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CAD/CAM Technician

CAD/CAM Technician

CAD/CAM Technician

Req. 5105 Engineering at  400 Federal Street,  Andover, MA Posted:Apr 14, 2022

Vicor is expanding to vertically integrate core printed circuit board operations.  As such, we are seeking a candidate to support front end imaging operations.  Knowledge related to LED imaging, CAD/CAM based programming, optical measurement systems and handling equipment is a plus. The candidate will be responsible for gathering design data and assisting in imaging setup, testing and processing through image automation.      


  • Work under the supervision and guidance of the CAD/CAM engineering lead, to support daily operation requirements
    • Learn the current CAD/CAM package tooling process, scripts, tools etc. to support vertical integration.  Train to be able to tool data packages in CAM software.
    • Read in design files in various formats such as .dxf and Gerber using software design tools.
    • Coordinate internal files to create daily CAD/CAM packages for the current outsourced manufacturing supplier and in-house facility operations.

  • Demonstrate over an established time the ability to learn and be fluent in
    • INCAM to create production plating images for the MDI imager including:
      • Layer scaling for etch compensation
      • Fixture multi-up imaging
      • Calculate plating surface area
      • Tooling images for proper tenting
      • Process design data using DFM functions to check for design rule violations.
      • Resolve all DXF/Gerber deign violations w/ the engineering teams.
    • Process routings / part specific travelers
      • Create travelers for daily production use
      • Process/location specific requirements (i.e. electrolytic Cu thickness, plating recipe selection, etc.)

  • Support all the hardware using the front end tooled packages
    • MDI imaging system, AOI system, Inkjet solder mask printer, LPKF stencil cutter
      • Support all file generation, cropping, calibration, necessary cad edits, etc.
    • Support daily production uptime through timely processing of both the CAD/CAM files and with troubleshooting and maintaining associated equipment hardware. 
  • Create part specific first article documentation highlighting
    • Critical line width and space measurements
    • Process notes.
  • Assist in helping the CAD engineer to establish change order/revision controls and a process to document all front-end modifications.
  • Support all elements of production

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of 2-4 years of CAD/CAM experience
  • The ability to learn and become fluent in a reasonable period of time all software and hardware tools associated with the position as noted in the job description above
  • Solid skills in problem solving, statistics, manufacturing quality, and quality principles
  • Ability to work independently and be effective in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills
  • Ability to travel to off site locations as needed
  • Ability to move or lift up to 20 lbs

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Vicor is an Equal Opportunity employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability. 

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About Vicor

Vicor Corporation designs, manufactures and markets innovative, high performance modular power components, from bricks to semiconductor-centric solutions, to enable customers to efficiently convert and manage power from the wall plug to the point-of-load. Complementing an extensive portfolio of patented innovations in power conversion and power distribution with significant application development expertise, Vicor offers comprehensive product lines addressing a broad range of power conversion and management requirements across all power distribution architectures, including CPA, DPA, IBA, FPA and CBA.  Vicor focuses on solutions for performance-critical applications in the following markets: enterprise and high performance computing, telecommunications and network infrastructure, industrial equipment and automation, vehicles and transportation and aerospace and defense electronics. 

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