Philips Mechanical Hardware Architect in Best, Netherlands

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Mechanical Hardware Architect

R&D Patient Handling & Infrastructure - Philips Healthcare

In this role, you have the opportunity to

As the Mechanical Hardware Architect of the R&D Hardware group Patient Handling & Cooling/Infra, you are the key person and mechanical lead in designing and developing hardware of MR products for hospitals. Together with the Systems Engineering department, you will technically lead a team of mechanical-, electrical engineers (15) to take products from concept through design into production using DfX (FMEA,DFMA etc) approaches to meet the needs of our customers and their demanding environment.

You are responsible for

In this role as Mechanical HW Architect you are responsible for the design, realization (schematics, calculations and documents), integration and tests of sub-systems, components or modules on the basis of design specifications in accordance with the functional specifications. As we do not want to harm people with our MR systems, which can be very dangerous when malfunctioning; the predictability, reliability and traceability of our design (choices) are essential. Thus, documentation and the documentation process plays an important role in our development. As a technical leader, you will have to guide people in this process, help them with design rules, requirement management, design documentation and connect to other relevant departments and experts (internally/externally).

You are a part of

You will be part of the Business Unit, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) within Philips Healthcare. The Business Unit MRI is responsible for marketing, product development and lifecycle management of 1.5T and 3T High end and Mid-range performance. In the MR Development group you will be part of the Hardware Research & Development group Patient Handling & Cooling/Infra. This group consists of roughly 15 mechanical/electrical engineers; you will work together with several other groups in-house, and even abroad. As you will experience, Philips is a large and international organization.

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

It is all about your attitude and behavior. The right mindset, communication skills and behavior will get you the results we ask and will ensure your own growth in any direction you want within Philips MR. You have a Masters (WO) Degree or equivalent through experience in mechanical engineering.

Some keywords: Design for stiffness, controlling of 6 DoFs, design principles, injection moulding, (anti-) magnetism, manufacturing, production. Also: Analytic mindset, develop a technical vision/roadmap, system thinker, computational proof of designs and choices, excellent documenting and schematics, requirement management, stakeholder management, first time right, quality mindset (reliable, traceable, sustainable), responsibilities (definition of), pro-active, thorough planning, strong communicator, fluent in English, (become) a mentor/coach.

In return, we offer you

Challenging tasks on technical interesting products. The opportunity to grow beyond initially assigned tasks/responsibilities for those with the right drive and skills. A pleasant working environment with flexible working hours.

We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore! Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences:

  • 25 Days of leave and the possibility to purchase up to 20 extra days off annually.

  • A variable bonus based on both Philips results and personal performance.

  • Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, free training and coaching.

  • Solid company pension scheme and attractive collective health insurance package.

  • Opportunity to buy Philips shares and products with discount.

Why should you join Philips?

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