Printed Circuit Board Design


On Site
Full Time


Design for manufacturability
Design of experiments
Customer experience
Cost reduction
Schematic capture
Design review
PCB design
Electrical engineering
Mechanical engineering
Bill of materials
Plant lifecycle management
Regulatory Compliance
Analytical skill
PCI Express
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Outlook

Job Details

Job Description

Ford's Model E team delivers the company's vision of a fully electric transportation future. Model e is customer-obsessed, entrepreneurial, and data-driven and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading customer experience for electric vehicle buyers and owners. You'll join an agile team of doers pioneering our EV future by working collaboratively, staying focused on only what matters, and delivering excellence day in and day out. Join us to make positive change by helping build a better world where everyone can move and pursue their dreams.

In this position...

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in giving you the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow's transportation.

Are you a PCB Designer with experience laying out and routing High-Speed Digital Circuit Boards intended for high production volumes? We seek forward-thinking professionals to join our team working on advanced electronic modules for next-generation vehicles. The successful candidate will work with the design team to develop innovative new technologies from concept to production. Responsibilities include routing of high-speed circuits, working with PCB fabricators, closing DFM's, closing DFA's, identifying opportunities to improve cost savings opportunities while holding to the design requirements, proposing improvements to existing design rules as needed, approving first article inspections, and more. You will be responsible for delivering designs that meet quality, schedule, and cost targets. Join our team making smart vehicles for a smart world and bringing new ideas to life.

What you'll do...

Work with Mentor Xpedition Enterprise PCB layout tools and schematic capture
Proficient in multi-GHz, High-Speed Board layout of Through-Hole, HDI and ELIC PCB's
Take PCB layout through to completion of board files, generation of BOMs and upload to PLM.

Design of mixed circuit/signal printed circuit boards using fine pitch and ball grid array integrated circuits and large through hole parts
Author cost optimization panelization studies
Propose stackup aligned with design and cost efficiency
Familiarity with PCB fabrication, design for manufacturing techniques for high volume designs.

Have a good understanding of the PCB layout process and IPC Standards
Stay up to date with PCB Materials, PCB Fabrication guidelines
Tracks bareboard compliance to performance and reliability requirements
Review, document and handle root cause and resolutions of PCB fabrication FAI's and DFM's

Collaborate with suppliers on DFM and DFA requirements and fabrication tools
Assist in the creation of the ECAD component library parts
Able to write technical specifications and instructions
Generate documentation that drives improvements to the design process or procedures
Understand schedule impact to extended work hours in peak release design time

Handle several designs in parallel in a team environment
Be liable and accountable for on-time and on-quality PCB CAD releases
Design experiments and analyze raw data using Statistical analytic methods
Arrange and participate in layout design reviews
Interface closely with other Engineering Disciplines
Work closely with PCB fabrication and PCB assembly suppliers
Willing to travel occasionally to support PCB Design, Assembly, and Fabrication efforts

You'll have...
  • Associates Degree in Electrical Technology, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field, or equivalent experience
  • This position does not support sponsorship
  • 3+ years of experience designing High Speed Digital Circuit Boards
  • 3+ years of experience with PCB CAD Design (e.g. Through-Hole, HDI, ELIC PCB's)
  • Must be willing to travel occasionally to support PCB Design, Assembly, and Fabrication efforts.

Even better, you may have...
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Technology, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience designing High-Speed Digital Circuit Boards
  • 5+ years of experience with PCB CAD Design (e.g. Through-Hole, HDI, ELIC PCB's)
  • Expert knowledge with PCB Design tools (e.g. Mentor Xpedition, Fablink, ValorNPI, etc.)
  • Familiar with route protocols for DDR, RF circuit/antenna, Ethernet, diff pair, PCIE
  • Familiar with design of experiments and statistical analytic methods
  • ECAD Librarian Experience
  • Knowledge of software tools (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Polar Simulation, Minitab, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of automotive industry standard
  • Proficient with simulation tools for impedance and stackup planning.
  • Able to write scripts to perform automation or time saver improvements to the design tool environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Motivated and self-starter
  • Strong collaboration and leadership skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with business users and engineering professionals (e.g. globally distributed teams, ability to adjust communications appropriately for the audience, work with all levels of management and diverse work groups, etc.)

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