PCB Designer at Agilent Technologies in Wilmington, Delaware

Posted in Other 24 days ago.

Job Description:

Job Function

Travel Required

Job Description

Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek -- so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

As a Printed Circuit Assembly (PCA) Layout Designer, your primary responsibilities will include working side by side with R&D and Manufacturing to create or modify printed circuit board layouts and to release the layouts for prototyping and production. You will work with state-of-the-art tools to complete a wide variety of layout work, and have the opportunity to influence the future path of the Agilent designs and tools in a very dynamic, collaborative and casual work environment at a major Agilent site, located outside of Wilmington Delaware (in the vicinity of Philadelphia Pennsylvania).


  • Layout of new printed circuit boards & assemblies, working directly with the R&D designers in most cases. Also modifying & revising released PCAs when change is required.

  • PCB & PCA design data release, data migration/transfer, and data post-processing for release to doc control systems.

  • Provision of DFX (design for Manufacturability/Testability/Reliability) using industry standard guidelines.

  • Collaborating with internal customers: communicating & working with R&D, procurement and other Agilent departments.

  • Testing new layout tools, methods and processes before release for general use.

  • Project management to plan, track and complete multiple layout jobs in parallel.

Option to Work Remote


Secondary Locations
US-CA-Santa Clara All Buildings

Job Type

Day Shift


Required qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of PCB/PCA layout experience using Xpedition ECAD tools including xDx Designer, xPCB Layout from Mentor Graphics, VX2.6 version and above.

  • Experience working with the Constraint Editor System (CES).

  • 2-year technical degree or equivalent experience/education.

  • Proficiency in high speed digital, analog and mixed signal layout techniques.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Collaboration skills, including working remotely with others around the globe.

  • Some experience with DFM (Design For Manufacturability) and DFT (Design for Testability) design checking tools.

  • Some knowledge of PCB technology, board stacks, key performance factors, risks & tradeoffs. Knowledge of board fab processes is a plus.

  • Comfortable with new digital solutions; online savvy; strong computer skills are a must.

  • Project management mentality & skills -- ability to keep multiple jobs moving forward and under control with excellent quality results.

  • Naturally inclined to setup, follow & carry out procedures and process-based workflows.

  • Conversant with product structuring (e.g. BOMs), part numbering and change control. Experience with engineering change orders is a plus.

Preferred qualifications:

  • PCB/PCA test methods, including associated test equipment & programming.

  • Knowledge of basic Statistics.

  • Experience with quality control, inspections, quality reviews, including technical/design review participation.

  • Work experience using Agile PDM, SAP or other ERP, PLM or PDM systems.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We value diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, religion or religious creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation and will not be discriminated against on these bases.

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