Layout Engineer

Foxconn - Milwaukee, WI4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $69,000 - $100,000 a year
Job Title: Layout Engineer

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Travel Required: Approximately 15% including international travel

# of Openings: 8

Team: FG

Hiring at all levels! Are you interested in joining a multi-billion dollar, cutting-edge organization? Be one of the first engineers on Foxconn’s server design team at their corporate headquarters in Milwaukee, WI.

About Foxconn

Our new home in Southeastern Wisconsin includes facilities in Racine and our North American headquarters in downtown Milwaukee. Headquartered in Taiwan, Foxconn helps build products for many of the leading U.S. and international brands and household names in electronics. Foxconn also contributes to the development of a vibrant global 8K-5G ecosystem. Foxconn’s state-of-the-art $10 billion campus in southeastern WI is expected to create over 13,000 jobs and be the size of 11 Lambeau Fields!

The Ideal Candidate

We are seeking individuals who enjoy the challenge of performing in a start-up environment and have a desire to revolutionize a whole new industry. New hires will build a legacy and have a direct impact on the current and future state of Foxconn’s culture.

We are seeking experienced Hardware Design Engineers to design the next generation of our cloud server platforms. Our success depends on our world-class server infrastructure; we’re handling massive scale and rapid integration of emergent technologies, where we will rely on this Milwaukee design group to build the servers for the North American market. With an entrepreneurial spirit, we are building the engineering organization from the ground up - define efficient business processes, get the tools you always wanted, and create the culture of the company you wished you worked at.


The Layout Engineer is responsible for designing printed circuit boards based on the schematics captured by the Electrical Engineers. The layout engineer must be familiar with the various PCB materials available, flammability ratings, impedance characteristics of the different materials, etc. The layout engineer works closely with the mechanical engineer to get outside PCB dimensions, height restricted areas, keep out areas and mounting hole locations. The layout engineer works with the PCA factory manufacturing engineer to resolve Design for Manufacturing and Design for Test issues.

You must be a team player capable of working across multiple function teams to ensure delivery of successful products. As one of the first on this team, we are looking for experienced talented professionals with the following skills and abilities:

Printed Circuit Board design ownership
DFx problem resolution
Component library creation
Knowledge of Electronics manufacturing methods
Exchange layout files with the customer and TPE/China teams
Role Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or technical certification with 3+ years CAE systems experience (Cadence Allegro)
1 - 3 years of experience
Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills, with the ability to evaluate the long term implications and consequences of potential solutions
Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team to contribute ideas and insights into project decisions
Strong verbal and written communication skills required for sharing ideas with other departments and the customer
Office-based role, fast-paced work environment
Travel - Approximately 15% including international travel.
What we offer

Range of Health insurance options for employees (including vision and dental)
10 days paid vacation as well as sick and personal days
10 paid holidays
A dynamic and growing work environment
401k with company match after 1 year of service
Foxconn provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Foxconn complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.