Philips Senior Mechanical Engineer, Gas Sensing Products in Carlsbad, California


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Develop mechanical designs and new products, using the latest technologies and resources, to support the capnography product line within Respironics

You are responsible

  • Conceive, design, develop, evaluate and implement new systems and products in the field of medical gas sensor product development and sustaining engineering

  • Utilize best practices in mechanical design analysis, modeling and tolerance analysis to produce a highly viable mechanical solution for micro-electronic, mechanical and optical components

  • Create documentation, including: component details, assembly details, incoming and finished inspection requirements, through the use of CAD as a design tool

  • Responsible for all aspects of design documentation including requirements specification, engineering analysis, drawings, test plans/procedures, validation, the release of components, assemblies and products to production, and production start-up support

  • Supports the manufacturing engineering team in troubleshooting and resolving issues discovered during production.

  • Be a self-starter, action oriented, organized and disciplined

  • Work with project team members to produce development plans and identify and mitigate development risks

  • Keep abreast of technical developments in own field through literature, technical contacts and industry competition

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

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • 5+ years of experience in successful new or sustaining product development

  • Strong understanding of thermodynamics

  • In depth knowledge of pneumatic systems including pressure and flow sensing

  • Experience with Computational Fluid Dynamics.

  • Experience performing FEA’s

  • Experience designing injection molded components and extruded tubing assemblies with a variety of polymer and thermoplastic resins and adhesives

  • Knowledge of ASME Y14.5 Dimensioning and Tolerancing

  • 3-D modeling in Pro-E/Creo, SolidWorks or similar tool. Certifications in SolidWorks and/or Pro-E highly desirable

  • Strong mechanical design and analysis skills, and a solid understanding of mechanical engineering principles

  • Familiarity with FDA quality systems including ISO 13485, 21CFR Part820 (a plus)

  • Has transitioned new products from design/development into manufacturing

  • Experience in design and analysis of patient monitoring devices and systems a plus

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • The ability to efficiently analyze and resolve complex technical issues and evaluate tradeoffs to resolve technical problems and achieve overall project objectives

  • The ability to meet project commitments (schedule, cost, and project goals)

  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams

  • Ability to work independently

  • A history of cooperation and technical leadership in driving teams to meet project goals

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to concurrently handle multiple project assignments

  • Ability to take ownership and step in to assist team members in order to meet project goals

Physical Requirements:

This position primarily requires sitting, standing, and walking. Also requires lifting and carrying up to 40 lbs. Must have fine manipulation and grasping skills, as well as the ability to reach, twist, and bend on an occasional to frequent basis. Must be able to work with common lab tools and perform routine soldering of electronic components. Must be able to travel by plane and driving a car.

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