Designer III in Rochester, MN at Benchmark Electronics

Date Posted: 7/2/2018

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Job Description

Job Title
Designer III

Job ID(Requisition ID):

Job Summary
Designer III - Electrical Focus on design and documentation for customer PCBAs and/or related tooling, resulting in a product or tooling that supports the manufacturing environment, if applicable, to meet both the customers’ requirements and the Benchmark manufacturing support groups’ requirements.

Essential Functions and Competencies

Level III
• Perform all the essential functions and competencies listed above
• Provide project leadership, mentoring and training for work group members
• Provide project level leadership and organization, as required, for multiple concurrent projects
• Provide research and development for new design methods and tools
• Report a summary of project financial information, resource loading/planning, financial forecast and coworker issues to Product Development Engineering Manager on regular basis
• Support initial and mature Benchmark Sales activities; Work with customers to understand customer requirements regarding a product design.
• Work with Sustaining Engineering (product, process, test and quality) to develop products that leverage Benchmarks manufacturing and test processes.
Qualifications / Education / Experience

• Communicate technical challenges and work with peers to create and implement solutions
• Communicate with customer technical personnel regarding technical issues
• Contact and work with hardware, software and equipment vendors
• Coordinate quoting and scheduling activities required to complete the PCB Design
• Create new or modified designs for new or existing PCBAs
• Develop an understanding of Design For Excellence (DFX) philosophy; Promote with customers
• Develop and follow project plan; Report project status to leadership
• Develop and maintain proficiency as an expert user of Benchmark's electronic CAD
• Develop project proposals and associated cost estimates
• Drive and coordinate CAD tool maintenance and upgrades, as required
• Drive and coordinate process development and improvement
• Generate schematics and documentation for manufacturability and testability, printed circuit board assembly and fabrication drawings
• Interact with vendor to ensure proper fabrication of PCBs, test and tooling
• Interface and communicate with internal and external customers regarding PCB project requirements, status, and facilitation
• Make Engineering computations and write/edit specifications
• Perform moderately complex to complex double sided and multi-layer printed circuit board design; Assist in the documentation and verification of the artwork
• Process engineering change orders
• Provide technical expertise on printed circuit board designs
• Research and implement new and advanced CAD tools
• Verify completed work, checking dimensions, materials to be used and quantities, per the verification plan
• Work with customers to understand requirements regarding PCB design
• Assist BEI Manufacturing and Test work groups in developing and implementing DFM/DFT techniques
• Assist in the quoting and scheduling as required
• Assist with research and implementation of new and advanced CAD tools
• Develop and coordinate the design process, material selection, material availability, material costing and analysis for printed circuit board design and fabrication
• Develop and maintain proficiency as an intermediate user of Benchmark's electronic CAD
• Generate printed circuit board quotes as required
• Perform librarian functions for creating footprint libraries conforming to BEI’s internal Design for Manufacturing (DFM)/ Design for Test (DFT) and customer guidelines
• All employees are responsible for the Quality of their work to ensure BEI meets, or exceeds Customer Satisfaction. Level II
• Perform all the essential functions and competencies listed above
• Assist leadership in department staff growth, including guidance for career path planning and technical mentoring
• Develops and deploy processes and systems within the workgroup
• Develop complex drawings of components and assemblies.

8+ years of drafting experience; 4+ years of experience using CAD
• Ability to mentor other Designers.

Level III
• 2 year Design or Technical degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience as approved by executive management.
Job Category
Design Engineering
Job Location
Rochester, MN, USA

Pay Type
Travel Requirement
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