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PCB CAD Designer

Markham, ON

This role also retains a significant emphasis on CAD development.  The PCB CAD designer is responsible for the complete PCB design, from schematic capture, PCB layout, and transfer of design to manufacturing.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the schematic input and output, ensuring standards are met and consistency is maintained in schematics.

  • Design and modification of RF and high density, multi-layer digital and analogue PCBs to current IPC standards. This will include DDR3/4, SERDES and RGMII routing techniques.

  • Implementing the latest DFM (Design for Manufacture) and DFT (Design for Test) techniques to produce designs that are not vendor dependant, are of a high quality standard, have high yield and low cost.

  • FPGA re-pinning for minimal cross over and layer count.

  • Library symbol and cell creation, including managing the library database of parts.

  • Liaise with document control on the implementation of ECO’s (Engineering Change Orders) to schematics and PCB’s.

  • Liaise with PCB fabrication and assembly vendors on technical issues and obtaining prototype PCB fabrication quotations & ordering of PCB fabrication when required.

  • Liaise with Mechanical design team on the creation of PCB’s, working to ensure correct board sizing/shape, and positioning of critical components.

  • Evaluating new tools and software that can assist in the rapid design of high quality PCB layouts

  • Assist in maintaining standard working practices through the regular review and updating of the PCB Design Team policy and procedures documentation.

  • Maintain regular communication with other PCB designers in the organization

  • Managing of local PCB CAD tools and licenses.
     

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • BE or equivalent degree in electronics. 

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in PCB hardware design
     

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES

  • Siemens (formerly Mentor Graphics) Expedition PCB layout tool

  • Siemens PADs PCB layout tool

  • Siemens DXDesigner schematic capture

  • Siemens DXDesigner CES

  • Siemens IO optimizer

  • Downstream technologies CAM-350

 

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