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Senior PCB Designer (50080692)

Date: Jan 13, 2021

Location: Fargo, North Dakota, United States, 58102-2854

Company: John Deere

There are over 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we’re all about at John Deere. And it’s why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before! Here the world’s brightest minds are tackling the world’s biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we’ll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

Primary Location: United States (US) - North Dakota  - Fargo  
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Senior PCB Designer (50080692) - 68879 


Job Responsibilities

As a Senior PCB Designer, for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group, located in Fargo, North Dakota, you will design, modify and evaluate Printed Circuit Board (PCB) products for use in rugged environments to meet quality, delivery and cost goals using Computer Aided Design Tools (CAD). In addition, you will:

  • Provide technical layout support in the development of new application product development
  • Perform stack-up analysis, impedance calculations, gerber processing, and EMC analysis for complex multi-layer printed circuit boards to ensure electronic assemblies meet the requirements of harsh environments for vehicle applications
  • Perform as expert user of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) CAD systems with considerable experience for complex engineering models and components and evaluate new processes, updates and tools
  • Understand overseas and domestic PCB fabrication vendors to develop capability criteria, procedures and resolve production issues
  • Implement new PCB technologies and processes for the PCB Design Team while mentoring others in the department
  • Work in cross functional multi-discipline environment, providing technical support to marketing, manufacturing, quality and supply management organizations during the product development cycle


*** U.S. visa sponsorship is NOT available for the role. ***  

What Skills You Need
  • 8 or more years’ experience in PCB design including PCB fabrication and board level assembly practices
  • 5 or more years’ experience with PCB Computer Aided Designs (CAD)
  • 5 or more years’ experience performing complex PCB work requiring application of standard PCB techniques, procedures and criteria
  • Expert knowledge of industry standards such as IPC (Association Connecting Electronics Industries)
  • Experience applying engineering principles to the design of PCBs while meeting design for manufacturability (DFM) requirements
  • Technical comprehension of testing, manufacturing, quality control, and cost trade-offs of PCB design requirements
  • Proficiency to effectively direct the work of aides, contractors, PCB designers and technicians
  • Capability to successful interface with customers without guidance from supervisor
What Makes You Stand Out
  • Experience with Mentor Graphics Expedition
  • Experience with Mentor Graphics Design Capture and DX/VX Designer
  • Experience with Mentor Graphics Constraint Editor System (CES)
  • Experience with switching power supplies and memory routing rules
  • Experience with Design for Test (DFT)
  • Experience with power electronics for a variety of DC voltage levels (up to 1000 Vdc) and power levels (up to 50kW)
  • Experience with creepage and clearance rules for power electronics
  • IPC Designer Certification for Certified Interconnect Designer (CID/CID+)

Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:

  • Associate degree in an Engineering/Technology discipline 


What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click here to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.


The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.


John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.



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