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Layout Engineer

Rantec Power Systems, Inc.
Los Osos, CA
  • Expired: August 16, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
Rantec Power Systems Inc. is hiring a PCB Design Engineer (Layout Engineer).

Come join our team! Based in Los Osos, California, located along California's scenic Central Pacific coastline, Rantec offers many outstanding benefits, the following are a few:
  • Competitive wages
  • Great benefits - i.e. Medical (PPO, HSA), Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Vacation - 2 weeks to start, Holidays, Paid Sick Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 401K with matching up to 6%,
  • Peer-to-Peer recognition and Years of Service Awards.
  • We have every other Friday off as we are on the 9/80 schedule
  • Free catered lunch on the Friday/payday that we work.

Position Summary

Takes a lead role in developing internal design guidelines for printed wiring board (PWB) designs. Performs a full range of design tasks to produce PWBs for Rantec's power supply products. Applies a thorough material science knowledge of the interactions and characteristics of materials used in PWB manufacturing and the impact of material choices on design decisions. Interface with PWB manufacturers to ensure Rantec's designs are compatible with the manufacturing processes of the PWB. Produce the schematic, design the component layout of the circuit board, and create documentation to support manufacturing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Design printed circuit boards. Develop internal design guidelines for PWB design issues. Work from original engineering concept and preliminary sketches to produce schematics and design board layouts for PWBs. Perform design activities and produce data files and drawings necessary to order boards and stencils from suppliers and produce assemblies in our manufacturing operation.
  • Support goals of designing for manufacturability. Apply knowledge of Quad data processes to support surface-mount technology (SMT) manufacturing. Maintain familiarity with current manufacturing methods and industry design trends. Ensure that drawing standards and notes for PWBs have a common interpretation between PWB vendor and Rantec. Work with design team to support manufacturability.
  • Manage electronic libraries of schematic symbols and component/pad footprints and component models for the design group to ensure accuracy and consistency of design in accordance with IPC standards. Develop internal standards for compiling and maintaining the library.
  • Stencils and circuit boards. Prepare fabrication drawings, manufacturing data and Gerber data necessary for procurement of stencils and circuit boards from suppliers.
  • Develop manufacturing documentation. Produce Quad files, assembly drawings, parts lists, and bills of materials.
  • Write Engineering Change Notices. Maintain integrity of design process and configuration control by incorporating design changes through an established ECN process. Incorporate changes into engineering and manufacturing documentation as appropriate.
  • Support design activities of manufacturing and test for test fixtures, ATE systems, mounting boards, etc., based on engineering and manufacturing input.
  • Support product realization - participate in design reviews, scheduling meetings and other engineering and manufacturing work groups as requested to provide design input as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education and Experience
  • BS degree in mechanical or materials engineering.
  • 5 - 7 years general background in printed circuit board design/layout, surface-mount technology and power supply experience highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with industry standards such as IPC and IEEE relating to PWB design.
  • Computer skills in CAD and PWB layout programs including Microstation from Bentley Systems, Expedition PCB-Ascent LX and Design Capture Release from Mentor Graphics Corp.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the theory and applications of components and PWBs.
  • Thorough knowledge of PWB fabrication, materials choices and processing.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Excellent investigative and problem-solving skills for addressing design issues and challenges.

Rantec is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran. Rantec will consider reasonable accommodation to its policies for employees and applicants due to sincerely held religious belief.

Rantec Power Systems, Inc.


Los Osos, CA
93402 USA



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