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Philips Manufacturing Engineer 2 (Sosteining Engineer)) in Alajuela, Costa Rica


In this role, you have the opportunity to

The Manufacturing Engineer sustains manufacturing production floor and/or sterilization and packaging area. Also identify, evaluate, develop, coordinate, validate and implement improvement projects for current processes as well as receiver of product transfers according to the applicable regulations, corporate policies, guidelines and plant procedures.

Lead multi-functional teams both inside and outside the Costa Rican plant including suppliers of components, services and others. Provide technical support for the sustaining, design improvement, evaluation and implementation of improvements on current and new production and administrative processes.

This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required by their supervisor.

You are responsible for

  • To support processes transfer projects and the optimal execution of activities related to areas such as Planning & Purchasing, Maintenance Engineering, Quality Engineering, Production, Suppliers Management, Staffing, Logistics and others both local and at Corporate/Divisional level.

  • Provide technical support to the manufacturing areas in the solution of opportunities presented in the production processes.

  • Yield control and improvements.

  • Conduct and/or support analysis and resolution of complaints, unfavorable quality trends and take the necessary corrective actions, including provide support in training the personnel involved in the manufacture of the products involved in such indicators.

  • Manage and execute studies related to the productive process and generate relevant information for management decision making.

  • Continues Improvement as Productivity Revision in the area must be a driver into this organization group

  • Identify, design, plan, coordinate and implement improvement projects and programs involving materials, people, machinery, methods and other factors directly and indirectly involved in the products manufacture; ensuring products quality according to specifications and applicable regulations are met.

  • Prepare financial analysis of projects determine their feasibility.

  • Determine the type and quantity of materials and other resources required for the execution of projects relative to the manufacturing operations and prepare cost and benefits analysis.

  • Support the plant’s overall knowledge of the Products Use by attending trainings to gather information of this type so and coordinating meetings and other events to deploy it so that the plant’s strategic planning process and day to day decisions continuously improve to support Phillips’s overall key strategies and goals.

  • Be the contact point for areas such as Marketing, Sales or Products Design and Development to coordinate special studies and tests (NCB) to be conducted in the Costa Rican plant.

  • Contribute to the Cultural and Organizational development of Philips, its vision, mission and values.

  • Support the Environmental, Health and Safety programs by identifying risks and opportunities associated with the projects managed as well as during day to day activities. Comply with the norms and procedures established under the EHS areas.

You are a part of

A leading health technology company with a multinational workforce of approximately 77,000 employees and globally present with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial, Mechanical, Chemical, Systems, Electrical, Electronic or Electromechanical Engineer from a recognized University. Preferably at “Licenciatura” degree for levels I and II, Master´s Degree for senior level and above is a plus (or experience demonstrate).

  • Adequate combination of educational background and/or experience in Manufacturing, medical or electronic Companies to effectively perform self-training.

  • 2 years of experience in medical industry as manufacturing engineer.


  • Strong knowledge in Spanish and English (Strong oral and written communication skills )

  • Desirable demonstrated knowledge and understanding of GMPs, FDA regulations, Quality System Regulations (QSR), ISO 13485 and ISO 14644-14698.requirements and Japan regulations.

  • Knowledge of medical devices manufacture or other regulated industries

  • Skilled at building partnerships within the organization and coordinating with support departments. A team player with a positive, customer-oriented attitude.

  • Experience as Manufacturing Engineer or Production Engineer.

  • Able to travel out of the country as required.

  • Knowledge of cost accounting and financial feasibility analysis

  • Able to communicate and motivate people at all levels

In return, we offer you

In order to develop your full potential, we will offer you the flexibility, encouragement and opportunities to keep you inspired and engaged. After all, working at Philips is more than a job. It is an experience full of amazing moments that will transform you in a lasting and positive way, since together we can improve the world.

Philips is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or marital status.