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Principal PCB Layout Designer - Greater Manchester

Aerospace & Defence
Ref: 5506 Date Posted: Tuesday 14 Nov 2023
Principal PCB Layout Designer
Location:     Bolton
Salary:         Circa £52000 depending on experience 
Package includes:
  • Company bonus of up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Annual salary review
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 days flexi leave
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and gym on site at Stevenage
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities
  • Hours of work: Up to 37 hours per week which can be arranged as full days or part-days or a compressed hours arrangement with the opportunity to split time between site and remotely as long as delivery is met.
  • Possible relocation package
Working within a world-leading, technical engineering organisation, we currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Principal PCB Layout Designer. The company is an award-winning business that invests heavily in its staff, offering training, personal development and career progression opportunities. With a long order book, they are a stable business who have been growing over a number of years.
The Principal PCB Layout Designer role:
The PCB Layout team is responsible for providing a full PCB Layout Service to all internal Programs.  These span all technologies from PTH boards to complex multilayer, rigid/flexi-rigid, surface mount, impedance matched, RF etc. This role involves working closely with engineers and PCB suppliers developing complex PCB Layouts based on electrical, mechanical and environmental requirements.
The PCB Layout Designer will provide a design service, which includes footprint creation, placement, signal routing, peer reviews, final documentation and Technical support, ensuring designs and hardware are in accordance with requirements and conform to the design rules and processes.
Principal PCB Layout Designer experience required:
  • Good negotiation and influencing skills to ensure design requirements are suitable for production processes
  • Extensive/Specialist experience in one or more areas such as RF/High speed/Analogue/Power/SI or EMC
  • Knowledge and experience of PCB design and best practices for PCB layout.
  • Knowledge of the requirements of IPC standards for high-reliability products.
  • Knowledge of PCB fabrication processes and technologies (materials, stack-ups etc.)
  • Strong communication skills to facilitate regular face-to-face and electronic communications with all relevant stakeholders including our international partners.
  • Preferably knowledge of Zuken CR5000 or CR8000, but not mandatory as training will be provided for the right candidate.
This company can offer you a fantastic chance to grow, develop and fulfil your career within a dynamic engineering environment and provide ongoing training, development, and progression opportunities.
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