Apple is looking for a PC Board Designer to join our growing team. Your responsibilities would entail: Collaborating with engineers and design teams in the design and development of complex, detailed layouts of rigid and flexible printed circuit boards using CAE and CAD applications and tools. You would work with multiple design teams to planschedules, resolve costs, packaging, manufacturing, and electrical design issues. Proactive in implementing new PCB technologies and processes.
Study PCB design trends and processes, and then evaluate and implement those processes that apply to Apple’s core technologies. Conduct design feasibility studies to evaluate the PCB design goals for packaging, cost, manufacturing and system performance. Assist lower level PCB Designer in the resolution of critical design problems. Train PCB Designers in specialized areas of PCB design. Propose PCB design trade-offs to the engineering design team for resolution and implementation. Perform complex and difficult CAD and CAE tasks requiring extensive skill and knowledge of equipment capabilities, applications techniques and design limitations. Understand Apple’s design standards for Manufacturing and Test. Understands the requirements for a quality design and strives to achieve the requirements before releasing the product to manufacturing. Understands the driving PCB technology and process trends and their application to Apple’s designs. Maintain technical coordination with Engineering, Products Design, Test, EMC Engineering and Manufacturing. Resolve PCB design issues with fabrication and manufacturing vendors. Proactively participates in the evolution and definition of Apple’s Design For Manufacturing (DFM) guidelines. Participate and provide input into the PCB design specifications and standards with respect to product design, electrical design, manufacturing and various regulatory agency requirements to determine design trade-offs necessary to meet design goals and produce high quality PCB's at the lowest cost and within schedule.