Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners

PCBA Design for Manufacture Engineer



Posted on Wednesday, April 5, 2023

About Us

With electric vehicles expected to be nearly 30% of new vehicle sales by 2025 and more than 50% by 2040, electric mobility is becoming a reality. ChargePoint (NYSE: CHPT) is at the center of this revolution, powering one of the world’s leading EV charging networks and a comprehensive set of hardware, software and mobile solutions for every charging need across North America and Europe. We bring together drivers, businesses, automakers, policymakers, utilities and other stakeholders to make e-mobility a global reality.

Since our founding in 2007, ChargePoint has focused solely on making the transition to electric easy for businesses, fleets and drivers. ChargePoint offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create an all-electric future and a trillion-dollar market.

At ChargePoint, we foster a positive and productive work environment by committing to live our values of Be Courageous, Charge Together, Love our Customers, Operate with Openness, and Relentlessly Pursue Awesome. These values guide how we show up every day, align, and work together to build a brighter future for all of us.

Join the team that is building the EV charging industry and make your mark on how people and goods will get everywhere they need to go, in any context, for generations to come.

Discover what it’s like to help build the fueling network of the future - check out our Engineering Blog.

Reports To

Director/Sr. Manager of Technical Operations

What You Will Be Doing:

ChargePoint is looking for a PCBA DFM Engineer to be an internal subject matter expert, helping deploy and maintain PCBAs across our global supply chain. This position will work closely with our manufacturing partners as well as our internal development and operations teams to deliver robust products that meet ChargePoint’s manufacturability, cost, quality and delivery objectives. You will be assigned to a product and be responsible for the manufacturability of its design through application of our design guidelines. You will build the assembly process and design the PCB panelization. You will use structured problem solving and data analysis methods to solve problems when things go wrong. You will share your new discoveries with your peers and to file patents for novel ideas that you develop. You’ll interact with specialists from other teams like Product Design, EE, PCB Layout, Program Managers, Reliability, TPM, Component Quality, Capex and others. You will communicate frequently and effectively to peers and leadership teams to keep them apprised of the status of your product. You will support (in person or remotely) the factory and our in region teams when your product is getting built.

A successful candidate must have proven experience in manufacturing engineering of complex high power electro-mechanical systems.

What You Will Bring to ChargePoint

Evaluate technical capabilities of quick turn and volume PCB/PCBA suppliers
Work with internal cross-functional teams to ensure products are optimized for manufacturability, cost, supply chain flexibility and efficiency (DFx)
Manage New Product Introduction (NPI) builds, pre-proto through PVT, at the factory, Ensure line readiness for NPI builds and production ramp
Work with manufacturing partners to develop assembly tooling and/or automation equipment
Help optimize lines for capacity at contract manufacturing partners
PCBA DFM procedures and checklists
PCBA process parameters and procedures as guidelines for manufacturing partners
PCBA assembly workmanship standards
Data requirements at manufacturing partners
Monitor performance (yield, throughput etc.) of sustaining PCBA lines across the globe
Ensure proper implementation of engineering changes at the factory
Drive production process improvements to achieve quality, cost and yield goals


Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, or equivalent practical experience
6+ years direct hands on experience and know-how with fast paced, product design and product commercialization companies. Been through 3+ product life cycles from inception to EOL
Knowledge & direct experience in NPI operations and manufacturing engineering
Experience in DFx methodologies
PCB, PCBA and system level manufacturing experience, with emphasis on power and wireless technology
Able to perform root cause analysis and resolve problems
Experience with Continuous Process Improvement, Kanban and Lean manufacturing principals.
Flexibility and adaptability to work in a dynamic startup environment
Program management experience, with excellent written and verbal English communication skills required
Able to communicate up and across (cross-functionally) succinctly and effectively
Ability to work with limited supervision
Up to 25% international and domestic travel may be require

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Arena PLM system

  • Experience with Confluence and JIRA


Penang, MY or Taipei, Taiwan

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse team. ChargePoint is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.

If there is a match between your experiences/skills and the Company needs, we will contact you directly.

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