Philips Reliability Engineer in Latham, New York

Your Challenge

The Reliability Engineer position provides the successful candidate with an immediate opportunity to be involved with technology that helps save lives, improve patient outcomes, and reduce the cost of medicine around the world. Philips is a leading innovator in the field of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and at the heart of every MRI scanner is a superconducting magnet. Superconducting magnet technology is a cornerstone in the Philips Healthcare portfolio. As an international organization, Philips is well placed to offer a broad range of technical and leadership opportunities in various organizations throughout the world.

Your Responsibilities

In this role as Reliability Engineer , you will focus primarily on Design for Reliability for the development and maintenance of superconducting MRI magnet products and technologies. Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Driving specific initiatives as assigned in support of Design for Reliability activities such as reliability requirements, product metrics, usage models, DFMEA, derating analyses, Factor of Safety (FOS) analyses, reliability allocation and prediction models, reliability testing, etc.

  • Analyzing and leveraging installed base data to drive reliability improvements across the fleet to increase operational availability and reduce service cost.

  • Publishing regular metrics and reports on the reliability performance of the installed base using service, warranty and operational data sources.

  • Analyzing installed base operational data to characterize magnet system use profiles to support product requirements and develop usage-based reliability test protocols.

  • Planning, conducting and reporting on system and component level reliability testing on new and existing products. Employ accelerated life testing (ALT/HALT/HASS) methods to identify product failure modes and assure design robustness.

  • Expanding the reliability testing capabilities at the Latham, NY facility through the procurement of tooling and related test hardware.

  • Supporting the development of reliability plans for NPI and installed base products that documents tasks, methods, tools, tests, and analyses required for product success.

  • Preparing schedules and work estimates for plan activities.

  • Provide functional administration of the Design for Reliability toolset.

  • Actively participating in multidisciplinary project teams through all phases of product development to ensure successful execution of innovative and best-in-class designs.

  • Providing technical feedback to enhance the on-going quality of products and services.Your TeamThe Development Engineering team, based in Latham, NY, consists of 14 other engineers with diverse backgrounds and expertise. The Development Engineering team works in close collaboration with Design & Drafting, Project Management, Systems Engineering, Manufacturing, Service, and Quality team members throughout the product development lifecycle. The Development Engineering office is co-located with manufacturing, so they are able to see the products come to life and work closely with manufacturing to ensure the final product meets the design intent of the Development Engineer and will meet the expectations of the customer.Our OfferAt Philips, we are driven by our mission to improve the lives of 3 billion people per year by 2025, and every day we move closer to achieving our goal by creating cutting-edge solutions that lead to confident diagnosis, improved care, and increased quality of life for patients. Thanks to our employees who share our passion for improving lives, we are at the forefront of the Healthcare industry leading in image guided interventions, ultrasound, patient monitoring, cardiology informatics, sleep therapy and respiratory care. Named one of the Top 50 Happiest Companies in America in 2013, we enable our employees to create a legacy in life through their work and support their development through people-centric learning, total rewards and personalized development planning programs.We are looking forExperience/Education:

  • B.S. or M.S. in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering followed by at least 6 years of experience supporting Design for Reliability in a new product introduction environment through product testing, data analysis and reliability methods. Required Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Demonstrated use of reliability and quality engineering methods and tools – DFMEA, life data analysis, reliability testing, statistical analyses, etc.

  • Application of 'big data' analytics using SQL, Oracle or equivalent database languages and statistical software to support product reliability and service initiatives.

  • Hands on experience in setting up tests, creating test fixtures and performing data acquisition, etc.Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Software tools – Minitab/JMP, XFMEA, Weibull++, ALTA, SQL, etc.

  • Experience working with medical devices development (preferred) or similar safety-regulated products.

  • Experience with warranty data analysis, fleet monitoring and diagnostics.

  • Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) or Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)

  • Six Sigma (DFSS) certification Green Belt level or higherTo apply:Visit our career website at:

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