United Technologies Corporation PCB Layout Engineer in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Job ID: 72821BR

City: Minneapolis

State: Minnesota

Country: United States

Category: Engineering

Job Type: Full Time

Description:

Det-Tronics is a $150M technologically innovative, projects-based global P&L protecting customers in many challenging environments with high end flame and gas detection products and systems. Det-Tronics is a part of the Fire Security Products business and has a global footprint with manufacturing sites in the U.S. and sales presence in all key geographies.

UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a leading provider of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, building controls and automation, and fire and security systems leading to safer, smarter, sustainable and high-performance buildings. UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.

Det-Tronics is looking for a highly skilled Printed Circuit Board Layout Engineer. In this role you will perform all functions related to the creation of the printed circuit boards designed at Det-Tronics using Electrical Computer Aided Design (ECAD), and in addition, perform the required functions to build Mechanical drawings for documentation and product approvals using Mechanical Computer Aided Design (MCAD).

Some of these functions include schematic entry, library part creation and maintenance, board layout and vendor interfacing through the manufacturing process of the printed circuit boards, and detailed assembly and piece part drawings. Additional responsibilities include administration of the Component Information System (CIS) engineering database and a focus on continuous improvement activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

You will participate as a team member on project design teams, with a primary focus on printed circuit board design and layout, plus reducing the time to market for the entire project.

  • Assist in schematic layout and definition of critical components.

  • Creation of library parts used in the layout process, and included are the required design reviews.

  • Layout of the Printed Circuit Board (PCBD), with emphasis on fast cycle times.

  • Collaborate with both electrical and mechanical engineers for critical layout parameters

  • Work with electrical and production engineering for proper test pad or test point locations.

  • Leadership role on training programs on ECAD when appropriate.

  • Administration of the CIS Engineering Database

  • Contribute to the companies ACE & EHS goals.

Product Documentation

  • Prepare both electrical and mechanical drawings and/or bills of material (BOM), for use during the production release of new products

  • Continuous assessment of library parts through the use of an Approved Vendor List (AVL), and adding or deleting components as they become either obsolete or replaced by another vendor.

  • Interface with the Engineering Change Order (ECO) and the documentation process all ECO’s affecting library parts, AVL, mechanical assemblies and/or piece parts, or a PCBD

Continuous Improvement

  • Tools used to increase performance and efficiencies by shortening the design/layout cycle time.

  • Hardware and/or software technologies

  • Electrical and mechanical layout standards, components, and PCBD layout advances.

  • Technical support interface with ECAD vendors.

  • Technical interface between outside board manufacturing facilities and Detector Electronics Corporation.

  • Continuous improvement in the area of backups to protect the overall investment in the design, development and production documentation of all PCBD’s including layouts, gerber plots, artworks, and etc., and mechanical piece parts and assemblies.

Qualification: 5+ years of working with Cadence Allegro ECAD software including CIS (Component information system)

Must have excellent written and verbal skills, and an open attitude for continuous improvement. Your ability to perform under stress and meet guidelines, to work collaboratively and respectfully with others, to work (when necessary) overtime and weekends and to come to work promptly and regularly. Must be able to perform essential job functions safely and work within established company guideline

Education: Two years vocational technical training plus 5–10 years of drafting experience, and ECAD/MCAD background. Proven knowledge in electronic packaging and layout principles with many technologies including through-hole and surface mount technology (SMT). Strong mechanical aptitude for mechanical layout and drawings.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

Qualification:

5+ years of working with Cadence Allegro ECAD software including CIS (Component information system)

Must have excellent written and verbal skills, and an open attitude for continuous improvement. Your ability to perform under stress and meet guidelines, to work collaboratively and respectfully with others, to work (when necessary) overtime and weekends and to come to work promptly and regularly. Must be able to perform essential job functions safely and work within established company guideline

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.