Senior PCB DfX Engineer
Dyson develops and manufactures complex electronic products requiring equally sophisticated, engineered PCBA design solutions. We need a motivated, experienced PCB DfX Engineer to help develop and drive embedded BiC (Best-in-Class) design principles into our electronics product design flow; enabling us to achieve the ambitious, exciting goals the business has challenged us to meet, fuelled by Dyson’s continual drive towards solving difficult problems, through developing innovative, well-engineered and disruptive technology.
This is a technically demanding role, and an area of growth within the business. Dyson RDD is vibrant, diverse, very challenging and always interesting; you automatically become a part of the design innovation and engineering that make Dyson the technology brand it is. If you’re a design engineer, it’s definitely the right place to be…
Reporting to the PCB DfX Technical lead, the successful candidate will become part of a busy global ECAD team working with Mechanical and Electronics engineers within Research Design and Development (RDD), driving embedded DfX (Design for ‘X’, e.g. DFM, DFF) and BiC principles into our design process, tools and approach; enabling efficient & effective design, doing more with less.
The scope of the team is broad; encompassing technical input from early product concept reviews to post-production support, building, developing guidelines, and driving adoption. Support to both Manufacturing and Quality teams are also a part of the activity, as well as supporting/driving the on-going cost save activity, and building technology roadmaps.
The role is demanding, and the ideal candidate will either be an experienced PCB DfX Engineer or a PCB designer, with a proven track record creating robust, reliable BiC designs and solutions. You must also be able to self-manage and motivate, managing your own time in order to undertake a variety of PCB DfX related activities. The ideal candidate will be able to drive adoption of new design principles, alternate thinking, and change. Dyson engineers are many things; you must be able to provide solutions where you identify problems, be pro-active, and become a role model plus technical resource for others. The ideal candidate must be innovative, enjoy being challenged, adapt to change, function within a team, but also work independently as required.
To meet these expectations we encourage our engineers to grow and expand their own capabilities, encouraging career development through training, experience and promotion; Dyson provides plenty of opportunities for motivated individuals to break through their own boundaries, to excel and drive their careers forward.
Support technical PCB design reviews within RDD from concept/development to production
Promote embedded BiC working practices & process adherence as part of a global team approach
Provide coaching and technical advice to global PCB design team in relation to DfX and BiC principles
Provide technical representation from Dyson to our PCB and PCBA suppliers.
Potential for line management tasks
Liaise with project teams to help generate a specification for each design.
Help identify the best PCB technologies and practices to suit the requirements of each project
Identify, and take initiative to provide solutions to PCB engineering problems through a methodical and structured approach, and provide technical guidance to others.
Challenge & develop Dyson engineering practices to continuously improve technologies/design/product quality
Support technology roadmap objectives
Consistently apply, and drive adoption of BiC (best-in-class) principles
Provide PCB technical support to reviews and meetings as required
Proactive support to CAD optimisation team
Leadership in cost avoidance and cost save practices
Design validation, peer checking and design reviewing.
HNC Engineering or equivalent as a minimum
BEng degree in Electronic Engineering, or other relevant discipline, with a demonstrable level of industrial experience in a relevant industry, desirable
Skills & experience.
Key PCB Design/Engineering capabilities:
Demonstrable knowledge of manufacturing processes and equipment capability
Direct DfX experience within a PCB Fabrication or PCB Assembly Manufacturer
Proven track record in regard to achieving PCB quality design principles and TTM driven goals
Demonstrable proactive involvement within cost reduction and lean engineering activities
Knowledge of Multi-layer, HDI, RF and Flex technologies
Desirable PCB Design/Engineering capabilities:
Knowledge of PCB design (including low cost to Hi-tech complexity)
Design for high volume, applying an embedded DFM approach
Design for EMC compliance an advantage
Appreciation for mechanical engineering in product design
Demonstrable a level of CAD experience. Ideally, (but not essential):
Mentor Graphics Xpedition Enterprise tools
Understanding of electronics product design in terms of process and quality
Ability to drive PCB design quality within a multi-functional project team
Working knowledge of relevant IPC standards
PC and office applications literate
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Methodical & organised approach with attention to detail & accuracy
Highly motivated, self-driven with a strong focus on results
Ability to work independently or as an effective team member.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills