Circuit Board Designer

Department: Engineering
Location: 710 North Drive - Melbourne, FL 32934

Avidyne Corporation is leading the general aviation industry in the design and manufacture of innovative avionics systems. Avidyne products are widely recognized as best-in-class for their ease of use, and their “Flying Made Simple™” system design is intended to make general aviation safer, more accessible, and more enjoyable for pilots and their passengers. Avidyne has facilities in Concord, MA, Westerville, OH and Melbourne, FL.

Avidyne has a robust benefit package for eligible employees to include assistance with costs to obtain your private pilots, IFR, multi and commercial ratings.

Summary

This position is open for a self-motivated, highly organized individual with excellent PCB design skills. The Circuit Board Designer is primarily responsible for combining the electrical schematics, mechanical design, and other system requirements into a physical PCBA implementation. This includes supporting board fabrication, processing, assembly, and test. Secondary responsibilities include prototyping design, test fixture design, initial bring-up support, environmental test, PCB vendor interfacing, component engineering, and lifecycle management. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of electronics packaging requirements.

The Circuit Board Designer is a key member of the Avidyne Hardware Engineering Team, a multidisciplinary, tight-knit group of engineers and technicians who develop and support Avidyne’s wide array of products and projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Circuit Board Implementation and Documentation
  • Circuit Board fab house support and management
  • Component engineering and lifecycle support
  • Mechanical design and drafting
  • Application of professional ethics and judgment in developing safety of flight/life critical equipment
  • Willingness to take on tasks outside of PCB layout as required.

Skills and Core Competencies:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Extensive experience with layout software including rules based design, hierarchical design, DRC, eDRC, layer stack development, placement, routing, and fabrication output generation, markup, and review
  • Experience with mixed signal, high speed digital, power, and RF designs
  • Knowledge of modern PCB production technologies and methods including micro-via, via-in pad, and other high density interconnect (HDI) design techniques
  • Knowledge of IPC Standards and familiarity with UL, and other relevant electrical standards
  • Willingness to learn new skills and branch out as required

Education/Certifications/Licenses:

  • An AS degree and two years of related experience are the expected minimum educational and experience requirements, however, all capable candidates will be considered
  • Eagerness to learn, work ethic, and attitude may be considered in lieu of experience and other credentials
  • Industry certifications and formal tool training are highly desirable

Other Desirable Experience:

  • Altium Designer Training or Experience
  • Experience in the design of high reliability, safety critical equipment (military, avionics, clinical-medical or similar devices)
  • Familiarity with Environmental Testing (such as MIL-STD-810 or DO-160)
  • Pilot’s license, flight training, or familiarity with general aviation

Travel: Less than 5%


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Avidyne provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, family care status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability, medical condition, or with respect to any other protected class.