PCB Layout Engineer Job Description

PCB Layout Engineer Job Description

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PCB layout engineer provides design guidelines for the internal or external (customer) design teams Represent PCB layout function to internal or third party and customer interfaces.

PCB Layout Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Expected to conduct ones self professionally
Participate in the building and construction of assemblies in prototype stages
Maintain CAD software (upgrades, installation) and system(s) to support its use
Perform PCB layout and related tasks as a key part of chip, package, and PCB co-design for ASIC development systems and products
Interface with system & board designers, packaging engineers, and signal integrity engineers to guide them on board routing tradeoffs for given design rules and signal and power integrity constraints
Working effectively across organizational boundaries is essential as is the effective communication and documentation of results
Work effectively with incomplete or vaguely defined requirements and to support multiple projects at once while dealing with frequent priority and constraint changes
Work with system engineers to understand design objectives and constraints, document deliverables, and implement deliverables
Develop and maintain accurate task duration and schedule estimates for PCB tasks
Perform PCB database configurations including stack-up and design rule integration

PCB Layout Engineer Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for PCB Layout Engineer

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

Education for PCB Layout Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the PCB layout engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Electronics, Science, Technology, Design, Mathematics, Education, Communication, Computer Science

Skills for PCB Layout Engineer

Desired skills for PCB layout engineer include:

Acceptance criteria
Each area and taking preventative action early in the design phase to make this a reality
Environmental safety compliance will be added advantage
IPC standards for PCB layout
Land patterns
MS office products
EMC compliance
Microvias
Multilayer PCB layout
PCB/fab DFM rules

Desired experience for PCB layout engineer includes:

Able to identify improvement areas in the product/ process
Interacts with project team members and peers to anticipate and resolve day to day issues
Knowledge and experience with medium or high density layout including high speed digital, RF, power supplies
Knowledge of controlled impedance traces, RF transmission lines, etched antennas, grounding techniques, multi layer boards, BGA’s
Experience with basic component engineering including, part parameters, specifications
Experience with product development specifications, including Hardware Specifications, MRD, PRD, Product Test Specifications

PCB Layout Engineer Examples

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PCB Layout Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a PCB layout engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for PCB layout engineer
  • Component placement and optimization
  • Signal breakout and routing analysis
  • Power domain breakout and routing analysis
  • Memory, serial, RF, and other IO detailed complete routing implementation
  • Iteratively provide feedback to package and chip designers to improve designs
  • Work with system engineers and signal and power integrity engineers to facilitate iterative electrical analysis (e.g., model extraction, frequency and time domain simulations) to support system co-design
  • You will lead technical communication with different site counterparts and functions
  • You will meet PCB design standard specification and customer requirement based on different stack up, base material
  • You will provide production document in system
  • PCB Design - Stackup - Fab Files
Qualifications for PCB layout engineer
  • Associate in Science Electronic Drafting and Design or B.S
  • Working with suppliers and engineers to resolve Design For Manufacturability (DFM) issues
  • Communicating engineering design requirements to off-shore PCB engineers
  • Schedule CAD job layout resources
  • 3+ years’ experience performing board layout work using Cadence Allegro tools
  • Bachelors or Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering
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PCB Layout Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a PCB layout engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for PCB layout engineer
  • Prepares complex circuit board layouts to meet the physical and performance constraints imposed by electrical, mechanical, and environmental project requirements
  • Prepares all necessary artwork /electronic data required for the complete fabrication of the printed circuit board
  • Facilitates the out-sourcing of work overloads
  • Interfaces with PCB manufacturers to resolve any problems related to design
  • Resolves technical issues related to PCB design and assists design group with solutions
  • Reports status of work in process as required
  • Define the Layout of the PCB according to electrical, mechanical, and manufacturability constraints using the CAD tools available
  • Manage the Layout Interfunctional Design Review prior to design release
  • Issue all PCB documentation to Production according to internal standards
  • Be the reference point for all Junior Designers
Qualifications for PCB layout engineer
  • PCB manufacturing experience
  • EMC safety certification knowledge
  • Project management within a team environment
  • Mentor Xpedition Enterprise, Xpedition Package Integrator, including constraint and design rule configuration - Cadence Allegro and/or SiP, OrCAD Capture CIS, including constraint and design rule configuration - Microsoft Excel - PCB design fabrication preparation
  • Bachelor’s/MSc
  • At least 5 years of experience building schematic symbols and part footprints
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PCB Layout Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of PCB layout engineer. 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 PCB layout engineer
  • Knowledge in PCB technologies and manufacturing
  • Knowledge in basic Electronic design
  • Knowledge in Cad for Layout tools (Preferably Cadence Allegro)
  • Creation and optimization of PCB designs based on input from electrical and mechanical engineers
  • Take into consideration and follow design, signal integrity , power integrity, EMC and manufacturing guidelines
  • Creation and maintenance of manufacturing data, drawings and documentation
  • Creation and modification of schematics based on electrical design input
  • Involved in process definition and design guideline optimization
  • Actively share knowledge and act as a coach
  • Carry out design modifications on existing boards, products and TPD
Qualifications for PCB layout engineer
  • Sound knowledge of electrical & electronic components – Surface Mount & through Hole
  • Hand on experience in creation of footprints and sound knowledge of IPC2221A, IPC-SM-782 and IPC 7351 and MIL standards, PCB library management
  • Knowledge of IPC standards associated with PCB design
  • Excellent communication skill and an ability to work co-operatively with others
  • Ability as a team player, able to listen and to discuss solutions with other members of the Engineering team that contribute to delivering
  • Attention to detail, a high level of accuracy, self-motivating and the ability to plan and organize own tasks
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PCB Layout Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of PCB layout engineer. 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 PCB layout engineer
  • Perform PCB physical layout (stack-up
  • Board schematic capture fulfilling design requirements
  • Complete board layout including all design considerations, routing, preparation for manufacturing
  • Working with board contract manufacturers to fabricate and assemble PCBs
  • Working with other validation engineers to specify and design the boards required for validation execution
  • Validate feasibility of board designs and layouts through trial layouts or simulations
  • Working with cross functional teams to guide the package design and board routing feasibility
  • Work with validation teams to ensure design choices are made with optimal costs in mind, brining industry experience and best practices to design decisions
  • Propose process improvements to ensure PCB functionality, manufacturability, quality and reliability
  • Learning industry trends and new tools with dynamic application to ongoing designs
Qualifications for PCB layout engineer
  • Altium PCB layout experience required
  • BGA layout skills required
  • High speed signal layout skills required
  • Group/Team leadership experience a plus
  • Board design flows, including constraint and design rule configuration, layout, and design fabrication preparation
  • Experience with Cadence SiP
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PCB Layout Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of PCB layout engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for PCB layout engineer
  • Set up PCB design regulations based on design rules
  • Maintain PCB layout guideline and checklist
  • Work with suppliers to solve Engineering Questions and review DFM to keep improving product quality and reliability
  • HW and board design engineer with extensive experience layout, and mixed signal board design
  • Skilled in PCB Sign-off tools, Design Rule Checking (DRC), LVS and Layout extraction
  • Overall responsibility for PCB layout and simulation aspects of the subsystems
  • Involvement in board placement stackaup definition (together with package an Mechanical engineers), RF simulation and optimization
  • Close work with System, , Mechanics, Package, RFIC and antenna groups (covering aspects such as material layout, simulation)
  • PCB Layout and release to Design and Manufacturing rules
  • Maintenance of product related data in Teamcenter including Engineering Changes
Qualifications for PCB layout engineer
  • Altium Part/Library management required
  • Experience with VBscript, Perl, or Skill
  • Experience in PCB layout of DDR and LPDDR interfaces
  • Experience in PCB layout of High speed serial IO interfaces
  • Knowledge of PCB manufacturing and PCB assembly technologies and processes
  • Knowledge of modern electronic board designs, including layout for good EMC performance

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