Printed Circuit Design for Manufacturability Engineer

Cambridge, MA

Job Type: Contract | Recruiter: Denise Reha | Phone: 6173374251

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Job Title: Printed Circuit Design for Manufacturability Engineer

Location: Cambridge, MA

Duration: 6+ Months

Candidates need to be a US Citizen as the Laboratory is a cleared facility.

*A Secret Clearance without Incident or the ability to acquire a security clearance is required for this role.

This position requires that applicants be fully vaccinated for Covid 19 or have a valid religious or medical exemption.

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


Printed Circuit Design for Manufacturability Engineer

Our client is seeking a Printed Circuit Design for Manufacturability Engineer to support the design, specification, quality evaluation, and source management for printed circuit board procurement supporting applications in Space, Defense, and Bioelectronics.

The Printed Circuit Design for Manufacturability Engineer reports to the Group Leader for Electronic CAD (ECAD).

This position must work closely and collaboratively with Electrical, Mechanical and Quality engineers throughout the organization, as well as with colleagues within ECAD. The position’s primary objective is to serve as a technologist and a subject matter expert resource for Engineering when specifying and procuring printed circuit boards. The position requires a person who can identify/cultivate relationships with suitable fabrication sources, and who is able to match project design needs with fabricator capabilities.


Support Printed Circuit Design For Manufacturability effort in a fast paced, multi-project environment utilizing a wide range of technical solutions.

Define design rules and guidelines for various PWB product types.

Provide technical guidance and support on materials, finishes, construction and quality to electrical and mechanical design engineers, assembly operations, and board designers. 

Ensure printed circuit designs meet performance, manufacturability and project requirements. 

Participate as subject matter expert in Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) level Material Review Board and failure investigations, as they relate to PWB as potential root cause

Represent the company (as customer) to oversee multi-year PWB procurement contracts at 2nd tier procuring supplier. Including managing priorities and dispositioning technical anomalies discovered during procurer’s incoming inspection.

Select and manage a core base of board suppliers to meet the technology, delivery and pricing needs of projects.

Identify and cultivate new suppliers, as required, to meet new project/technology requirements.

Perform audits of current and potential suppliers. 

Establish and manage non-disclosure agreements with suppliers.

Serve as the point of contact for established non-disclosure agreements by maintaining records of the technical data exchanged and ensuring data is handled appropriately.

Coordinate review and procurement activities with Design Engineering, ECAD, Purchasing agents and PWB suppliers.

Obtain quotes, initiate procurement, track sourcing of PWB¿s through procurement, inspection, and delivery to assembly operations.

Resolve fabrication issues with suppliers.

Ensure designs can meet specified IPC quality standards.

Ensure documentation complies with applicable Export regulations.

Collect feedback from assembly operations and inform designers of best practices to improve assembly quality and reduce rework. 

Candidate should be familiar with PWB manufacturing techniques including materials, finishes, stack up generation, impedance analysis, and quality standards.  Familiarity with Polar Speedstack, Downstream CAM350, Mentor Graphics Expedition design flow desirable.

Individual must be a self-starter and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Must be well organized and able to manage multiple concurrent projects in a fast-paced environment.


BS in electrical, electro-mechanical, chemical or mechanical engineering preferred with an interest in materials and manufacturing.  Five to 10 years of circuit board manufacturing experience desirable. Applicants lacking formal educational credentials but with commensurate technical skills may apply.

Candidates holding a Secret security clearance preferred. Ability to obtain a government security clearance is required for this position.



We have placed many talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges.

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds – AND THEY ARE HIRING! 
Make this your next career move as one of our many long term contractors or employees!

Work as our full time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.) – OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.


Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award-winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base. We believe that all people should love their jobs.

Come see why Digital Prospectors has been voted “Best Staffing Firm to Temp For” by Staffing Industry Analysts, "Best of Staffing" for candidate satisfaction by Inavero /, "Top Temporary Placement Firm" by Boston Business Journal, "Best Company To Work For" by Business NH magazine, "Excellence in IT and Engineering Staffing” by TechServe Alliance, "Top IT Services Company" by Inc. Magazine, "Most Reliable Staffing Agency" in Forbes Magazine and "Top Ranked Staffing Firm" by Staffing Industry Analysts.

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