Printed Circuit Designer

Design and draft layout for printed circuit boards.
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Salary Range
$34,000 – $83,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Printed Circuit Designers do?

Designs and drafts layout for printed circuit boards according to engineering specifications, utilizing knowledge of electronics, drafting, and PCB design: Reviews and analyzes engineering design schematics and supporting documents to plan layout of PCB components and printed circuitry. Confers with engineering staff to resolve design details and problems. Drafts detailed drawings [DRAFTER Master Title] and composes master layout of design components and circuitry. Examines and verifies master layout for electrical and mechanical accuracy. May verify accuracy of film reproductions of master layout. May prepare copies of drawings for use in PCB fabrication, using blueprint or diazo print machine. May generate computer tape for use in photo plotting design onto film, using digitizing equipment.

Should I be a Printed Circuit Designer?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: CADD Designer, CAD Designer, IC Designer, Custom, IC Designer, Standard Cells, Printed Circuit Board Designer See More

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