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Started by John Larkin January 24, 2015
We're looking for a PCB layout person. Any referrals appreciated.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/egr/4860768170.html




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John Larkin         Highland Technology, Inc
picosecond timing   laser drivers and controllers

jlarkin att highlandtechnology dott com
http://www.highlandtechnology.com

On Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 12:25:09 PM UTC-5, John Larkin wrote:
> We're looking for a PCB layout person. Any referrals appreciated. > > http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/egr/4860768170.html
You seem to go through a lot of layout guys...
> > > > > -- > > John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc > picosecond timing laser drivers and controllers > > jlarkin att highlandtechnology dott com > http://www.highlandtechnology.com
On 2015-01-24 9:25 AM, John Larkin wrote:
> > We're looking for a PCB layout person. Any referrals appreciated. > > http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/egr/4860768170.html >
I'd call it layouter in the title or maybe "Layout / CAD / Technical Writing". Because a designer is mostly understood as a person who can design electronics from scratch and many layouters can't do that. Meaning if they see a job title "Electronic Designer" they may not look any deeper into it even though they could be a good fit. Might want to mention design reviews at Zeitgeist, but not the little old lady setting the bus stop on fire :-) -- Regards, Joerg http://www.analogconsultants.com/
On Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:26:46 -0800, Joerg <news@analogconsultants.com>
wrote:

>On 2015-01-24 9:25 AM, John Larkin wrote: >> >> We're looking for a PCB layout person. Any referrals appreciated. >> >> http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/egr/4860768170.html >> > >I'd call it layouter in the title or maybe "Layout / CAD / Technical >Writing". Because a designer is mostly understood as a person who can >design electronics from scratch and many layouters can't do that.
Lots of layout people call themselves "designer"... as opposed to "Engineer." Craigslist doesn't have an obvious category for this, so we put it in three categories. Applications so far have been from artsy types. Craigslist ads invoke a lot of resumes, but most can be discounted pretty quick.
>Meaning if they see a job title "Electronic Designer" they may not look >any deeper into it even though they could be a good fit. > >Might want to mention design reviews at Zeitgeist, but not the little >old lady setting the bus stop on fire :-)
Good points. -- John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc picosecond timing laser drivers and controllers jlarkin att highlandtechnology dott com http://www.highlandtechnology.com
On Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:06:33 -0800 (PST),
bloggs.fredbloggs.fred@gmail.com wrote:

