Job Description


PCB Technologies Engineer

PCB Technologies EngineerDuration: 6 monthsResponsibilities:
• Provide assembly technology advice and support for circuit card assembly
• Provide process knowledge and advice for surface mount assembly and other soldering processes
• Propose board technology and structure for a PCB layout designer to use after consultation with PCB fabricators, particularly for circuit designs requiring controlled impedance.
• Assess mechanical design concepts for practicality of electrical routing & conformance to PCB design rules.
• Resolve conflicts within rules set and conflicts between rules and the circuit design requirements that the PCB layout designer, PCB fabricator or board assembler may encounter.
• Provide mechanical and thermal property data of PCBs to Mechanical Engineering.
• Based on adjudged level of risk, conduct mechanical vibration/shock & thermal assessments of boards.
• Provide specialist advice and support across projects and to other functions as appropriatePersonal attributes:
• Working effectively in collaboration with mechanical & electronic designers, PCB layout group, PCB fabricators & manufacturing (board assembly)
• Being able to clearly communicate to mechanical & electronic designers any PCB limitations associated with their initial proposals and influencing the adoption of alternative solutions
• Working to tight or critical timescales, identifying and addressing critical aspects as a priority
• Production / process engineering backgroundAdditional Job Details:
Knowledge of the various PCB technologies and their advantages/disadvantages
Good knowledge of PCB and Circuit Card Assembly processes
Good knowledge of applicable industry standards (e.g. relevant IPC's)
Good appreciation of PCB Layout processes and tools
Good appreciation of the effects of environments on electronic equipment (e.g. Vibration, thermal...)The PCB Technologies Engineer role will involve working on UK classified programmes the candidate must therefore be willing and able to obtain a security clearance