Philips Sr. R&D Engineer in Fremont, California


In this role, you have the opportunity to

to build and support continued innovation of our DCB catheters that save lives as our Sr. R&D Engineer in our Image Guided Therapy Business

You are responsible for

  • Ensuring successful design transfer for new product introductions

  • Equipment design and troubleshooting

  • Fixture design and troubleshooting

  • Supporting existing manufacturing technologies – e.g. extrusion

  • Supporting our polymer and composite processing

  • Conceptualizing, ideation, and creating new products

  • D esign for manufacturability and assembly (DFM/DFA) concepts during the product design process to increase speed-to-market, production efficiency and reduce finished product cost

  • Evaluating designs through physical and virtual product testing including performing stress, thermal and tolerance analyses using software tools

  • Carefully considering and analyze concept part designs to ensure manufacturability

  • Managing product documentation including bill of materials (BOMs), design verification reports and engineering change orders (ECOs)

  • Assist in the development and execution of product test plans

  • Supporting our reliability engineering in a matrix environment

  • Modeling simulation

You are a part of

our Process Development team responsible for the process validation of Philips’ drug-coated balloons and scoring balloons, as well as the transfer of these products to the Operations group .

This gives you the opportunity to be a highly influential company ambassador who can greatly impact the way we produce, support and deliver our high quality medical devices.

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

  • Bachelor of Science or related technical degree, or equivalent professional engineering experience - mechanical, biomedical or material science preferred.

  • 5+ years experience with DCB or catheter manufacturing experience

  • F ull life-cycle product development and experience in design for manufacturing in medical device industry

  • Process development and validation, as well as fixture and equipment design

  • Ability to use analytical techniques for design verification, problem and root cause analysis

  • Strong applications background in polymer science

  • Working knowledge of both FDA and CE design controls

  • Ability to identify, evaluate and select appropriate process technologies and equipment to manufacture medical devices

  • Strong Excel and Word experience to create procedures, work instructions, forms as well as Minitab

  • Ability to communicate ideas and information clearly, effectively, and frequently (oral and written) both to senior management, customers and associates

Other key skills to succeed in this role

  • Ability to lead smaller project teams of 2-4 members

  • System integration with global teams, SCRUM and other forms of Agile

  • Green Belt certification or lean certification or similar experience

  • Demonstrated ability in reliability engineering in a matrix environment

  • Formulates assignments in dialogue with customer or user.

  • Responsible for the design, realization and test of a system, subsystem and component; understands and communicates consequences of the design on the architecture.

  • Develops on the basis of design specifications in accordance with the functional specifications and tests, analyses and verifies their performance.

  • Finalizes the design specifications, schematics, drawings, codes and writes test scenarios’ for the developed modules or components.

In return, we offer you

You will be creating the highest quality Medical Device products that save lives and limbs. You will be driving your passion and ensuring all any quality standards are met.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum at . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

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