>On Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 12:25:09 PM UTC-5, John Larkin wrote: >> We're looking for a PCB layout person. Any referrals appreciated. >> >> http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/egr/4860768170.html > > >You seem to go through a lot of layout guys... >
Not at all. We've had five in about 30 years. The Brat is moving more into management, so, if we can find someone that looks good, we'll hire them and shuffle resposibilities. Some people do tend to burn out on PCB design. Two of my guys, who were good, decided after a few years that they didn't want to spend the rest of their lives in front of a screen. The four best PCB layout people that I've worked with have been women. -- John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc picosecond timing laser drivers and controllers jlarkin att highlandtechnology dott com http://www.highlandtechnology.com
On 2015-01-24 10:40 AM, John Larkin wrote:
> On Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:26:46 -0800, Joerg <news@analogconsultants.com> > wrote: > >> On 2015-01-24 9:25 AM, John Larkin wrote: >>> >>> We're looking for a PCB layout person. Any referrals appreciated. >>> >>> http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/egr/4860768170.html >>> >> >> I'd call it layouter in the title or maybe "Layout / CAD / Technical >> Writing". Because a designer is mostly understood as a person who can >> design electronics from scratch and many layouters can't do that. > > Lots of layout people call themselves "designer"... as opposed to > "Engineer." Craigslist doesn't have an obvious category for this, so > we put it in three categories. > > Applications so far have been from artsy types. Craigslist ads invoke > a lot of resumes, but most can be discounted pretty quick. >
Two other promising avenues would be the local ham radio club and the local maker scene. There may not be anyone interested or available directly but most of them know someone who knows someone who isn't too happy with their current job. If you know of any large nearby company that is having a layoff it can't hurt to email this to their HR department. They always welcome opportunities to help their displaced folks. When looking for engineers I found the IEEE jobs database a very good source. This was in the 90's but chances are it's still good. IIRC we paid well under $500 listing fee and applications coming in via that were almost all top notch. I found and hired a really good analog guy that way. [...] -- Regards, Joerg http://www.analogconsultants.com/
Joerg wrote:
> On 2015-01-24 9:25 AM, John Larkin wrote: >> >> We're looking for a PCB layout person. Any referrals appreciated. >> >> http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/egr/4860768170.html >> > > I'd call it layouter in the title or maybe "Layout / CAD / Technical > Writing". Because a designer is mostly understood as a person who can > design electronics from scratch and many layouters can't do that. > Meaning if they see a job title "Electronic Designer" they may not look > any deeper into it even though they could be a good fit. > > Might want to mention design reviews at Zeitgeist, but not the little > old lady setting the bus stop on fire :-) >
Gotta attract the bus somehow...
John Larkin wrote:
> On Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:26:46 -0800, Joerg<news@analogconsultants.com> > wrote: > >> On 2015-01-24 9:25 AM, John Larkin wrote: >>> >>> We're looking for a PCB layout person. Any referrals appreciated. >>> >>> http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/egr/4860768170.html >>> >> >> I'd call it layouter in the title or maybe "Layout / CAD / Technical >> Writing". Because a designer is mostly understood as a person who can >> design electronics from scratch and many layouters can't do that. > > Lots of layout people call themselves "designer"... as opposed to > "Engineer." Craigslist doesn't have an obvious category for this, so > we put it in three categories. > > Applications so far have been from artsy types. Craigslist ads invoke > a lot of resumes, but most can be discounted pretty quick. > > >> Meaning if they see a job title "Electronic Designer" they may not look >> any deeper into it even though they could be a good fit. >> >> Might want to mention design reviews at Zeitgeist, but not the little >> old lady setting the bus stop on fire :-) > > Good points. > > >
...and how much f-ing spam?
John Larkin wrote:
> On Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:06:33 -0800 (PST), > bloggs.fredbloggs.fred@gmail.com wrote: > >> On Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 12:25:09 PM UTC-5, John Larkin wrote: >>> We're looking for a PCB layout person. Any referrals appreciated. >>> >>> http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/egr/4860768170.html >> >> >> You seem to go through a lot of layout guys... >> > > Not at all. We've had five in about 30 years. The Brat is moving more > into management, so, if we can find someone that looks good, we'll > hire them and shuffle resposibilities. > > Some people do tend to burn out on PCB design. Two of my guys, who > were good, decided after a few years that they didn't want to spend > the rest of their lives in front of a screen. > > The four best PCB layout people that I've worked with have been women. > >
Recruit from the res.
On Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:26:46 -0800, Joerg <news@analogconsultants.com>
wrote:

>On 2015-01-24 9:25 AM, John Larkin wrote: >> >> We're looking for a PCB layout person. Any referrals appreciated. >> >> http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/egr/4860768170.html >> > >I'd call it layouter in the title or maybe "Layout / CAD / Technical >Writing". Because a designer is mostly understood as a person who can >design electronics from scratch and many layouters can't do that. >Meaning if they see a job title "Electronic Designer" they may not look >any deeper into it even though they could be a good fit. > >Might want to mention design reviews at Zeitgeist, but not the little >old lady setting the bus stop on fire :-)
She didn't set the bus stop on fire, she set our building on fire. Here's the video, but it's 102 megabytes. Parts were on the local TV news, and we gave it to the cops, which helped them track her down... crazy old lady. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/53724080/Otis/Arson/Front-Left%207-24-2009.avi -- John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc picosecond timing laser drivers and controllers jlarkin att highlandtechnology dott com http://www.highlandtechnology.com