PCB Design Engineer, Manchester, £30,000
Practical assistance with design of new products and support for existing products. Primary duty will be PCB design, but will also contribute to basic electronics design, testing and production support.
Main Responsibilities and Duties
Proficient in the use of CAD software for multilayer PCB layout, Routing, design rule checks (Altium advantageous)
Solid understanding of schematic capture nets, ports, hierarchy.
Excellent understanding of PCB manufacturing processes and techniques to be used in identifying correct PCB stack up & via technology in design for manufacture
Familiar with working to ISO 9001 processes & use of Notification of Changes to track up issues
Generate & release all documentation required for PCB manufacture Assemblies, BOMS, Gerber’s, Drill files & pick & place data
Experience of creating symbols and footprints in a CAD Environment
Adding new Electronic components to an in house Altium database
Occasional in house workshop PCB manufacture.Electronic design support
Creating new parts in company database
Assist purchasing where required to source electronic and mechanical components from suppliers for new products and to address obsolescence issues.
Occasional Hand soldering of printed circuit assemblies.
Basic testing and fault finding of circuit assemblies using DMM and oscilloscope.
Validation Testing of New Hardware and Software Designs (occasional)Electronic hardware functional testing – accuracy, repeatability & reproducibility studies, usability etc.Functional testing software.Environmental testing.
Test report preparation.
Qualifications/Education & Training
Minimum of HNC or equivalent experience in electronics or electrical engineering