Pay: $25-45 per hour, depending on experience level. Higher with leadership experience. Pay is flexible for top candidates that show great potential for fit and future acceptance of responsibility and career growth.


  • ISO compliance, auditing.
  • Basic mechanical abilities, CAD tools.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • IPC J-STD-001, IPC-7711 or equivalent certifications.
  • Ability to accept new responsibilities, embrace change, provide process improvement suggestions.


  • Prototype, Design, Bring-up and Diagnose electronics circuits, cables, fixtures, connectors and other electronics-related designs.
  • Design electronics circuits, create intelligent schematics, collaborate with peers on design reviews and sign-off.
  • Locate, read, understand manufacturer data sheets and create designs with high confidence in their function.
  • Interface and liaise with vendor sales representatives, technical support and field engineers to get questions answered.
  • Specify, review, scrub and certify BOMs (bills of material) for designs.
  • Maintain tools, equipment and lab supplies.
  • Take on the "mission" of a project, follow guidance while making intelligent decisions on the fly, and provide feedback to the Director of Engineering, Director of Quality and the Project Manager.
  • Take ownership of implementing and inspecting quality into each step of design.
  • Provide clean hand-off and guidance of designs to PCB Designers for layout.
  • Use reference boards, prior designs and bread boards, with sample components to demonstrate feasibility of design choices.
  • Use power supplies, oscilloscopes, soldering stations, and other tools to bring up boards and diagnose issues.
  • Write source code in C to implement intermediate complexity algorithms in firmware to run on various microprocessors.
  • Design jigs to increase quality, consistency and efficiency of various mechanical efforts, such as lead-bending, hole-drilling and alignments.
  • Keep the office, lab and assembly spaces organized, clean and safe.

Posted: July 11, 2017

Status: Open

Type: Full-time

Location: Cary, NC



  • 4-year electrical (or computer) engineering degree in electronics tech plus 5+ years relevant experience.
  • Experience with at least two professional schematics capture software tools.
  • Excellent diagnostics skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, written and oral communication in English (either native or fluent ESL).
  • Working knowledge of board layout and construction.
  • Good soldering, desoldering and rework experience.
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds, identify colored lines on screen, stand at workbench.
  • Legally authorized to work in the USA, no relocation assistance available.
  • Working knowledge of computers in business (e-mail, text/spreadsheet editing).
  • Organization skills, taking pride and ownership in the workspace to keep it tidy and safe.

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PCB Design and Engineering Services

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