PCB Layout Designer

at OTTO Engineering, Inc. in Carpentersville, Illinois, United States

Job Description

PCB Layout Designer OTTO – designed, manufactured and precision tested, right here in the USA. OTTO's opportunity: Our PCB Layout Designer will perform all aspects of Printed Circuit Design including, creation and maintaining library components, collaborating with Electrical and Mechanical Engineering to converting schematics and board outlines & keep-outs into multi-layer printed circuit board designs, and providing quote and fabrication files to CMs and circuit board fabricators. Basic understanding of schematics circuit functions is needed to implement layout strategies necessary for optimal ESD, EMC, Power and Ground performance. Attention to board fabrication guidelines and design rules is paramount. Specifically, the PCB Layout Designer will: • Create and maintain new components into the OTTO PCB library (including schematic symbol, pads, solder mask, 3D geometry) • Understand electronic symbols and basic circuit purpose and functions • Implement strategic layouts with proper planning for power and ground, ESD, and EMC • Collaborate with the Mechanical Engineering Team to establish board outlines and keep-outs • Collaborate with the Electrical Engineering Team to import schematics, establish part placement, layer strategy, test and programming, and understand the design goals & requirements • Collaborate with the factory to ensure a manufacturable and testable design • Implement layouts following PCB tool design rules, OTTO processes & lessons learned, as well an understanding of cost tradeoffs and board fabrication constraints • Keen awareness of quality, cost and project schedules • Prepare fabrication/quote files, prints, and Bills of Material as needed to printed circuit board fabrication firms, contract manufacturers, and Solder stencil fabricators • Work on new designs as well as maintain and update old designs, including on occasion importing or converting PCBs from an older CAD system to Altium • Evaluate new versions / updates of the Altium PCB Layout tool. Ensure backward compatibility and stable platform prior to deployment • Act as Altium system administrator for the department, including installing Altium into new PCs, ensuring all users are on the same version of Altium. Contacting Altium with any anomalies • Contribute to maintaining and improving the OTTO Printed Circuit Board Layout process to ensure high quality • Assist with other related duties as required or assigned

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Job Posting: 10349568

Posted On: Sep 08, 2023

Updated On: Sep 08, 2023

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