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CAD Librarian

Date: Apr 22, 2018

Location: Shenzhen, China, CN

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 105421 

Additional Work Location(s) ​​​​​:  

Position Summary:

  • Support internal groups with ECAD component library creation and maintenance. Create PCB footprints, schematic symbols, and may include 3-D models for mechanical components and libraries within the cutting edge field of electronic packaging.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Job Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • Work closely with Electronic Design Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Component Engineers, and Manufacturing Engineers to create schematic symbols and PCB component footprints.
  • Publish library parts to the global ECAD library within established HARMAN standards for use by the Design Engineers across the Organization.
  • Process ECAD Library requests for new parts and analyze/modify existing library parts for improved readability of the schematic or manufacturability of the component footprint.
  • Analyze and validate schematic symbols, physical footprints, and 3D models for ECAD parts created by other designers for accuracy and compliance with HARMAN standards.
  • Maintain, validate and update as necessary any component crosses, MFR part numbers, and compatible footprints/packages in the library.
  • Provide significant technical leadership and expertise to others in the department
  • Remain current on leading edge technology related to electronic components, printed circuit board design and have a significant understanding of the fabrication process and its effect on test engineering and manufacturing processes.
  • Create and maintain supporting documentation for best design practices relating to ECAD components and PCB design in general.
  • Be proactive in recognizing opportunities for improvements.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in ECAD Librarian duties using a printed circuit board and schematic CAD design tool.
  • Associate degree or certificate in a relevant technical field preferred.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to interpret component Manufacturer Data Sheets.
  • DXDesigner and Expedition (Mentor Graphics) software strongly desired.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Mentor Graphics, CircuitWorks, and Windchill.
  • Consumer product and/or electronic product design experience.
  • Detailed knowledge of system design including PCB, mechanical, thermal, and manufacturability processes.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret component datasheets, scientific and technical journals and whitepapers, and government regulations.
  • Possess understanding of PCB manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to communicate well in both written and verbal fashion with project managers and product teams locally and at remote locations.
  • Work with large cross-functional and cross-geography teams on NPI programs.
  • The candidate must be able to work independently with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient user of MS Office applications.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel up to 1%.
  • Willingness to work in an office in (TBD).
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

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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