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Electrical Computer Aided Design (ECAD) Librarian

Date: Jan 30, 2019

Location: Novi, MI, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 112274 

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A Career at HARMAN

We are ONE HARMAN. We are greater than the sum of our divisions or brands. We proudly talk about our many iconic brands and describe how our technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between.  We work hard. We create useful, playful, beautiful things. We strive for excellence and we aim to win as a team. No matter the position, every employee at HARMAN is expected to demonstrate our core competencies:  leadership, change-orientation, collaboration, judgment and a results-driven mindset.  At HARMAN, we expect brilliance.  You can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities. 


Position Summary:

This position will be responsible for designing electrical components for use in complex Harman products, these components will be managed as part of a Global component library.  This position will also perform a critical role as a Librarian, responsible for managing content in the component Library.  The Librarian will process the electronic component requests as part of the Configuration Management team.  The position will create and maintain required data in global ECAD library and in SAP.  This position is the North American subject matter expert on electrical component and ECAD library questions.  The position will support global engineering teams across multiple Divisions and product lines.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Interpret component data sheets to design electrical and electro-mechanical component parts for use in Harman products
    • Evaluation of key design factors such as Cell, Schematic Symbol, Footprint, and Pad Stack required
  • Utilize sound decision making skills to determine component reuse for new or carryover product designs
  • Develop schematic symbols and PCB footprints for component parts utilizing Mentor Graphics software application.
  • Management of an ECAD Library for electrical components in collaboration with Global team members as well as Engineering, Quality and Procurement departments
  • Creation and maintenance of SAP material master and attributes for ECAD components required for engineering, manufacturing, and quality
  • Interpretation and application of technical data sheets and specifications
  • Subject matter expert for global ECAD Library questions
  • Providing support and training to local engineering teams in regards to electrical components and ECAD library


Basic Qualifications:

  • Technical Associates or Bachelors degree required
  • Proficient use of CAD systems, preferably Mentor Graphics tools
  • Knowledge of PCBA design and electronic/mechanical design principles
  • Base knowledge in schematics and hardware layout
  • Basic knowledge of component application and manufacturing techniques
  • Excellent communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAP knowledge is preferred


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel 10%
  • Willingness to work in an office in Novi, MI
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen



  • Optional: Basic German language skill



HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (


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