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Philips Sr. R&D Sustaining Engineer in San Diego, California


In this role, you have the opportunity to:

The Sr. R&D Sustaining Engineer will drive improvements to current products that will reduce cost, improve efficiency and/or address quality issues. This position will identify, evaluate, develop, lead, validate and implement improvement projects for current products and processes according to the applicable regulations, corporate policies, guidelines and plant procedures.

You are responsible for:

  • Execute design changes, navigating Design Control from Design Requirements thru Design Verification/Validation and Manufacturing Implementation

  • Execute Design Verification and Validation, Equipment Validation, and Process Validation activities

  • Evaluate proposed product design changes and complete deliverables required to complete the change

  • Use standard statistical analysis and problem solving techniques to determine product acceptance, setting tolerances and determining critical parameters

  • Define, perform and analyze basic linear experiments and basic DOE’s

  • Support root cause analysis and implements corrective actions as needed

  • Create and validate new test methods

  • Support the transfer of new designs from R&D to production

  • Write technical reports and test plans for new product development design verification and validation deliverables

  • Generate work instructions, preventative maintenance schedules, documentation for components, tooling, and processes associate with new product development

  • Provide direction/training to operators/technicians performing procedures

  • Contribute to design documentation including input for the DHF and technical design reviews

  • Communicate as a team member with other function groups, internal customers and outside vendors on a daily basis

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

  • Bachelors of Science and a minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience; or a Master Degree with a minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience. (Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering preferred)

  • Conceptualize, design, develop, and document small to medium scale new product designs, processes and test methods

  • Work with a larger team on the design and development of medium to large level new product designs, processes and test methods

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Volcano IGT Devices product lines

  • Demonstrate organizational and interpersonal skills working in a cross-functional, regulated environment

  • Basic knowledge and experience with Regulatory requirements associated with design controls

  • Ability to work in a team environment to ensure conducive working relationships

  • Ability to lead a project: define deliverables, create schedule, and lead a cross-functional team

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Ability to organize and prioritize workflow in order to meet established time frames and schedules

  • Familiarity with cardiology catheterization procedures, tools, and terminology

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project schedule development

  • Experience with Solidworks

  • Experience with Statistical Software applications

  • Experience with C++ programming language

  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python

  • Experience with guide wire and catheter design and manufacturing (desired)

  • Experience with sensor technology and testing (desired)

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 . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions .

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As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.