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Printed Circuit Board Designer

Job ID 1224 Date posted 03/02/2018

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.

The mission of the Instrumentation Division is to develop state-of-the-art instrumentation required for research programs at BNL and to maintain the expertise and facilities in specialized high technology areas essential for this work.   The Division’s research efforts also have a significant impact on programs elsewhere in the world that rely on advanced radiation detectors and their associated readout electronics and data acquisition. This position requires experience and expertise in a full range of electronics assembly techniques which will support the goals of the division and the laboratory.

The Printed Circuit Board Design Group in the Instrumentation Division is involved in the design of complex analog and digital multi-layer circuit boards for advanced and low Noise Signal processing system for large experiments such as ATLAS, SBND and LSST to routine prototyping for research and development. The group also, designs complex circuit boards that serve as detector elements.

The Printed Circuit Board Design Group has full-time opening for a Printed Circuit Board Designer to assist scientists and engineers, under general technical direction, in the design and layout of very complex layouts of printed circuit boards.  Assignments are usually on a project basis with long-term objectives and anticipated results.

  • Provide innovative and creative technical solutions to working plans, detailed drawings, and completed electrical drawings of printed circuit board components and assemblies for a wide variety of specialized products
  • Work from preliminary schematics, notes, part lists, rough or detailed sketches, a basic description of the board function, and configuration and arrangement as defined by the engineers
  • Establish design standards and configurations
  • Work with CAD/CAM software to verify completed design elements while checking dimensions, materials to be used and quantities
  • May direct and coordinate the work efforts of other technical support personnel assigned to a specific project

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • The equivalence of a technical institute or associate’s degree in a related scientific or technical field
  • Minimum of six (6) year’s experience in the field of Printed Circuit Board Design
  • Experience drawing schematics from engineers input, creating new components for a parts library
  • Experience designing complex analog and digital multi-layer printed circuit boards for ultra-low noise analog and high-speed/high density digital applications, and working with CAM routines for inspecting PCB artwork for outside fabrication
  • Ability able to work closely with Scientists and Engineers on specialized assignments with the aptitude to exercise a high degree of initiative and judgment
  • Ability to effectively work and make decisions with minimal supervision
  • Familiar with IPC Standards for PCB Design
  • Experience using Mentor Graphics PADS Layout and Router Software

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • C.I.D. Certification
  • Experience with AutoCAD software
  • Experience with Mentor Graphics DxDesigner
  • Experience with Mentor Graphics Pads Logic
  • Experience with Cadence PCB Router
  • Experience with Downstream Technologies CAM350 software
  • Experience with Polar Si8000 Controlled Impedance Solver

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical Plans
  • Dental Plans
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits

We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, please apply online at BNL Careers and enter the job title into the Keyword Search.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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