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PCB Layout Designer

  • Location: West Lynchburg, 27301
  • Salary: $43 - $48 / hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 2 months ago

Duration: 6 months
Job Title: 
PCB Layout Designer
Location: McLeansville, NC, hybrid schedule

Demonstrated knowledge source in the use of the strategic CAD and file management tools
Demonstrated knowledge in the use of current strategic CAD tools (Mentor Graphics)
A minimum of seven years of experience in PCB design
Experience using Mentor Graphics Expedition/xDM tool suite a must.
Experience with a parts request system and library management practices
Experience with and understanding of the ECAD/PCB layout design processes
Knowledge of one or more tools from the Mentor Graphics suite (xDM, DMS, Expedition. DXdatabook, PADS, BoardStation).
Knowledge of PCB/CCA fabrication and board manufacturing processes
Knowledge of MIL specs and standards related to library development
Knowledge of ECAD library management practices and ECAD Library development principles to minimize design risks and hazards
Understanding of IPC-7351 standard land patterns and/or other footprint calculation methods and standards or automation development tool such as PCB Library Expert.
Effective communication skills and ability to work with and take directions from Functional Management, Component Engineers, Sr. ECAD Engineers, Product Development Engineer, ECAD/PCB Design Layout Engineers and varying levels of related engineering disciplines
Ability to produce and evaluate high quality deliverables as well as receive feedback from peers for improvements to work quality on a regular basis
Ability to interpret component manufacturer’s datasheets including electrical, functional and mechanical data
Strong written and verbal communication skills using daily tools such as MSOffice as well as variety of communication methodologies including Email, telephone, instant messaging and video conferencing
Knowledge of operating system concepts and implementations as well as networked services including collaboration tools and documentation collections
Ability to navigate multiple complex specifications, processes and tools.
Ability to effectively multi-task and shift from one task to another as priorities dictate
Self-starter that is comfortable with and knows when to ask questions or ask for help

•Performs detailed design and documentation of mechanical components or subsystems
•Manages own design sub-tasks in support of the duties within the project assigned
•Contributes to design and documentation of semi-complex mechanical components as active member of project team
•Produces two-dimensional (2D) or three-dimensional (3D) CAD work product output for fabrication and assembly
•Generates mechanical designs considering material requirements and functional characteristics
•Generates and checks semi-complex to complex drawings
•Performs tolerance analysis studies as required
•Creates new and/or revises existing drawings using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, and bills of material for our products
•Determines scaling; inserts necessary reference planes, centering and dimension lines, hidden line interpolations, and sectioning; prepares specifications for parts, assemblies, and installations; prepares complete production detail drawings; contributes design modifications to improve quality of product or facilitate manufacturing operations
•Checks drawings versus the project input for correctness and conformance to standard engineering drafting practices and standards
•Works with engineers regarding model accuracy, design, drafting standards and ECN/ECR documentation
•Creates Engineering Change Notices detailing the necessary changes to released designs, updates drawings/models/BOMs as needed, and routes change requests through the approval process
•Creates and revises documentation detailing assembly and/or testing
•May work with system management including file maintenance, backup and storage
•Writes technical documents, test procedures, installation procedures, and process documents
•Conducts research to make recommendations to management for new vendors, products or technical specifications
•Consistently works on complex assignments requiring independent action and a high degree of initiative to resolve issues
•Makes recommendations for new procedures
•Works within project plans
•Researches and interfaces with vendors on products that meet job design requirements
•Uses the Engineering Change database to implement changes in a design document to cut costs where needed and record changes that are needed to improve on a product
•Works as individual technical contributor or as part of development team
•Provides work leadership to drafters
•Manages small team of drafters
•Advanced or senior level position
•Open to new ideas and can serve as a champion for change and acts to support change when directed from management
•Assists engineers in the design and development of complex and detailed layouts of printed circuit boards
•Participates in developing designs of new or modified high-density printed circuit boards
•May define design standards and configurations
•Works from preliminary schematics, part lists, and basic description of the board function, configuration, and arrangement as defined by engineering
•Instructs drafter in the completion of drawings and specifications
•May perform the checking of design layouts and detailed drawings


Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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