Senior PCB Designer

BMR Solutions Ltd
Eastbourne, UK
18 Jul 2019
21 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title
Senior PCB Designer

Job Function

Mission/Purpose of the Job
The Senior PCB Designer is responsible for producing a PCB layout which will satisfy the requirements of both the mechanical and electronic designers and the manufacturability requirements of the Product company. The Senior PCB Designer will select suitable technologies for the project whilst ensuring that target Product costs are met. The Senior PCB Designer will perform validation and verification activities on completed PCB Layouts prior to manufacture capturing layer stack analysis and isolation checks as an example. The Senior PCB Designer will be accountable for his/her designs and be able to reasonably argue his/her decisions made within the design and will be able to influence the team to approve those designs. The Senior PCB Designer will ensure that agreed schedules and deliverables are met to ensure that the assigned New Product Development projects deliver the specified product to the Product Company to agreed time scales and budgets.

Main Responsibilities

• Produce PCA Designs for the Product/s passing through the NPI teams.
oAgree initial specification with Marketing, Technical and Manufacturing stakeholders.
oBe aware of and provide the NPI Team with the cost of PCB panels.
oGain approval from NPI team for preferred solution.

• Create Library Part Footprints.
oCreate Padstacks suitable for manufacturing.
oCollaborate with Technical and manufacturing Teams to ensure accuracy and manufacturability.
oMaintain/update design guidelines as new parts are added to the approved inventory list

• Participate in PFMEA reviews at all stages of the design process
oWork with the manufacturing team to review all feedback and improve manufacturability of the product
oWork with Test Engineering team to review and improve Product testability at all stages of the Project

• Create a full suite of Manufacturing drawings at each stage of the project to approved UK Specification, (BS 8888).
oCreate Detail PCA Drawings.
oCreate Detail PCB Drawings.
oCreate Detail Component drawings of Library Parts.

• Maintain the Drawing Packages as required to capture any Controlled Engineering Changes.
oCreate Detail PCA Drawings.
oCreate Detail PCB Drawings.
oCreate Detail Component drawings of Library Parts.

• Maintain documentation for the product design.
oEnsure that engineering change documents are correctly maintained and filed appropriately.

• Support Engineering Changes on Standard Products as required
Adhere to the companies H&S Policies at all times.

Skills / Knowledge / Experience
Degree in Engineering Discipline (lower qualification with more experience will be considered.)
Minimum of 5 years' experience as a PCB Designer within the Analogue and Digital arena.
Experienced in thro hole, multi-layer and double-sided assembly technology.
Experienced in the design of high-speed impedance matched PCB Layouts.
Familiarity with PCB EMC techniques (coupling, shielding, filtering etc.).
Must be able to demonstrate the ability to use a high end cad system to design PCA's and produce an Engineering Output Package for manufacturing.
Must be able to demonstrate the ability to design using cost effective methods of manufacturing and production.
Must have a good knowledge of IPC Specifications. In particular: -
Must have good communication skills : -
oMust be able to communicate effectively at all levels.
oWill report progress regularly to the Project Team.
oShould be able to demonstrate effective influencing skills.
Must have experience in an electronics assembly environment and a good knowledge of mechanical design and manufacturing.
Knowledge of manufacturing processes including: -
oSurface Mount Design.
oPTH Design.
oPin and Paste Design.
oPick and Place Technology.
oTest Functionality
Other requirements
oCADENCE approved trained in the use of Allegro 17.2 beneficial although Training available for successful candidate with: -

• Basic Knowledge of ORCAD schematic capture.

• Basic Knowledge of CONCEPT.
Confident use of Microsoft Office Tools for presentation.

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