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PCB Layout Designer

Company: ESPO Corporation
Location: Carpentersville
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: PCB Layout Designer
Location: Carpentersville, IL
Job type and Duration: Direct
Pay rate: 70-100kThis 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.

Main Duties:

Create and maintain new components into the 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, 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 Printed Circuit Board Layout process to ensure high quality
Assist with other related duties as required or assigned


Minimum 10 to 15 years of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) layout experience
Technical Associates Degree or better
Circuit Layout CAD training certificates / credentials
At least 5 years of experience is required in Altium
A self-assertive individual that will take the initiative to quickly gain product knowledge and be able to apply that knowledge with minimal direction
Self-motivated, team-oriented individual who can work independently and can multiplex several tasks
Maintain focus on project schedules and follow through to meet them
Strong Attention to detail and quality
Proficient in the use of Microsoft tools such as Excel, Word, etc.

ESPO Corporation
Willowbrook, IL 60527
(630) 789-2525
View all open jobs at: www.espocorp.com/jobs

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status or any other attribute or protected characteristic by law. If you need assistance applying please contact us at 630-789-2525.


Keywords: ESPO Corporation, Elgin , PCB Layout Designer, Other , Carpentersville, Illinois

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