Philips Senior Mechatronics Designer in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Your challenge

Do you want to work in a highly innovative, complex, and challenging R&D environment with a variety of customers and projects, where own initiative and system thinking are vital for success?

Do you possess mechatronic engineering expertise and bring strong stakeholder management skills that allow you to model, design and implement some of the world’s most innovative high precision equipment and medical devices?

Are you attracted by challenging projects in the high precision equipment and/or medical domain and interested in working for both internal Philips business and external clients?

Your responsibilities

Your responsibilities in this role include:

  • Being directly responsible for the mechanical solutions in major mechatronic projects, which are complex, and can be divided in several sub-projects for the creation of subsystems. This also acquires involvement in other disciplines like: dynamics, thermal, electronics and software

  • Using your skills, inventiveness and curiosity to combine novel technology with user insight to lead the team in designing modules for new high precision or medical innovations.

  • Making principle choices for the equipment/product designs, subsystems and interfaces

  • Being overall responsible for the manufacturability, interfacing and introduction of new technology and methods in manufacturing sites.

  • Leading internal and external mechanical design sub-teams.

  • Working closely with the System Architect, other Discipline Architects and the Project Manager

  • Working closely with the commercial department to truly understand the customer’s technologic challenges in order to offer projects, tailored services & technical support.

  • Contributing to building the mechanical engineering competence in the mechatronics program by an attitude of active learning and outward looking

  • Building an effective network with customers and suppliers. You actively look around to acquire new insights, to strengthen the knowledge base and competence of yourself in the domains of high precision and medical equipment

Your team

Philips Innovation Services has a wide range of disciplines and know-how to support our customers in bringing their innovations to market, as fast and as efficiently possible. Over 600 colleagues benefit from decades of experience supporting customers in Philips Businesses, Philips Research and hundreds of companies outside Philips.

The Mechatronics department of Philips Innovation Services, with approximately 150 employees, is unique in its system design approach which has led to many practical solutions for our customers. Think of breakthrough solutions in smooth motion, high accuracy positioning, and mechanical construction in e.g. lithography systems and magnetic levitation stages. We are active in equipment as well as sub-system design, prototyping and testing. Next to that a lot of our mechatronics solutions are applied in consumer products and healthcare systems. You will be working in multi-disciplinary teams of highly skilled technical experts from both Philips Innovation Services and its customers.

Our offer

Philips Innovation Services will provide you with the opportunity to expand your professional experience. In our competence areas we can offer you stimulating challenges across a wide range of application domains, interesting variation, job satisfaction and the chance to broaden your experience – all within one company. The opportunity to shape and grow your career will be in your own hands.

We are looking for

  • A Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

  • At least 10 years of professional experience in innovative high precision equipment development for industries such as semiconductor manufacturing and medical imaging.

  • Special emphasis on a demonstrated mechatronics background in combining mechanics with system engineering and other mechatronic disciplines. Ideally experienced with mechatronics, system engineering, fine mechanics, dynamics & control, thermal behavior/control, materials behavior, metrology (positioning and measurement).

  • Proficient in 3D CAD, preferably Creo (pro/ENGINEER) or NX unigraphics.

  • Robust knowledge of design controls and risk management standards.

  • Broad technical knowledge and experience with bringing equipment/products to the market.

  • Experience in translating customer needs into technical requirements and then clearly defining the complete mechatronic needs to project members.

  • Experience in coaching of designers or design teams.

  • Preferably experience with Healthcare Regulatory aspects (ISO13485, FDA)

  • Strong communicator English, Dutch (preferred).

  • Strong customer focus, team player and good social interaction skills.

  • Candidates who are willing to travel to the USA, Asia and Europe (max. 25%) and are part-time (32 hours) or fulltime (40 hours) available.


If you recognize yourself in this profile and want to join a world-class group of experienced designers and architects, please upload your resume and motivation letter through the Philips career site using vacancy number 228846.

After a pre-selection process, successful candidates will be invited for face-to-face recruitment and/or business interviews. These interviews will take place at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.