PCB ECAD Technician / Engineer

Purpose of Role/Key Objectives

The role of PCB ECAD Technician / Engineer requires a broad range of skills to provide support in ECAD ( Schematic and PCB design), ECAD part creation and PLM.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain schematic designs using PCB CAD software ( Mentor Graphics)
  • Create and maintain PCB component libraries within the PCB CAD and PLM systems ( Omnify )
  • Collaborate with mechanical designers to ensure integrity of mechanical and thermal design aspects
  • Liaise with PCB manufacturers to clarify design requirements and ensure smooth transfer for manufacturing bare boards, with considerations for DFM
  • Liaise with contract electronics manufacturers to clarify design requirements and resolve problems encountered manufacturing PCB assemblies (populated PCBs)
  • Maintain Bill of materials and PCB manufacturing data via PLM system
  • Generate PCB assembly process instructions
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to achieve project goals and objectives.  Undertake multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, managing own time to deliver according to project milestones
  • Design mixed signal PCB layouts both from own schematics and from schematics generated by other design engineers for test fixtures
  • Raise and administrate engineering change requests
  • Obsolete part support – find alternatives and prepare for tests
  • Support R&D team when necessary to cope with peaks in demand.

Skills & Requirements

  • Computer skills – Microsoft Office and Windows applications
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • The job holder should be a good team player, able to interact with all other departments easily and have the ability to multi-task efficiently
  • Ability to read, analyse and interpret common scientific and technical data
  • Ability to write clear and concise technical reports
  • Ability to effectively present information to colleagues and vendors
  • Good mathematical skills
  • Understanding of statistical concepts and their application to component tolerance analysis
  • Ability to interpret mechanical design
  • Ability to read and comprehend electrical schematics.

Qualification / Experience

  • Electronic engineering based HNC or HND level or relevant work experience
  • Proficient with EDA software, preferably Mentor Graphics
  • Experience of MCAD systems, 2D and 3D
  • Experience working with PLM systems.


Southampton Road, Salisbury

Reporting to:

Principle Electronics Engineer

Hours of work:

You are required to work 37.5 hours a week.

A flexible approach is essential as you may be required to work outside of normal hours to achieve organisational goals.