingness to work with the multiple time zones of the design groups
  • Responsible for PCB design layout and documentation control
  • Design to meet Performance/DFM/DFT specification requirements
  • Contribute to the overall product quality improvement initiative by reviewing current PCB designs and developing solutions to improve reliability and cost positions of products
  • Participate in NPI (New Product Innovation) projects as required
  • Contribute to ongoing continuous improvement activities
  • Use specialist knowledge to contribute to strategic planning
  • BOM creation and cost calculation
  • Candidate reviews documentation necessary for PCB development generated by other engineering groups and verifies this documentation is sufficient for PCB design
Qualifications for PCB designer
  • An understanding of electronic circuits and components
  • PCB routing for impedance control, power planes and signal integrity
  • Knowledge of UL, FCC and CE certification
  • Knowledge and ability to work to IPC standards
  • This position will involve repetitive work utilizing a computer, keyboard, and mouse 90% of the time
  • The position will require frequent sitting, reaching, and focus on computer monitor

PCB Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a PCB 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 PCB designer
  • Presenting designs in engineering design reviews
  • Performing to schedules and ensuring timelines are met
  • Be able to work closely with a team of PCB designers and Planners
  • Be able to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Layout of complex multilayer printed circuit boards containing analog, RF, digital, and power components
  • Create, manage and maintain the E-CAD libraries (schematic symbols, PCB footprints, ) using DxDatabook and SQL database for use by the entire engineering team
  • PCB footprint and schematic symbol creation and verification for the engineering department
  • Maintain library of all schematic symbols, footprints and part types
  • Performs detailed layout design and documentation of printed circuit boards
  • Produces two-dimensional (2D) or three-dimensional (3D) CAD work product output for fabrication and assembly
Qualifications for PCB designer
  • The position will require occasional standing, stooping, bending, pushing, pulling, walking, turning, and twisting
  • May be required to lift up to but no more than 35 lbs
  • 5 years of experience with Schematic Capture and Layout
  • Experience with PCB design package PADS Mentor Graphics is a must
  • Experience with Altium is preferable (or the candidate must be willing to learn Altium in the future)
  • The successful candidate will have a minimum 10-15 years experience in PWB design

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